CBD for Cats for Pain | IMPORTANT to Know – What Can and Can’t You Give A Cat for Pain Relief at Home? [Updated 2021]

CBD for Cats for Pain

cbd for cats for pain

In this article, we are focusing on the beneficial use of CBD for cats for pain relief.

However, please also watch the video for some other things that you should NOT give your cat!


CBD’s main claim to fame is its ability to decrease inflammation and thus decrease chronic pain in mammals. Researchers at Cornell University found that CBD oil is great at treating pain because it targets a receptor called the ‘vanilloid receptor’ and prevents it from turning on. 

CBD is also an excellent neuroprotector which makes it great at treating neurological disorders like seizures and epilepsy. 

Other ways in which CBD can benefit cats is by helping with their:

  1. Anxiety 

  2. Pain

  3. Inflammation

  4. Seizures/ Epilepsy

  5. Arthritis

  6. Inflammatory bowel disease

  7. Urinary Tract

  8. Overall Wellness


CBD oil for cats usually comes mixed with a few other ingredients to help make it more palatable and nutritious. Often times human or dog CBD is mixed with coconut oil. Unfortunately, cats can’t process the healthy fatty acids found in plants like coconuts (that’s because they’re carnivores).

So look for CBD oils with organic flavoring instead, like MediPets CBD Oil for Cats 50mg, which is a 100% natural, CBD hemp oil product for cats that’s made with organic flavoring. You may have heard of CBD for dogs or CBD for pets, but MediPets CBD Oil for Cats is CBD just for cats!


We recommend giving a dose of 2-4 mg of CBD per 10 pounds for cats to start. This is twice the amount we recommend for dogs, but don’t fret. Cat’s don’t have as many cannabinoid receptors as dogs so they need twice the amount to see the same effects. For cats with cancer or seizures, start with 4-6mg of CBD per 10 pounds.

The more difficult the condition, the more CBD you’ll need. But start small and go up until your furry feline is feeling happier and calmer. A little less, or even a little more oil won’t do any harm.  Dosing can easily remain approximate until you’re able to find what works best for your cat.

Just remember – It takes about 15-45 minutes to reach full effect in your pet’s system and lasts for about 4 – 6 hours, depending on breed, ailments, activity level, and their own personal chemistry.


To use, most people will drop the oil into their cat’s food bowl and mix it with a little bit of their food. Most cats like the taste of the oil so much (when mixed with sardine), so they will lick it straight out of a bowl!

Though it may be easy, we don’t necessarily recommend giving your cat the oil sublingually – they’re not too fond of having their mouths messed with.

We’ve found that CBD oil absorbs best when not taken on a full stomach. See how they respond throughout the day and do the same process in the evening. Try that for a week and feel free to increase the dosing size until your pet responds favorably.

Every cat is different so play around with how you give the oil to your furry friend. As long as the oil is working to help them be more comfortable and happy, that’s all that really matters.


But the bottom line is pretty simple: If your feline friend is suffering from any of the conditions CBD is traditionally used to treat, it can’t hurt to give it a try. MediPets’ CBD oil for cats is probably your best bet. It’s got a cat-friendly taste and is easy to add to food. Start with 2mg for every 10 pounds and adjust the dosage as needed.


Further Resources:

Top Quality CBD for Pets available in varying strengths for pets of all sizes

Top Quality CBD Products You Can Trust – Proudly Made In The USA

Find your space of zen with this Top Quality CBD Calm Mood Bundle

Top Quality CBD Creams for Pain Relief – Proudly Made In The USA

Top Quality Sleep collection of premium CBD oils, edibles, and creams to help you slow down, relax, and snooze away

For More CBD News & Tips:

Benefits of CBD Oil – 12 Amazing Health Benefits of CBD Oil!

What Does CBD Do To You? IMPORTANT To Know!

THC vs CBD: What’s The Difference?

CBD for Dogs – 19 CONFIRMED Amazing Medical Benefits of Full Spectrum CBD Oil For Dogs


Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.

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