CBD Dog Treat Recipe
Woof. Woof. Woof. That's usually the sound of your dog wanting a treat or something to put in their belly. Instead of reaching for expensive fillers where you're unsure about the ingredients, why don't you try CBD dog treats? They're easy to make, and our CBD is organically grown from American-made hemp.
We'll cover the value of adding CBD to your favorite buddy's treats in this post. We'll also go over why CBD is so good for your dog. Finally, we'll list our favorite CBD-infused recipes so you can make your own CBD dog treat.
How Does CBD Help My Dog?
Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) has been used for fabrics, food, oil, and medicinal purposes by humans for at least 3,000 years. Only recently did scientists isolate the chemicals components responsible for hemp's medical power. The two most important (and potent!) components found in hemp are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
While THC is known as the psychoactive component, CBD is just as potent - but doesn't make you "high." These two "ingredients" interact with our ECS (endocannabinoid system) to produce its therapeutic qualities. The good news is your dog also has an ECS system! And it responds just as well to CBD as you do!
What Science Says About Giving My Dog CBD?
In one groundbreaking study by Cornell University, researchers showed that hemp oil helped lower pain in dogs with arthritis. Another study demonstrated that in dogs treated with placebo vs. CBD oil, the CBD oil class showed a "significant" decrease in pain in dogs with osteoarthritis (OA).
Researchers also showed the first demonstrable evidence of a positive, "immunomodulatory effect of CBD in stimulated whole dog blood" in another study conducted by The National Institute of Health (NIH). The World Health Organization (WHO) proclaims CBD to be safe, too.
Can I put CBD In Dog Food?
Yes. Putting CBD into your dog food is an ideal delivery method. While some dogs may like the taste of CBD, many don't. Dogs are carnivorous by nature, so feeding them a plant-based oil or powder may not be the easiest way to give this nutrient-dense supplement. If you're feeding your dog a high-quality diet, you can mix it in their bowl, and they won't even notice it.
How Much CBD Should I Use For My Dog?
As discussed, just like humans, every dog has an ECS system. Your dog's ECS responds to the cannabidiol in much the same way we do. Based on that, adjust your dog's dosage based on his size. If you take 1 ml a day, for example, and weigh 150 pounds, give your dog half that amount.
One note, consider giving your dog a Full-Spectrum CBD oil supplement. By law, CBD cannot be sold if it's over 0.3% THC. This means as long as you buy from a lab-certified CBD manufacturer, your dog will not get "high." They will, however, benefit from the full potency of the cannabis plant - meaning your dog's receiving the full benefits of the plant.
If you're still unsure about giving your dog THC, we've included a THC-Free CBD dog treat recipe for you. Just know that your dog may not receive the full benefits as they would with a Full-Spectrum CBD oil.
Can My Dog Overdose On CBD Treats?
No, your dog will not overdose on CBD. However, when making CBD treats, follow the recipes below to get the best results. If you want to add or subtract CBD over time, that's fine. One thing you won't want to give your dog, in any form, is xylitol. Do not put this in your dog treats. Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs!
Other foods to avoid giving your dog include the following:
- Raw Onions
Although these foods won't kill your dog, they could make them sick. CBD, on the other hand, is considered safe and well-tolerated. As always, check with your veterinarian before starting your dog on a CBD regimen.
CBD Dog Treat Recipes
What you'll need before starting:
- Cookie Cutters
- Mixing Bowl
- Parchment Paper
- Your Favorite CBD Oil or CBD Powder
Use Only Organic Ingredients, If Possible.
Recipe # 1
- Three (3) Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- ¾ Cup Pumpkin Puree
- ½ Cup Peanut Butter
- ¼ Cup of MCT Oil
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- ¼ ml. CBD Oil (per cookie)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the pumpkin, peanut butter, and MCT oil together in the mixing bowl.
- After thoroughly stirring, add the flour and baking soda and continue stirring until all the lumps are gone.
- Form mix into a dough-like batter (add water or flour as needed).
- Lay mix out on parchment paper, creating a ½ thick layer of dough.
- Cut out dough with your cookie cutter.
- Transfer cookies onto the pan with parchment paper on the bottom side of cookies to prevent burning.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Let cookies rest for 30 minutes.
- Add ? to ¼ ml of CBD oil on top of each cookie.
- Let the CBD fully absorb before feeding.
Recipe # 2
- Two (2) Cups Buckwheat Flour
- One Cup Applesauce
- ½ Cup Peanut Butter
- ½ Cup MCT Oil
- One Gram of CBD Isolate Powder
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients until there are no lumps.
- Place the dough on parchment paper, creating a ¼ inch thick layer.
- Cut out treats with a cookie cutter.
- Transfer onto a cookie pan lined with parchment paper.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool for 30 minutes before serving to your dog.
Baking for your dog is fun, but we don't always have time. If you're in a hurry, Eden's Herbals has CBD dog treats made from organic ingredients. Our CBD is lab certified, meaning it has been tested by a third party, ensuring quality and legality.
CBD has been shown to help dogs with joint pain, and one study even showed shelter dogs were less aggressive after taking CBD. You can still bake for your dog, too. It has also shown to help dogs who are suffering with cancer get the relief they need. Just add a CBD treat as a convenient go-to when you don't have time to cook or just want fido to chill out and relax!
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
All of the articles on this site are written by 3rd party content providers, expert bloggers or doctors not directly affiliated with Eden’s Herbals.
Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.