September 9, 2023
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Homemade CBD dog treats are an easy way to deliver high-quality CBD oil to your dog. Plus, they tend to be a lot more cost-effective than buying commercial CBD dog treats. And you have more control over how concentrated the treats are and what ingredients go into them.

CBD dog treats, in case you don’t know, are any soft or hard dog treats that contain broad-spectrum CBD oil. 

Because dogs love the taste of CBD pet treats, I’ve found they are a lot easier to give to dogs compared to plain CBD oil. Below, you’ll find nine of my favorite CBD treat recipes along with some helpful tips and tricks for making and using CBD dog treats.

Things Required to Make CBD Dog Treats

  • CBD oil – Any high-quality, pet-safe CBD oil will do. (HINT: If you plan to use these treats to calm your pup down, check out CBD For Dog Anxiety to find the best oils for stressed-out pups.)
  • Blender or food processor
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie cutters (bone-shaped if possible)
  • Cookie sheet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Silicone molds

How to Make CBD Dog Treats

How to Make CBD Dog Treats

Making CBD Dog Treats is a lot like making baked goods for yourself. The exact ingredients and instructions differ depending on the flavor and texture you want to achieve. 

This is why I’ve put together this comprehensive list of my favorite CBD dog treat recipes. 

Each of these recipes uses different flavorings and base ingredients to provide a variety of dog treat options. This way, you can choose the best recipe (or recipes!) to meet your needs.

Recipe # 1: Chewable CBD Treats for Dogs

These chewy, tasty treats are perfect for senior dogs and those who prefer soft dog treats. Plus, they don’t require any baking and are packed with raw nutritional value.

Ingredients:

  • CBD (your dog’s typical dose x20)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut

Instructions:

  1. Mix CBD oil and coconut oil in a small bowl.
  2. Add your oil mix, peanut butter, and oats to a blender.
  3. Blend until thoroughly mixed and oats are somewhat pulverized.
  4. Use a spoon to create bite-sized amounts (shoot for 20 total).
  5. Roll each spoonful on parchment paper to create chewy treat balls.
  6. Place the shredded coconut in a bowl.
  7. Coat each ball in the coconut.
  8. Place each ball on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  10. Place the cold treat balls in an airtight container and store them in the fridge.

Recipe # 2: Savory Baked Potato and Coconut Dog Treats

baked potato and coconut dog treats

These soft dog-bone-shaped treats are another great option for dogs that don’t like hard biscuits. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 small or 1 large russet potato
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • CBD for dogs (your dog’s typical dose x40)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Pierce the skin of russet potatoes and bake for about 45 minutes or until tender.
  3. Place rolled oats in a food processor and grind until they reach a near-flour consistency.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix together ground oats, egg, coconut, and coconut oil.
  5. When the potatoes are done, allow them to cool, then cut open and scoop cooked potato flesh into the mixing bowl. Mix well.
  6. Roll out potato dough to about 1/8” thick and cut out treats with a 2” cookie cutter.
  7. Reduce oven heat to 350°F.
  8. Place the cut cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for about 22 minutes.
  9. Allow cookies to cool, then use a dropper to apply your dog’s typical CBD dose to each cookie. (We recommend using concentrated oil to minimize how much oil is needed and to maximize absorption. If the oil is not absorbing well, split the dose between two cookies.)
  10. Store finished CBD cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to six months.

Recipe # 3: Peanut Butter and Banana Biscuits

Peanut butter and banana biscuits

These peanut butter and banana dog biscuits require only four ingredients and are super simple to make. 

PRO TIP: You can buy CBD peanut butter for dogs and make this recipe with just three ingredients!

Ingredients: 

  • 2 large brown bananas
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • CBD oil (your dog’s typical dose x10)

Instructions:

  • Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Add peanut butter, coconut oil, and CBD oil and mix well.
  • Press the mixture into bone-shaped silicone molds (should fill about 10 2”x2” molds).
  • Place the full molds in the freezer and let freeze for 2 hours.
  • Once the molds have set, pop the treats out and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
  • Feed straight out of the freezer or let thaw for a few minutes before giving it to your furry friends.

