Like the title says, green tripe is the untreated stomach of grazing animals (sheep, cows, pigs, etc). While the thought of it might make your stomach turn, green tripe is highly nutritious for your dog (or cat!). It is jam packed with good bacteria, enzymes and nutrients.

There is a long list of benefits of feeding green tripe to your dog so I will outline a few:

1) It boosts your pet’s immune system

2) Can help both diarrhea and constipation

3) Helps with digestion – it’s packed with enzymes that facilitate the breakdown of food into nutrients

4) Can help dogs with seasonal allergies

5) Aids with weight gain or illness recovery

6) Also aids with weight loss – concentrated calories will make your dog feel full!

7) Great for picky eaters – it will entice them to eat

Green tripe is not called such because of its colour. It’s labelled “green” because it is untreated and unbleached. In fact, most raw green tripe you will come across will actually be more brown in colour.

Where to find green tripe?

The tripe you find at your grocery store has been bleached and completely stripped of the bacteria that is beneficial to dogs. You want to buy the smelly green tripe that can be found in cans, or fresh/frozen at your local pet supply store.

Before I forget, that horrendous smell is completely normal. Don’t worry – you will eventually get used to it! 🙂

Tonia has owned her own dog walking company and been a full-time professional dogwalker for over 4 years. She is a member of Pet Sitters International and the Pet Professional Guild (the Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals). She volunteers weekly at a local dog shelter where she gets to feed and spend time with many furry friends.
She started Dogwalker World to share her knowledge and passion about dogs and their natural instinct to walk and explore. She believes (and knows) that walking your dog can be a fun activity that will only strengthen your bond with them. This website is her dedication to you to ensure that you find the tools and advice necessary to make walking your dog a success!

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