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Penny hasn't really been eating and she is way too skinny so I am going to put her on satin balls for awhile.

Since I've seen them recommended so often here I decided to document them and make an instructable.

Here's the recipe (this is the full version; I made a 1/10th serving version):
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 oil
1 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses
10 raw eggs AND shells
10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
pinch of salt

And here the step by step photo instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-weight-on-your-dog-with-satin-balls/

These work so quick! I only gave penny 4 of the little patties and she got the thin layer of fat I was looking for so I can't feel all of her little bones directly under the skin. Plus, now she's also eating her normal food :)

Yes, generally you wouldn't give satin balls to a puppy - usually you want a puppy to be thin and grow slow. The only reason I gave them to penny was that she came to us malnurished and then refused to eat for a full week so she wasn't thin, she was emaciated  :o But now she is a healthy thin so I am back to regular food. I only made 1/10th of the original recipe and still ended up using less than 1/3 of what I made (anyone need any frozen satin ball patties ;) ).

I wanted to post the instructable though since one of the common feeding issues I hear are about how to put weight on dogs who are too thin, and these are a quick remedy.

I have heard wonderous things about Satin Balls.
Thanks for posting the recipe!

Marco Ennio Ettore:
I have a really perverted, immature mind i suppose.  I giggled at the "satin balls" every time i read it. ;D

Anyway, apart from that, I know this isn't a new thread but i'm glad it worked out for you.  I'm glad it was clarified to not use this for puppies too.   I might have made a boo boo. ???


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