Recipe # 4 Inflammation-reducing Pumpkin and Turmeric Treats

These CBD-enhanced, anti-inflammatory soft dog treats are perfect for older dogs and dogs with mobility issues.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • CBD oil (your dog’s typical dose x25)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Place rolled oats in a food processor and grind until they reach a near-flour consistency.
  3. Add the oat flour to a mixing bowl, then add turmeric and black pepper. Stir to combine all ingredients.
  4. Whisk the egg, then add it to the oat mixture.
  5. Add melted coconut oil and pumpkin purée and mix until it forms a uniform dough.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Use a 1-tablespoon scoop to portion out dough and place the portions on the parchment paper.
  7. Press each scoop of dough down slightly to form thick, flat, round treats.
  8. Bake for 18 minutes.
  9. Allow treats to cool, then use a dropper to apply your dog’s typical CBD dose to each cookie.
  10. Store on the counter for up to three days or in the fridge for up to three weeks.

Recipe # 5: CBD Frozen Treats Packed with Fiber

cbd dog treats recipe

These easy frozen dog treats are packed with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. They are a great option to support healthy digestion, healthy joints, and brain function.

Ingredients: 

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup regular or organic peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • CBD oil (your dog’s typical dose x24)

Instructions:

  1. Heat a small pot on medium-low heat.
  2. Add coconut oil, peanut butter, and cinnamon to the pot and mix until the ingredients turn soupy.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the flaxseed. Mix well.
  4. Transfer the mix to silicone dog treat molds (place the molds on a cookie sheet for easy transport to the freezer).
  5. Add your dose of CBD oil into each filled treat mold (this mix makes 24 2”x2” molds, but adjust the number of doses based on the number of molds you’ve filled).
  6. Gently stir each treat mold to disperse the CBD.
  7. Place the molds in the freezer for 2 hours.
  8. Once the treats are frozen, pop them out of the molds and store them in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  9. Feed straight out of the freezer or let thaw for a few minutes before giving to your furry friend.

Recipe # 6: Almond Butter CBD Dog Treats

CBD dog treats

These tasty frozen almond butter treats are loaded with nutrition and make the perfect healthy delivery system for your dog’s daily CBD.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • CBD oil (your dog’s typical dose x10)

Instructions:

  • Mix the apple sauce, almond butter, coconut oil, and CBD in a large bowl.
  • Spoon the mixture into treat-shaped silicone molds (should fill about 10 2”x2” molds).
  • Place the full molds in the freezer and let freeze for 2 hours.
  • Once the molds have set, pop the treats out and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
  • Feed straight out of the freezer or let thaw for a few minutes before giving it to your furry friend.

(Note: Some of its recipe versions include whole wheat flour and baking soda as well.)

Recipe # 7: Baked CBD Dog Treats

cbd dog treats recipe

This recipe is an excellent choice for picky dogs who turn their nose up at your typical CBD dog treat. Very few dogs won’t gobble up liver treats!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound raw liver (rinsed)
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • CBD oil (number of doses determined by treat size)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place liver in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour liver into a bowl and add the flour, eggs, and water, and stir until well mixed.
  4. Pour the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet with 1/2-inch sides.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Allow treats to cool, then cut into your preferred-sized treats.
  7. Use a dropper to apply your dog’s typical CBD dose to each treat. 
  8. Place treats in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge.

Recipe # 8: Oatmeal CBD Dog Treats 

cbd dog treats recipe

This no-bake oatmeal CBD dog treat recipe has plenty of healthy ingredients to support your pup’s overall health. These cold treats are soft and perfect for puppies, adults, and seniors alike.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp MCT oil
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • CBD oil (your dog’s typical dose x14)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the pumpkin, honey, turmeric, black pepper, and MCT oil in a bowl until combined.
  2. Add the rolled oats and mix until you have a doughy consistency.
  3. Spoon out equal pieces of cookie dough and roll them into balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (Aim for about 14 balls.)
  4. Add your dog’s dose of CBD to each treat ball.
  5. Place the balls in the fridge to harden for about 15 minutes.
  6. Store in a container in the fridge for up to two weeks. 

