More and more studies are emerging showing how marijuana can actually help humans, and yes, even cats! We don’t mean marijuana in the way you’d usually think of it, we mean in the form of products such as CBD oil. Let’s explore them.

What Is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is basically one of 60+ compounds found within the cannabis plant. These “cannabinoids” are essentially the molecules that make up the plant’s substance. THC is the more well-known cannabinoid known for getting its users “stoned” or “high”. What makes CBD amazing is that it actually counteracts the effects of THC. Strains of the plant that have higher levels of CBD naturally have lower levels of THC. These strains of cannabis are used medically because they are either non-psychoactive or much less psychoactive compared to strains with high levels of THC.


What Can CBD Do?​

Well, to put it short – It can be used to relieve inflammation, reduce pain, relieve anxiety, ease spasms, prevent seizures, and then some! All these benefits come from CBD without the lethargic feelings or psychedelic reactions of THC.

How Can CBD Benefit My Cat?​

CBD is an amazing compound because it is a more natural medicine that can treat the same things in cats as it does in humans. This means you now have access to a safer alternative to medications that are used to treat many ailments your cat may have.

A few things that CBD infused oils, treats, and supplements can do for your cat are:

  • Prevent And Cure Cancer*

  • Help With Digestion/Relieve Nausea

  • Relief From Anxiety And Phobias

  • Improve Joint Mobility/Reverse Arthritis

  • Reduce Pain And Inflammation

  • Suppress Epilepsy And Seizures

  • Improve Skin And Coat Conditions

  • Aid In General Aging And Wellness

*further studies need to be done as to how effective CBD is over-all in treating cancer
Hemp oil for cats
Hemp oil is a great alternative

If you are a health conscious pet owner who has a cat that suffers from anything, it’s worth looking into CBD options for him/her. Many pet owners do not feel comfortable administering prescription drugs to their pets and I can’t blame them! Most are like human grade drugs and come with a lot of risks. With CBD, the only known side-effect is becoming too sedated. CBD can promote relaxation to the point of mild sedation which means the dosage is either too high or your cat is simply too sensitive to cannabidiol.

And yes, it is LEGAL in all 50 states so long as the THC level is less than 0.3%!
It is worth checking with your vet for possible options in helping your kitty live a better and more fulfilling life.

Are you using CBD to help your cat? Share it with us in the comments!

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mary motycka
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mary motycka

My cat has advanced cancer. Where can I buy CBD oil for her. She has stopped eating and is wasting away.

Janice
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Janice

Purrfect:
Can you contact Mary Motycka directely or can you only respond on youtube? If you can contact her directly, tell her to email me at [email protected].

I have the name of a couple of places but I don’t know if I can post them on youtube.

Please let me now if you can do this.

Janice
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Janice

Mary: I don’t know if this will be posted to youtube. I just lost my beloved girl to cancer and here is what I learned. a) I purchased some of the CBDistillery oil from a local store. It can be purchased online. They make one specifically for pets (5 drops, 2 times per day [or as needed, I would think]). It will help with calming. http://cbdistillery.net/cbd-shop/index.html (they don’t give out info on this stuff). This is not the cancer curing CBD. Cannapet, in the US, carries the cancer curing oil. Tell me if you live in Canada. I have two other names. b) Petwellbeing makes a tincture based on the Essiac formula and Hoxsey formulas. I started to try it. There is also another ES-Clear. c) Ty Bollinger just had a series of programs on Pet Cancer and various treatments. I’m trying to find Episode 6 for you to hear… Read more »

jo howard
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jo howard

My little one has been through so much. I took her to the vet sneezing blood. They pulled out all her teeth and not only was she still sneezing blood, but then her mouth hurt so much she refused to eat. I force fed for 15 days. I found a tutorial on line on how to swaddle a cat, it made force feeding so much easier for one person. The vet gave Mirtazapine to stimulate her appetite and got her through that crises, but she is clearly suffering a nasal tumor or some such so I started her on CBD oil today, 3 drops in her food and she ate it no problem. I am also using frankinsense oil diluted with a carrier oil on drop to 30 applied to spine and ear tips, I need a miracle here, I doubt she can be saved, but making her comfortable and… Read more »

