CBD is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant that has been shown to have many significant health benefits. Because it is derived from hemp and not marijuana, CBD isn’t addictive or mind-altering. If you’re looking for ways to give your dog this cannabis option at home, keep reading! We will discuss how you can make your own CBD for dogs at home in this article.
Yes, you can make CBD edibles for your dog at home.
You can mix CBD oil into food or treats, but you should know that the dosage is hard to control. If you add it to food or treats, start with a small amount and increase it over time until your dog’s symptoms are relieved.
You may also consider mixing the oil into the water and using a dropper to give it directly to your dog in their mouth. This will help ensure your pet gets the correct dose of cannabinoid therapy without taking too much at once, which could cause stomach upset or vomiting (although this has not been reported in any dogs yet).
Heat the water and the coconut oil in a pot.
- Heat the water and coconut oil in a pot with a lid. When it comes to cooking and baking, the essential tool you can have is a good-quality pot with a lid. You can use any pan or skillet if it’s oven-safe and has a tight-fitting lid (any heat proof container will do).
- Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing them. This will help ensure they blend evenly when added to your hot mixture. If you need to speed up the process of warming everything up, place all of your ingredients in an ovenproof dish and put them in an oven set at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.
- Use a double boiler if possible—or transfer your mixture into another pot filled with boiling water on low heat.
- Use a metal spoon while stirring, so you don’t scratch or break any containers.
- Heat the water to just below boiling point before adding other ingredients.
- Let it sit for 30 minutes before straining out any herbs or spices from infusions like tea bags
Add CBD oil.
- Add CBD oil to the water and coconut oil.
- Add enough of each ingredient for how many treats you want to make, keeping in mind that you will be using less water than weight because of how much will evaporate out of the mixture while it sits on your countertop or in the refrigerator overnight.
- The amount needed varies widely depending on what type of treatment you’re making. Still, for most recipes, we recommend starting at about 100 milliliters (about 3 ounces) of water for every 10 milliliters (about 0.35 ounces) of CBD oil and then adding as much coconut oil as necessary until everything is thoroughly blended into a thick paste or gel-like consistency. If your recipe doesn’t list exact measurements as this one does, play around with amounts until it feels right! Once again: There’s no wrong way to do it! Just be sure not to add too much coconut oil since this will make your final product too soft/runny.
Measure and pour out the peanut butter into a bowl.
Measure and pour out the peanut butter into a bowl. Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and healthy fats, so measuring how much you’re using is essential. If your dog is overweight or has diabetes, ask your veterinarian before giving them peanut butter in any form, as it can be high in calories and fat.
A teaspoon of peanut butter is around 100 calories, so it’s easy for your pet to consume a lot of extra calories when given this treatment. Keep that in mind when choosing whether or not peanut butter treats are suitable for your dog and make sure that they do not contain xylitol which is toxic to pets!
Pour mixture onto a baking sheet and separate into muffin spots.
- Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and evenly spread the mixture.
- Use a cookie dough scoop to make even-sized treats, or simply use a spoon to drop blobs of the dough onto the parchment paper. Make sure each treatment is about half the size of a golf ball!
- Remove from the oven when golden brown (this should take approximately 8 minutes). Be careful not to overcook them, as they will get dry and crumbly if you do so – remember that if this happens, they can still be used as dog treats at home! Just add some water back into them with some peanut butter or coconut oil, and make sure your dog has access to plenty of fresh water while eating them.
- Cool on a cooling rack before serving; this step allows any excess moisture from within each bite-sized treat to evaporate away so that it doesn’t affect your pup’s digestive tract later down the line.
When the treats are excellent, please place them in an airtight container and refrigerate them until you plan to use them.
Your homemade CBD treats are now ready to be stored. Keeping them in a cool place, away from heat and direct sunlight, is essential. This will help them retain their potency longer. You can refrigerate the treats if you’d like, but that’s not necessary—a cool cabinet or pantry will work just as well!
You’ll also want to keep your homemade CBD treats out of reach of pets and children. Even though these treats are made with hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, it is still a psychoactive substance that could potentially cause adverse effects in animals and children (and adults!). Additionally, some dogs may find the taste (or smell) of cannabis edibles irresistible; if yours does this, ask yourself whether making edibles at home would be worth risking his health or happiness by giving him access to them when he wants them most (i.e., when he gets bored).
CBD dosage for your dogs
How much CBD to give your dog depends on the size of your dog and the condition being treated.
The correct CBD dosage for dogs will depend on their weight and the treated condition. For example, if you have a small 10-pound dog, you’ll use less than a sizable 100-pound dog. Ask your veterinarian for proper dosing.
CBD can be administered in several ways: orally (swallowed), sublingually (held under the tongue), topically (applied directly onto skin/fur), and transdermally (absorbed through dermal layers). It all depends on what works best for your pet!
The above recipe is for a batch of 30 treats. If you want to make more, multiply all the ingredients by the number of dogs in your household. For example, double all the ingredients if you have two dogs and want 60 treats! We hope this has been helpful for you and will allow you to take better care of your dog with CBD-edible treats at home.