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
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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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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 »

emily
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emily

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

Lety
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Lety

My sweet 4 year old kitty has been battling struvite crystals and FLUtD despite being on the special Hills diet and having taken meds. We also have Feliway diffusers but he remains a super-anxious cat who is prone to urinary problems. He still gets blood in his urine and is overly attached to me. He vet said he is prone to problems bc he is so anxious. I’m wondering if CBD oil could help him, where nothing else does. I hate seeing him having urinary tract issues and being so anxious all the time (unless he’s on me). What would you suggest? CBD oil? How much? How often? I love my cat dearly but cannot afford more of these unsuccessful vet visits that just end up stressing him out more.

Candace L Sheldon
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Candace L Sheldon

My kittie was just diagnosed with Stomatitis and I have deceided to use CBD oil to help reduce the inflamation. Unfortunately she hates the tase of the oil after I attempted to hide it in her canned food. I fear if I use the dropper to her mouth she will hide from me every time I approach her. Any creative suggestions? I already give her a gum medication on her paw that she licks off.

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.

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

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.

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?

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 »

Marion
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Marion

Can CBD oil help a cat with HCM Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

Helena
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Helena

Where can I get cbd oil for my cat?

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

Laulzy
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Laulzy

Hey, I’m in the UK and cbd oil is only legally available in one store in this country.. Holland and Barrett.. It’s a 10ml bottle at 2.75mg cbd.. From what I have been able to research that seems like a very small amount. I plan to buy a bottle as my cat has an inoperable tumour close to his spine. It’s an open wound so I’m not sure if I should use this oil topically or orally or both? I also saw a video on YouTube with another kitty owner doing the same and they used kief (pollen) crystals on the open wound. I have sprinkled some of my kief into my cats wound on his back tonight for the first time so I am interested to see how that goes. Any advise would be greatly appreciated as it’s difficult for us brits to get the ‘real stuff’.. Thank you… Read more »

Marylouise
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Marylouise

I can’t think of one single thing CBD oil is not good / great for. Great for us humans too ??

Even rubbing it into a small place is GREAT‼️
Like a cat scratch on them or yourself?

Please don’t spray it into their mouths ?

LCat9
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LCat9

My cat does not want to take the oil on her food (it’s bacon flavored and I guess she’s picky) :(… I’m going to have to squirt it in her mouth, but I don’t want this to be a negative experience for her. She has not been diagnosed, but it’s very obvious she has hyperesthesia (rolling skin disease), and I want her to be able to get the health benefits from the oil.

Melody Nieckula
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Melody Nieckula

My soon to be 15 yr old cat was just diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his inner ear. Vet said prognosis is terminal. He is currently on a steriroid and pain med. He is not eating well and is disoriented. I’m looking for something to give him comfort. Do you think CBD oil would help? Thanks Melody

Tracy
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Tracy

My 12 year old cat has been losing weight over the past year. Within 11 months since her last check up, she lost 3 lbs. She went from 14-11 lbs. We did extensive bloodwork, all came back perfect. So we did full body x-ray, and she has spots on her lung, lung cancer. Aside from the weight loss, she has rapid breathing, but not labored. When asleep, her respiration is 26. She gets around fine, has no issues and loves to eat. Was wondering if CBD oil could help her? I don’t understand how it would help with a lung cancer, but wanted to ask. Was told if she stops wanting to eat or begins having trouble breathing, we’d do prednisone shots. That is the dreaded plan. So am wondering about the oil, if it can be of help to her, and how. Thank you. ☺

stillsojourner
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stillsojourner

My boy Osiris is 19.5 years old. He has neurological issues. He takes medication from the vet, but it does not relieve the periodic nerve zings he seems to be experiencing. It makes it hard for him to rest. I have a bottle of whole hemp extract CBD oil, 300mg. How much should I give him? The bottle has no dosage recommendations. Can you advise? He weights approximately 12 pounds. Thank you in advance for your prompt reply.

Natalee Shamie
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Natalee Shamie

I bought some CBD oil for small pets at our local dispensary because our cat Cujoe was just neutered and declawed he seemed to be in a lot of pain and I didn’t feel comfortable giving him the pain meds that the vet gave us so we looked into some CBD oil I gave him some before we removed his bandages and he purred the whole time even though it looked like it was painful it made me cringe just to see the bandages be removed but he laid there and purred the whole time and is currently resting and his bed sound asleep still purring I gave him a little more then it said I should because I felt so bad about his paws bleeding but he seems like he’s on Cloud 9 somewhere and he still purring. ??? he’s happy I’m happy