CBD For Cats

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What is CBD for Cats?

Humans aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the benefits of CBD! You can use CBD for cats, dogs, heck… even horses is a part of the explosion of hemp-based products since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill a few years ago. This bill made CBD products (including ones for cats) legal in all 50 states. 

More and more CBD products entered the market, a variety of innovative ways to use CBD. More so, this bill makes competition in the CBD world greater, meaning companies are constantly innovating to produce the best CBD oil, the best hemp seed oil, oil safe for cats and dogs (and yes… even horses). 

One of the sections of the CBD market that saw sharp growth was the pet market! This includes CBD products made specifically for cats. This includes a variety of products that appeal to cats and provide the specific effects your cat needs to be healthy and happy.

CBD Cat Treats

Cats will look forward to their CBD treats each day due to their deliciousness! Salmon and chicken make the treats an exciting snack your cats will ask for. But these are more than just a yummy treat. Each treat has 2 mg of CBD and is THC-free. 

CBD Calming Chews

Nothing freaks a cat out like a drive to the vet or a new person coming over. These skittish cats can reduce their unease with calming chews. 

Calming chews are extra beneficial for older cats with sensitive stomachs or digestive issues. They are also a great option for cats with dental complications or tooth aches. These are easy to chew and easy to digest, allowing the CBD to be fast-acting!

CBD Oil

Discreet and nearly tasteless, CBD oil can be easily dropped into your cat’s breakfast and dinner and then mixed in. This makes it a convenient way to incorporate CBD into your cat’s daily diet without your kitty even knowing it. The more consistently you provide CBD to your cat, the stronger the effects will be.

CBD Catnip Spray

If you’re looking for your cat to be fun and playful, consider CBD catnip spray. Catnip is irresistible to most cats, meaning your cat will excitedly play with it, getting to experience the numerous benefits of CBD in the process.  

Spray the CBD catnip on your cat’s toys, treats, or in their favorite cardboard box, and you’ll see their obsession begin. Prepare for excessive licking and twirling for the love of the sweet herb!

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How Does CBD for Cats Work?

CBD is a cannabinoid, a natural compound found in the hemp plant. There are nearly a hundred or so cannabinoids in the hemp plant, most found in CBD products.

A full-spectrum CBD product (which most cat products are) has all the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in hemp. Terpenes and flavonoids are responsible for CBD’s scent, taste and also have their health benefits.

All of these hemp components work together to create the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect occurs when all of the CBD components produce a stronger, longer-lasting CBD experience.

CBD interacts with your cat’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is something found in every mammal, known for keeping our bodies balanced — this balance is often called homeostasis. The ECS has cannabinoid receptors in all major systems in the body, including the nervous, digestive, and immune systems. CBD supports these receptors in a way that’ll positively impact your cat’s body and mind.

Soothes Physical Discomfort

If your cat is experiencing aches or general unease, CBD can soothe and comfort them. Their discomfort will melt away, allowing your cat to be more active and healthy.

Reduces Skittish Behavior

Cats who experience constant unease may benefit from CBD. CBD can reduce negative emotions, leaving your cat feeling calm and confident. This should reduce your cat’s discomfort like excessive meowing, scratching furniture, and puking.

Is CBD Safe for Cats?

Yes! CBD is a natural compound with very few known side effects. The most reported symptoms of too much CBD include nausea and lethargy.

It’s recommended that cats take CBD twice a day (or every eight hours). This would usually be with their breakfast and dinner, ensuring that their feeding schedule is consistent. Try putting CBD oil on their food or giving them a few treats after each meal.

Since CBD doesn’t have any euphoric effects, cats can’t become addicted to CBD. Your cat will also never experience withdrawal if they stop taking it. The more consistently your cat takes CBD, the less CBD they need to experience the benefits. Even if you lower your cat’s dosage, they will still have potent and positive effects!

 

How Much CBD Should I Give My Cat?

