Tripett Dog Food Review (Canned)

Rating:

Tripett Dog Food receives the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Tripett product line includes the 6 canned dog foods listed below.

Each recipe 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 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

Protein = 55% | Fat = 35% | Carbs = 3%

Ingredients: New Zealand lamb tripe, water, guar gum

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2.5%

Red denotes controversial item

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis11%7%NA
Dry Matter Basis55%35%3%
Calorie Weighted Basis39%60%2%
Protein = 39% | Fat = 60% | Carbs = 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 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

Based on 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.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 55%, a fat level of 35% and estimated carbohydrates of about 3%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 53% and a mean fat level of 31%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 8% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 60%.

Which means the PetKind product line contains…

Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to other wet dog foods.

With no sign of any plant-based protein concentrates, this is the profile of a canned dog food containing an abundance of meat.

Bottom line?

Tripett is a grain-free canned dog food using a generous amount of named meats as its dominant source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only.

Tripett Dog Food
Recall History

The following list (if present) includes all dog food recalls since 2009 directly related to this PetKind product line. If there are no recalls listed in this section, we have not yet reported any events.

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Notes and Updates

03/10/2020 Last Update