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Butchers Tripe dog food really has to be my dog's favourite food. She will eat absolutely anything but when the tripe mix comes out, her tail wags even more furiously than ever! She can smell the over-powering, pungent smell a mile away. While the smell is probably rather attractive to a dog, to a human I personally think it is vile. The repulsive smell of tripe is the only reason I have given it 4 stars rather than 5. It is not the fault of the dog food, but bear in mind, if you store it in the fridge after opening, ensure that it is well sealed otherwise you will be greeted by that pungent aroma everytime you open the fridge door - it is sure to put you off whatever it is you went in for - it could be a good dieting tool! As I mentioned, my dog loves it. I put a little in her dry complete dog food as a little tasty extra so it does last a long time. Because of its strong smell I imagine it also has quite a strong taste so for that reason also, I believe a small amount is all that is necessary for an extra taste to their meal. Butchers Tripe comes in small and large tins - the large ones are often on a 50% extra free offer, so if you can manage to get this offer you usually pay about £1 for a large tin which I think is very good value indeed. It comes in various flavours including just the standard tripe mix but also tripe with certain vegetables. All seem equally tasty, and equally smelly! All in all a highly recommended dog food.
As many of you know I spend alot of time with my best mate. She owns a beautiful poodle called Daisy and we share her! Sometimes she stays at my mates sometimes she stays with me and we let her decide that. Recently though she has been a little off colour, nothing we can put our finger on but she is scheduled to go to the vets. She is off her food but drinking well so whilst we were in Asda we got looking for some meaty food as she usually has dried and thought it would probably be more tasty and softer to eat. We got her this one costing just 58p and this was the only flavour we saw on the shelf for Butcher's so choice.....well we didn't have any really! The can comes with a ring pull to the top of it and contains 400g of the food and there is a picture of a dog on it and we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and other information on the can includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and nutritional advice is given as is feeding advice and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The Food: The food is a bit mushy looking and moist and smells rather horrible to me! You have to dig it out of the can and then we mushed it up a bit. This has a good meat content of tripe which totals 53% and there is a bit of jelly on the meat. There is no cereal in this as is there no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives in it so is a good quality food is this. Daisy didn't go a bundle on this but I actually put it down to the fact she is poorly at the moment however she did eat some of which was a result so I do think this is a great food....apart from the way it looks or smells! Available in all good supermarkets and pet stores. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I enjoy giving my pets a bit of variety, especially when it comes to meal times. So, with this in mind I try and buy one off tins (as and where I can). I recently brought a 400g tin of butchers tripe mix from my local home bargains store. I have had butchers before but not for a while, and to be honest the thing that tempted me was the £0.35pennce price tag (on offer). The packaging is plain and simple. I picked up a celebrating 25 years (limited edition) tin, which is blue and white striped with a photo of a happy looking dog on it. Contents wise, this tin was quite full. It is a pet hate of mine where you buy a tin and it only be half full, but this one was nearly 90% full. Appearance wise the wet food is quite bland in colour, it is a light brown/cream colour, which doesn't look very appetizing for me, but the dogs enjoyed it! Ingredients wise each 400g tin contains vitamins A and Vitamins D3. There is no soya, ceral of preservatives in each tin, which it says on the back of the tin, and to be honest I prefer it. I find my dogs are a lot more calmer when they eat food that doesn't contain cereals and unnecessary preservatives. Taste wise - It passed the taste test. The mix was consumed with pedigree dry mixer, and was gone before you even had time to blink - so it must be OK! In terms of price, I feel I got it at a bargain price, however I have seen it retail for around £.050 pence which I feel is still good value for a good sized tin of dog food. Overall I would not hesitate to recommend and would feed to my dogs as a one off again. Not sure about regularly, or what long term benefits the dogs' gain, but in the short term it filled them up, kept them happy and gave them a change from the routine.
