Sunday, September 6, 2009

For a thin active Vizsla

Newest update with pictures posted December 2010

A Vizsla ,with its muscular athletic build will show over and under weight conditions quite markedly.
Chloe, our female, has always been a bit heavy while Bailey has always been on the thin side and during the months we were doing a lot of training and going to field trials he has gotten down right skinny.

Michelle Rochester, a breeder of fine Vizslas , ( )
gave me the following recipe for weight gain. They are called " Satin Balls"

3 pounds hamburger

3 cups oatmeal

1/3 box Total cereal

1/3 jar wheat germ

4 large eggs

1/3 cup safflower oil

1/3 cup blackstrap molassas

3 packets of Knox gelatin

Mix all ingredients well and form into "meatballs". Feed as needed to add weight. Store them in ziplock bags in freezer.

They will put weight on a dog rather quickly!

Adjust the amount according to your dog's progress.

Meant to be fed raw.

I store six 1 1/2 inch "meatballs" in a sandwich size ziplock and put them in the refrigerator from the freezer one bag at a time. I use them as treats for Bailey and give him a couple a day.


Sarah said...

Cool recipie! We have a 6 month old female Vizsla that is super skinny. We will give it a try and report back. Thanks.

Elizabeth Carter said...

Our 4 year old male Vizsla is scrawny. We have been trying to get him to gain weight since he was 2. Going to give these a try and see if it helps!