This recipe is for dogs who desperately need calories
and need to put on weight.
It sounds yucky, but when these are done they are really appealing,
even to me. I add them to their typical meal...for those times that they need to gain some weight fairly quickly. They will gain weight quickly on Satin Balls, so these are for dogs that really need to gain that weight!
Mix all ingredients (like meatballs). Freeze in serving portion size.
Nothing is cooked -- all ingredients are uncooked RAW
and Satin Balls are served raw.
This recipe for Little Dogs (1/10 of full recipe) would be a good test
to see if your dog will eat them before you make the substantial
investment in ingredients of the half or full size recipe.
See Notes below about the Total cereal, oats, wheat germ and vegetable oil.
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
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. Even with five dogs, it takes a while to get through a whole batch of these!
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
"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.