You would be amazed by how many times this is likely searched on Google. Cats can become “high” from eating, sniffing, and licking catnip… But what about cannabis? For everyone thinking it is a good idea or funny to get a cat “high”, I hope you reconsider after reading this.

When a cat is on a “catnip high” it is not like a cannabis high for humans. It’s more like a mild hallucinogenic that heightens the senses. As for the comparison of the two, catnip does not contain THC. In case you were wondering… No, you cannot get high catnip; if you try, you can become pretty sick. Just leave the catnip to the cats.


Can Cats Get High from Cannabis?

If we humans can’t get high on catnip, is it safe to assume cats can’t get high on cannabis? Well, no they can’t get “high” on it, not exactly. Cats are finicky and likely will not ingest cannabis. In the off-chance that they do, they are likely to vomit it back up or suffer from a bad case of diarrhea. What they may experience from said indigestion would be in the form of a “bad trip”. Your cat can actually convulse and have seizures from digesting THC which can lead to biting down on its tongue, brain damage, accidents, or even death. Still think it’s a good idea?

What About Blowing It into the Cat’s Face/Ears?

Cats hate smoke. They hate how it feels near their face because like us, it burns their eyes. It can lead to eye problems and infections that can result in blindness. Smoke dries out the retinas which is not only uncomfortable but painful for cats. Would you force someone to drink knowing they hate alcohol? This is no different. When you do this, you are committing animal abuse. No, it is not cute or funny. If you know someone who does this to their cat, encourage them to stop because it’s not right to force drugs on to an animal especially not knowing what may happen.

Can Medical Cannabis Be Used for Pain Relief in Cats?

This can be something you will see in the future at your vet’s office, but again, it will not be to get them “high” or “tripping”. They wouldn’t feel any of those effects. Likely, they will experience pain relief and mild drowsiness. That is it. It would not be the same as them eating your stash or you blowing smoke into their face. Patches are being tested on cats, dogs, and horses that contain cannabis which will be used for animals who suffer from pain. It is time released and in a stable form that won’t cause any ill-effects or “highs” of any kind.

I am not opposed to it being used medically in the future for pets but this is one thing you must leave to the vets. Administering your own cannabis to a hurting cat can lead to complications, including death. Just as cats can’t take certain medications we humans can, cats cannot handle smoke or indigestion of cannabis safely. Don’t assume because it happened once and your cat was fine, they are okay to eat it or inhale it again. You would be playing Russian roulette with your cat’s life and that ain’t cool, man.

Does your cat enjoy catnip? Leave a comment!

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Will
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Will

I didn’t know cats hated it! My 12 year old Maine coon is up in my face demanding it. I’m not the one making the decision! If you witnessed it, you would easily believe it. By the way, he has feline hiv so I don’t mind helping him out.

Alicia
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Alicia

Um yeah my cat be in my face demanding it too lol. I had stopped smoking for a couple months and for the first time in months the other night, I decided to buy some. He dead ass sat by me, smelled the roll up, smelled the weed, sat by me and stared at me while I rolled up. After it dried, I smoked. He was right by me the whole time, sniffing the air, getting contact high, after it was done he ate the rest of his food and went to sleep lol.

Ian G
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Ian G

😂😂😂

Tiana
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Tiana

My cat always climbs in my lap when I’m smoke lol. I don’t blow it on him but he’s usually in the ‘splash zone’ anyways 😬 He seems to enjoy it

Jake
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Jake

This article has no relation to the “Never Give cannabis to Your Cat!” link in the “CBD for cats?” article. This is an article about whether or not Cats can get high off cannabis, which even that you don’t go into a whole lot of detail.

JoAnn Williams
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JoAnn Williams

My cat has followed the pot smoke around the room for many years. He does like it. Nobody has ever forced him but he demands it. He’s 16 and still going strong. He will attempt to get into anyone’s bag or purse that contains cannabis–he’s as good as any drug sniffing dog. This must be an old scare article, as CBD oil for pets can be purchased anywhere.

Hisssssssssssssssssssss
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Hisssssssssssssssssssss

Thank you so much for writing this out! I admit I’ve been unintentionally cruel to my cat a few times and it will not happen again. Would you force a person to drink… Brilliant common sense!

Marun gururng
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Marun gururng

I think yes

Brian
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Brian

My cat is pretty much my only smoking buddy. She doesn’t always like it and when she backs away, I stop. But there are times when she can leave but she stays right there even peeking up and sniffing the air more.. You can’t tell me she dosent like it.. also I do it for her when she is particularly annoying during her heat cycle. It seems to help her relax. She also has obvious anxiety issues. So I will smoke with her if she seems nervous..- Brian Holst Jr.

Hisssssssssssssssssssss
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Hisssssssssssssssssssss

Get your cat fixed dude. Where I live we have a bad feral problem. And I’m totally not trying to be a knob about it. Just my opinion on the subject…nothing to do with pot and cats ??

just some cat lady
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just some cat lady

your poor cat going through heat unnecessarily and having a higher risk of cervical cancer etc.

I did the same with my first cat (who also loved putting her face in cannabis smoke, btw and hated cigarette smoke if I lit up a smoke she ran tf away if I lit a j she sat on my lap purring and trying to get her face in it and I think whoever wrote this article is a hilarious *******
but this was a long time ago before the internet could tell you all this stuff dude.
dont take my word for it look it up, and get the poor baby fixed

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