I have a Border collie that is bordering an anorexic, he sniffs his food and turns his nose up at it, so it's very hard to try and get him to eat. He is very skinny, although Border collie's are meant to be quite skinny; he's a little too skinny so I searched our local shop for some food that would encourage him to eat his meals. Here, I came across Butcher's Tripe - which he absolutely loves. Packaging Butchers tripe comes in a bog standard can (similar to a baked bean can) and it has a pull top lid making the tin very easy to open. The label around the can is primarily blue with a picture of a dog and its owner out on a walk. On the back of the label is all in information you could possibly want about the product such as the fact it is made with natural ingredients, no artificial colouring etc. There is also a feeding chart explaining which amount of food to feed depending on the size of your dog. There is also an ingredients list, along with an address and phone number to contact Butchers with any questions and comments. Size Butchers Tripe comes in three different sized cans - 400 grams, 800 grams and 1200 grams. You can buy the can singularly or in multi packs which works out cheaper. Price At Tesco, for a single 400 gram can, it will cost you 49p, for an 800 gram can, it will cost 99p and for a 1200 gram can it will cost £1.18. For multi packs, it will cost you £2.88 for 6 400 gram cans, and £5.48 for 6 800 grams cans. Smell Personally I think this smells rank, not quite as bad as normal tripe but still pretty bad. For those of you that don't know, Tripe is actually made from the stomach of cattle such as cows and sheep so as you can imagine, the smell isn't particularly pleasant. Saying that though, this is my dog's food and he absolutely loves the smell, he always comes to the kitchen when I am making his dinner and sticks his nose high in the air to smell the food. Taste Obviously I am not going to try this product myself, apart from being vegetarian, even if I wasn't, dog food does not appeal to me! I can only go by what my dog thinks of this product and I have to say, he loves it! It is the only time I have ever seen him lunge at his food and actually enjoy eating it. The only problem I have now is that he eats all the Butchers tripe mix and picks out his dry food! Dax has been on this food (along with his dry biscuits) for around 6 months now and his coat is lovely and glossy and he is beginning to put on weight and looks a lot healthier. Range Butchers have a wide range of flavours available such as chicken, lamb, duck and a few more as well as this tripe mix. Summary This is definitely a winner with my dog! This product can be used as part of a normal healthy diet (mixed with dry biscuits) and can also be used to encourage fussy dogs to eat their food. It has countless benefits such as making your dogs coat glossy, all natural ingredients and it contains all the vitamins and minerals you dog may need.
I have been using this product as my older dog has developed an problem with eating dry food and it is very good. I do prefer dry complete dog food but if I need canned food this is the one I choose. Regarding cost feeding this or any canned food is quite expensive. My rotti will consume about £25 of dry complete food a month, if feeding canned butchers food only on their recommended feeding guide it would cost a wopping £70. However, the feeding guides are very generous. For my rotti who is 40kg they recommend 1.6kg of canned meat a day, at 400g per can that is 4 cans a day or 1 and a half of the large cans. If I fed this my dog would get very fat! In this respect you could save money as you would not need to feed so much! My rotti is having probles swallowing dry food at present and on the vets advice he is being fed "mushy" food and Butchers tripe is perfect. Preparation of this food is easy, with a simple ring pull top the lid comes off with ease, the meat is nice and soft and easy to break apart and mix with biscuits if you please. The small is very "canned dog meat" like so not the nicest when the can is left on the side after dinner! Also the smell tends to linger in the room after the dog has eaten. Apart from this, my dog seems to love the smell! Composition of this meat is quite generous for canned meat, if in jelly or gravey they do not try and bulk the can out with it and use it sparingly which is good. I would not feed this food all the time as it does work out expensive for big dogs but for short periods or even a treat it is brilliant.
Our gorgeous doggy Tara loves her food - especially ours - but once we've eaten our food and the kitchen light has been switched off, she knows that there's no chance of her getting any extras, so off she pops to her dog bowl. Now one thing that has always baffled me about my little princess is that her mouth waters when we're eating our food (which normally smells pretty tasty), yet her favourite dog food is Butchers Tripe - which absolutely stinks! Butchers Tripe is made by Butchers Pet care and this is just one of the flavours within the Butchers dog food range. The label on the tin is blue with a picture of a dog, surrounded by green field on it. You will find this item with other Butchers god food in the pet food section of your local supermarket / corner shop. Butchers Tripe is available in 400 and 1200 gram cans, we usually buy the 1200g tins because at around £1.30 a tin it works out the most economical (400g cans are around 50p). You have to open the Butchers Tripe tin with an opener and as soon as you do the foul smell will leap out at you - it reminds me of gone off meat, and on a few occasions I've heaved as I've transferred the trip mix from the can into Tara's bowl. This dog meat has quite a thick / jelly-like consistency and I find that I have to dig deep into the can to get it all into the bowl. It looks similar to other dog foods but the smell gives the flavour away! Tara often has a good go at the tripe mix in one sitting, she doesn't usually leave it lying around like she does with other dog food flavours (thankfully because it does stink the house out!). We buy this because it's one of our doggy's favourite meals, but I can only award it four stars because it absolutely pen and inks!
