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by Krazy Bout K9s on 22 April 2010 - 01:04

Found all kinds of threads of people feeding the tripe but not how much, and how often???

I have been feeding raw for awhile now, am and kibble pm for all the dogs, rescue and mine...I was able to get 2 stomachs today!!!! YEH!!! Does anyone also feed the lungs???

But now I have to cut up and freeze the tripe and need to know how big a portion to cut and freeze??? How often do you feed??? Is it in place of the organ meat, a few times a week???

I am also getting liver, scraps, heart, necks and heads for free!!!! The dogs love it and they are doing awesome on it...

So if anyone would please let me know how much and how often, I would greatly appreciate it...then off to the kitchen to start cutting and wrapping!!!!
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by sueincc on 22 April 2010 - 01:04

Hi Steph:  If I were you, I would send a Pm to Animules

She has wrestled with the whole magilla just as you are.  Most of us city folk get ours frozen and rough ground, so I wouldnt have the foggiest idea of how to cut it up.  But if you send  a PM to Animules, she'll be able to tell you what you need to know.

I feed mine twice a day. 
The  amounts I feed are:   Morning meal is 1/2 lb of tripe/organ blend.  Evening meal is approx 1lb whole bones


by animules on 22 April 2010 - 01:04

Lucky you Steph!  This is what I do.  I get a bunch of gallon freezer bags and have them open ready to fill.  I spread the tripe out on a tarp outside and hose it off to get the big junk out.  This takes some time as you will be wrestling with it to turn it over and inside out.   

Then Kitchen shears!  I cut into chunks and fill each bag about 1/2 way.  This I will mix with other raw stuff so each bag is a day or two's worth of tripe for my three dogs.   Yes I feed lungs.  I cut and package it the same way.

Messy, stinky, disgusting stuff the dogs love. 
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by Krazy Bout K9s on 22 April 2010 - 01:04

THanks Sue and Animules.
I thought that organ meat was only to be fed a few times a week though...Liver is way too rich too often. I know heart is actually a muscle meat...

A couple of my dogs are actually on raw morning and night, but the rest half raw and half kibble...

I am usually feeding chicken in AM with yogurt, salmon oil, vit E, and kelp, sometimes a 1/4 cup green beans...occasionally canned pumpkin about a tablespoon, they love this and no problems...

PM they get either hamburger, roast, steak, heart, meat scraps, rib or other softer beef, elk, deer, or sheep bones, tablespoon of yogurt, salmon oil and E, and about 3 times a week liver mixed in... oh and several times a week fresh home grown eggs...

Need to get the Super c powder yet...also the older dogs get Hip Joint tablets...daily...

Does that sound okay???
Krazy Bout K9s

by Krazy Bout K9s on 22 April 2010 - 01:04

So animules, You do feed tripe every day????

by animules on 22 April 2010 - 02:04

No, I do try to mix some in a few times a week though.   And I grind some of it and freeze a few tablespoons in to each sandwich bags to take during the summer to mix with a bit of water to make sure they drink. 

by uvw on 23 April 2010 - 01:04


green tripe is fed as a meat, not as an you can feed it as much and as often as you like (or until your supply runs out!).  if it's grass fed you can just rinse it, or you can leave it as is.  if it's grain fed you should rinse everything off of it.

the easiest way is to wear rubber or vinyl gloves, and use a really large really sharp knife to cut.  if you are able to partially freeze it before cutting, it makes the cutting much easier.  if not, just hold a corner and slice away.  using a large sharp knife is much easier than trying to cut it with utility shears.

lungs are fantastic, feed them with all the cartilage and glands and fat attached.  some dogs don't like the texture; it's sort of foamy and slimy, so you can feed it partially frozen as well.  lungs are also fed as a meat, not an organ.

good luck!

by phgsd on 23 April 2010 - 06:04

 Here is a great article about tripe...

You can pretty much feed it all by itself...I usually feed tripe as a full meal or two a week for my dogs.  I also have fed lung when I've been lucky enough to get a whole animal (mostly deer and sheep), and the texture is nasty IMO (I make my husband cut it up!) but my dogs gobble it down.  
Krazy Bout K9s

by Krazy Bout K9s on 23 April 2010 - 17:04

Thanks Donna and phgsd, and animules!!!!

I tried the shears, wouldn't cut at all...went through 3 sharp kitchen knives to get the job done...don't use gloves, hate them, I used to be a taxidermist so the smell and bloody gut thing doesn't bother me at all...

I don't know if they are grain or grass fed, so I just rinsed it all...I will try partially freezing next time, sounds much easier...there was little green slime all over my kitchen liked to splatter when it finally cut through the last bit!!! I should have taken a picture...I even had it all over me!!!

These were just small steer guts, so they were not too tough to handle...
Glad for the tip on organ versus meat....too many "opinions" out there on the sites...

I also got alot of lamb bones and scraps, too much fat on alot of this but I will save it for when I feed just meat with no fat on it...any other ideas for all the fat???
Other than making soap and sorry but I just don't have the time for that!!!! LOL..

We had a TERRIBLE LONG HAIL STORM that night so haven't been online since puter wasn't wanting to let me on...
Anyhow, now I need to get my chest freezer fixed so I can stock up...FREE MEAT AND GUTS AND RMB'S  ARE not going to get passed up!!!!
Thanks again, Steph

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