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Weight Gain Treats For Senior Dogs

Updated: Jan 20, 2023




I'm always looking for a way to get our resident, Miss Brandi, who is 14 + years old, to eat and keep weight on her petite body.


Because she is in an advanced stage of life, she has become very picky about what she eats, which is both concerning and, at times, frustrating for us.


Fortunately, Brandi LOVES homemade, bite-sized treats like our weight gain treats for senior dogs, so whipping up a batch for her and the other residents is a no-brainer!





Our weight gain treats for senior dogs are perfect for picky eaters like Brandi, who have started to lose weight due to advanced age, or for a newbie who comes to us severely underweight, and they're also a nice treat every so often for all of our residents.


So let's talk about the nutritional value of our weight gain treats.


  • Ground beef provides protein, iron, zinc, selenium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins B6 & B12, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.

  • Eggs provide vitamins A, B2 & B12, & D, selenium, iodine, folate, biotin, pantothenic acid, choline, and other minerals.

  • Oatmeal is high in fiber and contains vitamins and minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, copper, B vitamins, iron, selenium, magnesium, and zinc.

  • Ground flaxseed is high in omega-3 fatty acids, plant compounds, iron, fiber, protein, Thiamine (B1), copper, magnesium, and phosphorus.

  • Coconut oil contains MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides.)

  • Gelatin is collagen

  • Salt can keep electrolytes in check, but not if you overdo it, so only a pinch for this recipe.

  • Molasses contains iron, selenium, copper, and calcium. Molasses can also strengthen the immune system.


To see how to make our weight gain treats for senior dogs homemade recipe, check out our YouTube channel:





Disclaimer: Not recommended for dogs with beef, egg, or grain food sensitivities.


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