Superfood: The Benefits of Green Tripe for Dogs
Ordinarily if you tell someone they’re talking a load of tripe, they’d be offended. When it comes to our pups, however, talking tripe is exactly what we should be doing.
What is green tripe?
Simply put, green tripe is a superfood for dogs. Tripe is the nutrient-rich stomach lining of an animal – in this case either lamb or beef – and the ‘green’ in front simply means it isn’t bleached or processed in any way.
How does it taste?
In the human world it seems like a cruel joke that so much of what tastes delicious is so bad for our health, but green tripe turns all that on its head.
When it comes to our canine friends, green tripe is what we wish doughnuts were for humans. Like doughnuts, green tripe tastes super delicious. However, unlike doughnuts, it’s also super stacked with nutritional value.
A side of tripe might not sound particularly delightful to you, but that’s because you’re not a dog! If you’re dealing with a picky pup who could take or leave their daily feeds, adding green tripe to the menu will soon see them tucking in.
What are the benefits?
We’re talking essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6, digestive enzymes and protein. Green tripe is particularly great if your dog has gut issues, but even if your pup is fighting fit they will hugely benefit from all this natural goodness because green tripe:
- Boosts the immune system,
- Assists in building healthy muscle,
- Supports healthy skin and coat,
- Is low allergenic,
- Helps soothe gastrointestinal upsets,
- Maintains and supports healthy digestion,
Why does it smell bad?
Okay, the smell isn’t great and green tripe doesn’t look particularly appealing to the human eye, but you know dogs – if something looks and smells kind of funky it’s all the more alluring. The reason green tripe smells the way it does is because of the ingredients – or should we say ingredient because the only thing that’s in K9 Green Tripe Booster is green tripe (plus a little water for processing in the canned product). That’s it. No preservatives, no chemicals, just optimum nutrition straight from bag and can to bowl.
Where does it come from?
The general answer to that is New Zealand – one of the cleanest food suppliers in the world. K9 Green Tripe Booster is 100% grass-fed, sourced from free-range stock. It isn’t bleached and is minimally processed to help maximise the nutritional value. All this adds up to knowing your dog is getting the best of the best.
Is green tripe right for your dog?
This is an important question and one that every pet owner should ask before choosing a supplement for their furry friend. The process of selecting nutrition products for your dog can be overwhelming as there are so many variables from dog to dog.
Once again, this is where green tripe comes up trumps. Green tripe supplements are suitable for any breed, age and size of dog. This is great, because it takes out all the admin of having to find something that’s perfect for your massive old Newfie but also great for your tiny one-year-old Chinese Crested.
Taking into account the health benefits, taste and versatility, it’s pretty clear that green tripe is a no-brainer when it comes to doing the best by your dog. Give it a go with your treasured pooch and we reckon you’ll soon be talking a load of tripe too!
Article supplied by K9 Natural