Most of our dogs are rescues, and we foster dogs that are still looking for their furever home. These dogs were rescued from the streets and were not in good shape when they arrived at the shelter. They’re full of parasites, have all kinds of diseases and are malnourished. We recently took in a Pomsky, his name is Pommelu. He has a very thick coat, but underneath he’s all skin and bones. Our Bruce has also lost some weight recently (reason unknown), so today, I made them some Satin Balls. Satin Balls are a high-calorie and high-fat food for dogs that need to gain weight fast.
Satin Ball Recipe Ingredients
- 1 pound or 450g Ground Beef
- 1 ¼ cups Oatmeal – All natural, with no added sugar of flavours
- 1 ⅓ Bran-based Cereal
- 5 tbsp. Wheat Germ
- ¼ cup Raw Honey
- ¼ cup Coconut Oil – Good fats
- 1 Egg and Egg Shell – Great for calcium
Ground beef is an excellent source of protein, and vitamin B. Oatmeal and wheat germ are fantastic sources of fibre and protein that can also be used for gluten intolerant dogs. Oatmeal also contains vitamin B and omega-six fatty acids, resulting in a healthy coat, skin and brain.
How many calories are in Satin Balls for dogs? If you make 24 Satin Balls out of this recipe, they will have approximately 100 calories each.
How many Satin Balls your dog should eat a day, depends on their size and how much weight they should gain. Satin Balls are given as a dog treat on top of their daily meals.
Do not feed Satin Balls to a dog with pancreatitis, they can’t handle the high fat and high-calorie intake.
How to make Satin Balls for dogs
- Throw all of the ingredients into a big bowl and mix it all together nicely.
- Make balls out of it. It’s that simple!
You can store them in the fridge or freezer for later.
Bon appétit! 😋