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Managing Feline Asthma Using CBD Oil

Feline asthma is a debilitating condition for cats and caretakers alike. Just like asthma in humans, asthmatic airways in the lungs are prone to swelling, inflammation, and an excessive production of mucus, which results in labored breathing that can become life-threatening when left untreated. An estimate between 1% and 5% of all cats are afflicted with feline asthma.

 

Managing Feline Asthma Using CBD Oil

 

Symptoms of feline asthma may include open-mouth or rapid breathing, wheezing and coughing. Cats suffering from asthma may also take on a crouched posture, similar to what they look like when trying to work up a hairball. Only the most severe cases are accompanied by discoloration of that cat's lips and nose, which is a sign of oxygen deprivation and calls for immediate emergency care.

While no known cure exists for feline asthma, the condition can be managed through regular veterinary care and preventative measures. The most common treatment provided for feline asthma is the use of a corticosteroid through injection, oral tablets, or inhaler. However, long-term steroid treatments may put your cat at risk of developing side effects like Urinary Tract Infections and Cushings disease.

In light of new studies surrounding the medical benefits of CBD for pets, some pet owners are supplementing their cat's asthma treatments with CBD oil to reduce dependency on steroid treatments. A study conducted in 2015 by Brazilian researchers suggests that CBD supplements may reduce the hypersecretion of mucus in the airways, a symptom typically experienced among humans and pets suffering from asthma. Another study from 2012 cites CBD's anti-inflammatory properties as a potential treatment for lung injuries, and may also be beneficial for treating asthma-related inflammation.

 

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2 Responses

Daniel S Lennox
Daniel S Lennox

November 17, 2017

Hi All, I just want to ask if anyone ever tried using medical cannabis as an alternative meds? I have read many articles about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of chronic pain, bone injuries, eating disorder/anorexia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this article about a marijuana strain from:http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/johnnys-tonic/ . Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don’t even smoke. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks

Daniel S Lennox
Daniel S Lennox

November 17, 2017

Hi All, I just want to ask if anyone ever tried using medical cannabis as an alternative meds? I have read many articles about medical marijuana and how it can help you in terms of chronic pain, bone injuries, eating disorder/anorexia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks, inflammation, even cancer and a lot more. Like this article about a marijuana strain from:http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/crystal-coma/ . Cbd and thc are also new to me and I don’t even smoke. If this is true I cant find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks

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