How does CBD work in cats?
Like humans, cats have an endocannabinoid system that regulates important physiological functions such as immunity, mood, sleep and pain. Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, including the brain, nervous system, and immune system. The special thing about cannabis is that its active ingredients can bind or influence these receptors.
For example, CBD can help to alleviate aggression, anorexia, anxiety, stress, lack of energy, inflammation, infections.
There are also more serious health issues where cat owners have reported good results when using CBD oils. These include common cat diseases such as arthritis, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma, which are often caused by inflammation. CBD is widely known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which can help fight both the causes and symptoms of various diseases.
When purchasing a CBD oil product made specifically for cats, be sure to read the correct dosage recommendations that come with the product. You can also use CBD oils that are meant for humans as long as you make sure to use them in the right low dose.
According to some veterinarians, 0.1-0.5 mg CBD per kg of your cat is recommended. The individual doses can vary depending on the specific condition of your cat. Please remember, less can be more. It is always better to start with low doses to see how your cat reacts.
CBD does not usually work overnight, sometimes it can take several weeks for you to see the effects on your pet. Therefore, when administering CBD, be patient and consistent and watch your cat carefully so that you can find the optimal dose in time.
It is usually a good idea to wait a week or two before increasing the dosage. Repeat this process as recommended until you notice the effects.