For a long time, cannabis was considered a hippie weed or a so-called gateway drug. However, the old cultivated plant is celebrating a comeback in recent years, especially in the medical field. Cannabis for dogs and cats can be administered in the form of CBD drops and has been shown to be very effective in treating numerous symptoms. An overview.
Cannabis has been used successfully for therapeutic purposes in the United States for many years. Above all, it promises relief from chronic pain Backache and joint pain.
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Even with pets CBD is used more and more often. As the legal regulations for medical hemp products were loosened in Germany, there were also the first attempts at therapy in the cannabis treatment for cats.
The old cat (19) was in dire condition when she arrived at the office of trained veterinarian Sabine Schroll. But it could be helped well:
“I’ve been using CBD oil, which contains the non-intoxicating substances of cannabis, on the old cat for a long time.”
Obviously with good success: the older cat suffered from chronic pain, which thanks to the oil containing CBD have now apparently been drastically relieved. The doctor reports astonished at the success of the treatment on her Facebook site:
“On the left you can clearly see how the hair on the forehead stands on end and the facial expression appears slightly pinched. Right a relaxed and satisfied cat with a smooth forehead and a joy to relax. The only difference: cannabis “
Hemp oil for cats: what does science say?
Cat oil was previously only known in the form of fish oil or linseed oil. It helps, for example, when changing fur in the winter. No long-term studies on the use of CBD-containing oil in pets have been found so far. There are numerous pet owner testimonials on the internet that are extremely promising. Because it has almost no side effects and since the oil is generally well tolerated, it is now freely available and uniform Available on Amazon without prescription.
Incidentally, the cannabis ingredient CBD (cannabidiol) should not be confused with the intoxicating substance THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The extracted CBD has the property of not triggering intoxicating states and is therefore available for free.
Unlike CBD, the active ingredient THC can be harmful to cats’ health!
So who asks “Can cats be stoned?” It must be answered with an unequivocal YES. Unlike us humans, they experience the following High but as a pure horror journey, because your body can only break down the active ingredient very slowly. Treatment with home grown or purchased cannabis is therefore strongly discouraged!
Many cat owners wonder if CBD oil treatment is an option for their pet as well. Below, we want to answer the most important questions about cannabis for cats.
How does CBD work in the brain of cats?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a barely psychoactive cannabinoid found in female hemp. It has an anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic and nausea effect. In the mammalian brain, it binds to CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are naturally present in the brain, even in cats.
What diseases does oil help?
CBD-containing oil mainly helps relieve chronic pain. However, it can also be good support for general treatment of other symptoms. These include:
- Anxiety and panic
- Loss of appetite
Usually CBD-containing oil is chosen as a complementary treatment method. Treating a pet disease with oil alone seems to be the exception (again).
Cannabis for cats: can it be addictive?
Contains CBD-containing oil none intoxicating effect it is not addictive and can therefore also be used with pets. Caution is advised with preparations that do not clearly identify this active ingredient. For example, if the packaging simply says hemp oil, it is not 100% safe to use and should therefore be avoided.
Although CBD-containing oil is relatively harmless, the instructions for use in the package insert should be followed!
Should the vet prescribe CBD oil?
No. The oil was recently available in Germany without a prescription and can, for example can be ordered online. A cat suffering from chronic pain, for example, or could have a serious illness, should always go to the vet! The intake should also be discussed with the doctor.
My vet rejects cannabis oil on principle. What should I do?
Unfortunately, there are still doctors and veterinarians who are extremely critical of cannabis as a medicine. Often these doctors are not very well informed about the different and absolutely safe possible uses that this natural remedy offers in modern medicine.
Animal homeopaths are often more open-minded and also have a thorough understanding of CBD oil and Co. Many veterinarians are also trained in homeopathy. Anyone who finds one should include it in therapy.
Why is there CBD oil especially for pets?
Recently Over-the-counter oil containing CBD it was manufactured for use in humans. It usually contains a CBD dosage of up to 10%. Since dogs and cats are much smaller than humans, one is recommended for them about 2-3% lower dosage.
Bottom line: Medical cannabis products also promise good success with cats. They help with loss of appetite, relieve pain and help relieve anxiety. Although cannabis ever since Approved as a medicine in spring 2017 that is, many doctors are still critical of its use to this day. The reason is that cannabis is misused as a drug due to the THC it contains.
However, it does contain CBD-containing medical oil no THC whatsoever! Pet owners can help educate doctors about the positive benefits of cannabis. The international one, for example, offers serious information for those interested Working group on cannabis as medicine.
To exclude an overdose in principle, only those preparations should be used in cats that have been specially made for pets.
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