A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CBD HEMP OIL FOR CATS AND PETS IN THE UK!
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CBD HEMP OIL FOR CATS AND PETS IN THE UK!
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CBD Oil Is Everywhere, And Seemingly In Everything.
As research continues to emerge from pet owners and vets from around the world, including (WHO) The World Health Organisation, CBD oil is starting to be recognised for its potential benefits for cats.
However, there is a large amount of public confusion with regards to CBD hemp oil for cats including the UK Law, the growth of fake CBD products and lack of regulation has left many cat owners questioning the legitimacy of what exactly CBD oil can do for our pets.
Hello Hemp aims to educate the general public in the UK with this complete guide to CBD oil for cats, as the world moves closer to complete UK Regulation for both human CBD & CBD for your pets, we want you know absolutely everything there is to offer about CBD for Cats, so both you and your pet can reap the same health benefits of CBD.
UNDERSTANDING CBD HEMP OIL FOR CATS AND PETS IN THE UK
THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL PAGE SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT!...
We need to set the record straight and point out the law here in the UK with regards to CBD hemp oil for cats as there is so much confusing information on the internet.
The UK law states that CBD oil ‘ADVERTISED/MARKETED’ towards cats is illegal, this means any CBD oil advertised or marketed in the UK via a website online or in your local shop etc.. is breaking the law! We understand the main reason behind the UK having such a silly law in place at the min is to protect our beloved pets from owners giving them the wrong CBD dosages, poor quality fake CBD oil and the fact they now class CBD oil as a medication due to its potential health benefits for animals and any medication needs to be recommended/prescribed from a vet. The VMD (Veterinary Medicines Directorate – a government agency who control safety and quality of veterinary medicines now) class CBD as a medicine due to the fact (WHO) The World Health organisation are currently doing tests on animals showing results of CBD oil actually working and having positive effects on animals for epilepsy and chronic pain relief, with this in mind the VMD can no longer ignore the fact that CBD oil now has some positive effects on animals and have taken a stance until they have more information on the health benefits of CBD oil for cats.
THE LAW - UK GOVERNMENT EXPLANATION ABOUT SELLING CBD OIL FOR CATS IN THE UK
AN EXTRACT FROM THE VMD & UK GOVERNMENT
Veterinary Medicinal Products Containing Cannabidiol
We consider that veterinary products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) are veterinary medicines and should be regulated as such. We have made this decision on the basis that products containing CBD fulfil the following definition of a veterinary medicine in the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) by virtue of the effects they have: any substance or combination of substances that may be used in, or administered to, animals with a view either to restoring, correcting or modifying physiological functions by exerting a pharmacological, immunological or metabolic action, or to making a medical diagnosis.
Marketing Authorisation Requirement For CBD Products
CBD products for use in animals therefore now require a marketing authorisation before they can be sold or supplied in the UK. There are currently NO CBD based products that have been granted a UK veterinary marketing authorisation.
WHAT DOES THE VET SAY ABOUT CBD HEMP OIL FOR CATS?
Dr. Tim Shu is the founder and chief executive officer of VETCBD. Dr. Shu founded VETCBD so pets could safely benefit from the multiple therapeutic uses of cannabis. By combining his expertise in veterinary medicine with his knowledge of medical cannabis, Dr. Shu formulates VETCBD products to be safe and effective for use in animals. “CBD can be very safe to give to pets suffering from stress and anxiety, so long as the formulation and dosing is done by animal health professionals”
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? WILL I GET IN TROUBLE IF I BUY CBD OIL AND GIVE IT TO MY CAT?
NO – This UK law is about companies selling and marketing CBD oil towards animals because CBD is not a regulated industry within the UK yet and with so many poor-quality fake CBD oils for cats on the market in the UK, the VMD have taken a stance to try and control this until they can bring in some regulations. In the mean-time it is fully OK for you to find out more information about quality lab tested and certified CBD oil and speak directly with your local vet to discuss the possibilities of giving CBD oil to your cat – ONLY upon speaking direct with your vet should you consider giving any medication or supplement to your cat.
WHY SHOULD WE BE THE ONLY ONES THAT CAN ENJOY THE HUGE RANGE OF BENEFITS OF CBD OIL?
The law in America and other countries is not the same as in the UK and as you can see these countries have many specialists in animal welfare that have been conducting their own privately funded studies/tests and show some incredible results. CBD oil for pets is a massive business in America and accounts for nearly 1/3 of the CBD sales (do you really think this would be able to happen if they thought it would be harmful to our beloved cats? – we don’t!!).
HOW DOES CBD OIL WORK FOR CATS?
