and North American Retrievers
~Recipes and Concoctions Useful to Breeders~
SATIN BALLS -For picky eaters or dogs who need to
put on weight
10# hamburger meat
1 jar wheat germ
1 lg box of oatmeal (uncooked)
1 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
10 sm pkgs unflavored gelatin
1 1/4 Cup unflavored molasses
1 lg box Total cereal (2lb box)
Mix all ingredients together well, I mix it in the
and freeze, thawing out as needed. It is fed raw
THORNIT RECIPE AND USE (FOR EARS)
4 oz. zinc oxide powder
4 oz. boric acid powder
1/2 oz. Iodoform powder
Mix well. Keep in a sealed jar or ziplock bag in a
cool dry place.
Place a large pinch of powder in each ear and work
it into the ear with your finger. Repeat monthly.
Treating an ear infection
Use a dry Q-tip to remove all the powder and the
balls of dried gunk. Use a Q-tip and any standard
ear flush solution to gently clean.
Put a fresh pinch of powder in each ear. Repeat 2X
daily until the ears are no longer runny.
As ears improve, reduce to daily for a few days,
then repeat every other day, then three times a
week, then twice, then weekly, then every other
week, etc. When the ears remain dry for three
weeks, go to the monthly maintenance routine.
FORTIFIED MILK MIX (from Joyce)
one cup of milk (I ALWAYS) USE CANNED/FRESH
one teaspoon of honey (natural is best)
one raw egg yolk (or two)
1/8 teaspoon of Vit C. powder
1/8 teaspoon Vit. B
1/4 teaspoon Cod Liver Oil
Squirt one gelcap of Vit E on top after mixing.
LIVER BROTH (from Dixie)(to support weak puppies)
Boil a big piece of beef liver in some water for 5
minutes. Use just enough water to cover. Drain the
broth and throw the liver away.
Put 4 drops on their tongues every 2 hours for 12
hours, then every 4 hours for two days. (Editor's
note: you may want to consider using organic beef
liver if you can find it. The liver processes toxins
and pesticides, so traditionally raised beef liver may
have lots of that stuff in it)