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06-16-2014 01:16 AM
Pax8
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Originally Posted by A girl and her dog View Post
Okay, cool so venison green tripe is okay in place of beef green tripe? Goats milk isn't a problem at all. Would plain yogurt be of help as well? I don't know enough about what green tripe has to offer to know if yogurt is a good substitute. Obviously it's prebiotics that I'm looking for. Is this what green tripe is for?

I can see I have some homework to do on supplementing on things I cannot readily find. I know there are some good resources out there for this. I like to read/hear directly from those with experience as well. It helps put it all together.

ETA- SuperG, I just saw your other post about green tripe. I wrote this before I saw it.
SuperG's post has a lot of excellent info about green tripe. Green tripe doesn't have to be beef. The green intestines of any large ruminant animal has worked well for me - cow, sheep, deer, elk. I even got some alpaca tripe once which was interesting.

There really isn't going to be anything that can replace green tripe but things like goat's milk, plain yogurt, fish oils can all be nice to round out the nutrient profile of your dog's diet. And things like goat's milk, yogurt, fish oil, and coconut oil don't have to have a strict regimen. If I run out of goat's milk and don't have a chance to pick up more for a week or two, I don't stress about it. He'll get more eventually. And he doesn't get a precise amount of say yogurt every day. Sure, I try to remember to put in a spoonful but if I forget or run out for a while, it's no big deal. Sometimes he doesn't get his yogurt in his food because I'll freeze it in a Kong instead.

I'm much more laid back in my approach to diet. Instead of worrying so much about having all these specific things like green tripe and a certain prebiotic, I would make a list of what you can reasonably provide in your area and work on variety from that list. If green tripe just wasn't easily accessible to me, I just wouldn't worry about it. If I happened to get some from a hunter, I'd sure feed it, but I'm not going to cause myself unnecessary stress by telling myself that some supplement/add-on/etc HAS to be provided.
06-15-2014 11:50 PM
A girl and her dog
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How much is shipping? I have a cheaper place here, just wondering.


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I just did a shipping estimate for 2#'s of lamb tripe (around $7) and the shipping is about $25! but it is 2nd day air and has to be because of spoilage.
06-15-2014 11:43 PM
lalachka
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I'm lucky there's a dog/cat speciality store in my area who carries it. No shipping

OK)))) I know shipping those frozen bricks can't be cheap.

I'm also lucky. Hopefully luck stays)))))


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06-15-2014 11:42 PM
A girl and her dog
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I'm lucky there's a dog/cat speciality store in my area who carries it. No shipping
One lucky duck! Err, dog
06-15-2014 11:42 PM
A girl and her dog
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If you get quite a lot of green venison tripe during hunting season, I would try to stock up on as much as possible so you can portion it out in the future. I don't use a huge amount of green tripe. I usually give a few small chunks about three times a week. So it's not something that's going to go crazy fast.
Okay, cool so venison green tripe is okay in place of beef green tripe? Goats milk isn't a problem at all. Would plain yogurt be of help as well? I don't know enough about what green tripe has to offer to know if yogurt is a good substitute. Obviously it's prebiotics that I'm looking for. Is this what green tripe is for?

I can see I have some homework to do on supplementing on things I cannot readily find. I know there are some good resources out there for this. I like to read/hear directly from those with experience as well. It helps put it all together.

ETA- SuperG, I just saw your other post about green tripe. I wrote this before I saw it.
06-15-2014 11:38 PM
Courtney
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How much is shipping? I have a cheaper place here, just wondering.


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I'm lucky there's a dog/cat speciality store in my area who carries it. No shipping
06-15-2014 09:40 PM
SuperG
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Originally Posted by A girl and her dog View Post

Does the fish oil and prebiotic give what the green tripe would give? Is that a long term solution for someone who cannot get green tripe?
Fish oil and "prebiotic" are not an equal substitute for green tripe......

Why is green tripe so good for your dog?

"Due to the fermentation process and the way that the ruminant digests, the abomasum provides a food that is incredibly rich. Not only will it provide completely natural digestive enzymes to the dog but also vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids. The enzymes not only help digestion in the canine but are also said to have a substantial effect on the cleaning of your pups teeth. Tripe, boneless as it is, can be extremely helpful in maintaining a gorgeous set of white teeth in your dog. How wonderful is it to not have to get veterinary teeth cleaning under general anesthesia? Most raw fed dogs have never and will never have to go through such a process and tripe goes a long way towards making certain that fact remains true. Fatty acids are another benefit. All dogs need omega 3s and omega 6s in their diet especially to maintain healthy skin and coat. The vitamins and amino acids are in large part what gives your dog energy and spunk green tripe has those to spare. Many dog owners feed probiotics to their dogs to help with runny stools, upset tummies, and recovery and regeneration of good bacteria from depletion by prescribed antibiotics. Green tripe is an excellent source of probiotics due to the large numbers of helpful microorganisms contained within the digestive tract. Naturally occurring organisms are always preferable to man-made mixtures and nothing can be more natural than having them go straight from the source to the dog.
Green tripe is an incredibly gentle food. It is often the first thing that raw feeding breeders introduce puppies to as young as 3-4 weeks old. Tripe is also indicated for dogs suffering from sensitive stomachs and maladies such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Used in conjunction with probiotics such as Fastrack, tripe can often ease the discomfort of dogs who are just not digesting their food well all without bombarding them with traditional medicines and chemicals."


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06-15-2014 12:04 PM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
I feed this. Sooo good for them. The stinkier the better for him! I give him a large scoop in most of his meals.

Green Tripe : A Place For Paws, Shop RAW Pet Food Online

How much is shipping? I have a cheaper place here, just wondering.


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06-15-2014 11:55 AM
Courtney I feed this. Sooo good for them. The stinkier the better for him! I give him a large scoop in most of his meals.

Green Tripe : A Place For Paws, Shop RAW Pet Food Online
06-15-2014 11:37 AM
lalachka
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Thanks, that's good info. Would you say to throw out the tripe I have? Perhaps I should start raising chickens again just for them

Does the fish oil and prebiotic give what the green tripe would give? Is that a long term solution for someone who cannot get green tripe? Not that I'd lazily blow off searching for some, just curious if I can rest easy with that while I look.

I wouldn't throw it out. Even though it's useless they enjoy it sooo much. Use it for training treats or something.

My dog still gets stuff that useless sometimes, cheese, cat kibble, cat treats, let them enjoy junk food sometimes.

My dog used to go crazy for bleached tripe before I found green

ETA as far as I know you can do without tripe. Also, I don't give probiotic every day. Only if he has diarrhea. Everyone has their own ways of doing things. Monitor his poops, his coat and you'd be fine.


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