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Oils for Cats

With such an explosion of interest in natural or cannabis products people are starting to inquire to the medicinal use of CBD/Hemp/Humulus or other oils for are feline loved ones.

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One of the challenges that we have in the United States that is illegal for a veterinarian to talk about such products or recommend them. However, that hasn't stopped feline-parents from using them (see testimonies below). As you will see CBD/Hemp/Humulus and other oils are used by the public regarding to a number medical issues.


Is it safe?

As of this writing, there has been no scientific studies that specifically investigate the impact of CBD/Hemp/Humulus or other oils on our pets. However, there are many testimonials and Holistic Veterinary's that say the CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils are generally safe for cats(1).

One veterinarian uses CBD for many of her feline patients with excellent results. She states "I have been extremely impressed with the improvement in quality of life for so many cats and I want all cat parents to know about this powerful and natural resource." (2).

As with starting any new supplement or medication, you should always observe your loved one. Because CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils have low THC, it won t make him/her "high". As stated in our "Side Effects" section, the most common side effect is that he/she may get a little drowsy.

With Essential Oils, while most brands have been reported to being safe, you should follow some "good rule of thumb" rules. For example:

  • Keep the dilution of essential oils ration to water very low (at least 75% to 90% water);
  • The size of your loved one affects the amount of oil that can be topically applied;
  • You should always keep doors open so that pets are free to leave a room if necessary;
  • Keep essential oils away from the eye area and never put them directly into their ears;
  • If your pet is pregnant or nursing young, please consult with a veterinary health professional before starting any type of program;
  • Extra precauutions should be taken with cats, as they lack some of the liver enzymes that humans do have and thus diffusing essential oils for cats seems to be the best option, yielding the optimal results. They can't metabolize the oils like humans can!
Quality of Oils

As a feline-parent, our loved ones need us to take care of them, this includes doing our due diligence on the quality of the product before purchasing any CBD/Hemp/Humulus or other oils for use. You should make sure that your purchase has been laboratory tested by external agencies and is from a reputable source. With the market exploding (seems like something new every day) with CBD/Hemp/Humulus products , we want to reiterate how important "QUALITY" of the purchase is. Unlike other products, CBD/Hemp/Humulus and other oils are NOT REGULATED for felines, which means unfortunately, the market is very much a "Buyer Beware" environment. The last thing you want to do, is buy a natural product. With at a cheap price and find out it's not what you what you expected, just to save a few dollars. With CBD/Hemp/Humulus or other oils, you really get what you pay for, purchase from a reputable source. (see Testimonials below)

Special Reminder: In the United States, essential oils can be labeled 100% and actually contain only 5% oil. Meanwhile they are not required to disclose other possible toxins used as a filler which can cause adverse reactions in your feline (fur baby).

Legal Amounts

Products made with less than 0.3% THC are legal in all 50 states. Humulus oils are usually made from NON-THC plants, which make for a great source of oil.

Side Effects

Veterinarians have stated that there can be some adverse effects to giving your cat CBD oil, including gastrointestinal upset and some sedation, both of which can be relieved by discontinuing the use of the oil.

Also, it's worth nothing that while CBD oil is typically quite safe for cats and dogs, cannabis plants are not. For animals, there is a big difference between using CBD/Hemp/Humulus oils and cannabis plants (that contain THC) and there are lots of documentation of marijuana toxicity in cats, that nibble on the plants. (3)

Dosages

It is a good rule of thumb In the beginning you should use a small amount then observe, and increase if necessary over time.

You should always remember that 1) oils are usually used as a supplement (which means over time) and 2) that every feline is different so the effects will be different.

Feline Health Benefits

The following is a list of just some of the symptoms of medical issues that CBD/Hemp/Humulus and other essential oils have been reported to provide relief:


Allergies

Deteriorating Quality of Life

Chronic Pain

Digestive Issues

Anxiety/Stress

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Reduced Appetite

Cancer Issues

Arthritis

Digestive System Comfort

Fatty Tumors

Skin Problems

Glaucoma

Joint & Mobility Issues

Promotes Homeostasis

Anti-Inflammatory

Seizures

Multiple sclerosis

Obesity

Anticonvulsant

Testimonials

If you do a search of the internet, you can find all kinds of testimonials regarding using oils for our feline friends. Below are just some of the ones that were reported

Miki: "Gust, my cat loves when we combine Lavender and frankincense in the bedroom diffuser. He actually sleeps on the bed the entire night instead of running wild all night long, we are happy too."

White Cat

"My cats tolerate and benefit from Paragize, and especially love the diffuser regardless of EOs being used. As a matter of fact Felines, my cats anyway, love inhaling diffused EOs like lavender, frankincense, joy, citrus fresh and so many more"

"My cats Love Animal Scents cat treats from Young Living! Healthy ingredients and they still clamor for them"

"When I dust mop the floor with Thieves Household cleaner my cats ride the mop and I have no worries about them being harm by toxic chemicals!"

"She's an older cat and her owners said that along with her kidney disease, she started having very bad seizures. She was prescribed medication which was expensive, and this is when her owners gave CBD a shot. After starting with CBD, she's had no more extreme seizures, and her stress levels are way down. The old PJ is back and her parents are very thankful!"

After learning about CBD, his owners gave it a shot, and were thrilled with the results. Now when they travel, Gideon and his babysitters are no longer stressed out. He's also much less stressed when it's time to get groomed.

References:

(1) Dr. Gary Richter, Medical Director of Montclair Veterinary Hospital and Holistic Veterinary Care in Oakland, California Article " CBD Oil for Cats: What You Need to Know" written by Kate Hughes Http://www.petmd.com

(2) Dr. Angie Krause, DVM. | Allergies, Cannabis/Hemp, Cats, Cats and Dogs, Holistic Treatments Article "Cannabis 101: CBD for Your Cat" http://boulderholisticvet.com

(3) Dr. Liza Guess, Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. Article "CBD Oil for Cats: What You Need to Know" written by Kate Hughes Http://www.petmd.com

Product Suggestions:
CBD/Henp/Humulus oils
Young Living Essential Oils
Animal Scent Shampoo Animal Scent Dental Chews Animal Scent Ointment Animal Scent Infect Away

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Company Disclaimer:

None of these statements or products are intended to provide medical information and do not claim to cure or treat any disease. Always speak to your doctor about health concerns.

FDA Disclosure:

Any statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Special Note:

Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practitioner, drug testing company or employer.