Looking into CBD for Cats

by Heather Cummins
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If everyone knew how great it was to own a cat, the world would be a better place. Firstly, they are pretty independent in most things. They clean themselves, fend for themselves and sightsee all on their own. We sometimes wonder if they even need us at all.

But luckily for us, they do. We get to cuddle them and have them keep us warm on chilly winter nights. More importantly, though, we take care of them, in health capacity.

We ensure they eat the correct foods, enough full nutrient products, and variety, as well as not forgetting essential vitamins and minerals. These all play a vital role in a well-balanced lifestyle, but we have all succumb to the perils of illness once in our lives. Our feline versions are no different.

5 Tips when it comes to Looking after Your cat.

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There are general tips and more detailed ones, for some handy advice and read on for a more summarized version.

  • Chip. Have your cat chipped; this way you can be sure if he ever did get lost, they could scan the chip and bring him back safely.
  • Vaccinate. Besides having it neutered to prevent any unnecessary surprises come a few months later, keep the vaccinations and immunizations up to date.
  • Vet. Same as we do, you need to register your pet with a local vet.
  • Friends. When people are over, don’t lock it away, have it make friends with your friends, and socialize. A friendly cat is also more loving. Win-win.
  • Fun. Give as much playtime as possible. They have feelings too. They enjoy a good rumble around and fun sessions like the rest of us.

What is CBD Oil?

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It stands for Cannabidiol and is a specific type of molecule that is extracted from the cannabis plant with a strain of Sativa called hemp. When CBD is mixed into the oil, it can be given orally to cats and other animals.

Many essential oils act as carriers such as coconut oil, olive oil, and palm seed, which you then add ingredients too.

Why should you give your cat CBD Oil?

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Many people who own cats want to give them the best possible care if they are not feeling well or being their usual selves. Medicines can have negative side effects, which owners would rather not see their feline friend experience, and are opting for more natural remedies that can be ministered at home.

CBD oil has had significant positive effects for dogs and is being used increasingly to treat ailments in cats. 

Other users and pet owners may have advice or share a story they went through regarding the use of CBD oil, to find out more just visit petcbdcommunity.com and listen to what the reviews and success stories have been.

Which CBD oil is best?

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Everyone has their opinion when it comes to choosing which particular product is the best on the market, but it also depends on how each product reacts to individuals, the same for animals. What may work for mine may not necessarily work for yours. You have to read labels, reviews, and try and test.

A few well-known brands available are Honest Paws, King Kanine, CBDfx, and NuLeaf Naturals. But read what people and doctors have to say about each and then make a decision on what may suit your pet best.

Growing old

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Unfortunately, we all have to grow up sometime. Our pets go through this process the same as us, except they don’t have a voice to state all the aches and pains they are feeling. This is why it is vital for us to always be aware of any behavior changes or mood variations. 

Many cats develop arthritis, severe pain, and some even cancer as they get older. But that’s not to say that younger cats don’t get any ailments. The younger felines tend to have sessions of anxiety, aggression, or even epileptic fits.

Yes, some medicines can be given and prescribed, but they usually come with not so great side effects or an invoice you need to gulp at when it arrives. 

Hence the more popular choice is becoming the do it yourself a treatment at home with natural products.

CBD oil is most readily available in the form of drops, with a dropper lid for accurate administering. 

You can either open your cats’ mouth, even though we are not sure how they will like that, though, and give the drops onto their tongue, or the easier route is just to add it to their food. The latter being the easier option, but if you like a challenge, I say go for it.

Either way, as long as you are giving your pet the best treatment you know-how and they are happy, that’s all that matters at the end of the day.

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