Hair on a doorknob
- 1 lb peanut butter
- 1 lb honey
- 1 lb Mirra Coat powder
- 1 pint Lixotinic
- rolled oats for texture
Mix well, feed large dogs 1-2 TBSP with meals.
Since Lixotinic/Pettinic is nearly impossible to find these days, I’ve stopped mail ordering it and opted for Linatone Plus the last time I made this. Talk about fatty acids! But it sure works well.
I add rolled oats to make a texture approaching cookie dough once cool (it’s rather soupy at room temp), and spoon out gobs with meals. While conceived to help with coat growth, this recipe is also a terrific way to add weight gradually, particularly for those boys that tend to be a little too lean. Whenever I get a rescue in underweight with ratty coat, out comes this recipe.
Words to the wise:
- Chunky Peanut Butter (or God forbid, Super Chunky) is a LOT harder to mix.
- Mirra Coat power is carob flavored, so this has a nice chocolate/peanut butter smell. If use Mirra Coat but substitute a fish oil based product for Lixotinic, you will have a nauseating combo of peanut butter, chocolate, and fish smell. Red Cell was also a thumbs down (from me, dogs didn’t care).