If your dog needs to gain a little bit of weight, you can’t just feed him larger portions. You also shouldn’t add high fat foods and snacks to his diet. Satin balls for dogs are a commonly recommended recipe for dogs that need to gain weight the healthy way.
Increasing your dog’s calories or fat intake isn’t a healthy way to encourage weight gain. Increasing his carbohydrate and protein intake is also imperative, so he’s not just packing on extra fat.
Many veterinarians, trainers and canine nutritionists recommend satin balls as a healthy weight gain recipe for dogs. They are high in calories and fat, but also offer a large amount of protein and carbs.
Satin Balls for Dogs Recipe
I wouldn’t call this recipe a homemade dog food, because it doesn’t offer balanced nutrition. This recipe is only formulated to help dogs gain weight quickly, and should be added to your dog’s daily diet on top of the food that you are already feeding him.
This recipe lacks the vitamins and minerals that your dog’s body needs. For this reason, it is not recommended for puppies or pregnant dogs.Print
Recipe: Satin Balls for Dogs To Gain Weight
The recipe for satin balls for dogs was specifically created to help dogs gain weight quickly. These little snacks are packed with calories and nutritional ingredients.
While it's not very healthy for the body to gain weight rapidly, some dogs just need the extra calorie boost to get back on track. Due to the lack of vitamins and minerals in this recipe, it's not considered a completely balanced meal.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: about 16 balls 1x
- Category: Dog Weight Gain Food
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Dog Food/Treats
- 1 pound ground beef (75-80% lean)
- 1 1/3 cups Total cereal
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
- 1 egg
- 6 tbsp. wheat germ
- 1 package unflavored gelatin
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. unsulphured molasses
- pinch of salt
This recipe is meant to be served raw. When making raw homemade dog food or treats, it is imperative that you take the proper precautions. Store the ingredients properly and handle raw meat with gloves. Sanitize any surface that the raw dog food touches.
The best thing about raw dog food is that it is extremely easy to prepare. Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. You’ll need to mix the ingredients together to ensure everything is evenly combined.
I recommend using disposable gloves when doing this. When it’s finished, the satin balls for dogs recipe should be similar to a meatloaf mixture.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Make small balls about the size of a golf ball and place them on the parchment paper. Cover the pan with plastic wrap.
Satin balls will only be good in the refrigerator for about 3 days. If you won’t use them all by then, you can freeze the extras until you need them.
Place the balls that you want to freeze on the parchment paper lined pan and freeze them until hard. Once hardened, move the satin balls to an airtight container and place them back in the freezer.
- Serving Size: 1 satin ball
- Calories: 166
- Sugar: 2.3 g
- Sodium: 51 mg
- Fat: 9.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 10.8 g
- Fiber: 1.5 g
- Protein: 8.4 g
- Cholesterol: 32 mg
Serving Guidelines: Satin balls for dogs should be used as a snack or treat in addition to your dog's food. The recommended serving size is 1 satin ball for every 20 pounds of body weight per day.
If you don’t notice weight gain within a week, increase the number of satin balls fed per day by 1 for dogs weighing less than 60 pounds and feed 2 extra satin balls per day for dogs weighing more than 60 pounds.
Storage Guidelines: Satin balls will only be good in the refrigerator for about 3 days. If you won’t use them all by then, you can freeze the extras until you need them.
Place the balls that you want to freeze on a parchment paper lined pan and freeze them until hard. Once hardened, move the satin balls to an airtight container and place them back in the freezer. You can store this recipe in the freezer for up to 3 months.