Sunday, September 6, 2009
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 , ( http://www.reddiamondvizslas.com/ )
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.