If you are a cat lover, you know all too well how heartbreaking it is to watch your cat suffering from an illness. Cats are known to be very picky, which means giving them medications may be a bit tricky sometimes. Thankfully, there are many ways to medicine your feline companion.
The use of cannabidiol (CBD) for pets is getting more popular every day. Just like humans, cats have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which means CBD would be useful on them too. There are many ways CBD can benefit your cat including dealing with anxiety, depression, cancer, pain, and so much more. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the ways that CBD can benefit cats.
Sometimes cats can lose their appetite. If your cat isn’t eating well, it may mean that the animal is suffering from an ailment and it could have a severe effect on the health and well-being of the animal. For example, the cat could be suffering from a dental problem or digestive issues. Sometimes, changing your cat’s diet could be a solution. If you’ve tried other solutions and nothing works, CBD may be what your cat needs. This cannabinoid strengthens your cat’s metabolism and heals the animal, thereby restoring its appetite.
Stress and Anxiety
It may come as a surprise to you that cats are prone to experiencing stress and anxiety. There are many symptoms of stress and anxiety in cats including urinating outside its litter box, digestive issues, scratching indiscriminately, keeping to itself, and lack of appetite. CBD supports the ECS of your cat, stimulating the release of serotonin in the animal’s body. This makes your cat calm and less anxious. It also strengthens the cat’s immune system and thereby indirectly tackles any health issues that could be making your feline friend stressful or anxious.
Cats tend to experience arthritis and joint pain in their older years. This is often accompanied by several symptoms including decreased mobility, lower energy levels, and pain. If you suspect that your cat is suffering from chronic pain, CBD may be the solution. This cannabinoid has been found to inhibit the sending of pain signals to the brain. Therefore, your cat can live pain-free. CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties. It will heal and reduce inflammation in the joint related to arthritis.
Just like other animals, cats are prone to experiencing seizures. Although it is relatively rare among cats, it is a severe condition that requires medical attention. Seizures are a result of neurological disorders. Frequent seizures can result in brain damage. CBD can reduce the frequency of seizures. It can even make seizures less severe.
There are different CBD products to choose from to medicate your cats. You could opt to put CBD oil under your cat’s tongue or in its food and drink. You could also give your cat CBD treats. CBD treats are a better option if you find that your cat shrugs away from CBD oil in its food or drink. There are many other ways CBD can help your cat including digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, cancer as well as coat and skin conditions.
Giving your cat CBD may lead to some side effects including drowsiness, nausea, and changes in appetite. I should state that these side effects are pretty rare. If you notice that your cat is experiencing any of these side effects, reduce the amount of CBD that you are giving it.