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deborahjane
23rd February 2008, 12:13 AM
I have 2 beautiful Cavaliers,Pippa who is 14 wks and Lady who is 17 wks...can I give them tripe safely. The breeder of Lady gives all her dogs tripe every day with mixer...I have both mine on James wellbeloved, but would like to see what they think of it!!!! I personally hate the stuff. Any advice would be great.:)

Karlin
23rd February 2008, 12:33 AM
Tripe is an excellent food --very nutritious for dogs. I feed dry tripe treats, and also tinned tripe from Rinti (it is pure tripe) which you can order from www.zooplus.co.uk.

deborahjane
23rd February 2008, 12:40 AM
Thanx for the help. guess I will just try it and see what happens, they will either eat it or leave it!! These two are the 1st cavaliers I've owned...wish I had done this years ago...they are gorgeous little dogs and i just love em to bits...mad and soft i know...hubbys worse than me tho.

CavyMom
23rd February 2008, 02:24 AM
Tripe is a great food for dogs and they love it! I personally hate the stuff, it smells very strong, but I'll sacrifice my dislike for my dog's shear pleasure with the stuff!!!!

jazz
23rd February 2008, 05:56 PM
Interesting...if I purchase tripe from the butcher, should it be cooked first or given raw or doesn't it matter?

shippers
23rd February 2008, 07:44 PM
I am interested in trying some of the Rinti pure tripe for Sally. Is tripe low fat? Also is this brand better than Butchers tripe?

Cathryn
23rd February 2008, 08:01 PM
OK, without sounding too graphic if you think about dogs in a pack, when they make a kill they go straight for the intestines etc, this basically is what tripe is! Tripe for me is the absolute total resort, I have yet to meet a dog that will not eat it! You feed it raw, and YES!! It stinks to high heaven, the first time I fed it I threw the first packet away thinking it had gone off!!:rolleyes:

Many years back I had a dog who literally would not eat, we tried everything, the leaving it down for 10 minutes routine, everything nothing worked, and I mean NOTHING!! Then I was told to try fresh raw green tripe, I bulked it out with a wholemeal mixer and also added "Vit-Sorb B" (B vitamins, encourages the appetite) I have never seen a dog clear it's bowl so fast!!

To this day I still keep some green trip in the freezer, working on the "If you've got it, you won't need it" theory! LOL!!

FANTASTIC natural feed!! :thmbsup:

Lexie in CA
23rd February 2008, 08:39 PM
I would love to buy some rinti for Lexie, but I don't think they sell it here in the states. :( Guess I'll just have to go to a butcher to get some tripe. Now the question is, what do I ask the butcher for? Just regular tripe or is there something else I should ask?

shippers
23rd February 2008, 08:47 PM
I was going to buy some Rinti but the tripe only seems to come in 800g tins. I plan on mixing it with JWB kibble so won't get through 800g before it goes off with only having one dog. Wonder if there are any other brands that do smaller portions that are good......or I'll have to get another dog ;)

niki
23rd February 2008, 08:57 PM
what about buying frozen tripe then you can use as much or as little as you like. they stock it in pets at home,

butchers canned tripe comes in 400g tins - may not be as good as the Rinti though

Cathryn
23rd February 2008, 09:01 PM
Pets at home do indeed sell the frozen tripe, from AMP, I used to buy wholesale from them and it is a very good feed indeed!!

shippers
23rd February 2008, 09:13 PM
I'll have a look in Pets at Home. Do I cook the tripe once it is defrosted? Or is it ready to feed. Thanks for the help

Cathryn
23rd February 2008, 10:09 PM
I'll have a look in Pets at Home. Do I cook the tripe once it is defrosted? Or is it ready to feed. Thanks for the help

Feed it raw, it stinks to high heaven and smells even worse if you cook it!! :eek:

jazz
23rd February 2008, 11:08 PM
One more question--my husband eats tripe (Italian specialty--ugh!) but the one he gets is white--I'm assuming that's just as good as the "green" kind you guys are talking about? Maybe if it's so good for the dogs I won't complain so much about the odor when he makes it;)

Cathryn
23rd February 2008, 11:10 PM
The white tripe they sell for humans is a cleaned up version of the green I believe..

Cathy Moon
24th February 2008, 04:19 AM
I would love to buy some rinti for Lexie, but I don't think they sell it here in the states. :( Guess I'll just have to go to a butcher to get some tripe. Now the question is, what do I ask the butcher for? Just regular tripe or is there something else I should ask?
Here in the US we have canned Tripett brand raw green beef tripe. :)

Claire L
24th February 2008, 09:10 AM
The white tripe they sell for humans is a cleaned up version of the green I believe..


I remember when I was a kid growing up my aunt used to cook tripe and onions in milk for my uncle ( he was a builder and said there was great nourishment in tripe) anyway, my aunt asked if I would like some and I said " I'm NOT eating that stuff!" to which my uncle replied " you don't have to eat it! it slides down all by itself!" :yuk: :eek: :badgrin:

merlinsmum
24th February 2008, 10:36 AM
I remember my gran eating it with vinegar....:yuk:

Lexie in CA
24th February 2008, 11:08 PM
My family loves to eat tripe. :grnyuk:

I will have to buy some for my little Lexie and see how my husband likes the smell. Should be fun. :D

Karlin
24th February 2008, 11:47 PM
The white is not as nutritious for dogs as green tripe. It is, as noted, all cleaned up and cooked.

I used to think tripe was disgusting too but found I like the Mexican soup menudo which is tripe based and also the Tranyslvania restaurant in Dublin does an incredible garlicky tripe soup that they told me is excellent for hangovers... :lol: Apparently it is a Romanian specialty. Very delicious.

Believe it or not here's a whole website about green tripe: http://www.greentripe.com/description.htm

cy1266
25th February 2008, 02:15 AM
My dogs eat tripe every day and they LOVE it! I also feed the Tripett brand, and they have the original beef version and a duck/salmon/beef combination that is supposed to promote a healthy coat. I feed about 1 spoonful once a day with their breakfast. I actually called Tripett and asked how often to feed it and they said it's better to feed a little bit every day than a larger serving once/twice a week.

Also, I went to the IKC dog show in Chicago today, and bought freeze dried raw green beef tripe treats - the brand is "Living Green" I think - my dogs love it. The website is www.purefreshandsimple.com. They stink like regular canned tripe, but they're not nearly as stinky....;)

Holly
25th February 2008, 11:19 AM
You can find a dealer here and have it shipped to you (if you are in the US)...this is what I feed my Cavs!

http://www.healthypetdiet.com/xtras.shtml