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CBD For Cats—Is It Safe?

Your cat is a beloved member of your family, so in addition to feeding them high-quality cat food—you may be considering CBD as a nutritional supplement. CBD for cats is something you should discuss with your veterinarian but is an option many pet parents turn to for their cats, dogs, and other pets.

Is CBD Safe For Cats?

Many veterinarians and pet practitioners agree that CBD, not marijuana, is safe for cats. Unlike marijuana, CBD is farmed to contain 0.3% THC or less—so it won’t get your cat high. Not that cats don’t enjoy a good catnip high, but even a small amount of marijuana can be toxic to your cat. So, if anxiety or calming your cat down isn’t your objective consider making your own CBD catnip treats.

How To Turn Any Pet Treat Into A CBD Treat?

If baking’s not your thing or your cat has never enjoyed homemade cat treats, you can easily add CBD to their favorite treats. Simply:

  1. Purchase a bag or two of their preferred cat treats.
  2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and spread the treats out evenly.
  4. Add 1 to 2 drops of Holmes Organics CBD oil to each treat, manually rubbing it on all sides.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes so that the oil gets absorbed.
  6. Cool and serve to your cat, keeping in mind that the serving will be a bit diluted with the baking process.

Can You Give A Cat Too Much CBD?

While we provide a suggested serving size of CBD for adults, how much CBD you give your cat is something you should discuss with your vet. Cats weigh much less than we do, so they don’t need as much per serving. Veterinarians and pet practitioners often suggest somewhere between 1 to 4 milligrams per 10 pounds every 8 hours or so.

Giving your cat too much CBD can result in vomiting, lethargy, inappetence, and diarrhea Ataxia can occasionally occur with large ingestions.

Why Use CBD Oil for Cats?

When the Farm Bill of 2018 made CBD legal to farm, sell, and consume, CBD cat treats were a popular option. However, the serving size of pet treats is challenging to adjust, which is why many pet parents made the transition to oil. Not only is oil easier to control the serving size, but if your finicky kitty won’t eat the CBD treats you’ve purchased, you can mix CBD oil into their wet food or tuna juice.

Oil is also more versatile as you can give it to them orally or apply it topically to areas you know are inflamed. That is if you can apply it under the fluff of their fur.

How Can CBD Help My Cat?

Now that you understand why CBD for cats is a popular option, you may be wondering why or when to consider giving it to them. Discuss CBD as an option with your veterinarian for the following:

Stress and Anxiety

Consider CBD for cats with anxiety as a way to bring their nerves down a notch or two. For example, if your cat is stressed or aggressive while you are moving to a new home, at the veterinarian, during thunderstorms, or when you are out of town. Maybe even when there’s a lot of company over or when a new baby comes home.

Pain And Aging

If your cat is aging or has been in a cat fight, accident, or injury they are likely to be experiencing inflammation, sore muscles, arthritis, or pain. They won’t be able to tell you they are hurting so keep your eyes open for any behavioral changes or changes in how they walk, move, or play. CBD for your cat’s joint pain may help to soothe their symptoms, as CBD activates the pain and inflammation receptors, helping their body to naturally soothe their symptoms

CBD Oil For Cats Peeing

Inappropriate urination is either behavioral or medical. See your vet to ensure what the cause is. If it’s behavioral, CBD may help to minimize their stress and anxiety. Top behavioral reasons include moving to a new home, switching their litter or litter box, moving their litter box, bringing a new person or pet into the house, and territorial marking—which your cat may not do until you introduce a second cat to your home.

The Side Effects Of Cancer

Cannabis can be used to help alleviate the pain of cancer treatments, stimulate appetite, suppress nausea, and reduce the rate at which cancer metastasizes. Since THC is not pet-safe without strict veterinarian oversight (and may not be legal in your state), hemp CBD products are an easy alternative. Just order your products online as CBD is legal in all 50 states.

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Cats?

As you can see in the section above, the benefits of CBD for cats are in line with the benefits of CBD for humans. It’s a safe and effective way to optimize your cat’s well-being. Your cat can’t tell you exactly what is troubling them, but you know when they aren’t behaving like themselves.

Pet owners who choose CBD for their cats typically do so because it is a natural alternative to prescription medications. It’s also easy to administer, can be purchased without a prescription, and provides you with a versatile way to calm and soothe your sick, stressed, or anxious cat.

