Humans have used hemp for centuries, for everything from rope and paper to medicinal applications. Hemp was even used in animal feed, as a low-priced, nutritious filler. In recent years, many hemp-derived products have focused on the wellness and calming aspects of CBD and other compounds called cannabinoids, which are found in abundance in the hemp plant. As a result, CBD’s popularity has exploded, with hemp-derived products as diverse as CBD gummies, CBD tinctures, CBD topicals, and even CBD cookies on the market. One area that has grown greatly in recent years is CBD for pets, particularly dogs and cats.
CBD for cats is a no-brainer for a lot of cat owners, particularly when those kitties decide to turn the house into the Talladega Superspeedway at 3 in the morning. But besides serving as a natural sleep aid for cats, there are other ways that CBD can help your feisty feline. CBD can relieve stress, anxiety, and hyperactivity, as well as boost their general wellness. CBD also has topical applications for cats, particularly with dry and irritated skin.
With both CBD oil for cats and CBD balm for cats available, CBD has become a must-have part of every cat owner’s pet supply pantry.
Cats and Cannabinoids
As a protective cat parent, it’s natural to ask, “Is CBD safe for cats</span?” The answer is a resounding “yes.” While study on CBD and cannabis, in general, is still running in catch-up mode, anecdotal evidence is overwhelmingly positive. In order to better understand the effect of CBD on cats, perhaps it’s a good idea to provide a little background.
Like all mammals, felines have an endocannabinoid system. This system interacts with the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, helping to regulate several key bodily functions, including mood, sleep, immunity, appetite, memory, pain management, and more. CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of a group of chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, that are found in the hemp plant. When consumed, these compounds bind to receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, helping to enhance its effectiveness in several of these key functions. Think of hemp-derived CBD as a safe, all-natural booster for one of your cat’s most vital systems.
And yes, THC is a cannabinoid, too. And THC is not healthy for your pet. It should be avoided at all costs. Fortunately, CBD pet products all have below 0.1% THC levels, as required by the FDA. And unlike THC, cannabidiol is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get your cat “high.”
Stress, Hyperactivity, and the Zoomies
Yes, cats can be … difficult. Some of that is just good fun. They like to go nuts and run around. Some of it is hard-wired into their nature. For instance, the innate hunting schedule of a cat is between 3 and 5 in the morning — so there’s science behind their late-night insanity.
But cats can also suffer from anxiety. Cat anxiety can manifest in lack of appetite, constant hiding, hypervigilance, and other ways. This can have long-term deleterious effects on their health.
CBD calming products can ease their stress, and help them better integrate into your household and any other situation that might upset them, from energetic children to loud cars or fireworks. Our CBD Pet Tincture gives your cat the calming relief of broad spectrum CBD in a delicious, all-natural hemp oil, with the strength tailor-made for the size and weight of a cat. Mix it into their favorite food or feed it to them straight from the dropper. They’ll enjoy the flavor and, more importantly, they’ll experience the calming wellness benefits of CBD. One last note of importance: all of our CBD hemp oil for pets is organic, non-GMO, and vegan — so you can be assured you’re giving your BFF the very best.
Dry and Cracked Skin
Cats can get dry skin for a number of different reasons, including dry air, poor grooming or bathing, nutritional deficiencies, and more. Their paw pads can also become irritated by rough or hot surfaces. If left unchecked, this dryness can cause cracked skin and even hair loss. That cracked skin can become inflamed or, worse, infected.
To keep your cat’s skin healthy and moisturized, try Calming and Moisturizing CBD Pet Balm. This balm for cats and dogs soothes and protects your kitty’s skin, alleviating discomfort and inflammation, and protecting them against future dryness. With broad spectrum CBD, odorless Alaskan salmon oil, soothing shea butter, and healthy essential oils, this CBD cat balm is a natural way to keep your feline friend happy and purring.
Purity and Effectiveness
At CBDfx, we use only the purest organic hemp to make our CBD products — including CBD for cats. All of our hemp is grown in the state of Kentucky and processed under the strict cannabis guidelines of the FDA. We use a third-party laboratory to test all of our products, and we make those lab tests available for everyone to see. These tests show you not only how much CBD and other ingredients are in your cannabis product, but they also tell you the levels of things that should not be in your product, like pesticides, heavy metals, and other harmful chemicals that can be soaked up from the soil around the hemp plant or during the oil extraction process. With organic farming and safe CO2 extraction, we provide you and your kitty with the safest, purest CBD products on the market.