Tripe for Dogs
The Stink is On!

Going green is the the only way tripe will benefit your dog's health.Your dog will drool. You may gag. But make no mistake, there is hidden value inside and out. 

Caution: Green tripe may improve digestion and give your dog's coat a shine

Why Gross is Good

 Tripe is the stomach of certain animals. Those who have four stomachs, or I guess more accurately it’s the four chamber stomach in animals such as cattle, deer, sheep and goats. Since these animals graze and swallow, then bring the food back up to chew after the first part of the stomach has worked to start breaking it down, can you imagine what’s in there?

Think enzymes, gastric juices, amino acids, essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6), acidophilus (my favorite probiotic) and lactic acid (as in kefir and yogurt).   Throw in some protein, fat, phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc and selenium and you’ve got an array of nutrients to improve and maintain health.

And what is the hardest thing the body has to do? Digest! Everything in this organ aides in digestion just as it did for the cow.

Learn and Laugh at My Expense

I'd kept my eye out for raw tripe for a few years. When I found it I bought 30 pounds of frozen in 3 ten pound bags. Yes I did.

I left one bag in the sink to thaw out overnight.

I woke to a smell I can only describe as something had died ... like a week ago.

 I picked up the tripe and took a whiff and immediately wished I hadn’t.

I ran outside (literally) to clear my nose, my brain and create an action plan. 

Next, I opened the windows, turned on the kitchen exhaust fan; lined the countertop with wax paper; held my breath and divvied it up into one pound bags. About half way through the process I realized my 14-year-old was sitting just outside the kitchen with bright eyes and eagerly wagging his tail.

 I put eight one pound bags in the freezer and gave my Bobo a big spoonful. Crap . . . he was in heaven. I was going to have to get used to the stench.

Recommendations for Feeding Tripe to your Dogs

Do add this "offal" to your dog’s diet if possible. You don’t have to feed a lot of it and you don’t have to feed it every day.  Even three or four times a month is advantageous.

  • Start by giving no more than 1/3 of his raw food meal
  • For kibble eaters, just top it off like a garnish
  • If he gets diarrhea from the goodness, cut back or wait a few days
  • Don’t buy a ten pound bag unless you have room to store some in the freezer  (:

What Tripe Looks Like
and Why Color is Everything

If it's white, forget it! It's been stripped of all the goodness and bleached. Yuck.

It's called green tripe but it's more like brown. I took this pic to show you.

It took a year to get used to the smell. I'm proud it no longer gags me. I once bought large pieces but I won't do that again.

It was like trying to cut a car tire with a knife but I thought you might like to see what the whole form looks like.

What green tripe looks like on the outsideWhat green tripe looks like on the outside

Below you can see where all the enzymes, gastric juices, amino acids, essential fatty acids, probiotics  and other healthy stuff sticks to when you see the actual inside surface.

What green tripe looks like on the insideWhat green tripe looks like on the inside

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Important Notice

I sell NSP (Nature's Sunshine) herbs and supplements for your dog. While these are strictly tested and made for human consumption, I am the only one in the United States successfully using them for dogs for over a decade now.

To get proper doses for your dog you must purchase through me. I've spent a great deal of time learning the right combinations and doses per weight for your canine kid.