CBD For Cats
Being responsible for a pet’s health and happiness drives owners to explore various treatment opportunities. If you have a furry feline at home, you may want to take some time to learn about CBD oil.
People all over the world are choosing CBD to help with a variety of disorders from anxiety and insomnia to epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
Today, the FDA has already approved several CBD-based drugs to treat seizures and anorexia. With time, it’s likely to approve many more. While more studies need to be done to evaluate the effect of CBD oil on cats, many vets are already recommending it as an alternative treatment.
What is CBD for Cats Used For?
One of the main benefits of CBD oil is its ability to alleviate pain. Several studies have been done to show the positive effect of CBD on cats and dogs. The majority of the current research focuses on seizure control and pain reduction.
For example, a study published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science demonstrated that CBD could result in a significant decrease in pain for pets. Besides pain reduction, CBD can help cats with:
- FLUTD (Feline Urinary Tract Disease)
- IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
While each cat requires a personalized approach, CBD oil can alleviate painful and uncomfortable symptoms, thus improving your pet’s quality of life tremendously.
Benefits of CBD for Cats with Cancer
Cats with cancer suffer from the same symptoms as humans do. The most common types of cancer cats face are:
- Mast cell tumors
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Bone cancer
When cancer progresses, cats can feel pain and have such symptoms as diarrhea, difficulty breathing, sores that don’t heal, weight loss, and vomiting.
CBD can help cats with cancer by relieving pain associated with cancer treatment like radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery.
Since cats can’t understand the benefits of cancer treatments, they feel extremely anxious and stressed any time it’s administrated. Be it pills, shots, or surgery, your pet is likely to view treatments as highly stressful procedures.
For many cats, leaving their home is serious stress. If you need to take it to the vet frequently, discomfort is guaranteed. CBD oil can help alleviate the anxiety associated with cancer treatments and the changes in your cat’s everyday routine.
In addition to pain, stress, and anxiety relief, CBD oil can:
- Reduce inflammation
- Relief upset stomach
- Alleviate nausea
- Help with depression symptoms
While CBD can’t treat cancer in cats, it can be a highly useful additional therapy that improves the quality of your cat’s life during treatments and beyond.
Cbd oil for cats with cancer
Published: 09:08 GMT, 24 April 2018 | Updated: 15:55 GMT, 24 April 2018
A cat, who almost lost all of its nine lives after developing cancer, is purring again due to cannabis oil.
Ginge was close to being put down when he developed a large tumour on his paw.
His owner Jacek Matusiak, 35, from Burton, said: ‘Putting him to sleep was imminent. He had two strokes, an enlarged liver, significant weight loss and tumour growth to the front paw pad.’
Despite being prescribed antibiotics and steroids by his vet, nothing seemed to work, until Mr Matusiak started feeding his pet cannabis-oil laced food after reading about how a cancer patient used the drug to overcome the disease.
Within just two days of putting five drops of the oil in Ginge’s food, the cat’s tumour shrunk rapidly, as well as the skeletal feline friend gaining weight, regaining his balance and finding his voice again.
Mr Matusiak, who is speaking out to raise awareness of cannabis oil’s benefits, said: ‘Everything else didn’t work, but we believe it was the oil we gave him that helped him out.’
Ginge was given the nutritional supplement cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from cannabis and is legal in the UK. It does not contain any THC, which is the psychoactive component of marijuana that makes users ‘high’.
Ginge the cat, who almost lost his nine lives from cancer, is purring again after taking cannabis
Ginge was close to being put down when he developed a large tumour on his paw (left shows the growth before cannabis treatment, centre mid way through and right after)