CBD Oil for Cats
You’ve likely heard about CBD for humans, but did you know it can benefit your cat too? CBD is a natural, non-euphoric compound in the hemp plant and comes in many shapes and forms. One of its most popular forms is CBD Oil for Cats!
CBD has many potential health benefits for cats, including reducing worry and promoting a healthy coat and skin. CBD may be worth considering if you’re looking for a natural way to improve your cat’s health. Here’s everything you need to know about natural CBD oil before shopping!
CBD OIL FOR CATS — WHAT IS IT?
CBD is a natural compound found in the hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-euphoric, meaning it won’t make your cat feel “high.”
CBD Oil for cats is exactly what it sounds like — imagine your favorite CBD oil, except this one is made with pets in mind!
Hemp-derived CBD oil is CBD-rich hemp oil, and just like other forms of CBD, it has all the same benefits for your cat. CBD oil can help ease nervousness, provide relaxation, maintain happy moods, and even help relieve discomfort or soreness.
How Does It Work?
Hemp CBD oil works by interacting with your pet’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis — or balance — in the body. CBD oil helps support the ECS in its work by assisting with communication between cells.
IS CBD OIL SAFE FOR CATS?
Yes, CBD oil is generally very well-tolerated by cats. CBD oil has no known negative side effects for pets and is often recommended by veterinarians as a natural way to support your pet’s health.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL & HEMP OIL?
Though they come from the same plant family (Cannabis sativa L), CBD oil and hemp seed oil are a bit different, and each have their own benefits. Let’s break down what makes each of them unique.
CBD is present in the flowers, leaves, and stems of cannabis plants. CBD oil is created by extracting this CBD from hemp plants. There are a handful of different extraction methods that brands can choose to employ. However, the most reputable, premium brands only use clean methods to extract their CBD oil.
Like all other CBD products, CBD oil has many short and long-term benefits! It’s often praised for its versatility and for how easy it is to administer to both humans and pets. CBD oil is also non-toxic and non-euphoric, so it shouldn’t ever cause a “high.”
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil comes from — you guessed it — hemp seeds! This oil is extracted through a cold-pressing method. This is similar to the method used to turn olives into olive oil!
Hemp seed oil contains omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C, and E. That said, it contains little to no CBD and will not have the same wellness benefits as CBD oil.
However, hemp seed oil is still a healthy, nutrient-rich oil that you can use in various ways. It’s commonly used as cooking oil or added to skin care products and is great for pets and pet parents alike.
How Is Our CBD Oil Made?
We make our CBD Oil using a clean, CO2 extraction method. This method uses heat and pressure and avoids unnecessary solvents. This ensures that your CBD oil is free from heavy metals and other residues sometimes left behind by other extraction methods.
After their formulation, we send our oils for testing in third-party labs to ensure quality and potency. These labs provide Certificates of Analysis (COAs), which affirm testing results. Because transparency is important to us, we make sure these reports are public for your viewing, too!
BENEFITS OF CBD FOR CATS?
Pet CBD (including pet CBD oil) is easy to administer and has a lot of benefits, especially for cats!
Not only is it easy to administer, but CBD oil goes down easily, too! And to make our CBD Oil easier to digest, we’ve chosen hemp seed oil as our carrier oil. Simply add a few drops to your pet’s food or water bowl, and they’ll be good to go for up to 6 hours.
CBD oil is a great way to provide relief for your cat and can help ease discomfort from various ailments. It’s also been known to help reduce aches and soreness — whether your cat is experiencing discomfort from hours of zoomies or a more serious issue, CBD can lend a helping hand.
Did you know that CBD is really helpful in reducing nervousness in cats? CBD oil can help to ease tension and promote relaxation. CBD oil is non-toxic and has no known negative side effects, making it a safe option for uneasy kitties.
If your cat’s playtime gets in the way of everyone else’s sleep schedules, CBD may be the answer you’ve been looking for! CBD oil can help regulate your cat’s sleep patterns, promoting restful sleep and a healthy daytime routine. CBD oil is also non-habit-forming, so you can use it without worrying about addiction or dependence.
Is your cat a picky eater? CBD oil can help to regulate your cat’s appetite! It can help increase hunger in cats who may be picky or for those who have lost their appetite due to worry or environmental stressors.
Promotes Healthy Coat and Skin
CBD oil is great for cats with dry, itchy skin or a dull coat. It can even help soothe irritation and promote and maintain a healthy coat and skin. Since CBD oil works best when fed to your cat, we recommend long-term use if you want to help sustain your cat’s shiny coat.
