Thursday, October 15, 2015

4 Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Raw Green Tripe

Yesterday I woke up with a very upset belly.  Ma said it was because I ate something I wasn't supposed to the night before.  Instead of feeding me my usual breakfast, she gave me some raw green tripe patties from Raw Paws Pet Food.

Oz the Terrier and Raw Paws Pet Food Frozen Green Tripe

Tripe is the stomach of ruminating animals like cattle, buffalo, sheep and goats.  I know many of you have had tripe as a treat but you can eat it with your meal or as a meal as well.  Did you know that the white - or cleaned  - tripe has far less health benefits for dogs than the green tripe? 

So, why is raw green tripe so much healthier?  Because it still contains all the gastric juices, amino acids and other digestive enzymes from the animal of origin and all of these are beneficial to dogs. 

Oz the Terrier shares 4 health Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Raw Green Tripe

4 Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Raw Green Tripe

1.  Improve Digestion
The digestive enzymes in green tripe are what help the ruminant animal digest his/her meal and those same digestive enzymes can help dogs digest their meal as well.  Since dogs cannot break down cellulose, many of the nutrients found in vegetables are not readily available to them.  However, the enzymes from the ruminant animal found in green tripe can help aid a dog to better breakdown those vegetables and gain valuable nutrients from them.

2.  Strengthen Immune System
A dog's digestive tract is the largest immune organ in his/her body. Green tripe contains lactobacillus acidophilus, a species of gram-positive bacteria (and known probiotic) that can help keep other bacteria - such as e-coli, salmonella and listeria -  in a dog's gut from overpopulating and causing health problems.

3.  Improve Muscle Function
You will find both calcium and phosphorous in the correct ratio dogs' need in green tripe.  Calcium and phosphorous are electrolytes that help regulate skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle contraction as well as facilitate nerve impulse transmission within the body.

4.  Minimize Inflammatory Responses
Green tripe has two important fatty acids, Linoleic and Linolenic, in their recommended proportions for dogs.  Linoleic and Linolenic acids are members of the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids groups that can help minimize inflammatory and allergic reactions as well as improve skin, coat and joint health.

Dogs can eat Raw Paws Pet Food Frozen Green Tripe with their food or all by itself

If you are thinking that raw green tripe is a powerhouse of nutritional and health benefits, you would be right.  It is also a powerhouse of smell, specifically the aroma of cow patties.  It is because of the stink that many pet parents, even seasoned raw feeders, do not feed raw green tripe very often.  I admit Ma gagged the first time she opened the bag of Frozen Raw Green Tripe Patties from Raw Paws Pet Food but in time, and knowing the benefits I would get from eating green tripe, she got over it.

If you don't think you could eat Frozen Raw Green Tripe, Raw Paws Pet Food offers a Freeze Dried Tripe as a treat and it is just as healthy.  I know many of you are not on a raw diet but do eat freeze dried or dehydrated raw treats so let me say that Raw Paws offers some other very healthy treats as well.  Two of my other current favorites are:

Oz the Terrier loves his Raw Paws Pet Food natural cow ears and beef braided intestine dog treats

Beef Braided Intestine Sticks (delicious soft 6" chews that are great for reducing plaque and tartar build up and are rich in both glucosamine and chondroitin) and

Natural Cow Ears (harder chews that are not smoked so they will not stain carpets or floors and rich in glucosamine and chondroitin).

Raw Paws Pet Food wants you to be able to try some of their delicious and healthy dehydrated and freeze dried treats so they are offering Oz the Terrier readers a giveaway.  

It's a little different in that 3 winners will be selected and each winner will receive one (1) of the three treats listed above - Freeze Dried Tripe, Beef Braided Intestine Sticks OR Natural Cow Ears.  While you can leave a comment here on my blog with your choice of treat, I have also included an option for you to leave a comment IN THE RAFFLECOPTER.

Must be a U.S. Resident, age 18 years or older to enter the giveaway.  The giveaway will close on October 30 at 11:59 PM EST.  Good luck!

Do you feed your dog raw green tripe?  
Will you now, knowing the health benefits your dog will receive?

Post Disclaimer:  Raw Paws Pet Food is an Oz the Terrier Food Sponsor.  This post does contain affiliate links for Raw Paws Pet Food so if you click a link and make a purchase, Oz the Terrier receives a small monetary percentage.  Funds collected through our affiliate program will be donated to our local animal rescue.


  1. we sure hope if made your tummy feel better - nothing worse that a queasy tum tum

  2. Oh I wants some, I'm sure its pawfect Princess food!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. OH OZ... we are very much SORRY to hear that your tummy was upset with you... butt if the Raw Green Tripe stuffs HELPS make it Happy again... then we say... GO FUR IT BUDDY. Even is your ma Does say it smells ...
    GO FUR IT...

  4. Wow just when we thought we heard everything. Sounds good
    Lily & Edward

  5. I would like to try the Beef Braided Intestine Sticks . Great giveaway!

  6. Ringy Dingy two ringy dingy. Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking? Ozzie you got an upset tummy oh I am sorry to hear that, well I hope your green tripe makes it feel better. Tell Mommy to rub your tummy that might help also and it feels good. I read about your Mom's anniversary well that was a real bummer. But her and Daddy Dog got hitched and made ten years. That is terrific.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  7. The dogs might eat it, but this bird won't.

  8. Oz, you do love your raw!

  9. Sounds like something that Mabel could benefit from
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  10. We have fed the Freeze dried green tripe from another company, and the dogs really love it. I remember it was very good for them, so I'll have to get some more. I'm not sure I could do the real stuff!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  11. Bentley & Pierre love green tripe! It doesn't smell too good, but it sure makes them happy. It is excellent for tummy troubles! We have our paws crossed. ☺

  12. Ut oh . . . I said "tripe" to mom and she gagged. BUTT me and Stanley wound NOT gag we are sure!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Sorry abouts your tummy troubles Oz! And I am soooo glads the stinky tripe made you feel betters!!!! Ma gave me the freeze dried tripe treaties and she almost tossed her cookies! Yuppers, it was HILARIOUS! I LOVED the stuffs, butts she said sorry gurl, this is just too much! So, I guess this would be even, I MEAN , tastier than that!
    You enjoy it for me, okays? ☺
    Ruby ♥

  14. We could definitely use the tripe! Mr. N has the occasional stomach upset.

  15. I'm sorry bout your upset belly, Oz. But thanks for this info, I think I need this too.

  16. Aw, feel better soon pal!
    This stuff sounds very beneficial!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  17. They all sound yummy! I think my dogs would like to try the Natural Cow Ears.

  18. Those looks so yummy! We hope your tummy is feeling better!

  19. We would like to try the Green Tripe. Us cattle ranchers have a saying: Parts is Parts. That sure is proven here. Nice to see ALL the parts get processed into useful products.

  20. Tripe is good stuff. We just ordered with the Raw Paws bundle deal and got a whole bunch of good chews! Yum!

  21. I think the Freeze Dried Green Tripe would be a big hit at my house!

  22. I think the ear or the stick- they like chews.

  23. I think Artie would like the Beef Braid Intestine Sticks. He loves anything beef though.

  24. nice review, not sure I could take the smell my gang would probably roll on it as they roll on all stinky stuff.

  25. I think my dog would like cow ears best.. (Entered through an "Amie De" Facebook profile)

  26. My dog would love the Natural Cow Ears.

  27. The Freeze Dried Green Tripe sounds delicious!


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