How to make beef-flavored CBD drops for your dog

Published Mar 20, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET
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We all want to provide the very best care for our furry friends, and thanks to some of the latest and greatest findings through years of cannabis research, we now know that CBD can help. You have probably heard about the highly sensationalized cases where someone's dog ate a potent edible, and it didn’t go very well, but most don’t realize that this is an entirely different ballpark of products.

The recreational edible products that consumers enjoy for the euphoric high are infused with THC, whereas CBD products that are meant for dogs contain little to none of the hazard element, and instead boast a high concentration of cannabidiol. Cannabidiol AKA CBD is non-psychoactive, so it isn't going to get your dog or cat high, but instead offers a therapeutic boost to the entire regulatory system.

How does it work?

Humans are able to benefit from the vast elements that are within cannabis like THC and CBD thanks to the presence of the endocannabinoid system, an incredibly important part of the circulatory system that is linked to everything from how hungry you are, to the blood sugars your body produces.

Now, if that has you wondering why they can’t have THC products, then you also need to know that though animals are equipped with a similar endocannabinoid system, they are much smaller with faster heart rates which makes their blood pump quicker, filling with cannabinoids at a much higher rate than we do.

So while it’s nearly impossible to overdose on THC as a full-grown human being, the same dose for a dog or cat could be enough to make them hallucinate, lose consciousness, have trouble breathing, and ultimately if left unchecked, can die from too much THC. This is the reason why it’s so important to only use pure CBD, which works in a very different way than the euphoria-inducing agent we are all so familiar with.

Benefits of CBD drops for dogs

CBD works by interacting with your pet's endocannabinoid system to trigger the release of naturally produced chemicals from within the brain. These chemicals can help to regulate eating disorders for both overweight and underweight individuals, but they can also aid in reducing inflammation, strengthening bones and energy levels, which are necessary to live a healthy life. Below, you will find a list of some of the most common conditions and issues that are treated with CBD for dogs.

  • Arthritis
  • Pain
  • Cancer symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Appetite
  • Swelling
  • Aching
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety

Beef flavored CBD drops

Even if your pet doesn’t have any of the conditions that are listed here, you still might want to consider adding some of this incredibly powerful supplement to your dog's diet, as not only can it treat the symptoms of those conditions, but it can also help to prolong the onset of degenerative issues that tend to plague pets as they age.

This particular recipe is perfect for dogs or cats on any kind of diet, and they’ll love it so much that they will beg for their daily dose, making it one of the easiest supplements out there to use without stress.



  • ½ cup CBD infused olive oil
  • ½ cup flaxseed oil
  • ¼ cup castor oil
  • 1 teaspoon beef broth


  • Glass bottle with dropper
  • Storage container with lid
  • Small pot
  • Whisk


  1. Add the beef broth and flaxseed oil to a small cooking pot and set the burner to medium heat.

  2. Wait for the mixture to start steaming before pouring the rest of the ingredients into the pot.

  3. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients, and just before the liquid starts to boil, remove it from the heat.

  4. Pour some of the CBD liquid into an easy to measure CBD dropper bottle and the remaining amount into a storage container for later.

Your beef-flavored CBD drops are now ready to use, and they’ll be so delicious that your dog or cat will beg you to add it to every dish of food. Just remember that though the small bottle can be stored at room temperature, its best to keep the larger portion in the fridge. Otherwise, you risk contamination and mold growth. If a bottle is not finished within a week, then dump it out and pour a fresh one. This mix can stay fresh for up to two weeks while refrigerated.

How to use these CBD drops

  • Put 1-3 drops onto a dish of hard or soft food once a day but ensure that it isn't more than your pet can finish in one sitting.
  • Give 1-3 drops anywhere from 1 to 3 times per day orally with the dropper.
  • Add these delicious CBD drops to all of your dog’s favorite homemade treats.
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