People across the country have been a more holistic outlook for their wellness. Thousands of Americans are daily CBD users and wonder if it’s the right choice for their furry friends, cats to be specific. Before we get stated this info is not meant as medical advice, CBD is not meant to prevent, treat or cure any illness. That being said, lets get started.
A History Of CBD
People have been enjoying the effects of hemp as far back as 2,000 BC. Even our ancestors knew this plant had beneficial qualities, but it wasn’t until 1940 that Dr. Roger Adams discovered the property of CBD within the hemp. It took until 1963 for people to fully understand what CBD was, and then, it wasn’t until recent years that people began extracting the CBD and using it to possibly support their well-being.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, which is a natural component extracted from hemp plants. After being extracted, the CBD goes through a stringent purification process, which produces CBD oil. Once finished, this oil is ready to serve its various holistic purposes.
Does CBD Oil Contain THC?
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol and is a psychoactive chemical found in cannabis plants. It is responsible for the feeling of being “high.” CBD, on the other hand, is extracted from hemp plants, which contain very low levels of THC. Full spectrum CBD products contain .3% THC or less, which makes it legal and entirely safe for human or animal consumption with no psychoactive effects. Some people that are looking to use CBD oil still might not be comfortable with the idea of THC, some CBD oils are available in a THC free option. Reliable resources for these products will have detailed information on the label and always back it up by providing 3rd party lab testing.
Cat owners often get pushed aside by dog owners in a society where dogs rule the pet market. More and more people have been turning to CBD for their pets to support their wellbeing. Cat owners can agree that they want their pets to be able to have the same CBD oil options as dogs, but is it safe for cats as well?
The answer is, yes. Cats, too, can enjoy the multitude of possibilities CBD oil has to offer. Cat owners can all breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that they haven’t been forgotten.
Are There Negative Side Effects To CBD Oil?
Like with any herbal product or supplement there is always a chance for side effects or interactions. This is why we always insist that you check with your veterinarian before starting any herbal products or supplements.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Cat?
CBD oil for cats is a relatively new product on the market, so it can be daunting for cat owners to know how much CBD oil to give their furry companion. It’s always best to start on the conservative side and always be responsible.
The rule of thumb is to give cats a dosage of 1-5 mg of CBD oil per every 10 lbs. If your cat is new to CBD oil, it’s recommended to start them out with a smaller dose and adjust as needed. This 1-5mg rule allows you the flexibility to adjust the dosage to meet your cat’s needs.
Not All CBD Oil Is Created Equal
CBD oil is relatively new on the market, and while it is a safe product, it is not highly regulated. This means the effects can differ significantly from one product to the next. Always buy your CBD oil from a reputable source and opt for organic products.
Buying organic and 3rd party lab tested are great ways to ensure that the product is pesticide-free and safe for your furry friend.
Cats are notorious for being fickle, and anybody that has ever had a sick cat will know that giving a cat medicine is not exactly a pleasant experience. Tinctures are a great option. the calibrated dropper gives you control to dial in just the right amount of CBD oil. If your cat doesn’t like to take the oil directly from the dropper you can always add it into their food. We also offer a soft Salmon CBD cat treat which is rare in the industry.
What makes us different
We approach our CBD pet tinctures a little differently than most companies. A large majority of brands use MCT which can be unforgiving on some stomachs. We avoid this by using hempseed oil which is a great source of omega 3’s, much better than fish oil and sunflower oil to add some omega 6’s.
We also avoid any meat flavorings or essential oils (which can be toxic). This leaves our tinctures with a very neutral flavor. It’s a great option for finicky pets. Since all of our pet products are human grade, I’ve tasted the product thousands of times and it just tastes like a mild sunflower oil. You can check out our CBD pet products here:
CBD for cats is a holistic way to help support the well-being of your cat, which will give you the peace of mind knowing you are a responsible cat owner.
Always ask your veterinarian before making any lifestyle changes in your cat.
Visit our CBD shop in Mesa, AZ and we can guide you to the perfect product for your cats needs.
If you would like more info, we have a great article that explains your pets endocannabinoid system and how it works.
Here’s a detailed article on how for find the proper CBD dosage for your pet.