Green Tripe is an absolute Super Food and has soooo many immense health benefits for your dog!
If you have never seen or smelt green tripe before then I will let you in on a little secret…..It STINKS!!!
So what is is?
Green Tripe Is the unwashed stomach of a grazing animal such as a Cow or Lamb. These stomachs contain 4 chambers which work together to break down grasses with a cocktail of Amino Acids, Digestive Enzymes and Gastic Juices.
You have more than likely seen Tripe in your supermarkets. This however is the Bleached (washed) form of Tripe. We do not want to give this to our Dogs as all the goodness has been washed away. We want the smelly stuff dripping full of goodness and wonderful immunity boosting juices.
So how can something so disgusting, be so good? These same gastric juices and enzymes not only aid the animal in digestion, but also aid the dog in digesting and efficiently utilising his food. The amino acids are necessary for muscular development and, the other gastric juices, I believe, are the best cleaner for their teeth!
Not only is tripe loaded with digestive enzymes and probiotics, it has the perfect ratio of calcium to phosphorus – 1:1. Green tripe also contains the essential fatty acids, Linoleic acid and a-Linolenic acid, in their recommended proportions.
Benefits of Green Tripe
Green tripe can be fed every day! It is the one and only food that you could feed solely due to its vast nutritional value and its balanced 1:1 ratio of Phosphorus to Calcium. Which actually makes Tripe 'Complete' nutritionally speaking. However everything should be fed in moderation and balance over time is key to a raw diet. I feed green tripe about 2-3 times a week.
So now I’m sure your wondering, Where can I get this amazing stuff!?
Unfortunately it is not as simple as picking up a pack in your local Asda. It is illegal to sell Green Tripe where there may be contact with ‘Human’ food. I have purchased boxes of whole Green Tripe from a couple of butchers out the back door with a hand shake and a cheeky wink but as I said this is not strictly by the book. You can get it straight from a abattoir but you will need to apply for a licence to do so.
The good news is that almost every raw feeding supplier sells minced Green Tripe!
At Pure and Raw we stock Pure Green Tripe in minced and in whole chunks. We also sell it in mixes of Chicken and Tripe, Beef and Tripe and Game and Tripe.
So do your pooch a favour, get on your marigolds with your washing pegs at the ready and get feeding this amazing super food!!
Remember….NO GUTS, NO GLORY!!!