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My local seed and feed store was kind enough to special order a frozen chub of tripe for me, I pick it up tomorrow.

I have heard and read for months how this is such a powerful superfood for dogs and I am looking forward to Jake having it. I feed Jake grain free kibble and occasionally a good RAW meal. My question is can I add it on top of his kibble? How much do I give him and how often? Any stomach upset or loose stool from feeding it to watch out for?

Since it's a frozen chub what is the best way to divide it up? Do I thaw it and then refreeze?
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yes, you can add it to the kibble. I haven't had a problem feeding it. I feed a couple spoonfuls every day. but it's really a personal choice how often youo feed it.

Be prepared...it really smells.
 

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So, do I thaw the chub and divide into smaller portions? Can I then refreeze it?
I am dreading the smell and handling of it.
 

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What I do is partially thaw the chub, separate into plastic containers and re-freeze. If you feed it partially frozen the smell won't be so strong.
 

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When I take out a divided package how long can it be kept in fridge? I don't have a separate fridge just a chest freezer.
 

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It depends on the batch as far as smell goes. Sometimes it is not strong at all, or smells like coffee grinds. Other times it smells like a barnyard. I don't mind it that much, and all three of my dogs love it! The last order I got was a coarse grind, it isn't very smelly but looks horrible!
As far as fridge life, about a week max.
 

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GEEZ! You guys are freaking me out! :)
I think she said she ordered a two pound chub, which is fine to see if he likes it, right? He loves his dehydrated Power Patties which is green tripe, they smell pretty potent.
I guess now in thinking about it, a two pounder is quite small, so I will get prepared for a larger one by getting some very airtight containers and what seems to be a mask.;)
 

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I just went through my first experience with tripe also! I posted a thread about wearing a glove when I was dividing it up. My batch smelled like a barnyard...bad. The smell was stuck on my hands so I would wear gloves if yours is extra smelly! I mixed it with Brodys kibble as well. I do the same as you with the kibble and raw meals. I divided mine up into individual freezer bags. I give it to him once a day or when I remember to take it out of the freezer and thaw it out. He never got the runs on it however I do throw some pumpkin in his food here and there. He loved it as well!
 

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Good old tripe! Looks bad and smells worse - but you get used to it. And it is excellent for your dogs, has a lot of very good digestive enzymes for one thing... both my guys go ape over it, I've never had either of them turn it down. It was one of the few "approved" foods for our last GSD Blue who had kidney disease.......I feed raw, so my dogs make a meal of it twice a week - but if you are a kibble feeder, yes you can put a few dollops on top. Just keep a window or two open when you take off the wrapper :D......
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GEEZ! You guys are freaking me out! :)
...so I will get prepared for a larger one by getting some very airtight containers and what seems to be a mask.;)
So now that we have Renee paranoid and looking online for a hazmat suit and an air apparatus....who is the next victim?:wild:
 

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So now that we have Renee paranoid and looking online for a hazmat suit and an air apparatus....who is the next victim?:wild:
lol :)
 

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I wish it smelled like a barnyard. It smells like sewage... It also smells as bad coming out as it did going in...
 

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OMG! I am dreading this! LOL. I pick up the chub today but it will be frozen so I guess I will have my first experience with it on Friday!!!!!
 

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All for the good of our dogs...lol Your picture of your dog is beautiful. great coloring and head.
 

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Yes, stinky for sure. Mine definitely smells like barnyard, NOT sewage. I keep it in the fridge between meals and you cannot smell anything of it in the refrigerator.

I've been feeding it daily for almost 3 months and I'm starting to get used to it, but still not liking the smell. The dogs go gaga for it. I just fork out as much as I feel like over their kibble, or raw meal. Usually it ends up being about a half a cup per dog. I'm hoping it will make them feel less hungry, but they still act like they are starving.

(I get mine in frozen 2 pound tubs from My Pet Carnivore.)
 

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Well, I picked up my chub of tripe today, got a 2lb's for 3.99. I cut it in half with a hand saw, I wouldn't dare use David's table saw! LOL

I put half in a freezer bag in the chest freezer and the other half in an airtight container in the fridge. When I was putting the half in the fridge Jake was already whining for a lick, needless to say I almost gagged!!!!!!!! O'Boy I can't wait until breakfast time, I am on the fence whether I should eat before or after getting near it! LOL!
 
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