The effects of CBD on anxiety in Biggie the Cat, a residential study
An in-patient study of the effects of CBD on an aggressive cat, Biggie, was conducted over a period of eight weeks to determine if CBD could calm the cat and cannabisöl kaufen eliminate its aggressive behavior toward Riley, the family pet. After ingesting approximately 16.6mg of CBD isolate with Biggie’s dry cat food each morning, he exhibited significantly less anxiety and fear as measured by the cat’s behavior and lack of aggression towards Riley the dog.
The experimental subject of this study was Biggie, an originally feral black cat who was rescued after being attacked by a winged predator and seriously injured as a kitten. Biggie was taken to the vet, patched up, brought indoors and after three weeks of hiding from the other two cats and dog that lived in the house, Biggie gradually began to come out of hiding and a little closer to the other pets come . At first, Biggie was scared of Riley, a Golden Retriever dog, and would run away from her whenever she was around.
Over the course of about three months, Biggie observed that the other two cats weren’t bothered by the dog and rubbed against her and slept next to her. It was as if the dog was her protector. Gradually, Biggie approached Riley without ever touching her. All the animals seemed to get along and there was peace in the house.
Suddenly one day Biggie came face to face with Riley and went nuts. He hissed and arched his back violently. He growled menacingly and advanced on Riley, foreclaws outstretched, ready to attack the dog. My wife, who was standing next to me in the kitchen, intervened, scolded the cat and tried to separate the two animals. As she did so, Biggie hit her with his claws, wounding her in one of her hands and one arm. Then he turned and ran to another room to hide.
This became the new norm. If Biggie came into the living room where all the animals congregated during the day and he spotted Riley, he would go into attack mode and attack Riley, resulting in more human intervention and more scratches on his arms.
This aggressive behavior lasted for about a month. We tried splashing water on Biggie but it only made him angry and he kept attacking Riley. We didn’t know what to do.
Finally, I decided to give Biggie some of our pet CBD tincture to see if it would reduce his fear of the dog and calm him down. I used the 500 mg pet isolate tincture that we developed for the CBD Health Club brand for our e-commerce site. Each morning, I would give his cat dry food a dropperful, which equated to about 16.6mg of CBD isolate. First he smelled the cat food and walked away. I later noticed that he was back on the table eating his cat food, so I knew he was consuming some of the CBD.
I administered the same amount of CBD isolate every morning for eight weeks, and Biggie continued to eat it throughout the day.
After about a week, Biggie began to relax more and the violent attacks stopped. He would still avoid Riley, but he would just flop into a different chair or end of the couch. You could tell he lost his fear of the dog and relaxed more around her.
Although this was an anecdotal study, other environmental factors may have intervened and the amount of daily CBD intake has not been scientifically established, observing the cat’s daily behavior showed that something improved its disposition and its aggressiveness towards the dog was significantly reduced.
The result is that I will continue to give Biggie a dropper cannabisöl kaufen of CBD isolate every morning and monitor his behavior regularly. Double-blind scientific studies should be conducted with a placebo group to determine dosage levels of CBD and to measure cat behavior after successive administration times.