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Is CBD Good For Cats?

Is CBD For Cats?

The demand for CBD for pets is on the rise. Pet lovers are looking for an alternative to help boost a healthy well being for your adorable companion pets.

Research on the effects of CBD for both cats and dogs are still limited and studies with CBD on cats is still in the infancy stage

But what we already know is promising enough to make pet owners want to add CBD oil as part of their pet's healthy regimen routine.

Cannabidiol or CBD is among the 100s identified chemical compounds (cannabinoid) found in the cannabis plant. CBD has multiple health benefits such as:

  1. Pain relief

  2. Anti-inflammatory properties

  3. Improve sleep

  4. Treat insomnia

  5. Reduce stress and anxiety

  6. Treat epilepsy symptoms

CBD does not have psychoactive effect so you will not get "high" from using CBD nor will it intoxicate you unlike another well known cannabinoid, THC which has psychoactive properties that can alter the state of mind and cause you to feel "high."

There are three types of CBD in the market: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and CBD Isolate. Full spectrum CBD includes CBD, THC and other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It also includes terpenes too. Broad Spectrum is similar to Full Spectrum, but it does not include THC. CBD Isolate is considered to be the purest form of CBD as it only includes CBD without THC or other components from the cannabis plant. Please note it is advisable to use CBD Isolate for cats and other pets as CBD Isolate is THC free.

Is CBD Safe For Cats?

The answer is yes! CBD is definitely safe for consumption with cats. Today, CBD is available for cats as CBD oil or treats. A good example of CBD oil for cats is Mellow CBD Oil 900 mg. Though our CBD oil was created for humans, but since our CBD oil is made from CBD Isolate which is a form of CBD that contains no THC or other components from the cannabis plant making it completely safe for both humans and their furry pets. A lot of our humans have bought Mellow CBD Oil for their pets and they just love how it has made an impact on their pet's life.

Researchers specified that CBD has therapeutic properties that can:

  1. Relief pain

  2. Treat chronic pain

  3. Anti-inflammation

  4. Have antioxidants

  5. Help with digestion

  6. Improve appetite

  7. Regulate mood

  8. Rescues stress and anxiety

  9. Improve sleep

  10. Improve immune system

Knowing this pet owners can use CBD to:

  1. Relief joint pain, arthritis

  2. Relief muscle soreness

  3. Improve their appetite

  4. Help cats to have a healthy sleep/wake cycle

  5. Improve the pet's immunity system

  6. Help regulate their mood and behavior

  7. Reduce pain from chronic pain

  8. Help with cats that suffer from Epilepsy

  9. Help reduce inflammation

  10. Improve skin health and boost healthy coat

Humans that buy Mellow CBD Oil for their pets often report back that the CBD oil has helped with anxiety issues. Here are the reasons why your cat may be suffering from anxiety:

They may be in physical pain or suffering from an illness.

Trauma. They have experienced an event that has traumatized them without you knowing about it. Oftentimes when they are anxious they may act out physically or become violent just because they are fearful of a situation with no intention to cause harm.

Improper socialization. Cats that are deprived from positive socialization can trigger anxiety and fear towards the cat.

Separation anxiety can cause a lot of stress to your pet. This is very common if they are the only pet in the house and when you leave them alone they will feel anxious and insecure. Always find time to socialize with them and give them a proper playtime.

Things you can do to make your cat feel secure and less anxious:

Don't punish them.

Avoid negative punishment like yelling at them or squirting them with water. Negative behaviors towards them can cause them to feel fear and encourage them to behave badly.

Don't confine them. It's a bad idea to put them in a cage if they are feeling anxious. Encourage them to roam about and find themselves a safe spot to calm down.

Comfort them. We need affection as much as they do. Pet them and show them as much affection to help make them feel secure.

Make sure you give them playtime and give them activities to do to intrigue them.

How much CBD should you give your cat?

The basic rule for giving CBD to cats and dogs are 1-5mg for every 10 pounds of their body weight.

Can you give your cats CBD oil along with their other medication?

Yes you can, but be aware that CBD may interact or interfere with other medications. It's best to seek advice from a veterinarian on what's the best way to administer CBD along with other medications.

Are there side effects with CBD?

Possiblely like any other supplements or medications. Some pets can experience side effects. There are steps to help avoid any side effects from appearing.

Side effects may include dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, low blood pressure, vomiting or nausea.

Things you can do to help avoid side effects and allow your pets to have a good experience with CBD:

  1. Always start with low dosage

  2. Stick with routine. Don't increase dosage once you notice a difference CBD has made for your pets.

  3. Don't mix CBD products unless your are sure of the ingredients.

  4. Avoid THC at all cost!

  5. Make sure that product doesn't contain any flavors or scent. Mellow CBD Oil has two flavor options: Natural and Orange. But for pets we only recommend the Natural flavor as it comes with no scent or taste.

  6. Always buy CBD products that have been lab tested from third-party labs for pesticides, heavy metals and microbial.

  7. There is no one size fits all for either pets or humans. Every cat is different. Some may require more CBD and some less.

  8. Be patient! It takes time for CBD to work.

How to give CBD to your cats:

The easiest way is to mix CBD with your cat's feed or treat.

Dropping CBD oil in their mouth directly. This may be challenging and difficult to do as cats are not keen on letting you mess with their mouth.

There are people that rub CBD oil to the cat's gums as there are a lot for blood vessels allowing quick absorption to your body system.

You can even rub CBD oil on their paws as there are a lot of blood vessels there too.

For more information about Mellow Organic CBD products please feel free to contact us anytime. We are also there for you if you need any advice on our products or how to use our products. Visit us at

Written by

Vivek Roachthavilit

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