Homemade CBD Oil Dog Treats - 4 Easy Recipes!

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Claudia bensimoun author of Homemade CBD Oil Dog Treat Recipes

With numerous CBD health benefits for dogs, many pet parents are purchasing CBD dog treats for their furry best friends. Although they’re available online and in stores, nothing is as much fun as making them together with your pooch at home.

Getting to choose which natural ingredients and flavors to use from like kale-carrot, blueberry-cranberry, pumpkin harvest flavor or peanut butter crunch make bakingCBD dog treats at home a fun experience for all.

You can also opt to use natural, healthy ingredients to ensure natural macro and micro-nutrients with no synthetic dyes or preservatives keeping your dog healthy all the way!

That said, it’s important to note that CBD oil measurements will vary according to your dog’s weight and health. CBD edibles for pets make life much easier, and are fun to bake.

Besides what’s better than safe, natural, vegan, and non-GMO baked dog treats for your furry best friend? Keep reading to find out more aboutCBD treats for pets, how to use them, and why they are so popular today?


What is CBD?

CBD is a non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid that offers both therapeutic and medicinal purposes for humans and pets. It is also natural, safe, and is derived from hemp and cannabis. Most CBD dog treats will useCBD from hemp. That said, there is no “high” and your furry best friend will not consume THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, resulting in psychoactive effects with your dog getting “high”.

Cannabidiol dog treats help dogs relax and become pain –free. The pet industry has watched the rising popularity of CBD products throughout 2019, and have recognized the effectiveness of hemp oil to help with chronic pain, anxiety and other ailments in pets.

Full-spectrum CBD tinctures offer specific terpenes and active ingredients to address health issues, including pain and anxiety in pets. Today, alternate health and wellness options for pets via natural supplements or nutraceuticals are becoming popular household items because they don’t have the side effects of pharmaceuticals. Usingnatural CBD supplements for pets that utilize nano-sized microemulsion for optimal bioavailability helps to keep your pets healthy and free from pain and suffering.

Your holistic veterinarian will be able to offer you complete guidance on the correct and safe dosage of any CBD pet tinctures. Hemp pet products are natural, safe, and have the potential to help with pain, insomnia, anxiety, and plenty of other health issues in both cats and dogs.

Understanding the importance of transparency in all CBD brands is important when choosing a CBD hemp oil product for your pet. That said, consult with your veterinarian before choosing a CBD pet product and adding it to your pet’s regime.

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Does CBD Have Side Effects?

CBD has few side effects. It may make your dog drowsy but is usually well-tolerated in most pets. With new CBD pet product lines geared toward healing and nurturing, the use of CBD oil-based products for dogs has become more extensive with product lines adding CBG, CBD, CBN, and CBA. These all work together to reduce anxiety, reduce bacteria, help with skin problems and hot spots, reduce pain, and provide numerous other positive benefits for dogs.

If you have questions, it’s a good idea to consult with a holistic veterinarian for advice on dosage and to also get a complete diagnosis. Doing that ensures that the cannabidiol dose is the right dose for your dog’s condition and that you’re doing the best you can do to help treat your dog’s pain and illness.


How to Use CBD Oil When Baking CBD Dog Treats?

The potency of CBD oils both in capsule form and those in bottles with droppers are much more potent and are sometimes more difficult to administer to dogs that are fussy eaters, or that don’t enjoy oral applications. Baking dog treats with hemp oil helps to allow for a relaxed environment where you get to choose your dog’s favorite ingredients while baking CBD dog treats.

A few product lines contain phytocannabinoids, terpenes and fatty acids which support a huge range of ailments like phobias, joint pain, inflammation, digestive issues, mobility, seizures, and anxiety. Before using any ingredients for baking, make sure that your dog is not allergic to any of them. Dogsgetfood allergies similar to humans, so it’s necessary to look out for certain symptoms that may indicate a food allergy.

Understanding which CBD oil brand to choose from when baking CBD dog treats for your pooch makes things a lot safer and easier. Here’s how what you need to know before baking CBD dog treats for your furry best friend:

  • Use organic, non-GMO ingredients
  • Use all-natural ingredients
  • Refrain from using preservatives or synthetic dyes
  • Understand what ingredients are safe and which should not be used
  • Try to use vegan ingredients
  • Calming herbs like chamomile can be added
  • Glucosamine and other supplements can be included (consult with your veterinarian)

What You Need to Know

When cooking or baking with CBD, you’ll need to keep the following in mind:

  • The boiling point for CBD should never be more than 356°F, otherwise, the active constituents will begin to evaporate.
  • A good temperature for cooking with CBD should stay between 320°F to 356°F only.
  • CBD oil should be infused into fat before cooking with it. This can be either butter, coconut oil, or cooking oil.
  • A low heat should be used when blending in the CBD hemp oil and the fat.
  • The blended oils should be kept in a dark cupboard away from sunlight for optimal efficacy.
  • CBD completely degrades at 329 degrees Fahrenheit and begins breaking down before that.
  • Flavored CBD oils need to be used with corresponding ingredients for the best taste

CBD Oil Dog Treat Benefits

CBD offers a wide range of health benefits. That said, some of these potential benefits include anxiety relief and pain relief. When taking cannabidiol oil alone, it may not taste ideal, and most dogs tend not to enjoy the taste. When adding cannabidiol oil into a variety of tasty and healthy dog treats, you’ll allow for your pooch to enjoy them without trying to force him to consume the oil by itself via a tincture.

