Satin Balls – Dog Food Recipe
This recipe for dogs is widely used for show dogs for skin and coat improvement and has been recommended by one of Aviva’s own customers. Veterinarians and labs are familiar with its use. Satin Balls is a total canine diet. It can be used on its own, or as a supplement, for however long you wish... give about a 1/4 pound each night to maintain beautiful coats, energy level, and a full appetite. "The dogs stop all the itching and chewing at their coats/skin, their eyes get this bright look...." [from Diana Carreon, R.N.,C.].
"Satin Balls" will put weight on a dog FAST, if you feed enough. They can be eaten on their own, but because the mixture is so rich and high in calories, it is recommended they are fed only as a supplement to sick or significantly underweight dogs with little or no appetite. Satin Balls are also a great occasional "out of hand" treat. Alternatively, whole balls can also be used to hide pills and capsules (a lot cheaper than those "pockets" for getting meds down your dog's throat).
Use ground turkey for a lower-fat treat for dogs who need to be enticed to eat; mash up two or three Satin Balls into the dog's kibble to encourage them to eat.
This stuff is a really gooey mess, so you may want to use gloves to mix the ingredients and shape the balls. All ingredients are left uncooked. "Satin Balls" are served RAW.
Satin Balls Recipe:
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. You'll probably need to use your hands for this! Roll into small (1") meatballs. Spread them out on a cookie sheet and freeze until solid. Store the frozen balls in easy to use quantities in Ziploc bags in the freezer. Keep 2-3 days' worth of thawed Satin Balls in a container in the fridge, for easy use.