CBD is not only beneficial to humans, but to animals as well. Don’t worry because it will not make your cat “high”. Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is usually known, is an active ingredient in the hemp plant. It is one of over 100 cannabinoids found inside of the plant. However, unlike THC, which is a cannabinoid typically found in marijuana, it does not give you or your cat a euphoric sensation. Nonetheless, it produces several positive changes in the body for cats.
Cats can benefit from CBD treats. CBD targets the endocannabinoid system, which is a complex system of receptors throughout the body in areas like the brain, skin, digestive system, nervous system, and more that helps restore balance. This makes it effective in treating a variety of health conditions.
In cats, CBD can relieve inflammation and pain. Pain is usually a symptom of a health condition such as arthritis. Even though it is true that inflammation comes with the healing process, it still causes discomfort or pain.
If you give CBD treats to your cat, it will interrupt or suppress the pain signals in its brain. Hence, your cat will feel much better. In addition, it will reduce inflammation.
CBD can also relieve cancer symptoms as well as cancer treatment side effects in cats, such as vomiting and nausea. Studies have shown that CBD is an effective antiemetic, which is a treatment for nausea.
Moreover, CBD can alleviate the stress your cat experiences. Some cats tend to have separation anxiety which CBD treats can help.