Put weight on your dog.

This is NOT my recipe, but listed from many e-mails received from those that shared their recipe.  I thank all that gave freely of the good recipes, to help other dogs.

10 Pounds hamburger meat

1 jar wheat germ

1 large box of oatmeal (uncooked)

1 1/4 cup vegetable oil

10 eggs

Alternate recipe for Satin Balls

2 lbs. ground beef

1/2 pint whipping cream

1/2 box old fashioned oatmeal

1/2 large jar natural peanut butter

12 egg yolks

1 pint cottage cheese (get the 4%, not the low fat!)

1/4 cup molasses

mix together & form small balls



Add hair to your dog.


also a GREAT Coat Conditioner

This is NOT my recipe, but is actually a combination of many recipes that I received.  

1 pound Peanut Butter

1 Pound Honey

1 pound Mirra Coat Special Care OR Diaglo (powder), or even Bio Coat 

1 pint Lavitamin, Lixatonic or Pet Tinic,  others suggest Linatone. 

 am still looking for a source or a substitute product for: Diaglo, or Bio Coat


Mirra is available at UPCO

Lixatonic - available at Omaha Vaccine as a horse supplement

Lixatonic OR Pet Tinic - available at Countryside Vet, the Lixatonic is available in a gallon size as a horse supplement.  The Pet Tinic is recommended as a substitute for dogs.  Guess it depends on how many dog (s) you want to supplement.

Vet-Vax carries Mirra Coat, Linatone & Lixotinic, and a large supply of other supplements.  I was impressed.  I want to thank Ellen / Kuhn's Australian Shepherds, she found this outlet for all three ingredients, and she helped in sleuthing out the other outlets.  High-Five to Ellen.

Linatone was also suggested as a substitute for Lixatonic or Lavitamin, and it can be found at most feed stores or larger retail stores such as PetCo or Pets Mart.

 Thanks to all those that helped find the sources for these products.  Dog people are wonderful, you ask for help, and they find it for you.  THANKS GUYS!!

Mix it all together until it becomes a gooey mess, then refrigerate or freeze the entire mixture.  Once chilled, roll into teaspoon or tablespoon  balls.  Place all of them into a ziploc bag.  
Small dogs should get 1-3 teaspoons daily

Large dogs should get 1-3 tablespoons daily


Green Bean Diet

Take weight off your dog.

This is a recipe I heard about, nothing in writing, so I adjusted it to fit my dogs.  It really works.

Start with putting your dog on a senior or low calorie diet.  Also it is best for your dog to eat TWICE a day, it burns calories better. Remember that when changing any dog's diet, the change should be gradual.  If you are changing dog food, then get that change done BEFORE you start with the veggies.

Consider the amount of kibble you are currently feeding your dog, now cut that in HALF.

Take the missing half and double the amount in veggies.  I use green beans.  Usually the gallon can I purchase at Costco.  If you are concerned about the salt, you may rinse the beans.  So now you have cut the kibble ration and added veggies.

An example is:

The dog was originally on ONE cup of kibble each feeding.  The kibble is now ONE HALF a cup of kibble and that half cup of missing kibble is now ONE cup of veggies.  

I keep the veggies in a large container in the refrigerator, then I keep a plastic measuring cup in the container.  At one time I had FIVE dogs on the weight reduction diet.  

Some dogs do not like green beans, so try other lower calorie veggies.  One is pumpkin (the mashed fresh), not the pumpkin for the pies, or any that is in syrup.  Try carrots, mine like the little ones, they even like them for snacks.  Try to stay away from corn (too high in calories), and the gas causing veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage (like my dogs would EVER eat cabbage), although mine do love the rest of the veggies.  Some even like zucchini, and even my kids didn't eat zucchini.  I always knew dogs were easier than kids.

Your dog WILL NOT starve. She will get used to the green beans, even though your dog might convince you he / she is dying without all that food.


Doggie Ice Cream
By PH  Cookie

32 ounces vanilla yogurt
1 mashed banana
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey        (You can substitute Karo instead)
Mix in a blender and freeze in ice cube trays