I'd like to use satin balls to help our new foster, Gypsy, gain weight. She is on Fromm kibble (good middle-line, but not great food) since arriving yesterday. Unfortunately, I just can't afford to feed her the high grade grain-free food that Rhino gets. I'm putting extra protein in her food with small amounts of raw meat (a few tablespoons) and supplementing with fish oil as well.
I know several of you have used satin balls as supplemental food (without going totally raw) to help skinny dogs gain weight. How much of the satin ball mixture did you use daily to do this? BTW, Gypsy is a tiny Boxer - about 18 inches at the shoulder and I don't expect her to be more than about 45-50 lbs when healthy. But she currently weighs just 35 lbs and is skin & bones, with almost no muscle mass.
I don't have a kitchen scale and need to "eyeball" amounts - so give me estimates based on tablespoons or golf balls (thanks Ginger)!
Also, how coarsely/finely do you crunch up the eggshells? Luckily I have a friend with chickens and she's going to give me some nice fresh eggs to make the satin balls with.
Lastly, should I NOT do the satin balls until Gypsy has stabilized from her recent vetting? She just got vaccinated and was de-wormed yesterday. She is also on a 30 day course of doxycycline to prepare for heartworm treatment. I don't want to shock her system too much all at once!
THANKS SO MUCH!