The answer is quite simple. Animals just like humans have an endocannabinoid system, and so the positive effects that humans experience using hemp oil or indeed CBD enriched hemp oil, is also experienced by the family pet.
Cats and dogs can get real benefits from using CBD especially, as the CBD (cannabidiol) element within the full-spectrum hemp oil, works especially well against inflammation. CBD also works alongside the cats auto-immune system to counter disease and viruses – as well as supplying the vitamins and proteins needed to provide a good healthy coat.
Benefits of CBD Oil for Cats
Cannabidiol remedies can be used in cats for many of the same ailments that humans use them for. Here are just some of the benefits of hemp oil for your cat:
- Loss of Appetite
- Anxiety and Mood
- Pain Relief
- Boost Energy levels
- Gastrointestinal or stomach problems
- Hip dysplasia or arthritis
- Tumors or growths
Is CBD Safe For Cats
In a word yes, CBD is considered mostly safe for both cats and dogs and many other small mammals. With a low risk of any side effects. The
American Kennel Club has recommended CBD usage, and is currently sponsoring the largest CBD study of its kind at Colorado State University.
Many vets have endorsed and even prescribed CBD for a wide range of sicknesses that affect pets. CBD has no known toxicity level to any breed of cat, and its safety is well-tested.
Are there Side Effects of CBD?
As mentioned, there are very few side effects from using CBD in animals or humans. The most common side effect reported is excessive sleepiness or lethargy in animals and perhaps ‘dry mouth’ in humans. If your pet experiences a noticeable decline in activity levels, try moderating the dose.
Age, size, and even breeds can react differently to CBD oil. As a general rule however, it is not recommended to give cannabidiol to puppies or kittens younger than three or four months of age.
CBD Dosage For Cats
Cats can benefit immensely from CBD, especially those cats that may have an age-related deterioration in movement or performance. Despite their smaller size, cats often require a larger cannabidiol dose than dogs by body weight to see the most benefit, as they have less endocannabinoid receptors.
You will need to make sure that your cat has a dose that is safe and effective. You must carefully control the amount of THC in their dosage. You should avoid giving your pet so much CBD that their energy levels or mood are negatively affected. For most pets, you should start with just ½ dropper of total CBD oil per day, and possibly less for very small or delicate breeds.
CBD Pet cannabidiol oil contains extremely small amounts of the THC cannabinoid, which can be unhealthy to pets in large doses, so there isn’t a risk of “overdosing” animals using CBDPet, which is batch-tested to ensure THC levels remain far below 1%.
Unlike most dogs, cats are usually less likely to take CBD on delicacies or by administering directly by mouth, so you may need to add the CBD drops to their water dish and regulate the dosage by monitoring their water consumption. If your cat becomes tired or sluggish after eating or drinking CBD oil, perhaps reduce the dosage and monitor the results.