Friday, September 2, 2011
Satin Balls - The Original Recipe for Dogs
Satin Balls - The Original Recipe for Dogs!
10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind]
1 lg. box of Total cereal
1 lg. box oatmeal
1 jar of wheat germ
1 1/4 cup veg oil
1 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses
10 raw eggs AND shells
10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf.
Divide into 10 quart freezer bags and freeze. Thaw as needed and feed raw!
Uses/Remarks from some who have used them:
"All my dogs go crazy over this stuff...but you have to be careful, it will put weight on the dogs pretty fast if you feed enough..."
"...It will put on the weight, make the coats soft and blue black (on black dogs at least, that's all I have)."
"The dogs stop all the itching and chewing at their coats/skin, their eyes get this bright look and the energy level goes out the roof ..."
Per the information received after having the Satin Balls recipe checked by several vets/labs:
Satin Balls is a total canine diet. It can be feed by itself or as a supplement, for however long you wish. My dogs have been on Satin Balls for over a year; the only time that I have fed it alone is when I had a sick dog needing to be built up or an underweight dog that I plan on showing.
The only problem with feeding it by itself is figuring out the amount. It will put weight on a dog in a few days... that's why it is so great to feed just before a show. If you have a dog that is in good weight, but you just want to build coat/endurance, you would have to figure out how much to feed (cal per kg), or you would end up with a fat dog in a very short time...
"I have been playing with the recipe. I now use the Knox Joint Gelatin instead of the plain Knox unflavored gelatin. Since this is high in Vitamin C and protein, and is good for the joints, it would be good for the dogs. They don't seem to mind the added flavor.
I am also adding Flaxseed oil.They probably don't need the added oil, but so far I have not seen it hurt anything..."
Shar's 2 cents here! Everything above came with the recipe!
I have used a similar recipe of these for training treats. I received them from a friend and they were frozen in tiny (teaspooon-sized) balls. That size doesn't need thawed so they are neater to "dispense". My dogs LOVED them and got so they were in the way of the freezer/refrigerator door being closed. They also ran for the kitchen when they heard it open! Tip: Freeze on a baking sheet and then put in freezer bags after frozen. That way you can always grab a couple as needed and not have the challenge of breaking them apart.
The wellpet.com is a good site. Every now and then I find something that I had been keeping an eye out for. This was one of them - a recipe for the hamburger dog treats. I have an older girl who isn't holding her weight and I wanted to find something along this line to give her to boost her protein and nutrition. I'll be adding some protein powder and vitamin supplement to about a 1/3rd of the recipe as she needs it. The other 3 don't need the added nutrition.
Murphy here, would enjoy some frozen treats right now with our 90* temp!