3 Reasons Why the Benefits of Tripe Make it Worth the Smell
What is Tripe and Why Does it Smell?
Tripe is the edible lining of the stomachs of various animals, including the “offal.” (1) Now that you know the answer to the first part of the question, the answer to the second must be pretty clear. Tripe smells a little like manure. It can look like it, too! Stick with us, though, there’s more to this superfood than meets the nose.
Why is it Important to Feed “Green” Tripe?
You can buy tripe at the grocery store that is comparatively mild in smell and appearance. However, this tripe has been bleached and processed for human consumption. So, it doesn’t have the same benefits as green tripe.
What Does my Dog Get from this Bargain?
Tripe is a natural source of digestive enzymes and probiotics. This means that it aids in digestion, boosts the immune system, and helps your dog utilize the nutrients in their diet.
Omegas 3 & 6
Tripe is rich in Omegas 3 & 6 in a healthy ratio. This is great for their joints and promotes healthy skin and coat. (2)
Super High Value
Dogs usually love tripe for the same reason that we don’t: it’s smelly. But it can be a great enticement for picky eaters, a good place to hide a pill, and a good topper for times when your dog is less enthusiastic about dinner.
Where can I Find it?
You can sometimes find tripe at a butcher. We carry it at both store locations (Grand) and (Westend) in a few easy-to-feed formats.
- Included as part of a complete diet