Tripett Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.
The Tripett product line includes 6 grain-free, canned dog foods.
Each recipe below includes its related AAFCO nutrient profile when available on the product’s official webpage: Growth, Maintenance, All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.
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- Tripett Green Bison Tripe [S]
- Tripett Green Venison Tripe [S]
- Tripett Original Green Beef Tripe [S]
- Tripett Green Beef Tripe and Venison [S]
- Tripett New Zealand Green Lamb Tripe [S]
- Tripett Green Beef Tripe, Duck and Salmon [S]
Tripett New Zealand Green Lamb Tripe was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Tripett New Zealand Green Lamb Tripe
Canned Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: New Zealand lamb tripe, water, guar gum
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2.5%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||55%||35%||3%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||39%||60%||2%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is lamb tripe. Tripe usually consists of the first three chambers of a cud-chewing animal’s stomach. As unappetizing as it may seem to us humans, tripe is favored by dogs and sometimes even includes the stomach’s contents, too.
The second ingredient is water, which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most canned dog foods.
The the last ingredient is guar gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in many wet pet foods. Refined from dehusked guar beans, guar gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to any product.
We find no added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list.
Tripett Dog Food Review
Judging by its ingredients alone, Tripett dog food looks like an above-average wet product.
But being 100% meat, the product was never intended to be fed as a complete and balanced canine diet.
Tripett is strictly a supplement.
Because they probably lack some essential nutrients, supplements must not be fed continuously as the sole item in a dog’s diet.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 52% and a mean fat level of 29%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 11% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 56%.
Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.
With no sign of any plant-based protein concentrates, this is the profile of a canned dog food containing an abundance of meat.
Tripett is a meat-based canned dog food using a generous amount of named meats as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.
Enthusiastically recommended for each apparently intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only.
Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and when appropriate their fat-to-protein ratios.
Tripett Dog Food
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Notes and Updates
09/17/2018 Last Update