Is Medical Cannabis Safe for Cats?

If you’ve read about what cannabis can do for your cats somewhere, then you need to know the answers to the questions below first, before focusing on growing cannabis 101.

What is CannaVet/Canna Companion?

This refers to the distinctive blend of cannabis sativa strains that is made to improve the medical blessings of the cannabis plant while lessening the “high-inducing” concentrations brought by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main ingredient of the plant.

Every capsule has a combination of phytocannabinoids, the primary group of compounds in the plant; terpenes, which aid in modulating the former; and flavonoids, which are potent anti-inflammatories found in various foods humans and pets consume.

Those capsules contain omega 3 & 6 fatty acids and vitamin B6 as well.

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How can it help my cat?

Research shows that cannabis can:

  • Improve appetite
  • Help decrease the severity of dementia
  • Serve as a neuroprotective agent minimizing seizure intensity and frequency
  • Lessen nausea and cancer-associated symptoms
  • Strengthen the immune system for conditions such as food allergies
  • Control inflammation and chronic pain related to pancreatitis, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD)
  • Reduce anxiety, increasing concentration during training sessions
  • Decrease bronchial spasms in asthmatics

Canna Companion can be the answer to various conditions because cannabis naturally contains compounds that affect the endocannabinoid system. This system is the internal pathway found in mammals. Almost every tissue has receptors that respond to the cannabis components.

However, it’s not designed to be the only treatment. Canna Companion works best when it’s provided together with other treatments. It usually allows a reduction in medications which might have significant unpleasant side effects. To calm you down, here’s a fact: hemp has no known pessimistic relations with other supplements or medications.

Will my cat get high?

Your cat won’t get high from Canna Companion because it concentrates on the non-THC parts of the cannabis plant which seem to have the best advantage, without making your cat high like what human recreational users wish.

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Is there a side effect?

Mild lethargy is the most common side effect, but it often subsides in three to four days. Softer stools are also a side effect, as well as frequent pooping.

Canna Companion makes use of the whole cannabis plant, and since hemp contains more fiber, this might also be an issue for sensitive cats. Usually, a lower dose resolves the fiber sensitivity case.

Some cats can become depressed and uncoordinated as well, which means they easily fall over.

In very few cats, vomiting and increased skin itchiness were also listed as side effects. Once these appear, the use of cannabis-based products should be stopped.

Is it legal?

CannaVet is unlike human medical cannabis. It’s actually a supplement which meets the present definition of hemp supplements under the United States federal law.

As a cat-owner and cat-lover, what say you? Before you give your opinion, I suggest you first watch this testimonial video we found in YouTube:

When and How to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

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It’s important to cut your cat’s nails every ten to fourteen days. If your cat doesn’t want you to trim his or her claws, you should ask a veterinarian or a groomer to do it instead.

Step 1: Befriend her paws

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To do this, massage your cat’s paws for three seconds every other day, alternating the toe. Keep doing it until you can count to ten seconds while pressing its paws.

Step 2: Introduce the nail cutter

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Clipping your cat’s nails is like painting indoors, you need to prepare everything you need before you proceed. And part of the preparation is introducing your kitten to the nail cutter.

You’ll know your cut is ready for some trimming if it is comfortable with the sound of clippers. It’s ideal to give your cat its favorite treat if it sniffs the cutter while you’re holding it gently. It’s an excellent way to tell your cat that the trimmer is a good friend.

Step 3: Trim those nails!

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Once your cat gets comfy about the cutter, clip its nails by first placing the cat on your lap. Make sure it’s not facing you. Next, hold one of its toes, massage it, and press the toe pad until its nail extends. You also have to check where the quick begins (this is the pink portion of a cat’s nail where the blood vessels and nerves are). It’s important not to cut that sensitive part because your cat’s nails would bleed. Then, cut one nail, release its toe, and give it a treat. If your cat doesn’t notice your trimming, move on to the next nail. However, it’s best not to cut more than two nails in one sitting unless your cat doesn’t care at all. Always reward your cat after the trimming process.

Note: It’s recommended to cut only one paw at a time for the first two sessions.

 

Taking Care Of Your Beloved Feline

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While cats are known to be mostly independent, taking care of your beloved feline must still be a number one priority.

Here are some ways:

Take your beloved feline to the vet regularly.

Just like humans, cats also need to have medical checkups regularly. This is not just for them to ensure that they’re safe from diseases, but also to ensure that they’re living the right way. A veterinarian would not just know if they’re suffering from an illness, but also know that they’re living in a rather unhealthy environment by checking out their usual behavior and other problems that might be related to it. To avoid this from happening, make sure to keep your beloved feline updated on its immunizations. Also make sure that you’re treating your cat as you would treat yourself, just enough for them to behave as they should be doing.

Groom your beloved feline at least once a month.

You wouldn’t want hairballs rolling all over the place, would you? And oh, there’s the case of having small fur strands brushing on your nose more tickly than usual – even getting inside and making you sneeze. And oh, there’s also the case of having long sharp nails grazing on your arms more deeply than usual – even scratching inside and making you cry. Thus, you need to groom your beloved feline. At least once a month is enough, just to keep its fur well-maintained and its nails well-clad. Even more so, this is for them to avoid getting sick from their own hairballs – and even from their own nails, whenever they graze on something infected like another cat with rabies.

P.S. Don’t forget to use only the best cat claw trimmers for your beloved feline’s nails!

Always remember, your cat is a part of your family now. And just like any other member of the family, it deserves to have the best kind of care a feline can ever have.

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