We know one of the most difficult parts of owning a cat is seeing your furry friend in pain or distress. Cats can suffer many of the same ailments as humans, including anxiety, arthritis, cancer, and epilepsy, as well as sleep problems. Your cat and you share the same encatenous cannabinoid system allowing CBD Oil to have just as good effect on your cat as it would for you! CBD oil works by supplementing your cat’s endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for regulating your cat’s mood, pain levels, inflammation, appetite, immunity, sleep cycle, and more! CBD Oil targets receptors located in the cats brain, organs, central nervous system and immune cells that provide a possible HUGE range of benefits making it perfect for our furry friends!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL FOR CATS & HUMAN CBD?
CBD for humans and for animals is exactly the same quality CBD hemp oil with the main difference being the label on the front of the packaging (Human CBD having a picture of a person on the front and the Cat CBD having an animal picture on the front), the other differences being the strengths of the CBD oil ranging from 100mg right up to 2000mg+ and sometimes additional additives and flavourings have been added to make the CBD oil more palatable for your animal.
FULL SPECTRUM CBD HEMP OIL FOR CATS AND THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT
Full spectrum CBD hemp oil is when you have all the major cannabinoids present in the oil (The Cannabis plant is made up of over 100+ cannabinoids and having more present in the CBD oil brings in more benefits it can help produce. These cannabinoids give each other a helping hand as a single version of CBD can have a hard time passing the blood brain barrier for absorption, and the effects will be shunted, this happens as CBD relies on some of the other cannabinoids to help it pass through where it can interact with the receptors – We call this the ENTOURAGE EFFECT and this synergy of working together magnifies the CBD oil potency. There is 4 kinds of CBD oil on the market in the UK at the min (1) FULL SPECTRUM CBD OIL – this is made with the whole plant and includes everything you would want from a natural supplement, (2) 99%+ CBD ISOLATE OIL – this is made using just the CBD cannabinoid and doesn’t contain any other cannabinoid, (3) HEMP SEED OIL – this is made using ONLY cold pressed hemp seeds and contains NO CBD or any other major cannabinoids and is just like taking olive oil, (4) FAKE CBD OIL – this can be spotted a mile away as it is normally very cheap and doesn’t come with any certification.
CBD, THC, HEMP, MARIJUANA AND CANNABIS WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?
Both Hemp and Marijuana are species of Cannabis plants, and while they have the same Cannabinoids, they have them in very different ratios. Hemp contains very low amounts of THC, whereas Marijuana contains a lot of it. High levels of THC result in the Stoned/High feeling normally associated with Cannabis/Marijuana. Hemp is already naturally low in THC, and we can reduce it even more with basic farming practices giving us Industrial Hemp. Marijuana has around 20-30%+ THC vs. Industrial Hemp 0.01-0.2% THC. That means Marijuana has one hundred to a thousand times more THC than Industrial Hemp, and this makes all the difference.
FUN CBD FACTS: You don’t have to worry as the UK states CBD Cannabis oil can contain no more than 0.2% THC levels. In fact, that tiny little bit of THC actually contributes to some big therapeutic CBD oil benefits, especially for epilepsy in cats.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CBD OIL FOR CATS
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF USING CBD OIL FOR CATS?
Like with any medication or supplement, there is always a risk of a reaction. It is always advisable to check with your local vet first before giving anything to your beloved furry friend. Below is a list of the most common questions pet owners ask about giving CBD oil to their cat, this information has come backed up by vets from across the globe who are fully qualified to speak on this matter (we have provided the direct links to the information source either directly next to the text or at the foot of this page)
IS CBD OIL SAFE FOR CATS?
YES! CBD is a natural substance that works with the body and is very safe! This being said some cats do not react very well to CBD oil and could suffer from symptoms similar to allergic reactions. If your cat reacts poorly to CBD you should seek assistance from your local vet immediately.
WILL CBD OIL GET MY CAT HIGH?
NO! CBD contains less than .02% THC which is the compound that gives you the psychoactive effect and feeling of being stoned/high. CBD extracted from the hemp plant will always have very small trace amounts of THC but because they are so little it has no harmful stoned/high effects on your cat.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS USING CBD OIL FOR CATS?
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WHAT BENEFITS MIGHT CBD OIL HELP MY CAT WITH?
There are lots positive effects shouted about all over the intent with regards to the effectiveness of CBD oil and many of these have been studied in recent years proven to be true, some, however, are still being tested and are not fully discovered yet.
These CBD oil benefits may include things like: Seizure Reduction – Chronic Pain Relief – Arthritis – Anxiety (including Separation Anxiety) – Just to name some of the more common ones.
HOW LONG BEFORE CBD OIL WILL START TO SHOW SIGNS OF WORKING?
A good quality certified CBD oil usually takes anywhere from 5-30 min to start working on cats, If you see no change after a half hour you can try giving them another recommended dosage as discussed with your vet.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GIVE MY CAT CBD OIL?
This depends entirely on the type of CBD product you are using and also your cat – CBD Treats (CBD Edibles) can be given straight to the animal to eat at leisure and you have to trust the dosage calculations on the manufacturers packaging or CBD oil tinctures which you can administer directly to the cat’s mouth with the CBD dosages recommended by your local vet.
