Some of the benefits in feeding Raw Green Tripe

Tripe is the lining of the stomach of ruminating animals. If you are among the uninitiated, then you will find feeding tripe to be a real treat for your dog.

Raw green tripe is low in fat, is full of living digestive enzymes and healthy pre and probiotics, an excellent source of protein and has a calcium to phosphorous ratio of 1:1.

You may have seen tripe in a white and bleached form. This is not what you want to feed your dog, it is devoid of any real value. What you want to feed is ‘green tripe’, the stuff that comes right out of the animal.

Raw green tripe is full of:

  1. Calcium - that is essential for bone structure and controls muscle and nerve function.
  2. Phosphorous - helps form bones and teeth, helps muscles, kidney and heart to function correctly.
  3. Amino acids - 70% in green tripe which are not available in muscle meat, these include:
  4. Leucine - which promotes muscle recovery and repair after activity
  5. Proline - which support the production of cartilage and heals wounds.
  6. Aspartic acid - which boosts antibody production.

It also contains all the fatty acids needed in the diet - omega 3 and 6.

The same digestive enzymes and beneficial bacteria that help the ruminant animal digest foodstuff will do the same for your dog. Digestive enzymes aid in digestion, meaning the body does not have to expend as much energy when digesting a meal. This means your dog gets the most nutritional benefit from his meals. Digestive enzymes also do much more than aid in digestion: they purify and cleanse the blood and remove toxins, parasites and fungus. They also improve metabolism, hormonal function and boost the immune system. Cooking destroys digestive enzymes, so it is important that your dog’s tripe is not only green, but raw.

Benefits of Lactobacillus Acidophilus

  • Treats and prevents vaginal infections
  • Treats diarrhea and GI infections
  • Aids digestion
  • Treats chronic constipation
  • Treats symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Lowers the risk of pollen allergies

If your dog eats a cooked or commercial diet, then he may be suffering from enzyme deficiency. The signs of this can include anxiety, lack of energy, chronic diarrhea and digestive problems, gingivitis, viral and bacterial infections and yeast overgrowth. If your dog suffers from any of these disorders, consider the value of adding green tripe to his diet or increasing the amount you currently feed.

A breakdown of vitamins and minerals in tripe based on a 4oz serving

  • Calcium 78.0mg
  • Iron 0.8mg
  • Magnesium 14.7mg
  • Phosphorous 75.3mg
  • Potassium 75.7mg
  • Zinc 1.6mg
  • Copper 0,1mg
  • Manganese 0.1mg
  • Selenium 14.1 mg

Green tripe helps to heal the gut flora if a dog has been taking regular antibiotics.

However there is a downside - tripe can sometimes smell, but this depends on the source. Good quality fresh green tripe is less smelly. Green tripe is so beneficial to dogs that it is something they can eat every single day, and can be fed as muscle meat as part of a dog's raw food diet.

Tripe can also be used as a food topper for finicky, fussy dogs and would be an excellent addition to a sick dog's diet.

Some of the many incredible benefits of feeding raw green tripe include an improvement to skin and coat condition, reduction in allergy symptoms and skin conditions, cleaner teeth, improved digestion and absorption of nutrients, a reduction in digestive disorders and problems, and overall a huge improvement to general health, plus your dog will love you forever, even if he smells like a farmyard!

It is also important to note that tripe does contain its share of bacteria. Use care when handling it as we humans do not have the natural resistance to harmful bacteria as our dogs do. Just wash your hands thoroughly after handling.