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Cannabis has been utilized for its holistic properties for thousands of years. With lots of different brands offering different options, it can be daunting as a cat parent to find a high-quality brand that you can trust. It can also be difficult to understand what is safe for pets, with brands offering full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate, not to mention, confusing information about dosing and lack of variation in strengths. Finding the correct strength for your cat, based on weight, is imperative to providing ideal optimal dosage. Using a lower strength than recommended could result in the products only offering low level placebo effects.

At Naturecan Pet US, pet welfare is at the heart of everything we do. One thing we pride ourselves on is delivering the highest quality and safest products possible. With safety in mind, we have innovated our blend of CBD for pets using advanced technology to formulate ultra-pure and safe CBD & CBDA isolate.

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Why did we choose Isolate?

Moving from broad-spectrum CBD to isolate allows us to refine our CBD further, removing 100% of THC and other hemp plant components like terpenes and flavonoids. While full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD show amazing benefits in humans by providing the full entourage effect, these elements have no proven benefits for pets. To date, there haven’t been any studies investigating how terpenes and flavonoids in pet CBD oil affect pets.

What are terpenes and flavonoids? And why will you not find them in our pet products?

The terpenes found in hemp plants have an integral function in the protection of hemp plants during the growth period. Terpenes give the scent and color to hemp, which offers plant protection.

Though some of the terpenes (gibberellins, brassinosteroids) serve primarily to support plant growth and development, most terpenes are defensive in nature. Terpenes are toxic compounds that act as feeding deterrents to insect pests and forage eaters.

Limonene is a terpene found in lemons and is also in broad-spectrum CBD. Have you ever seen a cat sniff a lemon? They quickly shy away and their eyes water rapidly because lemons and other citrus fruits are toxc to cats. Cats are scavengers by nature and are very clever at ensuring their safety. In fact, people often use lemons to prevent cats from entering and littering in their yard.

This is why our priority for pet products is to refine CBD to be pure and safe, in its natural plant form. We do this by taking our Naturecan Broad-Spectrum CBD distillate used in our human range and refining it into a pure CBD and CBDA isolate using advanced chromatography technology.

 Our Testing Process

To ensure we are delivering CBD & CBDA in its purest and natural form, we test our proprietary blend independently to parts per billion levels to guarantee that it is free from all traces of THC, terpenes and flavonoids and to ensure we are delivering the safest product we can.

We carry out a range of tests that include cannabinoid potency, elemental (metal) impurities, residual solvents, terpene profiling, pesticides, mycotoxins, and microbial testing.

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The Introduction of CBDA, its interaction with CBD, and how it works with your cat

Another part of our philosophy is to lead the way in pet innovation. By using the most up-to- date current research, we ensure we are delivering the highest quality product we can. This is why we decided to introduce CBDA into our blend to complement the CBD. CBD and CBDA exert their beneficial effects through different pathways. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a critical signalling network that works throughout the body to maintain homeostasis. This system regulates and controls many functions including learning, memory, emotions, sleep, pain, temperature, and inflammatory and immune responses.

If homeostasis is disrupted, it may lead to irritation, inflammation, discomfort, or other issues. CBD interacts with the ECS and enables the receptors to continue functioning to bring the body back to homeostasis.

CBDA is a precursor of CBD and is another active ingredient of the hemp plant. CBDA doesn’t affect the ECS in the same ways as cannabinoids like CBD; however, there is some research to suggest that CBDA may support wellbeing. CBDA may have the potential to suppress inflammation signals in the body, allowing the body time to recover.

CBD and CBDA work together by targeting different pathways. Using CBD and CBDA for your pets may have the potential to bring comfort from aches, pains, and digestive symptoms thanks to their potential anti-inflammatory effects and action on serotonin receptors.

Safe and Accurate Dosing

Our final innovation in our CBD oil range for pets was focused on packaging. Our new proprietary blend is now delivered with a syringe applicator rather than glass droppers. Plastic syringes are a safer alternative that offers a more consistent dosage compared to droppers, especially when dosing sublingually (under the tongue). Syringes offer a more consistent dosage compared to glass droppers as they provide the same dosage every time. With glass droppers, there is a slight variation in the size of drop it gives each time, and while this is a marginal difference, regular and consistent dosing is more likely to yield optimal results. Secondly, with droppers there is a higher risk of injury due to them being made out a glass, particularly if the owner is dosing sublingually. By moving to plastic syringes, this small risk is eliminated completely.

Cat CBD Product of the Year

After going through this journey of improving our pet CBD oil further, we were honored to be awarded the 2022 Pet Innovation Award Cat CBD Product of the Year. Our mission has always been to help our furry friends live their best lives and optimize their health and well-being using only natural ingredients, like CBD, so to win such an award is a massive honor. It is great to be recognized for the high-quality and safe products we offer to our feline friends globally. Consider adding our CBD oil for cats to your cat’s wellness routine as it may improve general wellness or help with stress, joint issues, or skin soothing.

For more information about Naturecan CBD Oil for Cats, please visit https://naturecanpets.com

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10 Comments on What You Need to Know About Choosing a Safe and Effective CBD Product for Your Cat

  1. Wish there was a different way to administer it….I had to give my cats meds this way and it was a NIGHTMARE….he would foam at the mouth and drool after I FINALLY got it in his mouth …… half the time he shook his head so violently and it went on his neck…AND I had to towel him to do this…..
    :'(
    Makes me wonder how much was wasted….

  2. this is very interesting. I have never heard of CBDA. I know in my state, vets are not allowed to talk about CBD with their clients. There are so many on the market right now, it is very confusing. I always worry about how the products would interact with prescription meds.

  3. I would like to try this as to keep on hand if needed for Tasha who is very frightened during storms and thunder and fireworks. Never know when you can use this.

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