To get around any confusing issues and conflicting information, always consult with your holistic veterinarian for the best advice before choosing a CBD product for your pooch! Be sure to scan the reviews, and to always opt for the highest-quality, natural CBD product for your pooch! This applies even when you’re baking CBD dog treats for your pets. Using high-quality cannabidiol oil when cooking is important. Here are some benefits:

  • Pain reliever
  • May help with canine depression
  • May provide relief from cancer side effects like chemotherapy and radiation
  • Promotes skin health by preventing sebaceous gland cells from secreting too much sebum
  • May provide benefits dogs with neurological disorders
  • Helps decrease inflammation in pets
  • May help prevent cognitive decline
  • May be beneficial for cardiac health
  • CBD may be beneficial in preventing tumor growth
  • CBD helps with diabetes prevention by reducing diabetes up to 56% and reducing associated inflammation in diabetic pets.
  • Digestive issues
  • Blood disorders
  • Fights off free radicals and may prevent the development of cancer

That said, there still needs to be more research done on the benefits of CBD as an effective treatment for the above-mentioned health conditions. Consult with your holistic veterinarian for advice.


Here are some tasty and easy-to-bake CBD oil treat recipes for your pooch.

Your dog might not like the first treatment you try, you may need to do multiple different things.

Recipe # 1

No-Bake Pumpkin and Turmeric CBD Dog Treats from Dog Dream CBD

Dog Dream CBD

These no-bake treats are perfect for dogs with inflammatory conditions. Both CBD and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties, and the crack of black pepper helps your dog absorb the goodness of turmeric.

Makes 14

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree*
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 tsp. turmeric
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • CBD oil

Since this recipe makes 14 and lasts about two weeks, you can give your dog one a day, every day!


Recipe # 2

Berry Bliss Ball Dog Truffle Treats

Add CBD oil to frozen dog treats

This recipe delivers antioxidants and flaxseed along with CBD Oil, aiding in the dog’s health and digestion.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dog-friendly berries mashed or pureed
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil warmed to liquid
  • 3 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • Sprinkle of Ceylon cinnamon (optional)
  • Approximately 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • Fine desiccated coconut (or other coating option) for rolling
  • CBD oil

Making the Treats:

Thoroughly mash the berries in a mixing bowl (or puree for a more uniform truffle texture), and stir in the coconut oil. Add the ground flaxseed and incrementally add coconut flour. Add a little extra coconut flour or water if needed to adjust consistency to a nice sticky dough - precise measures can vary depending on the liquid in your fruit. The coconut oil will firm-up when chilled, so this dough may feel slightly crumbly when warm. Press into small bite-sized balls, coat in coconut, and refrigerate until firm.


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Tips and Tricks

These treats should be kept refrigerated and can be frozen for longer storage. Defrost cool or in the fridge so that you don't accidentally heat them up and melt them. Our dogs have also happily eaten a few straight from frozen in hot weather! 

Berries can be used fresh or thawed from frozen.

In addition to being doggone delicious and fragrant, cinnamon offers some great health benefits to dogs (and people); however, it's not suitable for everyone. Pregnant/nursing dogs in particular should not be given cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is the recommended variety for dogs if/when used. 

Coconut flour is a good option for gluten-free / grain-free pet treats, but it’s also a pretty healthy choice outright: it is high in fiber, high in protein, and low-GI relative to alternatives. Coconut flour is also very absorbent, which is part of getting the right consistency and balance in these treats.


Recipe #3

Peanut Butter CBD Cookies

Baked CBD Dog Treats

Peanut butter is rich in protein and offers healthy fats like oleic acid which is a monounsaturated Omega-9 fatty acid.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup peanut butter 
  • 2 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon 100%OrganicCBDoil
  • Coconut oil

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°.
     
  2. We’ll be using coconut oil to infuse with CBD in our treats in this recipe. So go ahead and mix together a tablespoon of coconut oil with how many mg of cannabidiol you wouldlike to your per treat dosage to be.
  3. Mix together oats into a blender until you get a flour-like consistency. Then, combine 1 ripe banana, mashed, alongwith peanut butter and the infused coconut oil. Stir this together with the oats and knead thoroughly until moistened.
  4. Slightly dust a flat surface with dough, then use your hands to shape the dough into a circle, about ¼ thickinch. Use a cookie cutter (this can be any shape or size!) and cut out the treats. Place the cutouts on a non-stick cookie sheet.
  5. Bake until golden brown for approximately 25 – 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the treats. With the measurements included in this recipe, you can make about 30 treats for 1-inch thick treats or 15 for 2-inch treats.


Recipe #4

Sweet Potato/Yogurt Frozen CBD Treats

No-Bake CBD Frozen Dog Treats

This is also a no-bake recipe that is super easy to do. The mashed sweet potato can be exchanged for mashed pumpkin. These delicious cold treats are perfect for the warm summer months!

The number of treats this recipe yields will depend on the size of your molds.

You’ll need: 

  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • CBD oil
  • Mix the yogurt with the sweet potato mash and coconut oil in a large bowl. Ensure it’s mixed thoroughly.
  • Scoop the mixture into silicone molds or ice trays.
  • Add CBD oil to each treat. If your dog needs one drop of CBD oil a day, add one drop to each treat.
  • Put the trays or molds into the freezer for about three hours.
  • Store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Give your dog one a day, or more to increase the dosage.


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Meet The Author 

Claudia Bensimoun

Claudia Bensimoun is a freelance journalist and author, and specializes in veterinary content, and eBooks. She's a long-time feature writer for Animal Wellness magazine, Fido Friendly magazine, and the United States Dog Agility Association. In addition, Bensimoun has written for numerous pet websites, magazines, newspapers and online publications. Her interests include wildlife conservation, animal welfare, disaster/ humanitarian relief, veterinary research, and veganism.