The rumor about the benefits of CBD hasn’t bypassed the animal world either. Many studies have shown that cannabidiol is safe for use in humans and animals. Both have an endocannabinoid system with receptors distributed throughout the body. More info find on this page.
The bodies of mammals produce cannabinoids. They bind to these receptors, thus enabling the normal functioning of the endocannabinoid system. Receptors trigger many reactions in the organism and keep the body in balance.
For some reason, the mammal’s organism can cut the production of cannabinoids that activate these receptors. That can cause various disorders, like immunity drops, depression, inflammatory processes, and so on.
In cats, CBD oil is primarily used as a sedative (but without the ‘high’ effect). Refined senses of smell and taste help the cats to determine whether something is edible or not. That’s why they might don’t like the taste of hemp-based oil. It can be challenging for picky eaters’ owners to give the cannabidiol drops orally. So they must come up with other methods.
Use Meaty Aromas
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When you need instant effects of CBD (for example, your feline gets upset about noise or a stranger in the house), the oral ingestion is the best solution. If your pet is calm while you put a dropper in their mouth, consider yourself lucky. It is a more common situation that you give up on trying several times.
You may have made a mistake at the very beginning when choosing a hemp product for your pet. There is a good reason why some brands have special CBD oils for cats. They most often use salmon oil to make these products more palatable.
This ingredient benefits your pet for two reasons. The first is the meaty flavor, which cats adore. And the other is that cats can’t process fatty acids from most vegetable fats. Coconut, palm, and olive oils, used in human CBD oils, have no purpose in cat products.
Most felines don’t like to hang around their mouths much. If you don’t want to end up with scratches, better get CBD-infused kibbles or treats. Commercial pet edibles are enriched with cat-friendly aromas that your furry buddy finds yummy.
Sneak It into Food
The alternative of mixing CBD oil in feline food always works. If you get a hemp product that contains some fish oil, it will almost blend with the cat food ingredients. Always choose intense, cat-friendly flavors, which will mask the aroma of cannabidiol.
You can perform this maneuver with both purchased and homemade cat food. If you are cooking fresh meals for your pet, make sure that you do not pour CBD oil into hot food. When overheated, the oil gets a strange, bitter taste, and loses its potency.
Cats happily accept this method of cannabidiol application. If your pet suffers chronic inflammation or pain, eating a CBD-enriched meal will ease their discomfort. Through digestion, it takes more time for the body to absorb cannabidiol. But its effect lasts longer.
Put CBD Oil in Milk
Felines are not water lovers. They generally meet their hydration needs through wet food or milk. As seen on PetCBD Community website, full-fat milk can serve as an excellent camouflage to give your furry buddy a daily dose of cannabidiol.
You need to know approximately how much of this liquid your cat will drink at one time. In that amount, pour two to three drops of CBD oil. Anything beyond that can become suspicious, because the milk is neutral, and cat CBD oils often have a strong aroma.
Through food, CBD takes about an hour, an hour and a half to act. It has to be absorbed by the bloodstream and get to the brain. Cannabidiol will not work if given to a feline after an abundant meal. Apply this method in the morning or the evening. Give your pet a bowl of milk as a meal, not as a drink. When you give CBD oil to your feline for the first time, no matter which way, watch for a reaction. These animals generally respond well to cannabinoids. Cats have fewer endocannabinoid receptors than other mammals. That’s why they need higher doses of cannabidiol. If any side effects, such as vomiting or loss of appetite, occur, contact your vet.