As Charles Dickens once said, “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” Whether you’re a new cat parent or your feline friend has been around for a while, you know this is certainly true.
That’s why at Canna Companion, we are dedicated to your pet’s well-being, so you can give that love right back.
Unfortunately, some things are out of your hands. For instance, in our ECS Series, we explain how aging combined with normal daily activities can place stress on all aspects of your cat’s joints.
As a cat caretaker, it is crucial to understand what is going on in your older cat’s body to help support them in maintaining a healthy range of motion throughout life.
Similar to humans, animals experience normal changes in their bodies as they age. These changes can create stress and discomfort resulting in alterations to their normal bodily processes.
Picking up on feline discomfort and the reasons behind it is the first step to being able to effectively care for your pet.
What CBD can do for your cat
While aging is a normal part of life, discomfort and anxiety associated with that process should not be. CBD and cannabis for cats can provide a range of benefits so your four-legged friend can be on the prowl without a worry.
CBD for cat anxiety
Much like us, cats can also experience symptoms of stress and anxiety that result in a sudden change in mood, behavior, and overall well-being. Short-term stressors like changes in the environment and conflicts with other pets can result in other issues such as poor grooming habits or reduced activity.
Cannabinoids like the ones in CBD pet supplements can help by supporting receptors within your cat’s endocannabinoid system and assist in the regulation of mood, sleep patterns, and other normal processes.
CBD for cat mobility
Just as in humans, there are a lot of changes in felines that come with aging.
While cannabidiol can’t do anything to turn back time, many pet owners have found that cat CBD supplements can help your feline friend move around better and go back to the days of chasing lasers and balls with a little more comfort and/or energy.
If you have an aging pet that needs additional support, CBD oils are a great place to start. Learn more about how you can introduce supplements for your pets into their routine the right way.
Is CBD safe for cats?
Even with humans, medical cannabis consumption must be done carefully to ensure that you are using the right product and the right amount. At the end of the day, there are tons of CBD products out there that claim to work. However, if a supplement is formulated without true quality assurance, it may end up being toxic to your cat.
As with anything that has to do with your cat’s health, we encourage you to do your due diligence.
Here are some things to look out for when purchasing cannabis or CBD for cats:
- Ensure that the product has been tested for both contaminants and quality through a third-party lab. This means there should be lab reports for each product batch.
- Read up on businesses that have the NASC Seal of Quality (like us!) to learn about reputable brands that are certified as committed to creating quality animal products.
- Make sure the brand you choose can answer every little question you have. This is why Canna Companion offers free consultations for our customers who want to get personalized help for their cats without worrying about all the conflicting opinions on the internet.
CBD dosing: Start low and go slow
Once you find a brand you can trust, you need to assess what quantity your cat needs to be relieved of its stressors. This can take some trial and error, so it’s best to start low and go slow. For more guidance on how to arrive at the proper amount for your cat, check out this article on how to use CBD for your cat.
Wondering if CBD is right for your cat? Talk to one of our licensed veterinarians
If you are unsure about which amount of CBD or product to select, it is always a good idea to consult with a veterinarian that understands your cat’s needs. Canna Companion offers free consultations with our licensed veterinarians so you can get the answers to all your burning CBD questions.