So to help relieve the symptoms of illnesses in cats many pet owners are turning to CBD oil for a safer, cheaper and effective alternative. Cat owners around the world use CBD oil to help cats deal with anxiety, pain and generally improve their well-being. CBD oil can even be given to healthy cats to balance their appetite, keep them relaxed and help them maintain a shiny and soft coat.
How to Give CBD Oil to your Cat
There is a wide range of CBD products for pets, and cats in particular. The products offer different ways of administering CBD to your cat. You can use CBD oil for cats which is administered by a dropper so you can add the CBD to your cat’s food, water or straight into her mouth. CBD cat treats contain CBD as well as natural flavors that will appeal to your cat. There are also CBD creams and lotions which can be applied topically and rubbed into your cat’s skin. This is a great option if your cat suffers from arthritis or skin problems. There is also a CBD spray for cats which can be sprayed into your cat’s mouth or on to her skin. Each of these methods of giving CBD to your cat comes with its own advantages and disadvantages. CBD cat treats have to travel through the digestive system so take longer to enter the bloodstream but they are appealing to cats and easy to measure the dosage. CBD lotions are good for cats that don’t agree to take CBD orally but the dosage is hard to monitor and you must be careful your cat can’t lick the CBD cream off. CBD oil taken sublingually reaches the bloodstream rapidly but some cats refuse to be given the drops making dosage measurements harder to gauge.
CBD Oil for Cats Dealing with Cancer
Although CBD is not a cure for cancer in cats it can help to relieve some of the symptoms of cancer. If your cat undergoes chemotherapy CBD oil can help relieve the symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. If your cat has an operation as a result of cancer CBD oil may help with the recovery.
CBD Oil for Cats Dealing with Arthritis
Cats can develop osteoarthritis which leads to inflammation and pain. CBD oil may help reduce inflammation of your cat’s joints and help your cat cope with the pain of arthritis. Topical CBD lotions have been found particularly useful in relieving the pain and swelling of arthritic joints in cats.
CBD Oil for Anxious and Aggressive Cats
No matter the reason for your cat’s anxiety or aggression you may find that CBD oil can help to keep your furry-friend calm. Some cat owners use CBD oil just for specific situations that trigger anxiety like visiting the vet while other cat owners use a regular daily dose to help control anxiety in cats that appear perpetually stressed or aggressive.
CBD Oil for Cats with Pancreatitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is when the cat’s gastrointestinal tract is continuously inflamed. CBD oil has been found to reduce inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract; relieve pain and bring relief to other symptoms of IBD like nausea. Pancreatitis and IBD often occur together in cats and can result in a loss of appetite, lethargy, weight loss, dehydration and diarrhea. CBD may help relieve the symptoms of pancreatitis in cats and perhaps even inhibit the growth of pancreatic tumors.
CBD Oil for Kidney Failure in Cats
Kidney failure in cats can cause them to vomit, lose their appetite and be lethargic. These symptoms may find relief with CBD oil. Although CBD oil cannot cure kidney disease it may help them have a better quality of life and cope with the symptoms.