Kittie CBD 101: How CBD can help your Cat
Unfortunately, our feline friends are underserved members of our families, as we have less treatment options for many of their diseases.
Below are some conditions CBD may help treat in kitties:
Cats that suffer from arthritis need all the help they can get. Unfortunately, many cats suffer because we don’t have great pharmaceutical options that are safe. Because cats tend to be reclusive and don’t travel as readily, they are less likely to get treatment for their aches and pains. I have found CBD to be an extremely effective anti-inflammatory for these kitties.
2. Anxiety and Aggression:
Like humans some of our precious kitties suffer from anxiety. This may manifest itself in aggressive behaviour. CBD has a calming effect and your kitty will be much happier.
This is a popular use for CBD in both animals and people. There are many reports of longer survival times with better quality of life for both people and animals with cancer. Unfortunately, we don’t have any great studies that prove how or why this happens, but that will likely change in the near future.
4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):
This is frustratingly common in cats. CBD may have a place alongside other therapies to help reduce inflammation and therefore symptoms. Cats with IBD may vomit, have diarrhea or may lose weight.
Many cats with IBD also have pancreatitis. Like IBD it can be frustrating to treat.
Like all of the disease listed above, asthma is a common inflammatory disease of cats. Some cats have very minor symptoms that need little to no medical interventions. Other cats require life long treatment by inhaler. CBD may be a great option to help these kitties have less inflammation and therefore fewer asthma attacks. It is important that you never stop medications your kitty is taking before speaking with your veterinarian. If your cat needs an inhaler to breathe, don’t substitute CBD oil for their daily inhaled medications.
7. Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections:
This has been an unexpected but delightful side effect of patients that have been given CBD for arthritis or asthma. Kitties who have had life-long symptoms of chronic viral infections have experienced significant relief.
While these are uncommon in kitties, I have seen amazing responses in kitties that suffer from seizures. If your kitty is already taking medications for seizures, do not stop those abruptly and always work with your veterinarian.
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