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Old 11-27-2010, 02:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Do you cook them or feed raw? I've read that they can be fed either way, but have never come across cooking instructions. My mom is not a fan of feeding raw bug has just adopted an underweight GSD, I thought I might give her the recipe.
I know this is a late answer but we've been cooking our Satin Balls at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes. Each ball is rolled no larger than a racket ball. We usually make batches starting with a 3 pound log of meat from the clearance rack. If you use the recipe linked to earlier in the thread it's easy to divide the ingredients to get batches that are 1, 3 or 5 pounds. Or you can make the full 10 pound batch. After cooking we freeze the balls in gallon baggies and nuke them one or two at a time to mix in with dry food.

I'll dig up our recipe too. I think it's just a bit different than the one linked to earlier.

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Old 05-10-2011, 11:29 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For those of you that used it for weight gain, how much did you feed daily to get those extra pounds on and how quickly does the dog put the weight on? Jazz needs about 10 pounds on him. He's 29" tall and very skinny.

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For those of you that used it for weight gain, how much did you feed daily to get those extra pounds on and how quickly does the dog put the weight on? Jazz needs about 10 pounds on him. He's 29" tall and very skinny.

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Biff is also very tall and skinny but the vet said he looks good and that he will fill out with time. Biff is only 13 months old. I have been debating on feeding him the satin balls or not.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I had the same thing....vet says weight is fine ,but his skin does seem dry. I'm gonna try these for sure! I read that some of you add pumkin. What does the pumkin do?
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Whew that was a chore but I have 2 batches of Satin Balls done. One molasses and one salmon. I'm curious though what size do guys make them and how many do you feed per day? Thanks!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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This is my recipe and process

5 lbs hamburger at 27% fat
2 cans of garlic bread crumbs
2 packages of cream cheese
1 small carton of heavy whipping cream
1 dozen eggs


Mix well form into balls about two to three inches in diameter. Freeze on cookie sheets and then bag after completely frozen. I give them to him frozen he really likes them that way! I give one to two with every meal. 2 cups of dry food three times a day. I am trying to get him to gain weight so I might cut back after I see him where I want him. He has been on them for a week.
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I used them last summer to help put some weight on Dharma. They helped put a few pounds on her quickly which she needed. I think they work well for skinny/undernourished dogs. I fed mine raw. I don't remember the exact recipe but it was hamburger (the fattest available), eggs, oatmeal (slow cooking), molasses, and wheat germ.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:55 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I also give Satin Balls to my lab when he lost his weight They are effective and help my Lab to gain weight
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I used it for my senior dog with cancer, when he wouldn't eat anything else he would eat the Satin Balls(cooked) and it kept him from losing too much weight.


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I had the same thing....vet says weight is fine ,but his skin does seem dry. I'm gonna try these for sure! I read that some of you add pumkin. What does the pumkin do?
If he doesn't need to gain weight but has dry skin, I'd suggest trying something like salmon oil instead, or maybe try a different food?
The pumpkin helps with digestive upsets, diarrhea, or constipation.
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