Here’s a good recipe for dogs that have trouble putting on or keeping weight on due to illness, age or prior neglect. Many rescues use these when they take in dogs that are severely malnutritioned. They will cause rapid weight gain so monitor the dog to make sure he/she is not gaining too much weigh too rapidly.
- 5 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind]
- 1/2 lg. box of Total cereal
- 1/2 lg. box oatmeal
- 1/2 jar of wheat germ
- 3/4 cup veg oil
- 3/4 cup of unsulfured molasses
- 5 raw eggs AND shells
- 5 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
- pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf. Divide into 5 quart freezer bags (roll into balls approximately the size of tennis balls) and freeze. Thaw as needed and feed raw!
**Recipe has been added to the Canine Cookbook**