Tripe, and why its good for your dogs!!

What is tripe ?

Tripe is the lining of the stomach of ruminating animals. Ruminant animals (animals that have more than one stomach and swallow food and then bring it back up again to continue chewing ) have multi-chambered stomachs, and tripe generally comes from either the rumen, reticulum or omasum chambers.

Due to the fermentation process and the way that the ruminant digests, it provides a food that is incredibly rich. Not only will it provide completely natural digestive enzymes to the dog but also vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids. It’s also great for teeth.

White tripe has little nutritional value to a dog as it has been bleached.

Why dog owners should like tripe

• low in fat

• excellent source of protein

• has a calcium to phosphorous ratio of 1:1,

• is full of living digestive enzymes and healthy pre and probiotics

• and our dogs love it!!

Nutritional Information

Protein Green Tripe is a high protein treat. In fact, 70% of the protein in Green Tripe contains 7 of the 10 essential amino acids your dog needs. Amino Acids help perform essential functions (including, but not limited to): building muscle, immune system boost, bolstering urinary tract health.

Probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus (a healthy probiotic), helps keep bad bacteria from taking over your dog’s body. The amount of Lactobacillus acidophilus found in Tripe not only increases the good bacteria within their body but also “promotes healthy digestion and optimal nutrient absorption.

Enzymes Digestive enzymes provided by tripe can help increase the amount of energy, vitamins, and minerals that your dog will receive from food. Vitamins and Minerals The partially-digested greens contained in Green Tripe can provide additional nutrients that would otherwise be unavailable to your dog.

Healthy Fats Roughly half of the total fat found in Tripe is unsaturated. Unsaturated fats increase the amount of HDL cholesterol in your pet. HDL Cholesterol can help reduce the risk of heart disease among other things.

I give dried tripe to all my dogs as a daily treat…like all treats it is part of a routine, and in their case after the afternoon walk and before supper. They love it, it is pretty inexpensive ( a 1 kg bag holds typically 70 pieces) and it is good both for their digestion and their teeth. The trace elements mean I do not have to worry too much about the completeness of their diet.