Janice
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Janice

Jo Howard: heartbreaking! Would Colloidal Silver (a natural antibiotic) help in any way? Putting a drop in her nose, at least in her water or food? I just read there are 3 types of colloidal silver: clear, amber and dark brown. It is the dark brown you want for internal use, clear for topical, don’t use amber, according to this article (https://www.playfulkitty.net/2015/03/12/is-colloidal-silver-safe-for-cats/). I also read that CS works well with Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) (I don’t know much about this though). This is an interesting article and suggests how much to give (https://pathwithpaws.com/blog/2011/12/29/a-mini-protocol-for-any-cancer/). Plus https://www.boxerforums.com/holistic-care/71026-ip6-inositol-cancer-prevention-treatment.html

Janice
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Janice

Mary: here is the trailer for Episode 6 of Ty Bollinger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGQ19PcM-z4
It may give you some names to look up. I can’t find the full episode; I believe it is only available if purchased or when it is offered for free. Sign up, just in case. Dr. Mercola is good.

Laura
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Laura

Would this help my cat with separation anxiety? Her story’s long so I will cut it short. She was taken from her stray mom 5 weeks old then came back a yr later.First 3 months I took her in she hid under the bed. Now my bedroom is her home. She clings to me when I hold her. Hides but wants to be picked up. Will not stand up to my cats. It’s been a yr.

Janice
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Janice

Hi Laura:

There is also a product called ‘Feliway’ which is in either a spray or a diffuser. It consists of a combination of scents (herbs?) that help calm cats. It will help to calm you kitty.

I have used the diffuser to help with the overall area my cat was in, as well as spraying the eg. carry case she was going in to drive to the vet. The spray definitely calms them in an isolated area, but the diffuser works on the whole house.

Vets sell it and now pet stores are carrying it. It would get the diffuser so the whole room/house is affected.

I think this may help you a great deal. https://www.feliway.com/ca_en/

Janice
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Janice

Are there different types of pet CBD for different ailments? Or, does one type work for every problem? Where does one find CBD in Canada? I’m looking for lung cancer and pain/inflammation for my cat.

Jay
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Jay

Here is one store for Canadians: https://www.cannabiscare.ca/collections/pets/ – Be sure to do research for purchasing and using.

Gina
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Gina

How about cbd oil for a cat with stomatitis? He’s about 8lbs. What is the recommended dosage/strength?

Jordan
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Jordan

I’m wondering about this too! My cat is two and got stomatitis early but he’s always eaten pretty well and is begging for food. When it’s dinner time. He is however slow sometimes at eating and he makes a mess. I haven’t lost hope that we can figure out something to avoid a full extraction since he hasn’t completely lost his appetite-

Gynith Shaeffer
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Gynith Shaeffer

Did you ever get an answer? I have 2 cats with stomatitis. One of them is very obese from taking steroids and now is having litterbox issues!

tennistigress
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tennistigress

My cat has failing kidneys and has also lost his appetite. I am having to force a pill down his throat everyday to stimulate his appetite and sometimes it takes me 4-5 times before I can get it down. He hates me. The pill works but I hate having to do this to him. Those of you who have used the CBD oil, does it seem to stimulate the appetite as well? I see so many brands of this on the market now that I’m looking, could anyone recommend a brand they are using where you don’t have to use so much of it and it doesn’t taste so bad? I saw one brand where you had to use a full dropper and many say the cats hate the taste. My cat is very, very, very finicky – won’t touch any wet food at all, if he smells or tastes… Read more »

Lea
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Lea

Hempworx.com/LeaRae. We have 100% Organic Non GMO cbd oil for pets 250 for pets.