Dosage Suggestions — CBD Oil for Cats
If you’re new to CBD, you’re probably wondering how much CBD oil to give to your cat. While there are no official dosing guidelines yet, we’ve worked with our cannabis experts to help create a simple-to-follow dosing guide so you can easily figure out your pet’s perfect CBD oil dosage.
If your cat’s never tried CBD before, you’ll want to start them off with a smaller dose of CBD oil. We always recommend starting small if your cat’s never had CBD before so that you can better gauge their tolerance to CBD. To find a good beginner dose for your cat, you can calculate their regular dose and then cut it in half.
For a regular-sized dose, we suggest 0.25 mg of CBD per every 1 lb. of bodyweight:
- Example 1: If your cat weighs 8 lbs., you’ll want to administer 2 mg of CBD oil or 6 drops.
- Example 2: If your cat weighs 15 lbs., you’ll want to administer 3.75 mg of CBD or about 11 and a half drops.
For a stronger dose, we suggest 0.5 mg of CBD per every 1 lb. of bodyweight:
- Example 1: If your cat weighs 10 lbs., you’ll want to administer 5 mg of CBD oil or 15 drops.
- Example 2: If your cat weighs 13 lbs., you’ll want to administer 6.5 mg of CBD or about 19 and a half drops.
Ways To Give Your Cat CBD Oil
Many people love CBD because of how versatile it is and how easy it is to administer. There are a handful of ways to give your cat CBD oil, and the method you choose will depend on your cat’s preferences.
1 – Direct Feeding
One of the simplest ways to give your cat CBD oil is to administer it directly into their mouth. Though this method may be trickier for beginners, it’s great if you’re already accustomed to giving your cats supplements or medications by mouth.
2 – Drop CBD Oil on Cat Food
If your cat is a little pickier, you can try adding CBD oil to their food by dropping it on top of their kibble or wet food. This method is a great way to get picky eaters to consume CBD oil, as the CBD oil will mix in with the smell and taste of their food.
3 – Drop CBD Oil on Cat Treats
Another great way to get your cat to consume CBD oil is by dropping it on top of their favorite treats. CBD oil has a neutral taste and smell, so your cat won’t be able to tell the difference between their regular treats and CBD-infused treats.
4 – Fish Oil + CBD Oil
If your cat is particularly finicky, you can try mixing CBD oil with fish oil. The strong taste and smell of fish oil will help mask the taste and smell of CBD oil, making it easier for your cat to consume. Plus, fish oil has a host of its own health benefits, so you’ll be giving your cat a double dose of goodness!
5 – Drop CBD Oil in Their Empty Feeding Dish
If your cat is resistant to CBD oil, you can try dropping a few drops into their empty feeding dish. As they lick the bowl clean, they’ll consume the CBD oil and won’t even realize it!
QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN CBD OIL FOR CATS
When shopping for CBD oil for your cat, there are a few factors you should keep in mind to ensure you only purchase the highest quality products. One of the best indicators of a good product is ingredients!
Keeping a list of ingredients you do want, and ones you want to avoid can help you buy the perfect product for you and your pet. We’ve listed some of the best and worst ingredients to help you get started!
Ingredients To Look For
- Hemp seed oil: Hemp seed oil is a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential nutrients for cats. Fatty acids help to support a healthy coat and skin, as well as a healthy immune system.
- Salmon or fish oil: Salmon or fish oil is another great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. In addition to the benefits mentioned above, omega-3s can also help reduce swelling throughout the body.
- Flaxseed oil: This oil is a plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids. It’s a great option for cats who are allergic to fish or who don’t like the taste of fish oil.
- Chamomile: This calming herb can help reduce cats’ worry and nervousness. It’s also a great option for cats who suffer from separation anxiety.
- Lavender: Lavender is another calming herb that can help soothe and relax cats.
Ingredients To Avoid
- Sugar: Cats don’t process sugar well, and it can cause them to experience an upset stomach.
- Artificial flavors: These can be harsh on your cat’s stomach and may cause them to experience an upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Propylene glycol: This ingredient is used as a preservative in some CBD oils but can be toxic to cats in large doses. Avoid CBD oils that contain propylene glycol and look for products that use natural preservatives instead.
- 5F-ADB: This synthetic cannabinoid is often found in illegally sold CBD oils. It can be toxic to cats, so avoid CBD oils that contain this ingredient.
