Ok, so Marty posted this awesome thread awhile back that was stickied. Several people asked a few questions pertaining to a couple of the recipes and they were never answered, some of which I included here, and some questions I asked because I thought it would be good to have them answered for people who may not already know. I also have a few questions of my own.
While I am capable of eye-balling it and using my own judgment, I would still like to hear advice and recommendations from the wise GP community.
HEALTHY WEIGHT GAIN MIX
1 pint whole fat Cottage Cheese
1 lb turkey (or any other ground meat) burger (raw)
2-3 eggs - boiled in the shell for 30 seconds*
2 tablespoons Flax Seed or Olive oil
1 can sardines or tuna fish
It is full of protein, essential fatty acids and digestive enzymes.
*Boiling the eggs for 30 seconds denature the whites and leave the benefits of the yolks intact.
Regarding the "Healthy Weight Gain Mix,"
*Is total mixture meant to be fed as one meal?
*If not, what is the recommended feeding amount?
*How often should this be fed? As an occasional supplement? Daily? Only under certain health conditions?
Doggie Peanut Cheese Balls
1 dozen hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 lb jar crunchy peanut butter
1 container of Quaker Oatmeal
2 cups of evaporated milk, (Don't dilute!!)
1 jar wheat germ
1 lb hamburger
8oz. package cream cheese
1 envelope Knox Gelatin Joint Complex, (unflavoured)
In one bowl, pour the evaporated milk over the oatmeal and put aside. Go have a cup of coffee, while you wait for oats to absorb the liquid!
In a second Large Bowl, place all the other ingredients. Start mixing together, hands work best. Add the oatmeal and evaporated milk mixture, and mix again. When thoroughly blended, form into meatball sized treats, layering in a plastic freezer container. Freeze until needed. Remove a few at a time, allow to thaw, and feed as fattening snacks!
In regards to "Fattening Treats,"
*What size jar of wheat germ?
*What size container of Oats? Instant or the kind you cook?
10 packs gelatin
12 oz. molasses
2 boxes of shredded wheat cereal, crushed
1 jar wheat germ
5 cups melted lard
1 jar peanut butter
Mix with your hands. Roll into balls. Keep all unused in the freezer. Take one meat ball (per dog) out every morning and allow to thaw for evening meal.
In regards to "Weight Booster,"
*Feed the eggs raw? If no, then how should they be cooked? Include the shells?
Satin Balls Full Recipe
10 lbs cheap hamburger (high fat %)
1 large box Total cereal (about 12 cups cereal)
1 large box uncooked oatmeal (about 15 cups oats)
10 raw eggs
1 15oz jar wheat germ
10 packages Knox unflavored gelatin
1 and 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 and 1/4 cup unsulphered molasses
pinch of salt
"Whole Wheat Total" cereal (blue box) comes in large 1 lb 2 oz size (about 12 cups settled) and a smaller 12 oz size (about 8 cups cereal), which would work in Little Dog or Half Recipe. But in the long run, the large size is more economical. Don't get Raisin Total or Lo Carb Total.
Uncooked Oatmeal like "Quaker Old Fashioned Oats" and less expensive supermarket house brand, come in large 2 lb 10oz size (15 cups oats) or smaller 18 oz size (about 7 cups oats).
15oz jar of wheat germ is about 4 cups. Some stores only carry a 12oz jar of wheat germ, which contains about 3 and 1/4 cups of it.
Vegetable oil -- use a good one. I use grapeseed oil, olive oil would be next best.
Tip: I don’t break the eggs directly into the pot of stuff. It's possible to get a bad one from the store.
In regards "Satin Balls Full Recipe,"
*What are the conditions under which this should be fed?
*How much should be given? How often?
*How long can this be given?
*Should this be fed as a meal or only as a supplement to a meal?
In regards to all of Marty's Recipes (Not all are listed here)
*Can they all be fed to the same dog at the same time if you follow the feeding guidelines provided?
* If you can't feed them all together, which ones could be fed together?
*How do you know which one(s) to feed when and why?
*Are these useful when accompanying a raw diet? A kibble diet? Both?
Thanks in advance you guys I hope these all get answered and this post is helpful