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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.

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FATTENING TREATS

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!

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FATTEN 'EM UP QUICK MEATLOAF

Note: This requires a huge pot for mixing! Makes a two week supply for one dog.

1 dozen hard boiled eggs, chopped
10 lbs of inexpensive hamburger meat
20 oz Jar of Wheat Germ
1 canister of Knox Gelatin, joint complex, (Knox Unflavoured NutraJoint Powder 5.5oz)
1 large box of Total breakfast cereal [Australians use 340 grams of Sanitarium Weetbix]
2 x 1 lb boxes of Quaker oatmeal, (the kind you cook)
1½ cups Canola Oil
12 oz jar of unsulfered Molasses
¼ tsp salt
1 heaping teaspoon minced Garlic, (jarred variety or fresh, NOT dried)
Box of 1qt Freezer bags

Just dump all into huge pot and dig in. It takes some effort, and you will be up to your elbows, but you want to mix thoroughly.
Separate into 14 freezer bags, gently squeezing out the air before sealing. Flatten out the bags, (this will allow for a quicker thaw period), and lay flat on a freezer shelf.
Feed one packet each day, half in morning, half in evening. Breaking up into chunks, or rolling into meatballs.

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WEIGHT BOOSTER

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10 eggs
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10 packs gelatin
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12 oz. molasses
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2 boxes of shredded wheat cereal, crushed
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1 jar wheat germ
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5 cups melted lard
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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.

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TIPS

For skinny dogs, adding avocados helps to put on pounds and mix in a little bit of alfalfa (which can be found at most health food stores) into their meals.

Try some of these suggestions to tempt the appetite:

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Eggs lightly scrambled in butter and adding yoghurt or cream cheese
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Sautéed chicken liver in butter
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Hard boiled eggs
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Cooked or boiled hamburger, mixed with grated or parmesan cheese
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Baby foods, such as pureed meats
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Homemade chicken soup with noodles
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Canned salmon or sardines
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Macaroni and cheese with minced beef or sausage
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Plain yoghurt with pureed liver, mix well
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Canned chicken chunks
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Bites from your own plate

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Herbal Supplement Blend

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1 ounce each alfalfa; marshmallow root; comfrey; mullein leaves; dandelion root; nettles; parsley
* 2 ounces each: burdock root or seed; chamomile; horsetail; oat straw; red clover; rose hips; rosemary; slippery elm bark; thyme
* ¼ ounce each catnip; fennel seeds; garlic powder
* 1 dash cayenne pepper

If using cut and sifted herbs, slenderise to a coarse powder. Mix with already-powdered herbs, and store in a dark jar in refrigerator or cool place.

To use for dogs: give 1 tablespoon to 1 cup per day, depending on the size of the dog.

Mix herb powder with food or sprinkle it on top. This is only a mineral and preventive medicinal supplement.

For pregnant or nursing pets, add to the above:
½ ounce each: chickweed; comfrey; milk thistle; raspberry leaf

The Comfrey is in addition to the amount used in the basic recipe.

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Satin Balls for Little Dogs -- or to try out recipe on your dog to see if he will eat it.

1 lb cheap hamburger (for high fat %)
1 and 1/3 cups Total cereal
1 and 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1 raw egg
6 Tablespoons wheat germ
1 package Knox unflavored gelatin
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons unsulphered molasses
Pinch of salt

Satin Balls Half Recipe -- recommended amount to mix up

5 lbs cheap hamburger (for high fat %)
1/2 large box Total cereal (about 6 cups cereal)
1/2 large box uncooked oatmeal (about 7.5 cups oats)
5 raw eggs
1/2 of 15oz jar wheat germ (about 2 cups)
5 packages Knox unflavored gelatin
5/8 cup vegetable oil (this is pretty close to 2/3 cup)
5/8 cup unsulphered molasses
pinch of salt

The half recipe, using hamburger that is 20% fat calories, has 12,400 calories. The last batch I made ended up making 22 patties, so each has about 560 calories.

I find that making the half recipe is so much easier that it is worth doing even though you have half-boxes of things around for awhile and have to mix it up twice as often. The disadvantage of the full recipe is the need of a really BIG container and it is very hard work to mix it all up.

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

Notes:
"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.
 

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we use the satin balls and capri loves it. we dont give her a ton of it but she gets it mixed in with her kibble and she has been gaining weight nicely.
 

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FYI Just to let everyone know Satin balls are NOT intended for puppies. The recepie is too rich for a puppies digestive tract as well as the weight that gets put on with ANY weight gainer recepie is detrimental to propper bone growth and developement.

I've used satin balls for my ADULT dog... which caused her to gain 6 pounds in as little as 6 days.
 

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she gets about 1/4 cup with her food once a day. She was very underweight when we got her. she has been gaining around a pound to two pounds a week.
 

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i feel bad that i got neg rep for that post. i wasnt aware we were doing anything wrong. I was recommended that recipe by a few breeders on another forum which i wont mention. I was told that because of her being underweight when we got her that it would be ok to give her some of that to beef her up a little. i mean her ribs were sticking out when we brought her home. I was told that as long as we kept it to a minimum it would be fine for her. Believe me, if I knew it was wrong I wouldnt have given it to her as Im not an irresponsible owner and Im not one of these bully people who just want there dog to be huge. I just wanted her to be at a healthy weight. I appreciate the words of wisdom but please dont attack
 

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well i figured the best source was to go to our vet and i explained what we are feeding her and he said that she is looking excellent and has been gaining weight at a safe speed. He said hes herd of people using recipes like this one to put like 5 pounds on their dog in a week and said yes that will harm a developing puppy but in the small doses we are giving her she is fine.
 

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Very nice recipes!!
but obviously we may need to add WHY or WHEN is a good time use these diets, or add these into our daily routine...
 

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I'd like to know why and when plz? I've never heard of this before I'm curious not that I think my guy needs it he's 58lbs I think he just needs to tone when he's ready ... but if ever this sounds interesting ...
 

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Satin Balls are fed Raw.

You should use these recipes only if you have to. Most dogs don't need these recipes especially puppies. Dogs who are about 5 pounds or more under weight
 

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so if nismo already has a really weak stomach do you think this would get him sick? im trying to get him back to his old self in about 16 days and i dont want to get him sick and miss the fun comp. that im entering nismo in
 

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Thanks Marty!!! I was just going to look up some stuff. Vendetta has a lost a little weight with all the training we have been doing. I was just going to add an egg to her diet 4 times a week but maybe I'll do a little cooking for her too.
 

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OKay so I saved this a while back in case I needed it and I did. I have one of those females who goes into heat and acts like she's dying. She doesn't wanna go out. Barely eats barely drinks the whole nine yards. Last week she looked like skin and bones. Over the 2 week heat she lost a substantial amount of weight. I used the first recipe the healthy weight gain one and it worked great! She is already looking like her old self and doesn't seem to have been bothered or messed up by it at all. Thanks Marty for this wonderful and helpful post.
 

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My dog popeye almost looks sick cause he is so slim. He cant have chicken or corn. (corn I hear is not good anyways). He also has issues with alot of other grains. im not out to make him a huge dog I just want him healthy like his friends. i know its asking alot but if anyone can help i would be greatful, thanks!
 
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