CBD Oil for Cats
Most, if not all, mammals have been found to be equipped with an endocannabinoid system. This system plays a major role in helping them maintain a sense of balance and physical health. CBD products for dogs have become quite popular in recent years, but we have realized that many cat parents do not have the same range of products that are currently available for dogs, which seems to commonly be the case. Lifelong Hemp loves kitties, so we have attempted to even the playing field by offering a number of CBD oil related products made specifically for cats.
CBD Oils FAQ
Yes. Although subjective; testimonials from other pet owners suggest that CBD oil formulated for cats is safe. Obviously, the quality and safety of a particular CBD product will largely depend on the manufacturer of the product. It would be false to state that all CBD oil products available in the market are the same or safe for your cat.
Make sure that the CBD oil you are buying is safe by checking the quantity of CBD in the product and ensuring that it does not contain unsafe metals and pesticides.
The best CBD oil for cats is that which has been specially formulated for cats. Remember that while all animals have an endocannabinoid system; a cat’s digestive and metabolic system is different from a dog’s.
Do not substitute CBD products formulated for humans or for dogs and give it to your cat. While there is no proven negative consequence in doing this, we highly recommend that you stick to CBD oil that has been specifically made for cats.
CBD oil has proven benefits for human beings and over the years, it has risen in popularity for easing pain and inflammation in people suffering from various conditions. Many pet owners have been inspired by the effectiveness of CBD in alleviating many human conditions such as Dravet Syndrome. As a result, many pet owners have tried CBD oil for their pets. CBD products for dogs are widely known. CBD products are also becoming increasingly popular among cat owners.
CBD oil for cats may help with various conditions that cause pain or behavioral issues in cats. CBD oil may help calm cats with anxiety and aggression issues. CBD may also contain anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, so you can try CBD oil if your cat is experiencing pain.
There are many companies selling CBD oil for cats. However, it would not be prudent to walk in to any shop selling CBD products and just picking any CBD oil for your cat. The main considerations you need to make are the price of the product, the ingredients of contained in the product and the product’s online reviews.
We recommend that you buy CBD oil or CBD cat treats for your pets from online stores rather than physical walk in shops. This is because; online sellers are more transparent and you can be able to compare prices and product reviews.
However; do not base your purchasing decision on the price of a product alone. Often times, if a seller is selling a product at an unreasonably cheaper price as compared to the prices of other sellers of the same product; their product may be as cheap as the price.
Before committing to buying CBD oil for your cat or cats from a particular seller; be sure check the product quality. A product or manufacturer’s online reviews will certainly help give you an idea of how credible the manufacturer is.
Every cat is different and will react and adapt differently to CBD oil or any other product they are not familiar with. We recommend starting off with a little dose to ease the cat into it; then gradually increasing the dosage if needed. You as the cat owner will use your judgement to gauge whether or not to reduce, increase or stop the dosage depending on how the cat is reacting to it.
We recommend that you start by giving just a drop of CBD oil to your cat once per day initially for a at least a week. If you think the cat needs a higher dosage, you can increase the dosage to ONE Drop, TWICE a day and keep observing the cat for another week or so. If after the second week you think the cat could benefit from a higher dose of CBD oil for cats; you can increase the dosage to ONE drop THREE TIMES a day for another week. A drop of CBD oil is enough for a cat at any one time.
If the CBD treats are specifically formulated for cats; then they should be safe for your cat. However; not all cats are the same. Though highly unlikely, you should monitor your cat well to see if they show any negative effects when you give them CBD treats. And if your cat is very picky, they may or may not like the taste. Generally; testimonials from many cat owners who have tried giving CBD treats to their cats have positive reviews. Do not substitute CBD dog treats for your cat.
There is no standardized guide on how many CBD treats to give to pets. This sometimes makes it confusing for pet owners to know how much they should give to their pets. It is generally a bit easier to gauge the amount of CBD treats for cats compared to dogs. This is because cats don’t have huge weight and size variations. You can safely give between 0.25 mg and 0.5mg of CBD treats for every 1lb. If you are already using giving CBD oil to your cat; you may want to be a bit more careful with the treats. Like with any other treats, do not overdo it.
It is important to note that no CBD product has been approved by the FDA and that there is no conclusive study that has been done to prove the effectiveness of CBD products on animals.