I started baking CBD biscuits when my dog, Brady, was beginning to feel the years in his sweet old-dog bones. He still had lots of get-up-and-go attitude, but watching his body struggle to keep up with his soul was breaking my heart.
CBD was a true revelation for both of us. I felt like it gave me my friend back. The trick? Getting it into something he’d love to eat!
Whatever that turned out to be, I wanted to fill it with healthy things that would work hand-in-hand with CBD to let him live his very best life for as long as he could.
Lots of experimentation later, I came out of my kitchen with biscuits and oils that really transformed Brady’s last year. Here’s what I put inside them (and why the recipe remains the same to this day):
Coconut oil gives our pets a metabolic jump-start for more energy and a fuller life. And it’s magical where skin and fur are concerned - a healthy sheen and a luxurious coat.
Oats and Oat Flour are fiber-filled and super helpful for pups who have allergies and skin or digestion issues, or just those who might want to avoid them.
Apples bring the vitamin A for skin and coat health, and stronger immune systems, too. And they’re loaded with vitamin C, which is hugely important for muscles, bones, and the cartilage, tendons, and ligaments that often trouble older dogs.
Almond Meal has lots of protein plus healthy fats, B complex vitamins, and vitamin E, not to mention essentials like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. It’s like a pupper superfood!
Rice Flour is a healthy alternative to glutinous grains, and it has protein, too.
Turmeric is its own natural anti-inflammatory, which makes it a perfect CBD partner, one that also helps with liver function and blood cell production.
Cinnamon is a traditional medicinal known to boost energy, vitality, circulation, and brain health. Like turmeric, it’s also anti-inflammatory, and that makes it another go-to ingredient for preventing joint issues.
Peanut butter just because. Pups love it. Which is good enough for Austin (and me, too), but I also like that it’s a healthy source of protein, heart-happy fats, vitamin B and E, and niacin.
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is full of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are great for skin, coats, joints, and heart health. They’re amazing immune boosters, too.
I think these things make our CBD dog biscuits and dog and cat CBD oils more than just the sum of their parts. It’s kind of a package deal, I guess. Yes, CBD for sure, but also other things our pets need for a lifetime of happy adventures. I feel good about giving them to Austin. I hope you feel the same way when you give them to your furry best friends, too.