Keeping Cats Healthy with CBD Oil
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but you don’t need to be a scaredy cat when it comes to pet CBD oil. CBD oil can keep cats healthy and even help train ornery cats who like to destroy furniture or eat all of your houseplants.
If you’re curious about what CBD oil can do for your cat, look no further. Here at MediPets CBD, we love animals, and we love helping animals be the best they can be. Keeping cats healthy with CBD oil is our forte, and we offer a line of pet CBD oils and CBD pet treats that are specifically formulated for your pet’s endocannabinoid system (also known as the ECS).
Cats Have Endocannabinoid Systems?
They sure do! In fact, every mammal comes wired with an ECS. Our body naturally produces some cannabinoids on its own, and using CBD oil can stimulate this natural production. Cannabinoids are used to keep the body in homeostasis by balancing things like stress, inflammation, and anxiety. This is why it can be so helpful for cats.
How Can I Keep My Cat Healthy with Pet CBD Oil?
Whether you have an older cat or just got a new kitten, using CBD oil with your cat can naturally soothe their stress. Because even housepets can get stressed out. Older cats are particularly prone to physical stress, such as arthritis. As a natural anti-inflammatory, CBD can reduce the stress and inflammation on your cat’s bones and joints. You will notice an improvement in movement and mood in older cats often within minutes of using CBD.
Younger cats may not have arthritis, but their stress can be triggered by other things. If you’ve got a cat that doesn’t like meeting new people, or just hates everyone as cats often do, using CBD oil can really help them play nice.
CBD can reduce stress and stop aggressive behavior by encouraging the production of a neurotransmitter called serotonin. Just like in humans, serotonin is responsible for relaxing the body and encouraging sleep. A few CBD cat treats before company comes over can soothe your kitten and help them stay relaxed during the visit.
The waves of relaxation that CBD brings make pet CBD the perfect buddy to bring on trips to the vet. Even the friendliest cats can hate going to the doctor, and being in the car is also a trigger with which many cat owners report having trouble. Avoid the stress by giving your cat a spritz or two of our signature CBD pet spray at least fifteen minutes before leaving in the car. Spray directly into your cat’s mouth for fastest results.
How Do I Know How Much CBD To Give My Cat?
Dosing is so important when it comes to using CBD with your pets. CBD oil doesn’t have any negative side effects, but using too much CBD with your cat can make them lazy and lethargic. To a creature that sleeps 12 plus hours a day, that probably doesn’t seem like a problem. But if you want to keep your cat playful and happy, follow our dosing chart.
MediPets includes a dosing chart with all of our pet CBD oils, so you don’t have to stress about the dose. For example, our CBD tincture of cats comes in a 25mg bottle. That means each drop contains .08mg of CBD. You want to give your cat 1-5mg of CBD per 10lbs of body weight, meaning that 1-2 drops of CBD oil are all you need to keep your cat calm and happy.
Now that you know how CBD works and how much to use ask your vet if you should add CBD to their diet. If your vet is unfamiliar with CBD, ask them to refer you to someone who is. CBD oil for pets is still a new concept, so be patient if they are unsure of how to answer your questions. Feel free to bring this article to your next appointment and ask about how CBD can help keep your cat healthy.