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I was wondering if anyone has a recipe for treats for those doggies that have allergies. Buying them is killing me. they are about 7 dollarsa bag. so any help would be appricated!
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Hmmm, I'll keep my eyes open. I have a couple make at home recipes. What exactly can't she have?
They have a cook book at barnes & Noble book store for this stuff. I saw it the other day But I forgot the name of it.
i think they use like oatmeal and rolled oats instead of wheat for a base.
Here are a few from when I wanted to do the same thing:

Oatmeal/Wheat Germ Dog Biscuits

Serving Size : 50

3 c Whole wheat or rye flour
3 c Uncooked oatmeal
1/2 c Plain wheat germ
6 tb Margarine
1/4 c Molasses
1 c Evaporated milk
1 c Water

Mix together the first 3 ingredients. Then thoroughly mix in the last 4
ingredients. Dough will be stiff. Chill for a half hour. Roll rounded
teaspoonsfuls into balls. Flatten, place on greased cookie sheet, and bake
for 1 hour at 300F.

Satin Balls - The Original Recipe

The following recipe was sent to Wellpet by Diana Carreon, R.N.,C. It quickly became one of the most requested posts on Wellpet.
10 pounds hamburger meat [the cheapest kind]
1 lg. box of Total cereal
1 lg. box oatmeal
1 jar of wheat germ
1 1/4 cup veg oil
1 1/4 cup of unsulfured molasses
10 raw eggs AND shells
10 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together, much like you would a meatloaf.
Divide into 10 quart freezer bags and freeze.
Thaw as needed and feed raw!
"I take a frozen pack to dogs' shows with me, kept on ice, and never have had any trouble with it spoiling, even in the heat of Texas summers..."
"All my dogs go crazy over this stuff...but you have to be careful, it will put weight on the dogs pretty fast if you feed enough....I feed a pack a day...half in am , half in pm."
"When I want to increase the weight on a dog, I feed more; so far I haven't got to the point where they won't eat anymore, and believe me, Satin has eaten a lot at one setting. It will put on the weight, make the coats soft and blue black (on black dogs at least, that's all I have)."
"The dogs stop all the itching and chewing at their coats/skin, their eyes get this bright look and the energy level goes out the roof (not that Belgians need any more energy)."
"The bitch that I got this recipe for is a picky eater, but when she in on the food (I long ago stopped trying to "bury" it the other food; they just hunt it down to eat first, and making a mess trying) she eats much better. It seems to whet her appetite."
Per the information received after having the Satin Balls recipe checked by several vets/labs:
Satin Balls is a total canine diet. It can be feed by itself or as a supplement, for however long you wish. My dogs have been on Satin Balls for over a year; the only time that I have fed it alone is when I had a sick dog needing to be built up or an underweight dog that I plan on showing.
The only problem with feeding it by itself is figuring out the amount. It will put weight on a dog in a few days...that's why it is so great to feed just before a show. If you have a dog that is in good weight, but you just want to build coat/endurance, you would have to figure out how much to feed (cal per kg), or you would end up with a fat dog in a very short time. At one point, I let Satin eat as much as she wanted, just to see how much she would consume. I never got to that point! After a pound pack, she was still looking for more, so I stopped. I have been told a dog will stop eating when full on it, and that you can then gauge the amount needed to maintain weight!
I just find that per the pocketbook and ease, my dogs do very well on it as a supplement. I give about a 1/4 pound each night to maintain beautiful coats, energy level, and a full appetite...no picky eaters here.
Just don't try to hide it in the kibble...they will make a mess throwing out the kibble, digging for the Satin Balls! My dogs have never gotten sick on Satin balls...not even when I am at a show and feed only that. I feed less kibble, so I save money there. There is also less stool to pick up as the dogs are able to digest all of the Satin Balls.
I have been playing with the recipe. I now use the Knox Joint Gelatin instead of the plain Knox unflavored gelatin. Since this is high in Vitamin C and protein, and is good for the joints, it would be good for the dogs. They don't seem to mind the added flavor.
I am also adding Flaxseed oil. They probably don't need the added oil, but so far I have not seen it hurt anything.
Fix some up and let your dogs enjoy. They will love you forever and forever!


1 cup whole wheat flour (could use oat flour from walmart)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp garlic powder

1 Tbsp veg oil
1/2 cup milk

Mix flour and cheese, then add garlic and veg oil. Add milk slowly til stiff dough forms. Knead on a floured board for a few minutes; roll to 1/4 in thickness. Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 min. Let cool in over with door slightly open until cool and firm.

No-Flea Dog Biscuits
(Eastern Goldfields Kennel Club)
2 c. unbleached flour 1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. brewer's yeast 1 tsp. salt
2 cloves garlic, minced 3 T. vegetable oil
1 c. chicken stock
Preheat the oven to 400F and oil two or three baking sheets. Combine first four ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic and oil. Slowly stir flour mixture and stock alternately into oil and garlic, beating well, until the dough is well-mixed. Shape dough into a ball. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/2" thick. Using a 2" biscuit cutter or knife, cut dough into rounds. Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes or until well-browned. Turn off heat and allow biscuits to dry in oven for several hours. Store in refrigerator or freeze. Makes about 26 biscuits.

Peanut Butter Dog-lightful
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup 100% natural creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon unpasteurized honey
1/2 cup skim milk

Combine all wet ingredients and slowly add dry ingredients. Make dough and knead for about two minutes. Let dough rest for about 10 minutes. Roll out dough on a GREASED cookie sheet - as thin as you like (about 1/2 inch thick is best). Cut dough into big or little squares (depending on your dog's mouth size) using a pizza cutter - or use fun cookie cutter shapes. I make mine about 2" x 2", depending on the size of your pooches appetite... Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, then shut off the oven and let cool in oven overnight - this way they will be good and crunchy! Store in airtight container on top of the refrigerator so pups can't reach them!
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