- Dextromethorphan (DXM): DXM is a cough suppressant often found in unregulated or illegal marijuana-derived CBD oil. It is toxic to cats and can cause serious health problems. Avoid CBD oils that contain DXM.
- Chemicals: Harsh chemicals, such as pesticides, herbicides, and solvents, can be toxic to cats. We always suggest checking for COAs when shopping to help ensure you buy a product that doesn’t contain any residual chemicals.
- Arsenic, lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals: These metals can be toxic to humans, so it’s no surprise they’re toxic to cats too! Ingesting heavy metals may cause a series of health problems.
CBD OIL FOR CATS — WHY CHOOSE CHEEF BOTANICALS?
Cheef Botanicals is proud to be one of the leaders in the hemp industry — but what exactly is it that sets us apart from others and makes us so great?
USA Grown Hemp
All of our products contain USA-grown hemp, but why is this important? Hemp grown in the United States is more likely to follow higher regulation standards than imported hemp. This means it’s more likely to be of premium quality and not contain any other unwanted byproducts.
Products containing USA-grown hemp are also more likely to contain the concentration of cannabinoids that they claim to have. Hemp-derived products that don’t contain American hemp are more likely to have more or less CBD than what you’re paying for, which is especially worrying when it comes to pet products.
Clean CO2 Extracted CBD
There are many ways to cheaply extract CBD, but most of these methods aren’t the best for you. Methods that use chemical solvents to extract CBD often leave bits of this solvent behind, which in turn end up in your products.
This is why all the products sold by Cheef Holdings contain CBD that we extracted using the CO2 method! As we mentioned above, this method uses pressure and heat to safely extract the CBD and doesn’t leave any heavy metals or byproducts behind.
Natural, Organic, & Vegan Ingredients
Aside from using the most premium hemp we can get our hands on, we also want to ensure that our products are accessible and beneficial for everyone. That’s why we work hard to ensure all our products are natural and organic!
You can rest assured that all our products are:
- Free of GMOs
- Free of artificial colors or flavors
- Suitable for vegans
Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Many brands and products claim to contain great ingredients, but how can one be so sure? This is where Certificates of Analysis come into play! These third-party lab reports verify that your CBD products contain just as much CBD as they claim to have and confirm they are high-quality.
As we mentioned earlier, we ensure all the products we carry get sent for testing in third-party labs — including all the HolistaPet pet products we offer! You can view these reports on the Why Cheef? tab of our site navigation menu.
Our Customer Reviews
Looking for a second opinion on our CBD Oil? People are talking about Cheef, and they have a lot of wonderful things to say! We’re proud to have high ratings and reviews across our products and on notable platforms like Trustpilot and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Check out our reviews to learn more about how they’ve helped people like you. They may be able to help you decide the best product for your needs and show you why people keep coming back for more products from Cheef!
We know people change their minds, and we think you should only have to spend your money on things that improve your wellness and bring you joy. That’s why if you’re not happy with your purchase for any reason, we offer a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee!
To learn more about our return policy, check out our Refund/Return Policy page.
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Cheef Botanicals CBD Oil for Cats — Size & Strength Options
Here at Cheef, we know that every individual (pets included!) is special and has their own unique needs. That’s why we carry a wide selection of size and strength options so that you can pick the perfect potency for your pet!
- 150 mg CBD — for pets under 20 lbs.
- 300 mg CBD — for pets 20-60 lbs.
- 600 mg CBD — for pets 60-100 lbs.
- 1200 mg CBD — for pets 100-160 lbs.
- 3000 mg CBD — for pets over 160 lbs.
What Potency Should I Get for My Cat?
Though we offer CBD pet oils that contain up to 3000 mg of CBD, we don’t necessarily recommend our most potent formulations for cats. Depending on your cat’s weight, most cats would benefit from the 150 mg or 300 mg formulas, which are best for smaller animals.
Our strongest oils are best for bigger animals like dogs or horses since they need stronger potencies to experience the benefits of CBD.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Still have some questions? We’ve got answers!
Does Cheef Botanicals deliver to my state?
Cheef Botanicals delivers to all states where cannabis can be legally sold! While CBD products are federally legal, some states have their own regulations, so we always recommend researching your state’s rules before shopping.
Is shipping actually free for every order?
Yes! Our default shipping is fast and free, with no purchase minimum required.
