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    ok I have just started my baby on satin balls today..God dam mess to mix up the ingredients..
    Due to her having puppies she has lost a lot of weight..
    I took her to the vet yesterday and he said she looks great..
    I guess only us as the owners can see the dramatic change.

    So I decided to get all the ingredients together and give this satin ball
    thing ago..
    I am so hoping she does not get an allergy to them like she did when I changed her
    kibble..
    I guess everything is from the health food shop so it would have to be safe right ??

    Anyone ??

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    Annabelle my super allergic dog was on them when I first got her....She loved them and went from 40 kg to about 50kg in a couple of months
    Lukey has been on them.

    They were really good for Tobias, who also had the broken jaw and I used to pop them to the back molars, which he was able to use..he put on so much weight and it maintained him. I also put veggies in mine. I just buy the cheap frozen mixed veg (peas/corn/carrot/beans). There are quite a few different recipes. you adjust to your dogs needs.

    Adding some coconut oil might also be good. We now use it and it has made a huge difference in their coats

    Good luck with your Momma
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    I do know that Amanda from Shar pei rescue swears by satin balls to put condition on to emaciated or malnourished dogs that come through.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    knowing that she got an allergic reaction
    to a kibble change I just worry..
    I am going to risk it and just keep a close eye on her..
    How much would you recommend per day or ?

    Would I just feed these and not her normal meat diet or
    would I feed her , her normal diet and give her some
    balls also.. ?

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    I added the balls as an additive with Annabelle and Luke and some of the other rescues...Tobias was 100% satin balls, hence i added the veggies to his
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    I recon go with gut feel, what you think is best and adjust if needed.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Add them to normal feed by all means, but don't let them replace it. They are an additive to feed and not a complete diet.

    I used them for a while when we had Salukis, which we horribly picky eaters of the worst kind. They iked them initially, to the point of eating them and avoiding more balanced meals. Then once they had got used to them went off them and we had to start from scratch again.

    If your vet thinks she is fine are you certain she needs more weight? If she's still feeding pups she needs a balanced diet to provide milk, not just extra fat from satin balls.

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    I had Bernie on Satin Balls, when we moved house, he being always on the wirey side, dropped weight. I did 3 weeks of feeding Satin Balls to him (A GSD), and it did take 3 weeks to see a weight gain (or feel it rather). Not as dramatic as i had read it would be, mine was already in great condition, shiny coat etc, so all i noticed was:
    Dull oily coat which felt 'dirty' to my hands
    Less gloss on coat
    Egg shells in his stools
    Stools that are bigger than some small dogs! and copious amounts of it too, like double the amount of waste to normal
    Stools that stank awful and very farty dog!
    And one very sad 'other dog' who felt she was being treated unfairly at meal times, as her brother was getting different food. So a few scraps between them during the 3 weeks of feeding them differently.

    After 1 month, up to a better coverage across ribs, hips etc that i could feel. Didnt look any different, but felt less skinny to touch.
    I now use satin balls as a 'extra' for Bernie.
    When using them as his food, i got 10 meals out of the recipe, when using it as an extra i get 20.
    That's for a GSD portion size to give you some guide on portion size i was using.

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    The other thing you have to remember there are several satin ball recipes....Like I said, I added stuff to mine and I have compared some to the googled recipes and there are a few
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    I added stuff to mine. Like fish, fish oil, flax seed. Cant help but put a little 'love' in there of my own.

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