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Is Hemp CBD Oil Safe for Cats?

Written By Ellese Symons Jul 13th 2022
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Cats have a reputation for getting in and out of trouble unscathed. While we commonly stereotype pets of the feline persuasion as being independent and rather aloof, most cat owners would dispute those claims knowing cats can be affectionate, curious, and downright charming.

Like the people who provide for their health and well-being, cats have wonderfully unique personalities. But they also suffer from many of the same physical and emotional issues as humans. Since the medications used to treat our feline friends are not universally effective or well-tolerated, a significant number of cat owners are turning to hemp-derived CBD for its feline-friendly health and wellness potential.

Is It Considered Safe to Give Cats CBD Oil?

Hemp-derived CBD is safe for cats, but it is always best to consult your veterinarian and to be cautious of the formulation you select. While you and your cat could experience similar benefits from CBD, it’s important that you avoid sharing your CBD products. Feline digestion is quite different than ours. Pet-friendly hemp oil tinctures are blended with cold-pressed hemp seed oil, rather than MCT oil, to aid digestion.

Will My Cat Get High?

Your cat cannot get high from hemp-derived CBD. While marijuana contains high levels of THC, a cannabinoid with psychoactive effects, hemp does not. Full-spectrum hemp oil, the oil extracted from the stalks and stems of the plant, contains only trace amounts of THC. To be legally classified as hemp, the plant must contain 0.3 percent THC or less.

How to Give Your Cat CBD Oil

By nature, cats are more delicate and discriminating about their meals than dogs. Because cats have a heightened perception of bitter flavors, you may have noticed that it can take a considerable amount of effort to get your cat to swallow any substance they object to. While past struggles may cast doubt about your feline companion’s willingness to cooperate with your health and wellness efforts, administering CBD could be easier than you imagine1. Consider the following suggestions:

  • Give CBD Directly

    You can take advantage of your cat’s grooming instincts by letting them lick CBD oil off their paws. If your cat resists, consider administering CBD oil directly into your cats mouth using the dropper provided in your bottle of pet tincture. While your cat may initially resist having CBD oil squirted into the side of their mouth, providing a treat after administering their hemp oil supplement will soon make the process easier. A CBD pet tincture can also be used topically for its potential to calm inflamed joints and skin irritation.

  • In Their Food

    Many cat owners find that placing a few drops of CBD pet tincture on their pet’s food is an easy way to get their cat to take CBD. To ensure your cat takes the full dose of CBD, mix the tincture with a small amount of food rather than the entire portion. Mixing CBD oil with a smaller portion of food decreases the risk of CBD being left behind in an abandoned dinner bowl.

  • In Their Water

    Some people add CBD pet tinctures to their cat’s water dish. This may be the best option if your feline’s appetite is not what it should be. When adding CBD to your cat’s water, use a smaller amount of water than your cat usually drinks to ensure your cat is lapping up the CBD.

The Best CBD Oil for Cats

Once you locate a pet-friendly CBD formulation, it’s important to verify the purity and potency of the products you select. Many CBD pet products contain significantly less CBD than claimed and others are made with low-quality hemp oil. That’s why it’s important to place your trust in companies that rely on third-party verification of product purity and potency and provide consumer access to those test results.

It’s our attention to these important details that make CBDistillery’s pet tinctures the best CBD oil for cats. Consider the benefits of the following products:

  • CBDistillery 150 mg Pet Tincture

    CBDistillery 150 mg 30 ml CBD Pet Tincture contains hemp oil from the stalks and stems of industrial hemp, blended with the cold-pressed oil extracted from the seeds of the plant. The result is a CBD oil that is easy for your cat to digest. Each full dropper (1 mL) of CBD contains 5 mg of CBD and each drop contains 0.25 mg.

  • CBDistillery 600 mg Pet Tincture

    While both pet products, the 150 mg, and 600 mg tinctures, take up the same amount of space in a 30 ml bottle; our 600 mg 30 ml Pet Tincture contains a higher concentration of CBD per ml. Each full dropper (1 mL) of a 600 mg tincture contains 20 mg of CBD at 1 mg per drop.

  • CBDistillery Man’s Best Friend CBD Oil Pack

    Whether your best friend is feline or canine, CBDistillery’s Man’s Best Friend CBD Oil Pack is the ideal way for you and your four-legged companion to experience the remarkable health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD. Your value pack includes two 30 ml bottles of CBD, 1000 mg for you and 150 mg for your furry friend. An exclusive “CBD and Chill” bandana completes the package.

Visit CBDistillery for Pet-Friendly CBD Tinctures

While CBD is credited for a multitude of potential health and wellness benefits, it’s important to understand that CBD is not a medication. Evidence supporting the benefits of hemp-derived CBD is based on laboratory testing, animal studies, and the testimonies of people who use CBD for themselves or their pets.

To share the health and wellness potential of CBD with your feline friends, visit the CBDistillery website. Our CBD pet tinctures are derived from non-GMO hemp seeds and cultivated without the use of fungicides, herbicides, or other potential toxins. You can verify the quality, purity, and potency of our products by viewing the QR code on your product labels or viewing the batch test information within our product images before making your selection.


Dorling,S. (2019). Different Kinds of Feline Personalities.