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How to Help a Cat With Pain or Anxiety Using Natural Solutions

by Route 40 Home & Wellness

It’s never easy to see our family members in pain. Fortunately, methods of natural pain management exist that allow us to safely and effectively provide relief. CBD oil is a wholly natural product that harnesses the benefits of the cannabis plant without overstimulating the brain with THC compounds.

Can I give CBD oil to my cat?

The effects of CBD oil on cats appear to be aligned with how it works for humans. Like humans, felines have an endocannabinoid system filled with receptors for CBD particles. The body produces natural compounds similar in shape and function to cannabinoid compounds, and they serve to modulate the body’s physical, emotional, and mental states.

CBD in particular targets receptors called “vallinoid receptors”, according to research from Cornell University, and stops them from activating and triggering a negative response (such as sensations of pain or discomfort).

When sufficient doses of CBD are ingested by the cat, it can experience relief from pain, anxiety, and inflammatory disorders such as arthritis.

What’s more, CBD acts as a neuroprotective agent, meaning it can act to prevent neurological disorders from flaring up. As a result, it is commonly used to treat seizures and epilepsy in mammals of all kinds.

How much CBD oil should you give a cat?

At Route 40 in Richmond, Indiana, we offer 250 mg and 500 mg bottles of CBD oil with droppers for easy usage.

A cat weighing less than 10 pounds can take up to 5 mg every 8 hours, providing steady comfort from chronic or acute conditions, while cats weighing more can have their dose increased appropriately (a 15-pound cat, for example, can take 7.5 mg every 8 hours).

Are there any other remedies to help my cat with pain?

At Route 40, we also stock pet calming sprays, designed to calm your furry friend down and reduce their overall stress levels. All you need to do is give them a spritz behind the ears and on their paws. Made with all-natural ingredients, it also helps to alleviate separation anxiety and hyperactivity.

To find out more about CBD oil and pet calming sprays, contact us today, and to view it in our store click here


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