As a cat owner, you always want what’s best for your furry friend. When they are not doing well, all you want is for them to feel better as soon as possible, which mostly leads to the vet's office to obtain the necessary medication. But what if your cat is anxious or aggressive? In that case CBD oil for pets could be of help. Find out more now.
What is CBD oil?
CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol, which is one of the cannabinoids found in the marijuana and hemp plant. CBD oil is a natural product derived from hemp plants. All CBD oils contain zero or less than 0.3% THC. This means you will not get ‘high’ from using CBD oil. CBD oil is used for several different benefits, one of them is its calming effect.
Is CBD oil safe for cats?
There hasn’t really been much scientific research on the safety of using CBD on cats, so there is still a lot we don’t know. What we do know is that a lot of people use it on their cats and dogs. Even some veterinarians are positive about the effects of CBD oil on cats and state that it’s safe to use.
We always recommend only buying CBD oil from a company that thoroughly tests and analyzes the cannabinoids used in their product range in a professional lab, preferably by a third party. Also, always make sure that the CBD oil you're buying can be used for cats. Follow the subscribed dosage on the package or, when in doubt, consult your veterinarian.
What are the benefits of CBD oil for cats?
Although the positive effects of CBD on cats haven’t been researched yet, many cat owners describe similar effects as CBD has on humans. CBD is known to help people wind down and it seems to have a similar effect on cats. It shouldn’t be prescribed as a cure for diseases, but it might have a calming effect which most cats are likely to enjoy.
How do you use CBD oil for cats?
You can administer the oil to your cat in two ways:
- Place the prescribed dosage of drops under your cat’s tongue.
- Apply the prescribed dosage of drops to their drink or food before they consume it.
You can also give your cat soft CBD chews. Administer the recommended dosage of cat chews, as prescribed on the package, if you like to try something different to CBD oil.
Is CBD oil legal to purchase?
Most, if not all, CBD oil is legal to purchase. When there is 0.3% THC or less in a cannabis product, it is considered hemp. Therefore, it is legal to sell and purchase in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.