Satin Balls Recipee


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hi guys, well sydney is a wreck, he is sneaky and tricky and very very agile.
as you know we bred penny and i have been very careful with an intact male around two girls in season, Emmett fared better, at least when his food was placed by the females crate, emmett would eat.
sydney has not eaten a dang thing for three days now.
if you guys have that recipee i would appreciate it, only thing, i dont have an oven, not sure they are baked, but i have a very small toaster oven that fits one of those small tombstone pizzas in it.
poor syd,
this is pure he%%


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Satin Balls

The following recipe was sent to Wellpet by Diana Carreon, R.N.,C.
It quickly became one of the most requested posts on Wellpet.


10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind]
1 lg. box of Total cereal [or comparable natural brand]
1 lg. box oatmeal
1 jar of wheat germ
1 1/4 cup veg oil
1 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses
10 raw eggs
10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf.

Divide into 10 quart freezer bags and freeze.

Thaw as needed.


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 wt 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 this 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 fine 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 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 saves 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 vit 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 and forever!


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Here's the recipe I use quite often:
Fat Balls

1 lb hamburger
1 package cream cheese
1 dozen egg yolks
1 jar all natural peanut butter
about 1 cup rolled oats
1 jar wheat germ

Mix up, measure out, feed as needed. You'll need to mix it
your hands. It's hard to mix and messy. I usually make this
more hamburger (like, 2 or 3lbs) and freeze what I'm not
that day or the

BTW, I feel your pain! Zach went a good 5-6 days without eating when my girls were in heat. Hope Syd starts eating soon!

Connie w Tuck

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Thank you for the recipes. My breeder gave us the Satan Ball recipe. Tuck needs to add some weight. I will be stopping at the butcher tonight.


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Every time I see this thread heading, I think about the SNL skit with Alec Baldwin and the "Schwetty Balls"!
(Off topic, I know. :D )

[ 08-03-2006, 08:54 AM: Message edited by: Ginny ]


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Hi everyone
We are trying these, but do you make the gelatin packets dry or add water to it? Thanks Sheehan


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Thanks Jeannie
We made them early this morning, my daughters complained about the smell. And then stood around me a groaned about the look of it. But it was a good laugh for us all. Sheehan


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Satin Balls helped Dolan live but he insisted on his being cooked. They did help for a while until he decided he wanted to then live off the rolled food for a few months. Would have been much cheaper for the satin balls LOL


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May I just say WOW. The girls ate the Satin Balls like there was not tomorow. I couldn't get the balls to them fast enough. Thanks for the recipe. Sheehan


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I like the idea of the original recipe...make into a loaf and divide into ten quart freezer bags.

But then again, if it's not a meal...the balls are good as a supplemental treat.

Mira is and has always been our picky eater. Sometimes she'll eat fine, then she'll go a couple of days with barely a nibble. She's sleek, but I've always thought she could use some weight gain.

I think I might try some of these for her!! Thanks!
We've been making them for Belle and Bandit. Belle is so hyper that I wonder if anything will put weight on that one?
Now Smokie - she is 120 and doing well. However, she has a heck of a sweet tooth and will counter-surf for a cookie/candy/cake - so like a child - we have to Newf-Proof the sweets! Mary Kay


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I've seen this recipe around and always wondered if it worked as promised - Now I guess I know it does!