Many cat owners are exploring natural, homeopathic remedies and supplements to try to ease the suffering and stress their cats may be experiencing. There’s a growing body of research that indicates that hemp oil may have positive effects on the endocannabinoid system that is part of all mammalian central nervous systems.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
This system was discovered in the 1990s by Israeli researcher Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. It’s a biological system whose main purpose is to maintain equilibrium through the network of receptors that are spread throughout the body. This system plays roles in the body’s other systems including the nervous system, digestive system, immune system, endocrine, and respiratory system as well as others. When your pet is given nutritive hemp oil, it interacts with their ECS (Endocannabinoid system) adding support where they need it most.
How does Hemp Oil Interact with our Endocannabinoid System?
The natural occurring phytocannabinoids found in hemp oil when ingested or applied topically can support the bodies ECS.
When our cats and dogs suffer from ailments that affect their nervous system, digestive system or immune system their body’s homeostasis or balance has been thrown off. And since we now know that the ECS helps to maintain a body’s balance, we can see how beneficial Hemp Oil can be to a pet’s diet to help maintain balance, homeostasis, and overall wellness.
Lower vet bills with hemp oil
Adding hemp oil to your cat’s diet may help to bring them some relief and well being to their daily lives. Also, folks have found that supplementing their pet’s diet with hemp oil can save money on expensive medical treatments or worry about side effects from prescription drugs. When cat and pet owners are proactive with helping to maintain their furry-friends’ overall wellness, it means fewer trips to vet clinics.
Giving cats medicines and supplements can often be a time of biting and scratching. With our hemp oil tincture, you won’t need to worry about trying to get your cat to take a pill or sneaking medicine into their food. The tincture can be directly applied to the neck or paws of your cat, where it will be absorbed into their skin. They may also lick at their paws ingesting the oil this way too. Giving your cat doses of hemp oil is easy for you and painless for your furry friend!
Will Hemp Oil get Cats High?
No! Just like humans who use hemp oil, using hemp oil for cats or dogs will not affect their cognitive functions or reaction times. Though both marijuana and hemp oil are derived from the cannabis sativa plant, hemp oil only contains trace amounts of THC (less than .3%). THC stands for the crystalline compound, tetrahydrocannabidol known to produce the psychotropic “high” of marijuana. Hemp oil is completely unlike marijuana-based products that contain much larger amounts of THC, which often have effects on the user’s psychoactive state. That means hemp oil has no psychotropic effects whatsoever and can be given to your pet without it impairing their normal life. Not having any substantial amount of THC also means that hemp oil is legal in all fifty states, and it doesn’t require a medical marijuana license. So, there’s no need to be concerned about legality when purchasing hemp oil for your cats.
Please be aware that to determine if hemp oil is right for your pet, it is recommended that you begin them with small dosages at the same time everyday and closely monitor their progress. Functional Remedies also recommends that you ask your veterinarian if hemp oil is the right medication for your pet.
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