CBD does not only offer benefits for humans.
Just as it is important for us humans to live a healthy life and provide the body what it needs for the best possible quality of life, it is also important for our furry friends.
If you have cats that you want to provide the best possible conditions, CBD oil for cats can be a good alternative as a dietary supplement. CBD oil for cats can also help make your pet feel better, relieve pain, calm down, and sleep better.
We have summarized the topic in this article and will go through the most important key points about giving your cat CBD
Many people believe that you can still give your pet the same CBD products as humans use. The argument for this is that you do not have to spend money on extra products that contain exactly the same things.
Others believe that it is better to avoid giving regular CBD oil to cats as some cats may be hypersensitive to terpenes. If you know that your cat is sensitive to terpenes, a specially developed product made specifically for cats may be preferable.
Why you should give your cats CBD oil
Giving animals CBD oil is an excellent alternative if you want to boost the immune system of your animal. In other respects, CBD is used on cats and dogs primarily for its positive effects (for example, sedative and analgesic properties).
A good quality CBD oil can help an anxious animal to feel less stress and fear, but also alleviate inflammation and pain in both dogs and cats.
How CBD works in cats and dogs
CBD in animals works in the same way as it does in humans. The cannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the plant (including CBD) activate the endocannabinoid system in the body, in a similar way as the body’s self-produced endocannabinoids do.
The endocannabinoid system is an intricate system that helps control many different bodily functions. And so, when stimulated, among other things can help alleviate various types of pain, contribute to better sleep, alleviate anxiety, anxiety and stress, as well as balance the immune system with the help of its anti-inflammatory properties.
CBD (along with other cannabinoids) can have the following positive effects in pets:
- Reduce pain and facilitate physical activity
- Strengthen and balance the immune system
- Reduced anxiety, worry and stress
- Relieve chronic pain
- Relieve epilepsy
Choose the right CBD oil for animals
When choosing CBD oil for your cat or other animals such as dogs or horses, it is important to get the right dosage. CBD oil for animals is often not very different from the CBD oil that you can use yourself, and in theory you can actually share the oil you bought for yourself.
However, it will be easier when it comes to dosage and you choose to give your pet a CBD product recommended for him and his size / weight.
It can be a little harder to find CBD oils intended for cats, than it is for dogs, so you can advantageously choose a low-dose CBD oil, for example the following is suitable for animals: CBD oil with 2.5% CBD and CBD oil with 5% CBD.
Dosage of CBD oil for cats
Whether you have chosen to purchase a CBD product specifically developed for animals such as dogs and cats, or use a regular CBD oil, it is important that you give your pet the right dose.
According to studies that have been done, it is not dangerous to take high doses of CBD but for ultimate effect, and from an economic point of view it may be appropriate to find the right dose.
Different producers of CBD oil may have different recommendations for their products and it usually depends on what percentage the CBD oil contains.
The general advice that many recommend is to give cats 1-2 drops of CBD oil, 2-3 times a day. It is common for the CBD oil given to pets to contain no more than 5% CBD.
For more detailed advice on what is recommended for your pet, please consult your dealer or a veterinarian.
CBD oil is not cannabis oil
Giving your pet CBD oil does not mean the same as giving your pet THC oil, so you will in no way contribute to your pet getting intoxicated, or getting high. CBD oil generally contains very little, or no THC at all.
THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol and is the substance in the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa) that can be used for its intoxicating effects. It is the substance THC which in Sweden is classified as a drug and makes cannabis illegal.
Anyone who, on the other hand, chooses to give up cannabis oil (which is oil with THC) and instead uses a CBD oil (hemp oil) extracted from industrial hemp receives an untraceable amount or no amount of THC at all.
This means that when you give your pet CBD oil, which does not contain THC, you do not have to worry about accidentally giving him an intoxication.
If your pet suffers from anxiety, stress, pain or epilepsy, CBD oil may be the answer to your questions. This is an excellent dietary supplement for your pet that without significant side effects can make a big difference to your furry friend.