Helena
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Helena

I recommend petwellbeing.com They have a kidney support product which is herbal and helping my cat. They have an online vet to chat with and I’ve tried a few for various cats. I’m very impressed. Don’t make the same mistake I did with the cbd oil. Even though I told them at the dispensary, it was for a cat, they gave me cbd oil with lavender. I gave it to him for a whole week before learning lavender essential oil is toxic to cats. Try sardines in a can with spring water, not oil. This may tempt him. Two of my cats favorite foods, and he’s finicky being sick is BFF turkey and tuna tickles and Fussy Cat tuna and salmon. He won’t eat anything else. There’s also a brand my holistic vet recommended that is air dried, so better than kibble, called Ziwi. He likes this too.

Sally
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Sally
Eugenia
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Eugenia

One thing that I would recommend is that you figure out exactly how much CBD you’re giving him. THEN, check out a place like CBDistillery. They list the amount of CBD per ml on each of their bottles. Typically, a single drop is .5ml. So if I buy their 2500mg bottle, it tells me there’s 83.33mg CBD per ml. So a drop would be 41.67 mg CBD per drop. Looking at a lower (more pet-friendly) strength, the pet tincture is 10mg CBD per ml, so a drop would be .5ml. If your cat is around 5 lbs, that would be an ideal dose for him. If that’s too small a dose, you can buy a stronger concentration of CBD, so that you need to give your cat a drop or two instead of a whole dropper. I personally have my cats on a higher dose (they each have a different… Read more »

Elaine
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Elaine

My cat has a serious gum condition. Was in pain and not eating. Also early stage kidney disease so surgery is not an option. I gave him one drop of low adult strength cbd and results were wonderful. I used charlottes web olive oil 9mg and will do so for the rest of his life.

Marion
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Marion

Can CBD oil help a cat with HCM Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

Nancy
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Nancy

Marion, I’m curious if you ended up trying CBD oil for your cat with HCM? My cat also has HCM. He was prescribed atenolol, but was vomiting it up and also displayed shortness of breath. I was too uncomfortable with the side effects. I have been giving him CBD oil for a couple of months now instead of the medicine. He hasn’t had a check up yet with the cardiologist, but he is showing so many signs of better health. (I also switched him to an all raw diet about 4 months ago, which I know is also helping his health). He has put on some much needed weight, his fur looks so much better, he’s not vomiting at all, and his resting heart rate is well below what they told me is high risk for him. I’m wondering if you tried it with your cat and whether or not… Read more »

Helena
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Helena

Where can I get cbd oil for my cat?

Lea
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Lea

Hello, I’d be very happy to help you, you can get the most pure 100%Organic NonGMO cbd oil at http://www.hempworx.com/LeaRae

Helena
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Helena

Can I give human strength CBD oil to my cat? There isn’t much time left and can only find small amounts contained in Hemp oil formulated for pets. Do you have regular cbd oil that I can dose according to weight? Please email me direct as I always have problems finding blogs again! Thank you

Jay
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Jay

Helena,

You should be notified of this reply.
I’m not the blog author, but certainly I’d recommend using CBD Oil marketed for pets. Here is where you can buy: https://amzn.to/2qf6RsF

Craig
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Craig

My moms dogs are both old and are in serious amounts of pain.So we tried using marijuana products like this http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/grimace/) and CBD The one guys is so bad he will just sit there and shake most of the day and you tell they are both in a lot of pain, we recently started treating them with CBD and oh my god does it work, after one small dose my moms one dog stopped shaking for 3 days and both were in noticeably less pain for days after one dose of CBD compared to the prescription pain meds the vet gave them, we actually took them off those pain meds and have them running on pure CBD and the vets are amazed at how well it works so yes there is lots of research on the subject just like medical mj… the research is all there my friend all you… Read more »

Marylouise
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Marylouise

Craig this is wonderful you tried the CBD for pain. It does work. But please do not let your dogs eat cannabis ‼️

It can kill them‼️??

emily
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emily

has anyone used it on a cat in heat to lessen the howling?

Marylouise
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Marylouise

Tape might help. ?????

You know I’m kidding. In my opinion CBD will not help with cats doing their natural thing. Well it could give them more energy ?????

Sally
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Sally

Spaying the cat will help.

Charlie
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Charlie

Have your cat spayed or neutered.

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