Banana tripe dog treats, any pup?!
I bet you a few paws just went up to say yep, count me in!
All jokes aside, today I’m sharing a healthy dog treat recipe with you that’s super easy to make.
Bonus: It consists of only 2 ingredients – banana and tripe – and is likely to leave your dog(s) drooling.
So get ready to wipe up some drool while you whip these babies up!
How To Make Healthy Banana Tripe Dog Treats
Disclaimer: This blog post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated in 2022. It contains affiliate links I may earn compensation through at no additional cost to you.
What You’ll Need For The Banana Tripe Dog Treats
All you need for this recipe is ground green tripe and (overly) ripe bananas.
For this particular batch, I used ground bison green tripe from Darwin’s Natural Pet.
That’s when they still carried green tripe in their food selection online, but they no longer do.
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Raw Feeding Miami carries:
Obviously, you can use any green tripe, ground or chunked, from your favorite raw dog food supplier. If you use chunked green tripe, you may want to grind it first.
Just one quick note: Please don’t use the bleached tripe you can find at grocery stores. That kind has zero nutritional value and is a waste of your money.
How To Make The Banana Tripe Dog Treats
How much green tripe and bananas you’ll need depends on how many treats you want to make.
I mashed two 8 oz green tripe packages and 2 bananas in a mixing bowl and was able to fill four silicone molds with the mixture, which made 34 treats.
Once the silicone molds were filled, they went into the freezer for about 24 hours before the pups got to taste-test their treats.
Tip: If your pups have sensitive stomachs, they may not do well with frozen food. Instead, you can add the frozen banana tripe treat to their (raw) dog food and pour some warm bone broth over it.
Mix everything up for an extra tasty food topper!
Why (Overly) Ripe Bananas Are A Great Snack for Dogs
Ripe bananas are much easier to digest than their greener counterparts. Plus, they’re naturally sweet and can work wonders for picky eaters!
They’re also said to produce a substance (TNF = Tumor Necrosis Factor) that has cancer-fighting qualities.
Beyond that, they’re rich in dietary fiber, potassium, Vitamin C and B-6, and are chock full of antioxidants.
I personally am not a huge fan of eating mushy bananas myself.
So whenever I have ripe ones sitting at home, I’ll use them for dog treats rather than throwing them out. Waste not, want not at its best!
I’ve also combined them with kelp: Boosting The K9 Immune System With Banana Kelp Treats.
Side note: Moderation is important when you’re offering banana as a treat. Too much of it can cause digestive upset, so I limit the pups’ daily intake to 2-3 banana anything treats.
And What Is Green Tripe?
I came across green tripe for the first time back in early 2015 and am still in awe of this amazing superfood for dogs because it’s a nutritional powerhouse.
Granted, it’s a little on the smelly side, but I honestly don’t care.
As far as I’m concerned, it can smell as much as it wants as long as it’s healthy for the pups.
And healthy IT IS!
Green tripe is made of the nutrient rich lining of the stomach of a ruminant animal.
For example, cow, deer, sheep, or goat.
As such, it contains a ton of digestive enzymes, is rich in amino acids and essential fatty acids.
“Green” simply means that it hasn’t been treated with chemicals, but doesn’t actually have anything to do with its color, which is more on the brown side.
Missy & Buzz were instantly hooked on green tripe once they tasted it, and I now add it to their raw meals on a regular basis.
If you’d like to do a little further reading on green tripe, please check out my blog post Beef Green Tripe from Raw Paws Pet Food: An Affordable Superfood.
If you’re intrigued by green tripe but are hesitant to feed the raw version, there is also a freeze-dried green tripe option.
That kind is much less smelly!
I use it as high value training treats and also to make KONG food puzzles.
How to Make Healthy Banana Tripe Dog Treats: Bottom Line
I enjoy making these banana tripe dog treats for the pups because prep time is minimal and I have peace of mind knowing exactly what’s going into their bodies.
As you may know by know if you’ve been reading the K9sOverCoffee blog for a while, I believe that species-appropriate nutrition is an essential part of thriving dogs.
The other part is exercise, both physical and mental.
That said, I’m a huge believer in single – and limited ingredient dog treats.
The banana tripe dog treats definitely fall into this category AND the pups love them – it’s a win win for all of us!
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