Recipe # 9: Savory and Sweet Treats 

sweet treats 

These baked dog treats have the sweet flavor of sweet potato and the savory goodness of peanut butter and herbs. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 1 cup wheat flour 
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • CBD oil (as many doses as there are treats)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix peanut butter and mashed sweet potato.
  3. Mix the flour into the wet ingredients with a spoon until fully combined.
  4. Transfer the dough to wax paper and roll out to between 1/4” and 1/2” thickness.
  5. Cut out your treats using a cookie cutter or simply cut them into squares.
  6. Transfer the treats to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 to 14 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to 2 months.
  8. Allow treats to cool, then use a dropper to apply your dog’s typical CBD dose to each cookie. 

Guidelines for Using Homemade CBD Dog Treats  

When giving your dog homemade CBD treats, there are some important guidelines to follow.

First, it’s important that you only give your dog enough treats to fulfill their daily recommended dosage of CBD. To find out what that is for your dog, check out CBD Dose For Dogs to find how much CBD is suitable for your doggo.

Second, you don’t want to just use just any CBD oils in your pet’s treats. 

Any CBD oils you use must be safe for pets. This means they need to be THC-free or have less than 0.3% THC in them.

If you’re using CBD for a specific issue, such as joint pain, epilepsy, or cancer, try finding a CBD product rated for treating that issue. For instance, if your dog needs help staying calm while you’re away, you may want to choose one of from CBD For Dogs Separation Anxiety products.

For more information on how to give CBD oil and CBD dog treats, you’ll need to learn how to give CBD oil to dogs.

Instructions for Making CBD Dog Treats

cbd dog treat recipe

There are a ton of ways to make CBD dog treats. But there are also some important rules to follow to ensure your homemade CBD treats are safe for your dog.

Don’t Ever Use Xylitol

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol sometimes used in baking to reduce the sugar content of baked goods. But this sweetener is extremely toxic to dogs. 

Don’t Heat CBD Oils

You’ll notice in our recipes above that we always add CBD oil after the treats come out of the oven. This is because heat deactivates CBD and the other helpful compounds in hemp oil. 

Preserve Your Dog’s CBD Treats

The best way to preserve your dog’s CBD treats is to store them in a container in the fridge. Most treats stored this way will last one to two weeks. 

For longer-term storage, place treats in a sealed container in the freezer for up to six months.

Is CBD Oil Considered Safe for Dogs?

Not all CBD products are safe for dogs. Many full-spectrum hemp oil products contain high amounts of THC, which is toxic to pets. 

Broad-spectrum CBD typically contains less than 0.3% THC, which is safe for dogs. 

CBD Health Benefits for Dogs

CBD has a range of potential health benefits for dogs, including:

  • Pain management
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Endocrine system balance
  • Allergy reduction
  • Seizure relief 
  • Cancer treatment support

For more information on what CBD can do for your dog, check out whether CBD help dogs with fireworks?

Are Homemade Treats Worth It?

Homemade CBD treats take time to make, but they’re often a more economical option.

Many commercial CBD treats cost as much as CBD oil while containing far less CBD. By making your own treats, you can save money and ensure your dog is getting the exact amount of CBD they need to see results.

Looking for a CBD oil to use in your pet treat recipe? Check out CBDfx For Dogs Review.

FAQs

Does CBD Cause Intoxication in Dogs?

No, CBD does not cause intoxication in dogs. Pet-safe CBD products do not contain THC and will not get your dog high.

Is it possible to include CBD oil in dog treats?

Yes, it is very possible to include pet CBD in homemade dog treats. Just be sure you use a no-bake dog treat recipe or add the oil after the treats have been baked.

Is Freezing CBD Treats for Pets Feasible?

Yes, you can freeze your dog’s treats. Freezing temperatures do not deactivate CBD or other cannabinoids.

What Should You Do If Your Pet Consumes Too Many CBD Treats?

If your pet consumes too many CBD dog treats, you should watch them carefully. There have been no reported cases of dogs overdosing on CBD, but if they start experiencing symptoms, they will need to be seen by a vet.

Final Verdict 

Making your own CBD-infused dog treats is a great way to save money and ensure your dog takes their daily CBD with their tail wagging. And with so many recipes to choose from, there is no reason not to make these highly effective treats at home.

Did you try any of these CBD recipes? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share this article if you enjoyed it!




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