Cats are faithful and loyal pets. It is normal to get worried when your cat becomes sick. One illness that is common among cats is feline arthritis. This disease is usually caused by old age. Studies show that about 60 percent of cats above the age of 6 are affected by this illness. Feline arthritis is a condition that causes chronic inflammation and terrible pain in the joints of cats. It affects the general movement of cats. This disease affects the ability of cats to walk, jump, and even run. There is no way of know if your cat has feline arthritis until they start experiencing pain caused by inflammation in the joints.

Treating feline arthritis is possible. There are surgical options available to address this painful condition. However, these surgical procedures can be expensive. Medications such as Novox, Deramaxx, and Rimadyl are also available to ease inflammation and pain. But these medications have serious side effects. Some of these side effects are liver and kidney damage. Pet owners are on the lookout for alternative options, preferably natural medicines. This is where cannabis comes into the picture.

Cannabidiol or CBD is a chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant. This non-toxic compound has been known to perform wonders when it comes to reducing pain and inflammation. In recent years, many cat owners have been using CBD to lessen the pain in their cats suffering from arthritis.

Research has shown that CBD is one of the most effective pain killers and anti-inflammatory agents available. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound with a wide range of therapeutic effects. Studies have found that CBD is effective in reducing inflammation and pain. When ingested CBD, works with the Endocannabinoid System or ECS. Studies have found that ECS controls many of the main functions in the body. The ECS is also known for the vital role it plays in triggering the body’s anti-inflammatory response. It is not just humans that have an ECS, catts and dogs also have it too.

Researchers have also found that CBD has a unique relationship with the ECS receptors in the body. CBD can reduce inflammation in the brain, stomach, and even the intestines. A study conducted in 2016 by the University of Kentucky found that CBD can treat arthritis in animals. The study found that CBD helps reduce the swelling and inflammation that causes pain in cats suffering from arthritis.

If your cat is suffering from arthritis and you are considering using CBD, consider talking to a vet before making any move. The vet will be able to tell you the proper CBD dosage to give your cat.