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Calling Technodoll!!! What is good tripe???

SunGurl372
July 6th, 2006, 10:23 PM
I went in the local grocery store today, and snooped through the meat section, looking for a nice piece of skirt steak to throw on the grill. Lo and behold, they had prepackaged "sliced beef marrow bone" which was about chunks of bone about the size of my fist, and "honeycombed beef tripe" which was pure white (for some reason, I thought it should be green). Both seemed very cheap.

Do any of these sound like good things my for furbaby? Considering that for now, she's on a primarily kibble diet, if these are good, what is the best way to work them into her diet?

Forgive me if these questions are redundant...I'm currently surfing through the novels of raw threads on this site. Guess I'm still guilty of looking for a quick answer (and engaging in conversation with some of the dynamic personalities on this site!!!)

As you may remember, I recently gorged Harley on some raw tuna and salmon, with absolutely no negative effects. Stool was still perfect, etc. So now I'm looking to step it up a bit.

Puppyluv
July 6th, 2006, 10:30 PM
don't bother with the tripe. This is bleached tripe, and it's purpose (the digestive enzymes) have been removed from the "meat". You won't find green tripe at your grocery store. (btw Technodoll is on vacation, so she may not see this)

SunGurl372
July 6th, 2006, 10:33 PM
Remembered she was out of pocket after I posted. Not that this is urgent. If I decide to go that way, I'll think long and hard about the planning.

Any ideas about the marrow bones? How do I know that they are edible and not a "weight bearing" bone?

technodoll
July 7th, 2006, 01:37 PM
still on vacation but 5 mins internet every other day, LOL! like puppyluv said, green tripe is not for human consumption so you will not find it in grocery stores. try upscale petstores that specialise in holistic foods, many carry frozen raw tripe in their freezer section :) Urban Carnivore, for example, makes a good green tripe patty -still smells like h*ll even if frozen but oh do the dogs ever love it... as for the marrow bone, well maybe if it's for recreational chewing, although i'm not fond of them cuz many dogs chip their teeth on them, the marrow is rich and can cause digestive upsets, and strong chewers can chip off some hard bits, etc... if you want your dog to chew for fun, get him a big raw knucklebone (more cartiledge, less hard), OR if you want him to chew and digest with no harm, try a big raw turkey neck :) good luck to harley!!

OntarioGreys
July 7th, 2006, 02:41 PM
sources for raw meats in Quebec

You will need to scroll almost 1/2 way down the page

http://lepusreg.tripod.com/NRS.html

For florida try here

http://www.raw4dogs.com/