If you’re looking to receive your CBD Oil for Cats even more quickly, we also offer faster shipping options available at check out:
- Standard ($10): Up to 5 business days after processing
- Expedited ($25): Up to 3 business days after processing
Cat CBD Oil ingredients
Here at Cheef Botanicals, we believe in the power of simplicity — and with quality like ours, our formulas can’t be beat! Our CBD Oil for Dogs & Cats only contains two premium ingredients:
- Broad spectrum CBD oil
- Hemp seed oil
That’s it! We never use fillers, artificial flavors, or preservatives in our products.
When should I give my cat CBD?
If you’re looking to help your cat reach better sleep, an hour before bed is usually the best time. Otherwise, you can give your cat CBD at any time of day!
While some cat owners like to give their pets one full dose at a time, you can also opt to split their dose. Try giving them a half dose in the morning and a second half dose in the evening. This is a good option if you want to prolong the benefits of your cat’s CBD but want to do so without increasing their dosage.
Can I give my cat CBD oil every day?
Yes, you can give your cat CBD oil every day. Long-term CBD use can help promote your cat’s overall wellness, helping to regulate their sleep, maintain coat and skin wellness, and more.
Can I give my cat CBD oil on an empty stomach?
Yes, you can give your cat CBD oil on an empty stomach — you can even administer it to them by mouth if you both feel comfortable enough! Your cat will likely feel the effects faster than they would on a full stomach.
Should I give my cat regular or strong doses?
The kind of dose you give to your cat depends on their needs. If you’re only looking to help them calm down and relax or help provide them with discomfort relief, a regular dose will probably do. If you’re looking for help with regulating their sleep schedule or are looking for more serious discomfort relief, a strong dose may be better for your cat.
When will my cat feel the effects of CBD?
Your cat will likely feel the effects of CBD oil within 30 minutes to an hour. This time can vary depending on factors like your cat’s size, when they last ate, and how much they ate.
How long do the effects last?
The effects of CBD oils usually last for 4-6 hours. If you’re unsure about how your cat will respond to the effects, you can always start with a small dose and increase as needed.
Is CBD legal in the United States?
Yes, CBD is federally legal in the United States. As per the 2018 Farm Bill, as long as cannabis products are hemp-derived and contain less than or equal to 0.3% D9 THC, they’re legal in the states.
What’s the difference between broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD?
While full spectrum products contain a small amount of THC, broad spectrum products don’t contain any. This makes them great for those looking to avoid THC for any reason!
Cheef Botanicals carries HolistaPet CBD Oil for Dogs & Cats, which is broad spectrum. This means that you won’t ever have to worry about your pet feeling “high.”
Does CBD oil expire?
Yes — like all-natural products, CBD oil does expire. With proper storing, our CBD Oil generally lasts for about a year.
Though it doesn’t go “bad” after expiring, CBD oil will lose potency over time, so we recommend using all your product before its expiration date.
How do I store CBD oil?
The best way to store CBD oil is in a cool, dry, dark place. Keeping your CBD oil away from heat and humidity will help it retain potency and last longer.
Are there possible side effects?
Although Full Spectrum CBD oil is generally well-tolerated, side effects do sometimes occur. This is especially true if your cat is new to CBD or has a lower tolerance for it.
Luckily, these side effects are normally mild and short-lived! Possible side effects may include:
- Dry mouth
- Shifts in hunger or thirst
- Upset stomach
- Mild diarrhea
Can I give my cat too much CBD?
Pet owners can rest assured that there are no documented cases of animals (or people) overdosing on CBD. However, having too much of a good thing is still possible!
If your cat consumes too much CBD for their size or tolerance, they may experience mild side effects, as we mentioned above. You can ease many of these side effects by providing your cat with water and allowing them to sleep off the CBD.
Disclaimer: If you believe your cat is experiencing a more serious intolerance to CBD, discontinue use. We highly suggest reaching out to a trusted veterinary professional for professional advice and care.
What to do if I give my cat too much CBD?
If your cat’s consumed too much CBD for their size, the best thing you can do is provide them with water and let them sleep it out. CBD’s effects should only affect your cat for a few hours, meaning that any side effects experienced will fade away with time, too.
FINAL THOUGHTS — CBD OIL FOR CATS
Giving your cat CBD oil is a great way to provide them with natural relief from various issues — from discomfort to nervousness and everything in between. If you’re considering giving CBD oil to your cat, be sure to do your research first and talk to your vet about the best course of action for your feline friend.
The best CBD oil can be a great addition to your cat’s wellness routine — just remember to start slow and increase as needed! And as always, shop with a premium brand like Cheef Botanicals. We’ve got all your pets’ needs covered — and your needs, too!