Jet was a feral kitten. Even after he settled in, he would maintain a five-foot distance from his humans. At most, he would tolerate just two gentle pets from his people before he would dart away, and he remained constantly wary. Jet was given CBD oil, and immediately, there were visible, positive results. There had been a great deal tension with the other cats in the house, and the CBD allowed him to relax, and the cat spats stopped. Encouraged by these results, Jet’s family began to give Jet CBD daily, and were delighted to find that the formerly fearful cat actually loved cuddling them! Jet now asks to snuggle and demands pets. CBD has improved Jet’s quality of life. He’s a much happier cat, the multi-cat household is more peaceful, and he has turned into a lovable companion.
There are so many situations that can trigger nervousness in a cat: traveling, a new home, or new human or feline residents, so many cat owners are looking for natural ways to ease their kitties’ anxieties without harmful side effects. CBD can be just the solution to treat behavioral anxiety for cats.
There are major differences between the hemp plant from which pet CBD (cannabidiol) oil supplements are extracted and cannabis. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties, is only present in measurable amounts in cannabis, which contains very little CBD. Conversely, industrial hemp has high levels of CBD and virtually no THC. It’s important to note that THC can be toxic to pets, but CBD is safe. Cannabis and THC are highly regulated even in states where its use has been legalized, but CBD extracted from industrial hemp is legal in all states.
Another point to keep in mind that is that CBD oil and hemp oil are not the same thing, especially for calming purposes. Though they’re from the same plant and neither product is psychoactive, hemp oil is made from pressed hemp seeds, which do not contain CBD. In comparison, CBD oil is extracted from a compound found in hemp flowers, leaves and stalks. Be sure to choose products that contain CBD, not just hemp oil.
The most important differentiation to remember is that hemp CBD offers all the benefits without the THC, so you can be assured that your cat won’t get high–instead, they’ll experience a level of mild relaxation without any intoxication.
Due to sometimes confusing labeling and advertising restrictions, you’ll want to shop carefully to find the best hemp CBD for your cat. Make sure it’s lab tested for potency and purity, and that it’s pesticide-free.
Make sure to note the amount of CBD in the product, usually stated in mg. Compare the CBD content of the dose, not the package weight or bottle size.
A variety of forms of hemp CBD for pets are available. Bottled CBD oils with droppers are a great option because you can easily give your cat the desired dose, dropping in the mouth, or adding it to food or a treat.
If your cat is not picky, you may want to choose CBD oil with terpenes that provide an entourage effect by offering a broad spectrum of beneficial, natural compounds. However, full-spectrum CBD can have a bit of a grassy taste that some cats find off-putting. For the most finicky cats, consider adding a flavorless CBD oil isolate to food or a treat.
Coconut Oil with CBD is a wonderfully versatile product. It can be applied to the bare skin inside a cat’s ears to be absorbed transdermally, or dabbed on paws for cats to lick off. It can be added to food or treats for cats who enjoy the mild coconut flavor.
Every cat and every situation is different, so you will need to try with a dose in the middle of the recommended range and monitor. You should see calming effects within an hour. If not, you may want to give additional CBD oil and observe your cat again. Your kitty will not be lethargic, simply visibly calmer, and observable symptoms such as loud meowing or hiding should decrease once the right dosage has been found. Online charts give a range, but there is no known toxicity level, so experiment to find what works best for your cat.
If you’re using other medications, make sure you check with your veterinarian before using CBD oil. Many holistic and integrative vets are familiar with this option and will be easily able to answer your questions.
Hemp CBD has been the drug-free path to a happier, more relaxed life for many cats, and it’s expected to be used even more widely in the future as more kitties experience the same calming results as Jet did.
• multi-cat households
• poor appetite
• constant hiding
• fear of the litter box
• eating inappropriate objects
• crying with no apparent cause
• trips to the vet or riding in the car
• distress from a change in the environment
• grumpiness or aggression with another animal
Produced in the Pacific Northwest, Wisely CBD supplements for pets are highly concentrated, mild in taste and easy to administer to both dogs and cats.
*Environmentally-friendly method preserves cannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins ( B1, B2, B6, D, and E), fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), and trace minerals (iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and potassium). Ethanol is evaporated off in the final phase.