CBD for Cats Guide

Updated: Mar 3

Are you considering introducing CBD to your cat’s routine to improve their quality of life? It can be daunting to know where to start or how to separate stigma from fact, but we hope that this guide provides help. If you have any questions or concerns you can ALWAYS reach out to the Suzie’s team for additional information.⁣


Safety

CBD is a naturally occurring compound and runs no risk of abuse or overdose. Additionally, Suzie's makes sure that all of our products have been tested for content and contaminants and adhere to USDA organic standards.


Legality

CBD is federally legal with the guideline of containing less than .03% THC. It can be shipped and sold anywhere in the United States.


Will it Get my Cat "High"?

Nope! The feeling of being "high" is the result of the body's reward system being activated. CBD does not activate these receptors. In fact, studies have shown it might even inhibit them.


There would have to be a large quantity of THC in a product for this reward response to be activated which is not achievable under the legal limit for CBD products.

(*The legal limit of THC is .30% and Suzie's comes in at .03%)


Benefits

Pain Relief

CBD can alleviate swelling, inflammation, and pain from a variety of issues (arthritis, asthma, etc.).


Anxiety and Stress Reduction

CBD can help balance hormones and stimulate serotonin receptors. These benefits provide a sense of well being and calm for your cat.


Skin and Coat

CBD reduces inflammation and the effects of dry skin to make it softer, stronger, and shinier.


Digestive Balance

By reducing nausea and inflammation as well as stimulating appetite, many cats with digestive issues can find relief from digestive.


Overall Wellness

In addition to these above benefits, CBD can be preventive of chronic health problems and assist in daily wellness.


Dosage

As with any new introduction to your cat's routine, there's no need to rush with CBS! As a general guideline we recommend 1 mg for every ten pounds of weight, split into AM and PM administrations.


However, this is a general recommendation! Your cat and their needs are unique. You can increase as needed until their needs are met.


Side Effects

Generally, pet owners see little to no adverse side effects from CBD. That being said, every cat's system is different!


The important thing for cautious pet parents to remember is that you can never "overdose" on CBD. However, if you give too much too quickly you may see lethargy or softer stool. If these side effects happen you just need to reduce the dose you are providing.


Administering

If you've ever spent time with a cat you probably know most can be selective. Although the most direct method is by placing the oil into their mouth this can prove too difficult. Luckily, there are multiple ways to get cats to take CBD!


Treats

If you have a cat that loves treats then CBD cat treats in appetizing flavors are a great option.


Paws

If none of the other methods work, try placing CBD oil right onto your cat's paws pad. Instinctively cats will lick at anything placed there and will absorb the CBD that way.


Food

Most pet owners find putting their CBD oil directly into their cat's food is the easiest method. Some owners have found crushing up CBD treats onto their food is also helpful.



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