Tripe is raw, unprocessed stomach tissue from ruminants, such as cows or sheep. Nutritionally, tripe has a 1:1 calcium to phosphorus ratio and is slightly acidic, both of which are ideal for a dog's digestion. Tripe also contains the essential omega-6 and -3 fatty acids in their recommended proportions, as well as magnesium, potassium, B-complex vitamins, the amino acid taurine, other amino acids essential for muscular development. Home to large amounts of Lactobacillus acidophilus, an intestinal bacteria that keeps unwanted bacteria such as e-coli and salmonella from overpopulating the gut and causing health problems, Green Tripe has a balance of microflora that is very important to maintaining good health and keeping a dog’s immune system in shape.
Unlike other tripe sold on the market, Idahound strictly adheres to the idea of raw GREEN tripe. There is no bleaching, no heat treatment, and no other industrial processes used that would lower the nutritional value of certain vitamins and enzymes. After thoroughly emptying and cleaning the four compartments of the animal's stomach Idahound coarsely grinds the entire organ, including the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum.