How Hemp Extract Can Benefit Your Cat
Anyone who owns a cat will know that they become a central figure in any home; they are literally part of the family. Full of personality, loving and affectionate, there is nothing sadder than seeing your feline friend out of sorts or in pain. While traditional medicine offers a variety of treatments for your ailing pet, more and more people are seeking alternative, natural therapies for the beloved feline in their lives. That’s where our Hemp Extract for Cats comes in: it’s holistic, treating the whole animal, not just the symptoms. Whether you’re looking to help your pet with pain, inflammation or anxiety, Hemp Extract offers a range of benefits.
How Does Hemp Extract Work?
Cats are similar to humans, not just in terms of our playfulness and love for naps, but anatomically as well. In fact, both species have an endocannabinoid system: a network of receptors throughout the body which regulate inflammation, sleep cycle, mood, and immune response. Hemp Extract improves the functioning of this system, thus promoting wellness, improving sleep and combating pain1, stress and anxiety2. And in the case of our ‘Wellness for Cats’ oil, there are a number of other benefits too, with our special blend of plant-based vitamins and minerals promoting healthy skin and a glossy coat. We’ve even made sure that the flavor is right for your feline family member: Savory Salmon, meaning that you can simply add it to food with no risk of an upturned nose. Your cat will love it!
Now that we’ve covered how a Hemp Extract works, let’s take a look at the benefits for your cat.
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Cats are genetically preconditioned to hide pain, so it can be really hard to tell if your kitty is suffering from arthritis. Traditionally, osteoarthritis has been a condition associated more commonly with dogs, but a 2011 study found that 82% of elderly felines had arthritis in at least one joint. Signs that your feline friend is in pain include reclusiveness, incontinence, altered sleep patterns, limping and poor grooming. If you’re at all concerned, it’s worth considering a Hemp Extract: it works as a highly effective, natural anti-inflammatory for cats. Not only has it been shown to reduce inflammation, but it also halts any further spread.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pancreatitis are growing issues among the feline population. Cats with IBD display a variety of symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss. Hemp Extracts’ anti-inflammatory properties help to combat these symptoms, getting your purr-ball back on the path to wellness.
Many cats go through phases of being stressed or anxious, usually because of a change in environment, neighborhood disputes with other animals, or poor health. Untreated, a cat who was once happy-go-lucky may decline into a sad and grumpy state. Unhappy cats tend to go off their food, become increasingly disheveled or display behavioral problems. Hemp Extract help by reducing cortisol, the stress hormone. By alleviating the feeling of stress, your feline chum can get back to being him or herself.
We don’t yet know exactly why, but humans and animals who use hemp extracts during cancer treatment have been found to live longer and with a better quality of life. If your cat is suffering from cancer, then a hemp extract is worth considering. By reducing pain, inflammation and stress levels, these supplements can go a long way to making your pet’s remaining time as comfortable as possible.
General Wellness: Coat, Skin and Immune System
Our Wellness for Cats oil contains a range of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals, such as omega 3 and omega 6, zinc, calcium, iron and vitamins A, C and E. All of these combine for a wonderful, glossy coat rooted in healthy skin. The oil also acts as an immune booster and immunosuppressant, promoting long-lasting wellness for your four-legged friend.
What to Look for When Buying Hemp Extract
When picking the best option for you and the pets in your home, we would recommend considering the following:
Where and how was the hemp farmed? Is it organic and free of pesticides?
What was the extraction method? Some are safer than others when it comes to kitties, and we would avoid hemp extracts that have been produced using harsh chemicals, such as ethanol.
Concentration: is the hemp extract pure enough to be effective?
What else is in the bottle? Always check all the listed ingredients. Ideally, the hemp extract should be as unadulterated as possible.
What About Side Effects?
Full Spectrum Hemp Extract is designed to produce little to no side effects in cats, as long as you get the dosage right. Too much hemp extract can make your kitty sedate. If they start sleeping more than normal, or if their behavior starts to change a lot, consult your veterinarian. Some cats that are allergic to grass can also be allergic to hemp – it’s rare, but it can happen.
Wellness for Cats is suitable for both cats and kittens; indeed its clever design allows for incremental dosage increases, meaning that cats of all sizes can benefit from it. Start with just a drop in your pet’s food, and see how you get on, increasing the dosage by tiny amounts until you observe a happier, healthier kitty. For peace of mind, it is also 100% THC-free, 100% organic, and grown on US farms free of solvents, pesticides and GMOs.
Always talk to your veterinarian before embarking on a new course of treatment for your beloved pet. If you’d like to find a veterinarian who specializes in natural remedies, it’s worth contacting the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Their website has a useful Find A Vet section which can put you in touch with a specialist in your local area.
Have you used a hemp extract for one of your feline family members? We’d love to hear from you!