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Benefits of Green Cow Beef Tripe

Green Tripe Can Benefit Your Pet’s Health

If you’re looking for a way to boost your pet’s health, consider trying green beef tripe. Green tripe may sound a little gross—and it sure does smell! — but there are many potential benefits to feeding your dog this nutritious organ meat. “In traditional Chinese veterinary medicine, organ meats can have a place in the canine diet when used to encourage organ and tissue repair,” says Dr. Rachel Barrack, DVM, CVA, CVCH of Animal Acupuncture.  “That being said, organ meat is not optimal for all canines, so consult with your veterinarian before implementing this into your dog’s dietary repertoire.”

Benefits of Green Beef Tripe for Pet Health

Green beef tripe is called ‘green’ not because of the color—it’s usually brown—but because it is not processed and still contains contents of the grazing animal’s stomach. Be careful not to buy white beef tripe, which has been bleached, stripping away many valuable nutrients for your pet’s health.

Green tripe contains enzymes and good bacteria that help cows digest grass. When fed green tripe, a dog reaps many benefits from these enzymes and bacteria. Specifically, green tripe contains lactobacillus acidophilus, a healthy probiotic that fights ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut. Giving a pup this delicacy aids in digestion, encourages appetite, and can relieve gastrointestinal distress such as diarrhea and constipation in your dog’s upset stomach.

Due to its impact on digestion, green tripe also helps boost the immune system. Some pet owners report other benefits, such as addressing vaginal infections, calming down seasonal outdoor allergies, and minimizing the impact of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Green tripe is high in protein, contains an optimal ratio of calcium to phosphorus, and is packed with a balanced amount of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Quality Ingredients Are Key

Solid Gold Green Cow Green Beef Tripe in Beef Broth is a simple, convenient way to feed your furry best friend a high-quality green beef tripe. Canned with a combination of beef broth and potatoes, this green tripe does not contain any chemical preservatives. Solid Gold Green Beef Tripe contains a balanced mix of nutrients and is ideal for adult dogs of all sizes. And it’s free of common allergens such as corn, wheat and soy.

“Many dogs and cats suffer from food allergies,” says Dr. Barrack. “Allergies can manifest as red, itchy, paws; itchy, infection-prone ears; and severe skin disease.” Other symptoms of a food sensitivity often include skin irritation, chronic ear and skin infections, and gastrointestinal troubles, such as vomiting and diarrhea. Food sensitivities can also trigger chronic pain and weight gain.

Many holistically minded veterinarians like Dr. Barrack believe that our dogs’ substandard kibble is increasing their risk of obesity, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and more. Some conventional kibbles contain cheap, conventionally grown grains like corn, wheat, soy, oatmeal or rice to bind the protein source together. Artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, and other food-grade chemicals are some other things to watch out for. The process of creating kibble can strip otherwise wholesome ingredients of their nutritional value.

A healthful, more natural soft dog food, such as Solid Gold Green Cow Green Beef Tripe, can reduce your dog’s risk of developing these problems in the first place. If your pet already has allergies caused by dog food, this green tripe product can help address—or even lessen—the symptoms of food sensitivities.

Transitioning Your Dog to a New Food

Solid Gold Green Cow can be served alone or as a topping to your dog’s existing food. To transition your dog to a new food, it’s important that you do so gradually to avoid upset stomach. Mix your dog’s current food in with a small amount of the new dog food, gradually increasing the proportion of new food over 7 days.

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