by Russell Blauert
Green tripe is an often overlooked supplement in a raw diet for your pet. Did you know that when a carnivore makes a kill some of most highly desired parts of the animal are the organs and specifically the stomach? "Green" tripe is the uncooked and unprocessed stomach of a ruminating (grazing) animal. Green does not refer to the color, which can be somewhat greenish in color, but to the fact that it has not been cooked or bleached. It is packed full of good bacteria and enzymes that promote a healthy digestive tracts for our dogs and cats. Ordinary grocery store tripe is not referred to as green because it has in most cases been bleached and scalded thus diminishing or completely destroying the naturally good enzymes.
Green tripe contains Lactobacillus acidophilus, more commonly known as lactic acid bacteria. It is a good digestive probiotic for both humans and canines. Also, the calcium:phosphorous ratio is 1:1, the overall pH is on the acidic side which is better for digestion, protein is 15.1%, fat 11.7% and it contained the essential fatty acids, Linoleic and Linolenic. This analysis was done by Woodson-Tenant Laboratories, Inc.
Benefits of Lactobacillus Acidophilus in canines and felines:
Treats diarrhea and GI infections
Treats chronic constipation
Treats symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Enhances the immune system
Lowers the risk of pollen allergies
Above list sourced from: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-stink-on-tripe/