If you’re new to CBD for cats, you may be wondering how much to give your cat. The specific dose will depend on your cat’s age, size, metabolism, activity level, and health conditions and ailments.

But there are some general guidelines you can follow that we use at Healthy Petables to ensure that your cat safely and effectively gets the benefits they need.

Regular Dose

A regular dose is for cats that have minor physical discomfort or are experiencing an uncomfortable event. Below is a shortlist to adhere to when safely starting your cat on a CBD routine for impactful effects.

Capsule – Starting Dose

  • 150 (0 to 20 pounds) – 1/2 cap (2.5 mg)
  • 300 (20 to 60 pounds) – 1/2 cap (5 mg)

Capsule – Regular Dose

  • 150 (0 to 20 pounds) – 1 cap (5 mg)
  • 300 (20 to 60 pounds) – 1 cap (10 mg)

Oil – Starting Dose

  • 150 (0 to 20 pounds) – 0.25 ml (2.5 mg)
  • 300 (20 to 60 pounds) – 0.25 ml (5 mg)

Oil – Regular Dose

  • 150 (0 to 20 pounds) – 0.5 ml (5 mg)
  • 300 (20 to 60 pounds) – 0.5 ml (10 mg)

Treats – Starting Dose

  • 0-20 pound cat – 1 treat (2 mg)
  • 20 – 60 pound cat – 2 treats (4 mg)

Treats – Regular Dose

  • 0 – 20 pound cat – 2 treats (4 mg)
  • 20 – 60 pound cat – 5 treats (10 mg)

Chews – Starting Dose

  • 0-20 pound cat – 1 treat (2 mg)
  • 20 – 60 pound cat – 2 treats (4 mg)

Chews – Regular Dose

  • 0 – 20 pound cat – 2 chews (4 mg)
  • 20 – 60 pound cat – 5 chews (10 mg)

Strong Dose

Some cats may need a stronger dose if a regular dose isn’t giving them the effects they need. Stronger doses are perfectly safe for your cat and can still be given to them every eight hours or so. As an owner, observe how your cat reacts to the CBD and adjust your dosing from there. 

Capsule

  • 150 (0 to 20 pounds) – 2 caps (10 mg)
  • 300 (20 to 60 pounds) – 2 caps (20 mg)

Oil

  • 150 (0 to 20 pounds) – 1 ml (10 mg)
  • 300 (20 to 60 pounds) – 1 ml (20 mg)

Treats

  • 0 to 20 pound cat – 5 treats (10 mg)
  • 20 to 60 pound cat – 10 treats (20 mg)

Chews

  • 0 to 20 pound cat – 5 chews (10 mg)
  • 20 to 60 pound cat – 10 chews (20 mg)

Strong Dose

Some cats may need a stronger dose if a regular dose isn’t giving them the effects they need. Stronger doses are perfectly safe for your cat and can still be given to them every eight hours or so. As an owner, observe how your cat reacts to the CBD and adjust your dosing from there. 

Capsule

  • 150 (0 to 20 pounds) – 2 caps (10 mg)
  • 300 (20 to 60 pounds) – 2 caps (20 mg)

Oil

  • 150 (0 to 20 pounds) – 1 ml (10 mg)
  • 300 (20 to 60 pounds) – 1 ml (20 mg)

Treats

  • 0 to 20 pound cat – 5 treats (10 mg)
  • 20 to 60 pound cat – 10 treats (20 mg)

Chews

  • 0 to 20 pound cat – 5 chews (10 mg)
  • 20 to 60 pound cat – 10 chews (20 mg)

How Long Does it Take for CBD for Cats to Work?

CBD is fast-acting, but the type of product you use will determine how quickly your cat feels the effects.

The quickest way for your cat to experience the benefits of CBD is by dropping the oil under its tongue (sublingually). Taking CBD oil sublingually allows it to quickly enter your cat’s bloodstream and travel throughout your cat’s body. Although this may be a bit tougher to administer, your cat will feel the effects in about 10 to 30 minutes.

