23 Aug How can I help my Cat who is in pain?
Not only do we worry about the short long term health of your cat, sometimes it’s hard to know if your cat is in pain. There really is nothing worse than seeing your cat stiff, lame and in pain and struggling every day due to arthritis. Many Venetians will prescribe harsh pain killers to manage the pain, but the side effects of these pain killers can be tough on their stomachs, causing undesirable side effects. Harsh pain killers can be tough on the digestive tract, liver and pancreas. Some pain killers can help reduce pain, but will they do anything for your pets actual condition? Unfortunately, heavy painkillers can increase the deterioration of your cat’s joints. Some pet owners have spoken about the long term effect prescribed pain killers can have. If your cat can’t feel the pain, then it’s going to use the joint more and can cause further long term injury.
Natural Pain Management for your cat
For cats that are in pain, and you have noticed the condition worsen over time it’s time to try a natural way to manage the pain. We recommend adding CBD Oil to your cat’s diet. CBD oil for cats is a fantastic natural pain reliever with no nasty side effects. CBD oil has a natural anti-inflammatory effect, it is full of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA, DHA) have also been documented to be of help in cats with arthritis and pain.
How much CBD should you give your cat?
You may need to do some experimenting to find the right dose because every cat and every situation is different. The typical recommendation is 1 drop for a typical 5kg cat, but there is no known toxicity level.
Start with 1 drop of the recommended range and watch for calming effects that should occur within an hour. If not, you may want to give more CBD to total up to the upper dosing recommendation. Once you’ve found the right dose, your cat will seem calmer but not lethargic.