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What's the deal with Green Tripe?

Met someone at the park today who talked about greentripe.com which is here in California (and saw a Dirty Jobs segment ewwww).

Is the freeze dried version or jerky treat version just as good?

How are the canned versions made - are they cooked?

Seems like it's only getting more popular now, anyone have good experiences to vouch for the benefits?

For those that do feed, do you feed it as an entire meal or a topper?
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green tripe is the stomach of a cow... what makes it green is that it still has whatever the stomach contents were and is not washed wherei t become white... it is generally fed raw and its GREAT for the dogs, I imagine the canned is processed in some way as most canned food is... chock full of nutrition I feed it as a whole meal...
The dogs LOVE IT, it is their favorite meal of all ... but be warned

It reeks to high heaven...it smells absolutely disgusting and your house will smell like tripe for a while... I know folks that want to feed it but can't because they can't stand the smell

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Met someone at the park today who talked about greentripe.com which is here in California (and saw a Dirty Jobs segment ewwww).

Is the freeze dried version or jerky treat version just as good?

How are the canned versions made - are they cooked?

Seems like it's only getting more popular now, anyone have good experiences to vouch for the benefits?

For those that do feed, do you feed it as an entire meal or a topper?
Raw green tripe is the only raw food I use. I get a really good price from my local Oma's dealer. I would only use raw frozen. Canned is very expensive.

You can use green tripe anyway you like. Your best bet is to get a tube of it, let it soften just a bit and then slice it into rounds and refreeze in a zip lock bag. Thaw pieces as you need.
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We refer to green tripe as doggy crack at our house. It is super healthy for them, and a wonderful appetite stimulant.



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I get mine frozen in 10lb blocks. I feed it as an entire meal. My dogs love it!

It basicly just smells like a barnyard.

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Yikes sounds scary lol that's why I wanted to try the freeze dried one. Dr. Harvey, K9 something, Merrick and Bravo seem to have one.

The place on Dirty Jobs sells it but 20lb minimum I think. So it sounds like it's just as safe as serving raw frozen meat?
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It is much safer to feed than muscle meat. Muscle meat is low in calcium and high in phosphorous.

Tripe has a perfect balance and you can use it pretty much the way you want. It is a good creep food for puppies. If you have a litter you will know soon enough which pups are dominant because the reaction to green tripe. It is unlike any other food when it comes to competition.

The freeze dried forms are good for training treats but not for feeding. Too expensive and the bacteria are all dead when you dry it.

20lbs is not a lot to buy. How does it come from that place? A block or chub tube?. The blocks are very hard to break-up the chubs can be sliced pretty easily after about 4 hours in the fridge, then just refreeze them.

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I usually buy 150lbs at a time. They love the stuff, and it really isn't as dreadful as some people think. If you are someone that has livestock, it probably wouldn't bother you at all. My husband thinks it stinks aweful, but to me it reminds me of when i had horses.

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I usually buy 150lbs at a time. They love the stuff, and it really isn't as dreadful as some people think. If you are someone that has livestock, it probably wouldn't bother you at all. My husband thinks it stinks aweful, but to me it reminds me of when i had horses.
150lbs! Those are some lucky dogs of yours If you don't mind, about how much should I expect to pay for frozen?
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Cost can vary from $1lb - $2lb, purely grass fed tripe more.

Most green tripe is is taken from spent dairy cows, at the same time meat for ground beef is taken.

Yes Yes, ground beef is mainly butchered from old dairy cows.
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