10 pounds raw ground
beef, 70%-85% lean (you may choose to use a higher fat content if you wish)
18 ounces Total Multi-grain cereal
(or other vitamin-fortified, unsweetened cereal)
2 pounds oatmeal, uncooked regular
or quick oats (not instant oats)
20 ounces wheat germ
1 ¼ cup canola oil
1 ¼ cup unsulfured molasses
10 hard-boiled eggs and shells,
crushed and minced
10 envelopes unflavored gelatin
¼ teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf.
Divide into 10 quart freezer bags and freeze.
Thaw as needed and feed raw!
"I take a frozen pack to dogs' shows with me, kept on ice, and
never have had any trouble with it spoiling, even in the heat of Texas summers..."
"All my dogs go crazy over this stuff...but you have to be careful,
it will put weight on the dogs pretty fast if you feed enough....I feed a pack a day...half in am , half in pm."
"When I want to increase the weight on a dog, I feed more; so
far I haven't got to the point where they won't eat anymore, and believe me, Satin has eaten a lot at one setting. It will
put on the weight, make the coats soft and blue black (on black dogs at least, that's all I have)."
"The dogs stop all the itching and chewing at their coats/skin,
their eyes get this bright look and the energy level goes out the roof (not that Belgians need any more energy)."
"The bitch that I got this recipe for is a picky eater, but
when she in on the food (I long ago stopped trying to "bury" it the other food; they just hunt it down to eat first, and making
a mess trying) she eats much better. It seems to whet her appetite."
Per the information received after having the Satin Balls recipe
checked by several vets/labs:
Satin Balls is a total canine diet. It can be feed by itself
or as a supplement, for however long you wish. My dogs have been on Satin Balls for over a year; the only time that I have
fed it alone is when I had a sick dog needing to be built up or an underweight dog that I plan on showing.
The only problem with feeding it by itself is figuring out the
amount. It will put weight on a dog in a few days...that's why it is so great to feed just before a show. If you have a dog
that is in good weight, but you just want to build coat/endurance, you would have to figure out how much to feed (cal per
kg), or you would end up with a fat dog in a very short time. At one point, I let Satin eat as much as she wanted, just to
see how much she would consume. I never got to that point! After a pound pack, she was still looking for more, so I stopped.
I have been told a dog will stop eating when full on it, and that you can then gauge the amount needed to maintain weight!
I just find that per the pocketbook and ease, my dogs do very
well on it as a supplement. I give about a 1/4 pound each night to maintain beautiful coats, energy level, and a full
appetite...no picky eaters here.
Just don't try to hide it in the kibble...they will make a mess
throwing out the kibble, digging for the Satin Balls! My dogs have never gotten sick on Satin balls...not even when
I am at a show and feed only that. I feed less kibble, so I save money there. There is also less stool to pick up as the dogs
are able to digest all of the Satin Balls.
I have been playing with the recipe. I now use the Knox Joint
Gelatin instead of the plain Knox unflavored gelatin. Since this is high in Vitamin C and protein, and is good for the
joints, it would be good for the dogs. They don't seem to mind the added flavor.
I am also adding Flaxseed oil. They probably don't need
the added oil, but so far I have not seen it hurt anything.
Fix some up and let your dogs enjoy. They will love you forever