HOW MUCH CBD OIL SHOULD I GIVE MY CAT?
The amount of CBD you should give your cat depends on a few different aspects such as how big your cat is, how old your cat is, what you are using CBD oil to treat, and ultimately what is recommended by your local vet.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF GIVING YOUR CAT CBD HEMP OIL
WHAT TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR LOCAL VET IF YOU ARE THINKING OF GIVING YOUR CAT CBD HEMP OIL.
If you’re considering providing your cat with CBD Oil, you should first consult your vet before administering your cat with CBD Oil, especially if your cat is on any medication or has any health issues. CBD Oil is not going to cure your cat illness’, but scientific evidence has proven it can have a real impact on your pets lives! However due to the UK Law, many vets lack true and correct information about CBD Oil, You can use this guide to build your understanding on some of the questions you should be asking your vet before administering your cat with CBD Oil.
WHAT DOSAGE SHOULD I GIVE MY CAT: Each cat is different, all sizes & breeds have an impact on what CBD Oil dosage you should be providing your cat. See below our veterinary researched CBD dosage chart to find out the right CBD Oil dosage your cat will require. Each breed, the size and weight of your cat and there medical condition all have an impact on the amount of CBD Oil that your cat will need on a daily basis. You can also USE A CBD DOSAGE CALCULATOR to find out the correct dosage information for your cat breed. (See Below and discuss with your vet)
DOES MY CATS MEDICATION INTERACT WITH CBD OIL: Is your cat on any other medication? Your vet will know what medication interacts negatively with other health products. You should always discuss with your pet’s medication before administering CBD Oil, as you don’t want to cause them more harm!. Take a copy of the CBD lab report to discuss with your vet any possible ingredients within the product that may interact with their medication. Although CBD Oil is a completely natural, some ingredients may disrupt with the effectiveness of your cat medication.
WHAT CBD OIL STRENGTH SHOULD I GIVE MY CAT? All full spectrum CBD Oil comes in all different milligram concentration strengths’ – Depending on the breed,size, weight and condition of your cat. Your cat will require different strength CBD Oil. See below the chart to work out what CBD Oil strength is right for your cat,
CERTIFIED AND LAB TESTED CBD OIL?: There are thousands of CBD Oil products on the market, many of them aren’t certified or lab tested. You should always only administer Lab Tested Full Spectrum CBD Oil to your cat – No-matter what the label on the bottle says, unless its certified and tested – DON’T BUY IT! You could be giving your cat something that might cause them more harm! – Take a copy of your certified CBD Oil lab report to your vet, so they can see exactly what your providing your cat, including all the list of ingredients and cannabinoids! ALL Full Spectrum CBD Oil Is SAFE so you shouldn’t have any issues administering CBD Oil for your cat
YOUR CATS OWN SPECIFIC HEALTH ISSUES: If your considering providing your cat with CBD oil for a certain specific health issue. You should ask your vet if they have any experience or knowledge from any previous customers where their pets had a similar issue and treated it with CBD Oil. There’s a very high chance you’re not the only person whos using CBD Oil at your local vet! You can also do your own research into specific conditions as CBD grows as a health product for cat, research is always being conducted, so you’re guaranteed to find out what you looking for!
EACH CAT IS DIFFERENT
Small Breeds don’t require a large concentration of CBD Oil. Anything under 25kg will require a smaller CBD dosage, whereas larger cat over 25kg would benefit more-so of a larger CBD Oil dosage. Always check with your vet what CBD Oil strength they feel is best for your breed!
CBD DOSAGE CALCULATOR
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SIGN THE PETITION TODAY!
American Company – Austin & Kat have decided to take the VMD on and fight to allow CBD for use with pets in the UK. They have written to the VMD asking for clarification on their decision process and have started preparing for a legal challenge. This petition asks why the VMD’s decision doesn’t help pets – instead it only ends up hurting them. All they are asking for is to have an evidence based decision and allow regulated/certified CBD oil for pets in the UK. Please sign the petition and tell your fellow pet owners and friends.
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CBD OIL FOR CATS - RESOURCES
Still Looking For More Information On CBD Oil For Cats, Dogs And Other Pets? There are thousands of studies that have already been conducted about all the benefits of CBD for your Cats & Dogs, and many more are being conducted as you read this! As the UK leans towards CBD regulation, Its time for you to educate yourself & discover even more about the true powers of CBD for your pets:
CBD FOR CATS RESOURCE 1: Veterinarni Medicina – The Use Of Cannabinoids In Animals And Therapeutic Implications For Veterinary Medicine: A Review
CBD FOR CATS RESOURCE 2: Thesprucepets.com – Is CBD Oil Good for Cats?
CBD FOR CATS RESOURCE 3: Wellnesspetfood.com – CBD Oil for Cats: Will it Help Their Anxiety?