Sunday, September 6, 2009

For a thin active Vizsla

Newest update with pictures posted December 2010

http://redbirddog.blogspot.com/2010/12/satin-balls.html



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.

2 comments:

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!