We’ve seen that humans and our dogs can experience a wide range of benefits from the use of CBD oil, so you may be wondering, what are the benefits of CBD oil for cats?
Though there have been no cat-specific studies on the effects of CBD, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from loving cat owners who faced difficult issues with few options. Those that discussed CBD oil with their veterinarians found that their problems were greatly eased when their cats were dosed responsibly!
Fear & Anxiety
Excessive fear or anxiety can keep your cat from living a full, happy life and cause other health issues if ignored. Your cat may begin to “go” in places other than their litter box, become destructive, or may lick themselves to the point that they lose fur. These behaviors can be distressing to an owner who has to clean carpets and watch their kitty go bald.
A reddit user experienced issues with their senior cat who developed severe anxiety after a traumatic event. They found that CBD oil was able to help their cat return to his old self immediately and changed their lives.
“My 16 y/o cat, O, has always been skittish, but after a few traumatic events, he became severely anxious. Seemingly out of nowhere, he started pooping all over the house (always on carpeted surfaces of course), meowing incessantly, jumping on me whilst I was sleeping (he had always been very quiet during sleepytime) and so on.
“I sort of stumbled upon CBD, began giving it to him… since day one, he has not pooped outside of his box and all of the other behaviors have pretty much vanished.”
This story is not unique – many other owners have seen similar success with CBD oil. In an interview with Dr. Karen Becker of Mercola Healthy Pets, actress Dr. Celeste Yarnall explains how, after using CBD to ease the symptoms of her own cancer, she was able to help her cat who suffered from extreme anxiety during her fight.
“When I was diagnosed with cancer, after a long ordeal in the hospital, [my husband and I] moved in with my daughter.
“My husband had to go back and forth every day to feed and cuddle the kitties. One of them became so stressed over the nine months I was away from him that he started licking himself so much he was pulling his fur out. It looked like he was trying to turn himself from a Tonkinese into a Sphinx!
“The CBD oil was working very well for me, especially the product I’m working with now, which is nano-enhanced CBD-rich hemp oil, so I decided to try it with my stressed out cat. I take a little bit of the oil in the palm of my hand with a tiny bit of oil from wild-caught sardines, mix them together and rub the mixture over his gums. He just loves it. He doesn’t do all that licking anymore. Now he’s only half-Sphinx!”
Our hearts break when we see our cats in pain. Many owners have tried prescription medications and found that they often wear off quickly or otherwise don’t seem to be very effective in helping their kitty manage their pain. CBD oil may not make pain vanish – whatever is causing it will need to be addressed by your veterinarian, but owners report success in helping ease pain for their kitties.
A Rover.com article, True Story: I Tried Cannabis Oil for my Aging Cat, shows how one owner was able to make her cat’s last days much more comfortable with the use of CBD oil.
“I tried half a dose twice a day, which seemed to be just enough to relax his facial expression and let him feel comfortable being picked up, held, or petted. …it does relax him enough that I can carry him to bed with me and he’ll settle on my chest. I know we’ll be saying goodbye very soon, and no miracle drug will change that, but I’m so happy that I can offer a little more comfort as the light continues to fade.”
As our cats’ bodies age, their minds age with them. Watching your cat get older can make you seem helpless, especially when they begin to show signs of dementia.
Some owners have found that there is another option – we don’t have to sit back and watch our cats age. CBD oil has helped some senior cats decrease the severity of dementia.
“It’s helped my 19 year old cat too! We have been giving it to him just in the evening – he appears to have feline dementia and giving it to him in the evening has made him calmer and less likely to wake us up yelling in the middle of the night (something he only started recently).”
Though these stories may not (yet!) be backed by science, they are repeated over and over by cat owners who have once asked themselves what are the benefits of CBD oil for cats. These people have seen first hand such incredible results that they felt the need to share so that other cats can live happier lives.
When considering CBD oil for your cat, be certain to discuss dosage and benefits with your veterinarian first. Remember that not all CBD oils are created equal – some may contain heavy metals and many contain THC, which can cause adverse affects in cats.
Cannanine™ Organic Full Spectrum CBD Oil is made with human-grade ingredients and is perfectly safe for pets. It was tested by a third-party company and found to be free of heavy metals and contains absolutely no THC, so your cat will never feel high. We proudly display our certificate of analysis for you to view so that you can see that Cannanine™ is the top quality, most responsible choice for your pet.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.