There are plenty of reasons to give your dog hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). CBD can help your dog by:
Given all of these benefits, it’s no surprise that there are a ton of CBD dogs treats on the market—all with various ingredients and different doses.
But have you ever thought about making your own CBD-infused dog treats? It may sound silly—even a little frivolous—but doing so is actually simple, easy and most importantly, practical.
When you make your own CBD-infused dog treats, you get to control the amount of CBD that goes into each batch. This allows you to cater your CBD dog treats specifically to your pup’s needs. And as an added bonus, you get to:
Having CBD dogs treats on hand is also convenient. You can take them with you on outings with your K9 and administer them as the situation calls.
This recipe for CBD dog treats contains only five ingredients, including a hemp CBD tincture. You can use a tincture that’s marketed specifically for dogs, like Holistic Hound’s tinctures, which come in 100 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg concentrations. Or you can opt for a plain, flavorless tincture like Cured Nutrition’s Full Spectrum Raw Oil.
Whatever you decide to use in your CBD-infused dog treats, make sure to double check that the tincture has been lab-tested for potency as well as the presence of pesticides and heavy metals. You’ll also want to ensure that the tincture doesn’t have any added essential oils, which could potentially be harmful to your pup.
Lastly, feel free to use any type of flour you’d like in your CBD-infused dog treats. Wheat or other grains don’t sit well with some dogs. If this is the case, opt for alternative flours like rice, almond or coconut flour.
Here are a few things to consider:
The number of CBD-infused dog treats that this recipe makes depends on how you decide to divide up the dough.
Think about how much CBD you want in each dog treat.
Use these two factors to determine how much of your hemp CBD tincture to use. For example, if you think you can make 36 CBD dog treats, and you want each treat to contain 2 mg of CBD, use about 72 mg of CBD for your recipe.
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