Parvo Aftermath

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by RavensPack, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. angelbears

    angelbears Active Member

    I wouldn't necessarily suggest this except in cases like yours. Have you tried letting her have whatever she wants, like people food? When you eat does she want what you have? Cane has 3 foods that he never turns down. Real butter, real cheese and coconut oil(solidified). Try different things and see if there is something that really turns her on. If you find something that turns her on then use it to entice her to eat. If it is cheese, wrap hunks of chicken in it. If its butter stuff some chicken hearts with it. The problem with this is you could be creating a picky eater but it sees you already have that problem.

    Some dogs, just like people are just naturally skinny. My ex could and did eat more than most men twice his size he never gained weight until he hit about 35.
     
  2. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    I didn't go back and look but was satin balls suggested?
     
  3. RavensPack

    RavensPack New Member

    never heard of them....
     
  4. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    Here is some info I pulled from a Facebook page about Satin Balls.

    Satin Ball Recipe
    "Satin Balls" are a total canine diet. But be very careful, as it will put weight on a dog fast, if you feed enough. It can be feed by itself, but because it is so rich and high in calories, I only feed as a supplement.
    So, if you have a sick dog needing to be built up or an underweight dog dog with little or no appetite, they may do very well on "Satin Balls" as a supplement.
    Also, I give about a 1/4 pound occasionally, to maintain beautiful coats and energy level.
    Don't mix or hide Satin Balls in with kibble, your dog will make a mess of the kibble, trying to get to the Satin Balls.
    It is perfectly fine to freeze Satin Balls in pre-formed and weighed portions.
    When mixing the ingredients, it is a gooey mass. For easy clean up purposes, I wear Latex Exam Gloves and mix by hand ...lol... but that is just me.
    There are many sites with recipes for "Satin Balls", but I chose the following, because it breaks the recipe down into various sizes.
    My dogs love Satin Balls and I bet yours will too :)
    Satin Balls ~~~
    All ingredients are uncooked RAW and "Satin Balls" are served raw.
    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 unsulfured molasses
    Pinch of salt
    Satin Balls Half Recipe
    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 eggs1/2 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 unsulfured molasses
    Pinch of salt

    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 unsulfured molasses
    Pinch of salt
    Notes:
    "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 olive oil.
    You will find additional notes and comments at the following site ~ http://theherbs.info/Pets/satinball.html
     
  5. Al and Julie

    Al and Julie New Member

    The satin balls work wonders but be careful the weight comes fast.
     
  6. RavensPack

    RavensPack New Member

    Wonderful! I'll try them out on Thursday... do you just mix the stuff together and give it to her?
     
  7. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    Mix it up make balls about the size of a medium meat ball and feed a few each day until you see improvement then back off by one for a few days and see if there is still gain. You keep like this until the gain is slight and easily controlled.
     
  8. RavensPack

    RavensPack New Member

    Tried them out yesterday. She seemed to love them last night, snubbed her nose at them this morning...
     
  9. DMikeM

    DMikeM Active Member

    Might be full or feels she does not need to eat. Did you try something high value like a piece of cheese or cooked meat?
     

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