This Week's Raw Meals - Green Beef Tripe: Learn Where I Buy It, the Benefits of Green Tripe for Dogs, and This Week's Supplements
Raw green tripe is the entire unprocessed stomach of a cudchewing animal such as a cow or deer. In the wild, carnivorous animals prey on these herbivores. They will consume the entire animal, including the stomach and entrails. It has been a very important component of the carnivore’s diet for millennia. Though most humans regard it as unusual, it is actually more natural and beneficial for dogs than kibble.
What are the benefits of tripe? Digestive enzymes aid in digestion, so the body doesn’t have to work as hard to break food down into nutrients. They also improve metabolism and boost the immune system. It also has the perfect calcium:phosphorus ratio, which is important, especially for older dogs who may be in kidney failure. It also contains good amounts of essential fatty acids as well.
Oct 30, 2015 - Benefits of Green Beef Tripe for Dogs
Benefits of Green Tripe for Dogs - Doggy's Digest
Picky eating dogs will all come running the minute you take off the lid! Just be warned…the stuff smells bad, I mean really bad! This is only for the fresh or frozen tripe. You can get it freeze dried or canned, although a little of the nutrients get lost in processing. It is all still a wonderful addition to your pets diet. Please take some time and research the benefits of tripe and I believe that you will all agree that your pet should have this tasty…but smelly…addition to their diets.I typically feed a meal or two of raw green tripe to my dogs each week. I have clients that will add 1/2-2 tablespoons of ground tripe, depending on their dog or cat's size to each meal, which works too. Some clients have a hard time with the smell. Tripe does have that barnyard-on-a-hot-day smell. If this bothers you, try to get past it for your pet's sake. However, a way to decrease the smell is to freeze small portions of ground tripe in ice cube trays. Just be sure the tray is ONLY used for tripe (or any frozen raw summer goodies you make) and that any house guests know where your actual ice cubes are. For additional dental benefits, some suppliers offer tripe in a "chunk" or "strip" form for dogs to gnaw. Some will also do a mix of tripe within a ground prey model raw product. There's many options! The more ways you try, the more you'll figure out which way your pet likes best. You'll know if your pet is getting too much tripe if their stools become a little loose. If this happens, decrease the amount. Sometimes when first given tripe, the body will utilize those nutrients to purge toxins from the body, this could cause some loose stool when first introducing this food as well.Why Green Beef Tripe is Good for Dogs. Have you heard of green beef tripe and were curious about what it is, the benefits, and if it's right for your dog? Here's a post sharing what I've learned and one thing is that it's not just for raw fed dogs. Today, we can now buy fresh green tripe, green tripe treats, canned green tripe, and green tripe dry food (PetKind).You've probably heard of "tripe" ... but, what is it, really?Tripe is the stomach of animal - typically ruminants such as cows, sheep, and bison. For those who are curious about tripe (or have never fed it) - the photo below is what the Petkind Bison Tripe (sold at Dee-O-Gee) looks like. The smell isn't anything terrible compared to most wet foods. Staff dogs at Dee-O-Gee gobble this stuff down! This formula is made with tripe, potatoes, blueberries, and quinoa -- no carrageenan gums. Keep reading below for a list of the amazing benefits of adding some tripe to your pet's diet.