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Neela has been doing WONDERFUL on her Raw diet, but because of her allergies she is limited to ONLY a fish protien diet. I'm giving her more than a pound of fish a day, but she is getting way too scrawny, even with her minimal activity level. She's obviously getting every thing nutritionally that she needs, but I feel that she needs to pack on another 5-7 or so pounds. If I get her on satin balls for even a week I will be back to fighting infection of the ears and internally and popping antihistamines to prevent/work with inflamation of the skin.... Is there anything else that I can add to her diet to pack on some pounds or should i just bite the bullet and make up some satin balls?
 

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bahahaha everything... Food wise, she's allergic to lamb, poultry, beef and pork. She's allergic to wheat, corn and soy. there's more, but those are the main ingredients she has an intollerance to. I really would like to avoid having an allergy issue again, but if it's necessary I will do it.
 

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I don't know if any of this would help ya...

Recipe's to put weight on dogs

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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I don't want shantel to come down and think i feed all the food to all of the other dogs and starve my APBT! lmao No, really she's too skinny... really no body fat left.
 

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thanks marty... yeah, it looks like I'm going to have to get her back on some antihistamines and put her on the foods she has an intollerance to. It's a bummer, but i gotta do it.
 

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ohhh no I haven't... Where can I get some? Good idea Matt
 

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have you ever tried ostrich meat? Duece has allergies to chicken not strong but just finished Simplicef an allergy medication given 1x a day worked great ... I can still giv him chicken but not as much as before he's mostly on ostrich meat, bison and tripe ,gullets and trachea vegies and fish ... theres still some things I have to try with him holisitically but ... he hasnt reacted to any of these things ... the kitten gave him chicken yesterday no itchies yet ... if you have to use other recipes maybe just play around with it in small doses daily ...
 

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its cheaper through other people just tell them what you want it for.
im sure they have letft over cuts or could send you to some one who did
 

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oh man sorry to hear about the allergies. To be honest fish is one of those types of protein that make muscle mass lean out. I can only comment on this based on my own diet. Everytime i want to lean out for the summer and get more vascular i will usually eat fish and chicken for the month and really limit my carbs, sugar and red meat.

considering that amino acids are the major muscle building block this would explain why your baby is leaning out. To be honest lean muscle mass is a good thing. easier on the joints and helps your dog be more agile.
 

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How about Venison? I had to put my mess of a Boxer on Venison diet because everything else makes him a diarrhea/vomiting machine :flush:
 
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