Low grade, controversial or vague ingredient we usually recommend avoiding
Tripe in dog food
In pet food, tripe can be used in its fresh form (fresh tripe, freshly prepared tripe) or as pre-prepared dry meal (tripe meal, dried tripe, dehydrated tripe). When the ingredient is listed simply as 'tripe' it usually refers to the fresh form.
Tripe is the stomach of ruminating animals - usually from cows but also from sheep, goats, pigs and deer. It is highly nutritious and easy for dogs to digest. Tripe is rich in protein and fat and is a good source of essential oils.
'Green tripe' is tripe that has not been cleaned, bleached or otherwise processed. Green tripe is unique because it contains high levels of probiotics including friendly bacteria and digestive enzymes that can enormously benefit a dog's digestion.
As with all meats, the quality of the tripe used in pet foods can vary considerably so for more details on the tripe found in your dog's food, please contact the manufacturer directly.