Bombay Cat breed: CBD & Its Benefits :Though cats are generally born with strong immune systems, they can still fall severely sick. With that said, It’s harder to cure them of it than doing precautionary measures, which could cost a lot of money and stress on your part.
Blue Cross For Pets has made a guideline on how to care for a sick cat, from determining what they’re ailing, to administering their medicines (tips and tricks on how to make them take it too). But we all could agree on the saying, “prevention is better than cure”. At least, if your pet is sickly by nature because boosting their health to near immunity is another thing. Read more here: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-advice/caring-your-sick-cat.
Whether your cat is sickly, in the process of preventing sickness, or relatively healthy, CBD is still a great investment in their health. It can act as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiemetic, and even an appetite stimulator. If anything, CBD also proves to give your cats a shinier and healthier coat than before.
Being a household name for a few years now, this product boasts a lot of testimonies and anecdotes but earns its infamous reputation due to a lack of scientific studies and circulating rumors. Read on and find out evidence and facts about CBD and how it can help your feline friend.
CBD Origin And Safety
CBD is a shorter term for Cannabidiol. It’s a phytocannabinoid found in heaps in hemp and scarcely present in marijuana, thus making the former its direct source for cannabidiol-derived products. The latter can be a potential source, but it is highly discouraged because of its cannabinoid count (more on THC than cannabinoid). There are several differences between cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol, but we will only discuss the important ones in regards to your cat breeds.
First, it should be noted that cannabidiol is not psychoactive. This means, unlike THC, it cannot induce a “high” feeling to the user, and instead it gives the benefits alone. This lack serves as an asset to cannabidiol as CBD-users, as hemp and the compound is considered schedule 5 by the FDA. Schedule 5 is a category that houses substances and drugs that have little to no risk of dependence and overdose, which cannabidiol is also unable to induce.
Second, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a compound found to be a dominating majority in marijuana. Thus, because of this, it is a restricted schedule 1 substance. This makes it unfit for Bombay cats (as you can check here) and their owners, as THC is poisonous to their pets. Just a small gram of this compound can already potentially put their cats at risk for severe vomiting, psychological changes, coma, or even death.
Lastly, it is important to check the label of your products prior to giving them to your cats. Compare it to the COA found on your company’s website, which should be public and accessible to both the customers and the public due to its importance. If it isn’t, you can request it from the company, and if they refuse, take it as a red flag and do not purchase (or repurchase again). It’s your right as a customer to read their 3rd party lab tests and they clearly have something to hide if they refuse your request.
Benefits CBD Can Bring
- Aches and Pains
Perhaps the most common reason why cat lovers and owners alike cross paths with CBD. Osteoarthritis and other joint pain illnesses that cause discomfort are common in aging cats (even young ones with hereditary diseases have them) but it doesn’t mean it should be inevitable as their increasing year count. Cannabidiol products are perfect as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory in this case and can double as an immune system booster as well.
This one is an unpopular use of CBD, and one of the most potent because of its sedation effect on the feline’s body. Anxiety can be reduced by CBD through the increase of serotonin in their brain, which cannabidiol stimulates the secretion of.
This works just like an anxiolytic, except that CBD has other benefits like appetite stimulation and omega-3s and other minerals at their disposal. It also goes into detail about the type of CBD you can give your cat.
One of the most unsurprising effects of cannabidiol on the feline body is relaxation and sleep. It has a sedative effect, but to kitties that keep you up awake at night, cannabidiol can knock them right out (with no harmful side-effects, of course).
Note that the need for sleep in your cat’s body can also be relative to the duration of its sleep. If it has been lacking sleep for several hours, its sleep can be just as long, or more, to keep up with its bodily needs.