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Monday, October 17, 2011


Special Report from Mom of Hooligans

Since we are working to put a few pounds on Miss Maizie, I thought I would tell you about Satinballs. I think the recipe started with people rescuing puppy mill dogs, who were malnourished due to neglect. The recipe has been on the internet for years and I have personally used it, successfully, to help several of my skinny foster dogs gain a little weight when they’ve first come to stay with me. This recipe is commonly shared on rescue email lists. It puts weight on and it makes their coats glossy. “Satinballs” is a full diet designed to be used short term (like maybe a week to ten days), however, as always, discuss with your vet the Satin Ball Recipe or any other dietary change before giving it to your foster dog.


10lbs regular (not lean) hamburger, 1 box Quaker Oatmeal (not instant)
10 eggs, including shells, 1 ¼ cups unsulfured Molasses (regular 12oz jar)
2 large boxes regular TOTAL breakfast cereal
1 jar Wheatgerm (regular, not 'flavored'), 1 ¼ cup Peanut Oil
10 small packages regular (plain) Knox gelatin
and a pinch salt (actually about ¼ teaspoon)

Mix it up like a meat loaf. Then make up about ½ cup patties, flatten with your hand and freeze flat on a waxed paper layers on a cookie sheet. This way, once frozen, they can be separated and packaged in zip locking freezer bag and they won't stick together once they are frozen.
Thaw overnight in refrigerator.

Must be fed raw, but can be slightly warmed in the Microwave on 'defrost' or 'pastry' for a second or two to take the chill off and peak the aroma. Small breeds 1-2 patties a day in addition to regular diet. Medium breeds 3-5 a day and large breeds up to 10 a day, if you are using the ½ cup measurement. Because of high fat content, NOT recommended for Pancreatic dogs nor dogs w/ diabetes. This recipe is only for dogs that are generally healthy except for malnutrition due to lack of food. ALWAYS GET VETERINARY ADVICE BEFORE CHANGING A DOG’S DIET AS THERE MAY BE ENDOCRINE OR OTHER MEDICAL PROBLEMS AT WORK THAT YOU HAVEN’T BEEN MADE AWARE OF PRIOR TO FOSTERING.


Ms. A said...

My Dad always fed our dogs raw meat, although he didn't add anything to the mix.

With all the stuff in this, do the dogs get ticked off after gaining weight and you stopping making these?

Maggie and Mitch said...

yummmmmmmmmm - this sounds delicious to us! Do you get a smidge of it too, DD?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Wyatt said...

Sounds like it would do the trick for weight gain....egg shells sound weird, but the calcium must be good :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Anonymous said...

Wow, that does sound good! And Crunchy! Maizie will soon be a Buxom Babe & Healthy as a horse!
Popie & LoriG

Kippy Marrie said...

Olá amiguinho Duke....
Quer conhecer meus Avós? Mamãe colocou fotos deles em meu blog.
Eu estava viajando na casa deles.
Boa semana amiguinho querido.
Aus da amiga do Brasil ...