|Barked: Mon Sep 27, '10 5:16am PST |
|Trooper, here's a thread that may be of interest to you:
It discusses various ways to help a dog gain weight. One in particular, as is outlined in Lily's post, is the use of Satin Balls. Here's her post on it, for quick reference:
Lily and Moira attended Weight Gain Camp when each was adopted.
Satin Balls were served as a afternoon meal, in addition to their normal 2 meals a day.
10# hamburger meat
1 jar wheat germ
1 lg box of oatmeal (uncooked)
1 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
10 sm pkgs unflavored gelatin
1 1/4 Cup unflavored molasses
A pinch of salt
1 lg box Total cereal (2lb's)
(You may also add a pinch of garlic powder to add flavor)
Mix all ingredients together well, much like a meatloaf....put into separate freezer bags and freeze, thawing out as needed. It puts weight on in a very short time, not to mention the gloss in their coat. You can use it every day when they have a show to do and it does not produce diarrhea. It can be fed alone or with kibble.
I skipped the what germ - Lily had colitis and it's a little rough, plus wheat is an allergen. This recipe has salt - I would skip that, too. I probably used less oil and less molasses, but this gives you a base to work from.
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