CBD and Cats – Nowadays many people know that hemp can help with various diseases. But recently, also veterinarians have come to the conclusion that cannabis or hemp could also be useful in veterinary medicine. Many vets want to use hemp to cure and help animals, but there still aren’t any long-term studies and therefore no real conclusian can be made yet.
But really, if it’s good for humans it cannot be bad for animals, right?
Cannabis and animals
In fact, many pet owners have already come up with the idea of treating their pet with cannabis. Vets say that they are being asked more and more, but opinions on this subject are very different. Animal welfare groups in particular are sceptical, but many behavioural researchers and veterinarians think that cannabis can have plenty of positive effects. Many vets already regularly prescribe cannabis for animals.
Cats in particular are said to be quite susceptible to the effects of the so called “drug”.
Here, too, the usage can be found in the area of appetite stimulation. Cats are very choosy about their food, especially when in pain, and they may refuse to eat for a long time. So cannabis can be a remedy.
By the way, the myth that cats bodys can never break down THC again is wrong.
Yes, the treatment with cannabis does come with risks. In contrast to humans, animals can very well get an overdose. However, an overdose only leads to death in the worst and rarest cases. So far only two dogs died in the USA from an overdose. Otherwise and more commonly an overdose leads to nausea, vomiting and comatose conditions, so you have to be careful. But there is no need to stress.
CBD and cats
Medical marijuana, with a high concentration of CBD, can help animals and is increasingly used in veterinary medicine. In Germany, only CBD oils derived from industrial hemp, which means that they contain virtually no intoxicating THC, are currently available and those products are constantly gaining popularity.
What happens if a cat eats cannabis?
Cannabis with a high THC content triggers intoxication symptoms and a feeling of ravenous hunger in cats. Depending on the dose, however, strong poisoning can occur, so a cat should never just eat cannabis! If this happens, a veterinarian should be consulted immediately.
What happens if my cat eats cannabis butter?
This is similar to when your cat eats pure weed directly. So if your cat has sneaked a pice of your cannabis butter, you should probably go and see a vet immediatly.
And what happens if you smoke cannabis in the same room your cat is in?
The smoke is mainly absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth, so most of the THC should already be absorbed by the smoker when the smoke is blown out. If the cat´s exposed to the smoke for a short time, nothing should happen. But no animal should be exposed to any kind of smoke.
Cats and CBD
Cats respond very well to CBD, especially psychological problems can be treated very well with it. Cannabidiol is extracted from special hemp plants whose THC content is below 0.2 percent. There is no intoxicating effect. If all the terms are still unclear to you, you will find an explanation here.
Where can I buy CBD OIL for animals?
Our recommendation is NordicOil, because they offer great products for animals, especially cats and dogs.
Can animals be cured with CBD?
In the USA CBD has long been used as an appetizer for animals. CBD has a stimulating effect on the feeling of hunger.
How and in what form should CBD be dosed?
CBD oil should be absorbed directly through the mucous membranes of the mouth. The dosage is usually one drop daily.
A cat with a former cruciate ligament rupture actually got CBD Treatment because it did not go out, for fear of another tomcat. It worked and her body treated the pain in her knee with the active ingredient of CBD and the cat went out again without any fear.
Another cat was aggressive after a house fire, did not eat anything and could not be touched anymore. The owner got the cat CBD oil. After a short time the cat could be touched again and normalized.