Cat mamas and dads may have a lot of questions about CBD. How does it affect cats? What are the benefits? Can this cannabidiol really help our feline friends? There’s a lot of reasons to believe the answer is yes.
How does CBD work in a cat’s body?
CBD interacts with your cat’s body via the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The ECS is a biological system found in all mammals and is involved in managing the biological processes including anxiety, stress, inflammation, and pain.
What are the benefits of CBD for cats?
CBD’s main ability is helping decrease inflammation and thus decreasing chronic pain in cats and other mammals. According to researchers at Cornell University, CBD oil is great at treating pain because they treat a receptor called the ‘villanoid receptor’ and prevent it from turning on. CBD can also be an excellent neuroprotector which makes it great at treating neurological disorders like seizures and epilepsy in our feisty friends.
Other ways in which CBD can benefit cats is by helping with their:
- Seizures/ Epilepsy
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Urinary Tract
- Overall Wellness
How much CBD should I give my feline friend?
How much CBD you give your cat depends on their circumstance.
- For every 10 pounds, we recommend 2-4 mg of our PurPet Line per 10 pounds to start.
- Cats with cancer or seizures, start with 4-6 mg of CBD per 10 pounds.
- Lazy cats who may have a little more weight on them can start off at 5 mg.
It does take about 15-45 minutes, depending on your cat, to reach the CBD’s full-effect in their system. The dose can last for about 4 – 6 hours, depending on the breed of cat, ailments, and activity level.
How can I get started?
At Pur IsoLabs, we have a whole PurPet Line for all our furry friends, including cats! Our PurPet Line contains a proprietary blend of hemp derived phytocannabinoids. They are domestically grown and are all natural, pesticide free, and non-GMO. And if you have any questions, you can always give us a call and we can help – (830) 755-8000.