CBD + Cats

Your cat with all his or her sass and sweetness probably means the world to you. We here at Hemp Tail completely understand, after all, we started this company because we too are pet owners who adore our pets. 

We know how heart-wrenching it can be when your feline friend is not feeling well. The last thing you and your baby want to deal with is another trip to the vet. A trip to the vet usually comes with a bunch of medications you've never heard of and have no idea what the side-effects are.  

CBD oil is PUR-FECT for cats.

You’ve most likely heard of the incredible benefits of pet CBD and the amazing ways that it is helping with a wide range of issues. 

From better relaxation to boosting general wellness, CBD for pets is continuing to make a real name for itself in the world of holistic healing, and it’s no surprise with all of the new research being released each month.

You might be wondering if hemp CBD for pets can help your kitty find relief. This guide is going to tell you all you need to know to get your fur baby back on his or her feet.

Understanding How Pet CBD Works

Just like humans, your kitty’s body uses the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS works to aid in the regulation of a variety of functions including pain, mood, sleep, appetite, and the immune system.

Your cat’s body is constantly sending little chemical messages to receptors throughout his or her body. These messages help perform every basic function from pain management to the release of anxiety relieving endorphins. 

The ECS uses natural chemical messages called endocannabinoids. These can be found in cannabis products including CBD. When you or your feline friend consumes a CBD product the endocannabinoids help to slow the sending of messages. This helps because sometimes, especially when kitty is sick or stressed, the receptors become overwhelmed and begin to misfire. This can cause a HUGE variety of issues in your cat’s health. 

Here's a short video explaining more.

 

It's similar to taking a vitamin like a B-complex or vitamin C as it keeps the body functioning properly. 

Unlike THC, CBD is considered the non-psychoactive part of cannabis or hemp plant. This means your kitty cat will not be getting high from taking natural CBD. 

Types of Hemp CBD for Cats

Pet based CBD products that are safe for your cat including hemp CBD products, which luckily are now fully legal throughout the United States. 

Top 3 Types of CBD Products for Cats

CBD Oil for Cats: The most popular CBD products for both pets and humans are hemp CBD oils. This is an oil based concentrate of CBD cannabinoids, usually coming with a little dropper. This dropper allows you to measure exactly how much CBD oil your cat is consuming. This gives you full control every single drop your cat takes. 

We’ll get more into specific dosages in a bit, but hemp CBD oil is a great way to introduce CBD into your cat's life.

CBD Spray for Cats: CBD pet sprays are simple to use and great for when you need to travel with your kitty. These little bottles come in special formulas to target specific medical needs. It just takes a few seconds to administer and absorbs very quickly.  

CBD Treats for Cats: What kitty doesn't love getting treats every day? Especially if those treats help make your furry friend feel better. Cat treats are the perfect way to introduce your cat to CBD, measure exact dosages, and a sneaky way to include CBD into your cat’s diet. 

Research shows the health benefits of CBD products are vast and wide. We still don't know the full possibilities for medical treatment because we need a lot of research on a lot of different illnesses, but here’s what we’ve discovered. CBD for cats can be used to aid your cats overall health and wellness. 

CBD Dosage for Cats

Hemp Tail highly recommends reading the clinical research and speaking with your pet’s veterinarian before beginning CBD treatments. As with all medications, dosages depend heavily on the size of your kitty. It also depends on the illness you’re using the CBD for as pain management needs a higher dosage than appetite management. 

We recommend starting with just 1 mg – 5 mg per 10 pounds of body weight. Choose a starting point and stick with it for at least three days before adjusting dosages. 

 

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Resources:

https://boulderholisticvet.com/

https://www.petmd.com/cat/care/cbd-oil-cats-what-you-need-know#

https://www.allthebestpetcare.com/information-library/what-hemp-cbd-can-do-for-your-dog-or-cat/

https://boulderholisticvet.com/cannabis-101-cbd-cat/

https://herb.co/marijuana/news/switzerland-legal-cannabis

https://purrfectlove.net/cbd-for-cats/