Green beef tripe is a wonder food for dogs. For humans, the smell is a deterrent, but if your human can get over the aroma, your pup should be eating tripe. There are many kinds of tripe, but we like the beef variety. Mom gets us frozen tripe patties and also dried tripe.
Why is tripe such a wonder food for dogs?
- Tripe improves gut health like a probiotic
- Helps with digestion
- It’s a high protein, low fat food/snack
- Helps promote dental health
- A good balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Leucine promotes muscle recovery and repair
- It’s loaded with calcium
- Aspartic acid boosts antibody production
- Healthy phosphorus ratio to calium
- Even picky dogs love tripe
Tripe is fairly expensive so we don’t get it every day. What is green beef tripe? It comes from the stomach lining.muscles of grass fed farm animals. In many countries people also eat tripe but their variety is a bit different.
When there is a sale, Mom buys us frozen tripe patties. We get ten pounds of four ounce patties. They fit nicely in our dog food freezer and are easy to take out and defrost. Since Mom finds it rather disgusting she loves that there is paper around each patty so she doesn’t have to touch it.
We all just love it. I am fine with licking the frozen patty because it is so good. Once or twice a week we get a crumbled up patty on top of our normal dinner. It sure is tasty!
Natural beef tripe chews are another tasty way to get the benefits of tripe! Mom always has a big bag of tripe chews in the cupboard for us. We enjoy them a couple times a week in the evening before bed. They are good for our dental health with all their natural grooves and rough texture. The only problem is they don’t last very long.
Has your dog tried raw tripe on her food or tripe chews? We highly recommend them to supplement any diet. As I mentioned, they are smelly but we don’t smell after eating tripe, so Mom can deal with it. We get our patties from Raw Paws and our chews from Best Bully Sticks. One needs to always make sure and buy things like Tripe from good companies. We are thankful for green beef tripe in our food and treat rotation!
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