Oscar is a seven year old Bengal cat with a silky coat of fur his breed is famous for. He is full of life with a personality that undeniably lets his presence be known. He has a booming meow, which he loves to use to let you know he is hungry, or that he wants snuggles. Like all cats, he likes to sleep for long periods and he is an independent animal.
How could you tell something was wrong?
The start of the first 2020 lockdown during the pandemic came as a big delight to Oscar. Usually left to his lonesome during the weekdays, he was happy to welcome me home during the weekdays and to receive all the extra uninterrupted love and attention that came with it. But, by the time September 2020 came around, and elementary school resumed where I had to return to my post as a grade 6 French teacher, a new routine of daily life was already firmly established for him. Oscar did not take this well at all. I could immediately sense some was wrong. I would come home to see his food bowl still not empty, see various items strewn about the house by his doing. His meowing was more frequent and more desperate. This was very uncharacteristic for him, I knew he was dealing with some form of cat anxiety.
“My good friend has an older dog who suffers from ailments related to older age. We had a long conversation one time about them trying CBD for their dog to help relieve some of their pain. It was during this conversation that I learned CBD is actually not just for dogs, but for cats and other animals as well, and that it’s not only useful for pain, but for anxiety related issues also. After doing some research into it myself, I found Kitsie. They were my choice because I love the 0-THC aspect of their product. I wanted to try all of the benefits of CBD, but I had no interest in giving Oscar any for psychoactive chemicals, even if it’s trace amounts.”
How could you tell it was working?
The change in his behavior was almost immediate. Nearly like a light switch. By the end of the first week of me giving him Kitsie CBD, I came home from school on both the Thursday and Friday to see the house exactly how I left it in the morning, and his food bowl empty, just like it usually would be. His attitude and demeanor restored to its normal self. I was amazed and incredibly happy to see my cat thriving emotionally again. I no longer need to give him CBD every day, but do make sure to give him a dose on the Monday and Tuesday’s morning during the school week to make sure everything stays on tract, and will continue to do so going forward.