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How to Make CBD Treats for Dogs with Chronic Pain or Anxiety

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Cater to your dog's taste

  1. Introduction
  2. Is CBD Safe for Dogs?
  3. The Role of Lab Testing
  4. Potential Benefits of CBD Treats for Dogs
  5. Determining the Right CBD Dosage for Your Dog
  6. How to Make CBD Treats for Dogs
  7. Ingredients
  8. Instructions
  9. Variations
  10. Conclusion

As dog lovers, seeing our furry companions in distress due to chronic pain or anxiety can be heart-wrenching. In our quest to provide comfort and improve their quality of life, many pet owners have turned to CBD as a potential source of relief. But what exactly is CBD, is it safe, and how can you incorporate it into treats for your dog? This comprehensive guide delves into these questions, offering insightful tips on how to make CBD treats that could ease your dog's discomfort.


Dogs are not just pets; they're family. And when a dog suffers from chronic pain or anxiety, it can significantly affect their happiness and behavior. Traditional medications may not always provide the desired relief, or they might come with side effects. Here enters Cannabidiol, or CBD—it has emerged as an alternative to address these issues. Let's look at whether CBD is a viable solution for your canine friend.

Is CBD Safe for Dogs?

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis and hemp plants and is known for its therapeutic effects in humans. But is it safe for dogs? The short answer is that CBD can be safe for dogs if high-quality products are used correctly. Always choose CBD derived from hemp, which has low levels of THC, and search for products specifically formulated for pets.

The Role of Lab Testing

Lab testing is crucial for ensuring the safety and potency of CBD products. Only purchase CBD treats or oils that provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA) from a reputable third-party lab. A COA should confirm that the product is free of contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides and verify the amount of CBD present.

Potential Benefits of CBD Treats for Dogs

Many dog owners report that CBD treats offer several benefits, including:

  • Pain Relief: They may help manage chronic pain by affecting endocannabinoid receptor activity.
  • Anxiety Reduction: CBD has been shown to have calming effects, which can alleviate anxiety.
  • Anti-inflammatory Effects: It may reduce inflammation, providing comfort for dogs with conditions like arthritis.

Determining the Right CBD Dosage for Your Dog

Finding the correct CBD dosage is essential. Factors such as your dog's weight, the condition being treated, and individual tolerance must be considered. It's generally advised to start with a minimal dosage and gradually increase it while monitoring your pet's reaction. Consult your veterinarian to determine a safe and effective starting point.

How to Make CBD Treats for Dogs

Making your own CBD treats not only allows you to cater to your dog's taste preferences but also gives you control over the CBD dosage. Here's a simple base recipe for homemade CBD dog treats:

  • 2 cups of flour (whole wheat if your dog isn't sensitive to it)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 2 teaspoons of CBD oil (dosage depends on the potency and your dog's needs)
  • Water as needed for binding
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, egg, pumpkin, and peanut butter.
  • Add the appropriate amount of CBD oil for the intended dosage.
  • Slowly add water until the mixture forms a pliable dough.
  • Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to create fun shapes.
  • Place the treats on a lined baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until hard.
  • Allow the treats to cool completely before serving.
  • Substitute pumpkin with pureed sweet potato or add in small amounts of dog-safe fruits and vegetables.
  • Introduce oats or rice flour for a different texture or dietary needs.
  • Add chopped parsley or mint for fresher breath.


CBD treats offer a novel approach to aiding dogs with chronic pain or anxiety. With proper research, high-quality products, and a veterinarian's guidance, CBD could potentially be a safe and beneficial addition to your dog's wellness routine. Remember, every dog is different, and what works for one may not work for another. Therefore, observing and adjusting the treatment to fit your dog's unique needs is vital.

Before you begin making CBD treats at home, be sure to consult with your veterinarian, especially if your dog is currently on other medications. Armed with the correct information and a love for your furry companion, you're on the path to providing them with a happier, more comfortable life.

Johnny PachecoJohn "Johnny P" Pacheco

The founder of Inspiro, LLC – "Johnny P" — is committed to offering the finest quality products at reasonable prices. In fact, we test every batch of CBD for purity. Our focus is on CBD Isolate and related products that are THC-free, as well as education and learning about CBD and its uses and impact on our lives.

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