Acne isn’t very fun. It can be itchy, painful, and it doesn’t look the best. And this isn’t just something we have to go through; our cats can get acne, too. But using CBD topicals on your cat may be able to help with their acne.
What Is Cat Acne?
If your cat has red bumps or thick red skin on their chin, bottom lip, or upper lip they may have feline acne. It is something that usually lasts their entire life and needs treatment to help manage it. We aren’t really sure why cats get acne, but we do know that it is from inflammation in their skin which is why CBD oil may be able to help.
How Can CBD Oil Help With Cat Acne?
One thing that your cat may be doing is scratching their chin which can turn into open wounds and scars. These open wounds can become infected, making the acne situation even worse.
CBD hemp oil has shown in studies to reduce pain, which can reduce the itch that drives your cat to scratch their wounds. CBD oil has also shown to be an anti-bacterial. This can help keep cat acne clean as it heals and help prevent infection.
CBD elevates an endocannabinoid called 2-AG which binds to the CB2 receptor. This interaction helps CBD regulate your immune system which includes inflammation. The endocannabinoid travels backward through a process called retrograde signaling, telling the cells to stop sending so many attack cells to an affected area reducing inflammation.
How Do You Use CBD For Cat Acne?
Using CBD topicals is one of the best ways to go for cat acne. It gets to the target area quickly and efficiently. Starting at a low dose, just apply some CBD to their chin once a day. Be sure to let your vet know that you would like to include CBD to your pet’s health regimen so they can help monitor their progress with you.
Have you ever used CBD oil for your cat’s acne? We would love to hear about it in the comment section below!