We’re big fans of CBD for dogs and CBD dog treats are an easy and convenient way to deliver the benefits of this potent compound.
That said, just as with CBD recipes, we prefer to make them on our own, rather than buying them pre-made. There are a few reasons for that, and of course we’ll get into those.
So, how do you make them at home? Easy. We’ve got 5 simple recipes that you can whip together in a snap. They’re healthy, delicious, and you control the dose.
But first, as promised…
Homemade or Store Bought?
There are plenty of ready-made CBD dog treats on the market. But just like CBD oil in general, not all are created equal.
Some are awesome. Are are ok. Some contain little to no CBD.
The other thing about many CBD dog treats is that they’re baked. CBD is not ideal for baking – heat can potentially make CBD less effective. If exposed to overheating, the effects will burn off. We recommend staying below 320˚F when you cook with CBD in general – or avoid applying heat at all. Since most CBD dog treats are baked, you can’t be sure that they’re not cooked at low temps, and so they may not be as effective.
Instead, we make our own so we have more control over what our pets are getting.
DIY CBD Dog Treats
It’s the summer, so it only makes sense to make pupsicles!
Here are our favorite recipes. There’s not much to them, which means they’re way to make and have limited ingredients!
For each recipe, add your pup’s daily dose of CBD to each mold (or, divide it in half), rather than adding it directly into the mix. That way, each treat gets an even distribution of CBD.
These treats are an easy way to give your pet CBD, and you know exactly how much is in each one.
Check them out!
**A note on molds. There are all kinds of things you can use for molds. There are a bunch of really cute ones on Amazon, but we find that ice cube trays work just as well – and they are the perfect size! Look for ones that have a flexible bottom so the treats are easy to pop out when they’re frozen.
**A note on storage. Once your treats are frozen, remove them from the molds and store them in an air tight container. They’re good for 3 months in the freezer (if they last that long)!
1. All About Apple
- 1 -2 apples
- 1 cup plain kefir
Chop up the apple in small pieces, mix together, pour into molds, add CBD, then freeze.
2. Banana Berry
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 strawberries
- 1/4 water
Blend together in the blender, pour into your molds, then freeze.
3. Taste of the Tropics
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 pineapple
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup kefir
Add all the ingredients to your blender, blend, pour into molds, then freeze.
BONUS #1 Pawfect Pumpkin
- 1 large can pure pumpkin (NOT Pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup plain kefir
Stir all the ingredients together, pour into molds, then freeze.
BONUS #2 Very Veggie
- 1 large can pure pumpkin
- 1/2 green beans
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Chop up the green beans, stir together, pour into molds, then freeze.