Complex health conditions in animals can be difficult to treat with prescription medication and come with a long list of possible side effects. Recently, CBD oil has worked its way into the limelight as a ‘cure-all’ solution to a range of health ailments.
There is a lot of misinformation regarding the CBD oil for dogs, and how to include it in their diet. Always make sure you purchase a CBD oil suitable for pets.
In this article, we will look at what it is, how it can help your dog and how to make CBD dog treats.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is derived from CBD (cannabidiol), a compound found in cannabis and hemp. CBD does not normally contain the psychoactive compound THC. Most CBD products, including CBD oil, are made from hemp.
For more information on how CBD oil is made, check out this handy article.
How Does it Affect Dogs?
There isn’t any scientific literature to suggest the effects CBD has on a dog. It is assumed it is similar to that of humans and interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in the nervous system.
Some owners claim it helps their dog with pain, seizures, lack of appetite and other problems.
What Health Problems Can CBD Oil Treat?
Owners claim it helps their dog with pain, from conditions such as arthritis. It can also help with seizures from epilepsy. Other owners have found it helps skin conditions and general inflammation.
Some dogs have found relief from debilitating anxiety from a daily CBD treat. There are certainly documented positive aspects of using CBD oil for dogs.
How to Make CBD Oil Treats
The easiest way to make CBD oil treats is to add a few drops of oil onto one of your dog’s favorite treats before giving it to them. The benefit of this method is that you know exactly how much CBD oil your dog is getting, and you won’t face problems using their favorite treat. Measuring out the dose every day can be time-consuming though.
Frozen treats work great for CBD oil dosing too as you know exactly what dose each treat contains if you use an ice cube tray. Mix natural yogurt with berries and peanut butter and place into an ice cube tray. Use a dropper to dose each treat accordingly and mix with a stirrer.
Place the treat tray in the freezer and serve each treat straight from the freezer. You can make a large batch that will last up to 3 months in the freezer if you prefer to prep in advance.
Lastly, you can make baked treats. Calculate the number of portions in the baked treats, and multiply 1 CBD dose by the number of portions. Add this amount of CBD oil and mix thoroughly before baking.
Make Your CBD Dog Treats Today!
Your dog may benefit from a daily CBD dose, and what better way to give it to them then in a tasty treat!
CBD dog treats may help your dog with pain, seizures, and inflammation.
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