Ingesting CBD is a quick way to feel the effects. Although, mixing CBD oils in treats takes a bit longer. CBD oil mixed in with food will start to take effect anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

How quickly your cat feels the impact of the CBD also depends on your cat as an individual. Their weight, metabolism, activity level, and overall health will determine how quickly and strongly they experience CBD’s benefits.

 

How Do You Safely Administer CBD to Cats?

Before you give your cat CBD, always talk to your veterinarian. While CBD is safe, vets may be able to determine the exact dosage needed for your cat’s specific conditions and traits. They can also determine if your cat has an allergy or sensitivity to CBD products.

It would be best if you always watched your cat’s behavior and mood after they get their first dose of CBD. Start with a starting dose (smaller than a regular dose) and make sure your cat isn’t feeling queasy or lethargic. While CBD does impact your cat’s behavior and mood, it should have only positive effects.

The safest way to provide CBD to your cat at the beginning is to put a small amount of CBD oil in their food. This makes CBD part of their daily diet and routine. Put some drops in their breakfast and then again in their dinner. This ensures that your cat’s routine is not disrupted.

 

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What to Look for When Buying CBD for Cats

CBD became legal with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. This bill made it federally legal to manufacture, sell, buy, and use CBD in all 50 states. This includes CBD for cats! While this is a great thing, it can be a little overwhelming to narrow down the product you want to give your cat.

Here are some things you should always look for when picking out CBD for your cat:

Natural and Safe Ingredients

CBD should be a beneficial and safe experience. Always look for CBD oil and CBD treats that have natural and organic ingredients. This means there won’t be harsh chemicals or artificial flavors that can harm your cat over time.

Locally Grown Hemp

The CBD your cat enjoys should be extracted from locally grown hemp from within the United States. When CBD became legal in the United States, it also improved the regulations surrounding CBD products. This means regulations put in place keep CBD safe and efficient.

Customer Reviews

Always go with a company that shares real customer reviews. These are real people with real pets who want to share their specific experiences with CBD. You’ll get a better idea of how CBD will benefit your cat.

Assume companies that hide reviews to be untrustworthy. If they aren’t confident in their product, why should you be? Always go with a company that proudly shares the positive experiences that the CBD provides for dogs and cats.

 

Why Buy CBD for Cats from Healthy Petables 

Healthy Petables started in 2006 with a small group of friends in Southern California that loved their pets. These friends brought their furry friends everywhere, including surfing, hiking, and frisbee. The pets were truly part of their family. And just like human family members, they wanted their furry companions to experience health and wellness throughout their lives.

Enter: CBD!

Our CBD products are all-natural, organic, and vegan. Your cat will never ingest artificial flavors or harsh chemicals and preservatives. But more than that, Healthy Petables critically sorts every single ingredient for optimal benefits. While CBD is the main attraction, the other ingredients in our products provide a boost of wellness.

Our CBD products also come with a Certificate of Analysis (COA). A COA shows that our products were third-party lab tested for safety and the potency of CBD. Our high-quality CBD is extracted from local hemp, meaning it’s guaranteed to be effective.

We also love to share our customers’ experiences with our CBD products and how they use CBD oil or their CBD treats. We care about your pets and want you to know which product is right for your cat’s specific needs. Reviews can help as well as our customer support team!

Healthy Petables also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. That’s because we truly believe in our products and what they will do for your pet. But if you’re not 100% satisfied, we are here to help!

 

Final Thoughts – CBD for Cats

CBD for cats is becoming increasingly popular due to the benefits CBD can have for your feline companion. CBD may ease physical discomfort, improve your cat’s mood, decrease destructive behavior, and leaves your cat feeling confident, calm, and happy.

Healthy Petables has organic, vegan, and safe CBD products made specifically for very beneficial cats. We love our customers and their pets, and we can’t wait to hear your cat’s story!