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Satin Ball Recipe

Mollie's Nana

Krypto Super Dog
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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 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 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


"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
That sounds REEEEEEALLY good...do you know if anyone has replaced the vegetable oil with cod liver or fish oil? (Yeah, it'd be expensive, but if you've got a sick dog with skin problems it might be a good idea, at least for a little while.)


Total cereal

Hi there, could you tell me what the total cereal is like. Maybe because i am in Australia i have not heard of it. Thanks.
I just tried this recipe today for my 3 month old pit mix that I rescued from the ASPCA. She weighs 11.7 lbs and was really skinny (ribs showing) when I got her (over a week ago). She wasn't eating much even though I gradually switched her from the low grade puppy kibble they were giving her to a more nutritional brand (Orijen large breed puppy formula). She seemed to really like this. She ate more today then I've ever seen her finish so I plan to keep her on it until she gets to an ideal weight. Thanks for the post!!


Thanks for the great recipe. I just started cooking some of my dogs meals from a doggy cookbook (it has meals proportioned by dogs weight). I still give her kibble but I decided to make her food instead of buying canned food. She has always been thin she looks healthy but she only gains muscle not fat. I always say she has a bottomless pitbull stomach.


<b><font color="green">Premium Member aka king_leo
i dont know if this has been told or not but is the hamburger raw or cooked? i tried looking but couldnt find it

The directions state everything is mixes raw and served raw.

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I would use this as a treat but not one that I would give to every day probably once every four weeks. My dogs are already healthy and I wouldn't want them to get over weight but it does sound like a good treat for them thanks!.