Benefits of Hemp Oil For Your Kitty
We have talked about the benefits for dogs in our blog. But, we haven’t focused much on cats. Hemp oil, as you can tell from our website, is used to help cats as well.
Every cat has their own personality and may react differently to the effects of hemp oil. For some cats, it will simply take the edge off of how they are feeling. For others, it may make a world of difference.
If you speak with a holistic or alternative veterinarian, most will agree hemp oil is generally safe for cats and rarely has any side effects.
Disclaimer: You should always consult with a veterinarian regarding your specific cat to ensure this option is what is best for them.
Hemp Oil Safety for Cats
Be certain to provide the proper dosage to your cat to ensure maximum benefits are provided. Being aware of your specific cat’s necessary dosage will ensure your cat’s safety.
The most important take-away here in the safety portion is:
Never give your pet marijuana. Hemp-based products are completely different than THC-based marijuana plants. Marijuana is toxic to cats. Hemp is not.
In basic terms, hemp oil is derived from hemp plants. THC comes from marijuana plants.
Adding Hemp Oil to Your Cat’s Diet
Hemp oil for cats is trending due to its powerful, positive effects. The ‘cat-version’ often comes in the form of a tincture with a dropper. This gives you the ability to control the dosage your cat receives.
We know you want your cat’s health to improve as quickly as possible. But, introducing large amounts of hemp oil frequently won’t help any more than introducing the proper dosage at the proper times (your veterinarian or a holistic veterinarian can help you with this).
You can administer the hemp oil directly into your cat’s mouth with the dropper or add it to her favorite treats. Or, you can even mix it in with her cat food.
Don’t expect immediate results. Just like everything else, your cat’s body (and ours and our dog’s bodies) take time to adjust.
The Benefits of Hemp Oil for Your Cat
We aren’t going to go in depth in this article regarding all the benefits, but instead we would like to provide you with a list of what hemp oil can help with. We will discuss each individually in other articles to come so keep an eye out!
The following have been found to improve with hemp oil:
- Reduces swelling
- Chronic pain
- Intestinal inflammation
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Hormone balance
- Skin conditions
- Fur loss
Remember, every person, cat, or dog, is different. Just as people are different, dogs are different. This is the same for cats. Every cat has her own unique body with her own unique needs.
Speak to a holistic veterinarian regarding your specific case with your cat. He will be able to determine the proper dosage and inform you of which benefits you should expect to see over time for your cat's specific condition.