The Benefits of CBD Oil for Cats

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There’s a lot of discussion regarding the benefits of CBD for both humans and dogs, but cats are usually left out of the CBD conversation. That raises the question: can cats also benefit from CBD? And, if so, how?

The short answer to this question is: yes. Cats can benefit from CBD. Just like us, and our dogs, cats have an endocannabinoid system that plays a critical role in keeping them at optimal health. A cat’s body, just like other mammals, have a system of receptors which interact with the compounds found in CBD oil to maintain balance in the body.

Benefits of CBD Oil for Cats

The benefits of CBD oil for cats are numerous, similar to the many benefits CBD can provide to our dogs. The most common use of CBD for cats is often decreasing levels of inflammation in the body leading to decreased pain. Allergies, chronic pain, arthritis, autoimmune disease, and diabetes, are all examples of conditions associated with inflammation in the body. By addressing the inflammation, CBD can address many conditions that are ailing your pet. CBD is also neuroprotective which means it can help with conditions like seizures in our cats.

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CBD For Cats With Anxiety

Determining whether or not a cat has anxiety is a bit more difficult than a dog in most cases. Cats aren’t as obvious with their anxiety and tend to react a bit differently. Some signs your cat may be experiencing anxiety include hiding in odd areas, lack of appetite, increased urination or defecation, and/or suddenly no longer utilizing the litter box.

According to Jae Kennedy, co-owner of Two Crazy Cat Ladies, Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) can be caused by stress. The term ‘idiopathic’ means unknown. That’s why it’s Feline Idiopathic Cystitis; the exact cause of FIC is unknown resulting in a lot of frustration and confusion among cat lovers. But, studies have shown 75-80% of cats who have been diagnosed with FIC will significantly improve when stress is decreased. Jae Kennedy also states that “cats internalize stress, so it is not often that you will notice the stress your cat is enduring. If your cat has feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC), just work to reduce his stress by putting him on a healthy diet, reducing unnecessary vaccines and medications and keeping him on his daily routine.”

According to Jae Kennedy, not only is full-spectrum CBD helpful for FIC, but also helpful for most (if not all) other conditions involving stress in cats including other urinary problems, lack of socialization, or lack of interest in activities the cat once enjoyed. Having CBD for cats on hand may help your cat feel more comfortable while you determine what could be triggering the increased anxiety levels. For Anxiety, we recommend our CALM: CBD Oil for Cats, formulated to help your cat’s anxiety, stress and fear.

CBD For Cats With Arthritis and Joint Pain

The term ‘arthritis’ literally means inflammation of joints. Since CBD is a known anti-inflammatory, it comes as no surprise it can help ease the symptoms of arthritis in our cats. Full Spectrum Hemp Extract can offer your cat a safe and natural alternative to pain medications. The discomfort that our arthritic cats experience is typically caused by inflammation in their joints. By soothing that inflammation, you can address the cause of the issue, and prevent the pain.



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