Buy CBD Oil for Cats
Made with extracts from the hemp plant, CBD oil for cats contains the highest quality cannabidiols mixed with hemp seed oil and top-grade salmon oil for taste. Cats enjoy the taste of our specially designed oil, making it very easy to administer so your pet can enjoy the full benefits. Even if your cat is especially fussy, this CBD oil can also be added to food so it can go unnoticed.
How CBD Oil for Cats Works
Cats possess an endocannabinoid system (ECS), just like us humans. Essentially this is a communication network that helps regulate all sorts of processes within the body. This varies from pain to hunger and everything in between.
The ECS works with receptors that are spread all over the body. Endocannabinoids that work as signalling substances bind to these receptors to cause a certain effect. This is how pain is regulated for example, or your cat's happiness.
In some cases, however, a cat is not able to produce or process enough of these endocannabinoids on its own. And as we’ve learned, a lack of these substances in the body might lead to all sorts of discomforts and distorted communication in the body.
CBD oil helps to boost the endocannabinoids in the body, helping to better regulate the ECS system. In turn, this helps to strengthen bodily processes such as how the body reacts to pain, mood enhancement, and how quickly your pet can fall asleep.
The Benefits of CBD Oil for Cats
Anecdotal evidence from consumers and a growing body of scientific research show that stimulating receptors in the ECS system with vegetal cannabinoids from hemp might help bring back the balance needed for cats’ bodies to function correctly.
It is safe to say that hemp oil for cats might provide felines with the same benefits as we humans experience from CBD.
These benefits may include:
- A positive effect on the perception and cause of pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Better well-being and calmness
- Helping older cats regain mobility
- Reduce seizures in epileptic cats
- Better sleeping patterns
- Improved appetite
While there is no scientific proof to back this up, it doesn’t hurt to try! Please note that it might be advisable to discuss your cat's CBD intake with your veterinarian.
CBD Oil for Cats - FAQs
How much CBD oil should I give my cat?
When first dosing cats with CBD oil, it is always advised to start low and measure the effects over a period of ten days before increasing the dosage. Starting low reduces the chances of any potential side effects which may cancel out the positive effects of the CBD oil.
To start, we would recommend one drop (+1 mg) of DNH’s CBD oil for cats per 5 kg of your pet’s body weight, administered twice daily. The average weight of a domestic cat is between 4 - 5 kg, therefore, 1 drop, two times a day would be the correct amount for most cats.
Is CBD safe for cats?
Cats can handle and process CBD and vegetal cannabinoids in general but this does not mean all CBD oil is safe for cats. Research shows that some CBD oil contains varieties of terpenes that are very toxic to cats. These terpenes are the aromatic part of the hemp extract and support the entourage effect, however, some are only safe for human consumption. In some cases, some CBD oils designed for humans could kill a cat.
This is why our hemp oil for cats is completely terpene-free. Making the product safe to use for your cat and other pets that might not handle terpenes as well as humans. You should also be very careful with home-brews and THC-rich hemp oils, as too much of these substances can cause discomfort for your cat
What are the potential side effects of CBD for cats?
Our expertly designed CBD oil for pets is certainly not lethal or dangerous for cats. However, higher doses may produce some uncomfortable side effects that you should be aware of.
CBD oil could make your cat drowsy, and sleepy, or reduce its reaction time. Of course, when a human takes a dose of CBD, we might expect some drowsiness but a cat will have no idea where this feeling is coming from, potentially causing confusion and distress.
This is why DNH always advises starting with a low dose to let your cat adjust to the effects of CBD and build up a tolerance.
Can CBD Oil help to calm my cat?
If your cat suffers from bouts of anxiety then CBD oil might be a natural and effective solution, with minimal or no side effects when compared to other products that are designed to calm cats.
CBD oil for cats can be used to provide temporary relief during stressful situations or can be administered on a longer-term basis for cats with chronic anxiety.