So look for CBD oils containing sardine oil instead, like Austin and Kat’s Purrfect Feline Formula. And if you must use a coconut oil-based CBD, make sure you get a concentrated one so your furry friend isn’t ingesting too much.
CBD’s main claim to fame is it’s ability to decrease inflammation and thus decrease chronic pain in mammals. Researchers at Cornell University fount that CBD oil is great at treating pain because they taret a receptor called the ‘villanoid receptor’ and prevent it from turing on.
Although talk of CBD has been around the use for humans and dogs, cats are just as much a part of our family – so that brings up a big question: Can CBD help them live their best lives, too? There are a lot of reasons to think the answer may be yes.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD OIL FOR CATS?
Still, we can’t say for 100% sure because there just isn’t any long-term studies (yet!) to confirm our suspicions. We do know that CBD appears to be as safe for cats as it is for dogs . One project found large doses could cause side effects but said THC contamination was probably to blame. That same study also found that CBD was absorbed and eliminated differently in cats than it was in pups, which may mean modifying our doses for cats.
Charlie, or Char-Char, for example, is a lazy 25-pound orange tabby cat. He would have a starting serving of 5mg of CBD and can increase to 10mg if 4mg is not enough for him.
CBD is also an excellent neuroprotector which makes it great at treating neurological disorders like seizures and epilepsy.
That’s how CBD works. It takes the place of these endocannabinoids. When they aren’t delivering the instructions we need them to, or when the system is under more stress than normal, then CBD can help bring everything back to a state of homeostasis.
Plants are then carefully harvested and monitored to ensure quality.
Give once daily, preferably over food, or orally. May be given twice daily if desired results are not achieved.
Other Ingredients: Coconut or Palm Oil
Give additional 1/2 mL for each 10 pounds over 65 lbs. Individual pet results may vary. Once desired result is observed, consult your veterinarian about reducing administration levels.
Phytocannabinoids (NMXCB1220™ Hemp Oil Extract)
Hemp plants are grown by select farmers from traceable cuttings to maintain consistency.
HempRx has 15 mg/ml of CBD
In this article, I am going to walk you through how to calculate a dose of CBD for your kitty.
11 lb (division sign) 2.2 = 5 kg
Choosing A Dose
I start with 0.2 mg/kg twice daily and work up to 0.5 mg/kg or higher twice daily. For the average 10 lb cat, this is 1 mg twice daily, working up to 2 mg twice daily. If you are using HempRx Soft Chewz, there are 1 mg in each chew. So, I recommend starting with one chew twice daily and increase to two chews twice daily.
If you are using HempRx, 1 mg equals 2 drops. I recommend starting with 2 drops twice daily and increase to 4 drops twice daily. If you are using HempRx Forte, 1 mg equals 1 drop. The starting dose would be 1 drop twice daily, increasing to 2 drops twice daily. I recommend staying at the starting dose for 2-3 days to ensure that your kitty tolerates CBD and the ingredients in the soft chew.
If you want to skip the calculations, I have a dosing chart here. However, if you want to calculate the dose yourself, here is how.
0.2 mg x 5 kg = 1 mg per dose