Okay so today i bought my dog can can of green beef tripe by trippet and it got me thinking.
As I work at a horse farm, I need to deworm the horses often because they pick up parisites from manure droppings contaminating the grass. I would assume the same applies to cattle, as I heared they are often dewormed.
So my question is can my dog get intestinal parasites from eating green beef tripe? Because I heard the trip can contain what the animal has eaten, including the possibility of a parasite infected patch of grass.
Tripe is the stomach. The large majority of parasites reside in the intestines and we don’t feed the intestines for that reason. I can think of one parasite that lives in the stomach, but dogs , cats, etc. don’t get it. Also a dogs stomach acid it way more acidic than a cows.
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I agree with Patty. Also wanted to note – Tripett is a canned product. Even if there were parasites in the tripe, they aren’t going to be alive after processing. Same goes for freezing. Freezing food for at least two weeks kills most parasites. My dogs have eaten raw for years – including green tripe (lots of it!) and whole prey animals in which they consume the stomach and intestines. My dogs get fecal checks about every 4 months and none have ever tested positive for anything since I’ve been feeding raw (I don’t use any chemical intestinal parasite preventatives either).
equinelove93, i’m curious about this as well. i fed my dog Trippet a few days ago and yesterday she started having worms in her stool. when i had opened the can of Trippet i saw some questionable pieces in there, so i scooped them out as my dog was eating. now i’m wondering if this is where she got the worms. it looks like a tapeworm. i feel hesitant to try the 2nd can of Trippet, as this seems too coincidental.
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There are no worms in Tripett and your dog did not get worms from eating Tripett. Green tripe doesn’t have worms to begin with and even if it did there is no way worms would survive the canning process – do you know the temperatures canned foods are put under? I fed Tripett for a long time and there were never any “questionable pieces” – it looked like green tripe.
When you see a tapeworm on your dog’s poop, you are just seeing a few segments of the whole worm that is already residing in the intestines. Tapeworms can grow up to several feet in length. Your pup probably already had them. Tapeworms don’t necessarily shed with poop all the time. It can be once a week that you might even see one. The tapeworm eggs are carried by fleas and when your dog eats one, it can become infected. Half of my fosters had tapeworms when I got them. But I didn’t see them in the stool always right away. Sometimes it will be a week before I see some. My personal dogs have been eating Trippett and other completely raw foods for a couple years and they don’t ever have worms. And I don’t even give them any flea prescriptions. But I’ve noticed that half my fosters during this time of year have tapeworms. They weren’t even treated at the vet for them before being released as they probably didn’t shed any in the stool while there or the tech just didn’t look at the poop up close!
Even if there was some freaky accident at the cannery and somehow there were worms in the tripe and they survived canning , they still would not infect your dog. Dogs don’t get tapeworms that way, and I’m really not sure that they could get any other kind of worm that way either. I do know that every type of worm has to be ingested at the right life stage and tapeworms are gotten in two ways. One type is from eating fleas and they can take months to show up in the stool. Another type comes from eating lizards, and you may never see segments with them. Other worms have to go through snails or they live in the soil for a while and are picked up on the grass and ingested when the dog licks itself.
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