The Quality Of Your CBD Matters

Your final consideration is which CBD brand to choose for your cat. Ignore the bells and whistles of cute and creative marketing when shopping for CBD and focus on quality and transparency. Holmes Organics Oil Tincture is USDA-Certified Organic. Our tincture contains just two ingredients, organic olive oil as a carrier oil and CBD extracted from US-grown hemp flowers. We are fully transparent about our processing, sharing our third-party lab results for every batch, because you deserve to know what you are purchasing for yourself or your precious pet.

Cats Peeing Outside the Litter Box?

It is safe to say we all love our cats, but we certainly don’t love it when they pee on our carpet, furniture, beds, etc, so we wanted to share tips on how to stop your cat from peeing a product that can help, and to help you understand why they might have started peeing outside the litterbox in the first place. Hopefully we will get you from scrubbing back to snuggling (or giving your affection from afar depending on what your cat is in the mood for) in no time!

Check with your vet to make sure your cat isn’t having any sort of medical issues

  • There are some serious medical conditions that can cause your cat to pee outside of the litter box, so your first step should be to make sure nothing is wrong health-wise

Make sure to fully clean the area where they’ve sprayed (peed)

  • The scent could attracting them for follow up sprays
  • You can use soap and water, or a recommended urine stain and odor remover, however do not use ammonia-based or bleach cleaners – this will attract your cat back to pee again!

Follow litter box “golden rules”

  • Make sure there is one more litterbox than cats in the home (ex: if you have two cats, there should be 3 litter boxes)
  • Keep the litter boxes as clean as possible, scooping at least once a day
  • Make sure litter boxes are easily accessible, and placed in different areas throughout the house
  • Change your litter every three weeks or so, and wash the box with mild dish soap and hot water. If the box smells so bad that you feel the need to use strong chemicals to clean it, then it needs to be replaced! Remember, if it smells bad to you, it smells really bad to the cat due to their superior sense of smell!
  • Make sure your litter box is in a different area than your food and water bowls!
  • If you live in a multi-level home, make sure you have a litter box on each level

Make sure your home is a happy place for your cat

  • Add vertical enrichment options (like a scratching post, or a cat condo to play on). If you have multiple cats, be sure you have plenty of these in different rooms in the home
  • Play with your cat, and provide toys and stimulation
  • Spraying can be a sign that your cat is feeling stressed, so anything you can do to reduce that, can help with your peeing and spraying issues

Use ThunderEase for Cats – Powered by Feliway

  • ThunderEase for Cats is a drug free, calming pheromone diffuser that mimics the natural feline facial pheromone. Cats use this to mark their environment as safe by rubbing their cheeks on objects. The diffuser helps the cats feel calm and confident in the environment and helps reduce signs of stress
  • ThunderEase for Cats is clinically proven to reduce peeing outside of the litter box for 90% of cats and kittens
  • Owners often see results within the first 7 days
  • We realize that no product works for 100% of animals, so we offer a 100% money back guarantee if ThunderEase doesn’t work for your cat

Success Stories

“I recently bought ThunderEase for Cats and everything has changed. In addition to being sweet and loving she is now a snuggle cat that has stopped throwing up, she is no longer bloated, her fur has stopped shedding and she is no longer peeing on the floor.”

“I can never run out of ThunderEase. If I do, what a difference it makes in my cats. I have 3 plugged in around the house and it makes my very ornery older cats quite calm most of the time.”

“My 12+ year old male cat started peeing and pooping where he shouldn’t. I purchased this product, and am very happy with it. I also bought the spray. Together they work fantastic! The peeing has stopped, mostly, unless I forget to refresh the spray several times a day.”

“After we moved, I guess our cat got nervous (or upset that he has to share space with the dog) and began peeing on everything he laid down on. We’re going to get blood work done to check for kidney issues (better safe that sorry) but once we plugged this in, and clean his litter box at least once a day, no more marking problems. We love this product. “

“This “bleep” works!! had a cat going on a peeing rampage. put the collar and these thru the house. and. Huge difference. I used to have to keep him in one room when I left for work. but now. he’s calmer and a pee free house”

Why do Cats Pee Outside the Litter Box?

Additional Helpful Hints

What Not to Do:

  1. Rub their nose in their urine, or in the sprayed area
  2. Scold your cat, and then carry him/her to the litter box
  3. Confine them to a small space with the litter box

Now you know how to prevent your cat from spraying, but if you are wondering why they’ve started in the first place, read on!

Why is my cat peeing outside of the litter box?

By nature, cats are clean and careful creatures, so if your cat has started to pee outside of the litter box, they could be trying to communicate something to you! Understanding the cause of why they’ve started spraying is an important step in eliminating it! Below is a list of common causes that could be causing the stress that is leading your cat to this unwanted behavior.