Just one of the many things I have realised in all my years of dog ownership is that smell plays an important part at meal time. That is to say that in my opinion, the smellier the dog food, the more my dogs are sure to love it. Step forward Butchers Tripe, made by Butchers Pet care, one of the most pungent tins of dog food available on the canine food shelves of shops and Supermarkets. This whiffy concoction is available in 400, 800 and 1200 gram tins which are adorned with a blue Frisbee in flight being leapt at by a scruffy looking dog. The rest of the can is decorated with a blue sky background and a yellow band around the top stating which particular flavour you have chosen. The flavours available are plentiful and include tripe with chicken, tripe mix, tripe and vegetables and tripe with lamb. The top of the tin exclaims that there are no artificial colourings, preservatives, flavourings or Soya which is a refreshing change in tinned dog foods. One slight gripe is that the top is not one of those natty ring pull types that you just yank and lift, so its out with the good old tin opener to release the smelly food. And smell it most certainly does, as soon as the tin opener bites into the metal the smell escapes and envelopes your nostrils. It smells vaguely of horse manure mixed with an underlying meat gone off smell, not at all pleasant as far as Im concerned but my three black Labradors are starting to salivate and pace restlessly, trying to tell me to quicken my actions. In a previous Op for Bonio`s I actually ate one in order to get a feel and taste for the product and thus write a better Op, but I simply could not bring myself to put a spoonful of Butchers tripe to my mouth. I fear I would retch if the cold, reeking meat sat on my tongue and assaulted my taste buds. So absolutely no taste test today, Ill leave it to my dogs and try and interpret their reactions as best I can. Lifting the lid of the can reveals a solid lump of meat similar in look and consistency to a coarse pate, and pale brown in colour. The meat is enveloped by a thin layer of clearish jelly where the liquids dispelled during cooking have solidified. I spoon the meat out into three bowls where it needs further chopping up to turn it into manageable lumps, (Labradors do not like to waste time chewing food when they can simply swallow it whole). The look of the product is fairly uniform with just the occasional different looking piece of meat, and I tend to mix it with a small amount of mixer meal which makes my Labradors have to chew and thus strengthen their teeth. As with all dog food, wet or dry, plenty of drinking water should be available which it always is in my house. Butchers tripe is made up of Meat and Animal derivatives, of which 26% is tripe, as well as minerals and derivatives of vegetable origin. So next time your down on the farm or out in the countryside and you see a cow or sheep without its derivatives, youll know where they went. There are also plenty of nutrients and vitamins present, including Vitamins A, D3 and E, which are all guaranteed up to the best before date, which is August 2005. Protein, Oil and fibre are also present in varying quantities. Once I put the bowls of Butchers tripe down for my excited doggy brood to devoir they set about the task with relish. This is one of the few dog foods that they all eat straight away without being distracted; indeed they spend countless minutes afterwards checking each others bowls to ensure every scrap has been taken care of. And if I can just lower the tone for a moment, the day after they have Butchers tripe for dinner, my Labradors stools are firm and glorious, and smell not dissimilar to the Butchers tripe they have eaten the day before. I have been feeding Butcher tripe to my dogs for several years now, and have only had a couple of problems with it. On both occasions I found a stone amongst the meat which I removed and contacted Butchers Pet Care about. They sent me a swift reply stating that the stone was probably present because the tripes had not been thoroughly cleaned. An apology and some vouchers ensured that I would continue to use the product much to the delight of my dogs. So, a much loved product as far as my three black Labradors are concerned, and they do have excellent taste, after all they love me unconditionally. And that love and adoration goes through the roof when they see me position the clothes peg on my nose as the signal that its Butchers tripe for dinner. Further details on all Butchers Pet Care products can be found at:- www.butcherspetcare.com Or email@example.com Or 01788 825872
I was sitting at my computer this morning, and thought, mmm..time for another opinion I think! Well you know how it is, sometimes you’re mind is over flowing with ideas for something to write about, you just don’t know where to start or where you’ll find the time. However, on day’s like this, there’s nothing, your mind is just a big chasm of bog all, zilch, empty, zombied out. You search categories on the site, take a look in new items, wander round the house looking for inspiration, but nothing, just nothing really grabs you. It was after such a morning, that I sat down at my keyboard, forlorn, deeply troubled at my seemingly lacking imagination, when I got a wif of something dreadful. The odour, pungent, vaguely meaty, vaguely farmyard, seemed to be coming from between my legs! Before you go thinking bad thoughts about me, “Oh that jusophine’s a dirty old cat!”, I must just add that the aroma was not emanating from my particular person, oh no, it was coming from a fury creature sitting on the floor beneath my feet , tongue hanging out, panting for Britain, Bronte, the Cocker Spaniel. If you have a dog, you will have noticed how large their tongue is when fully extended in relation to the rest of their head, and indeed, in some cases their entire body. Apparently a dog’s tongue enables them to cool down because they perspire through it. My own personal feeling is that this organ allows the dog to waft as much halitosis around their mistresses immediate environment as is caninely possible, thus ensuring maximum attention, all be it of the unwanted variety, after all, dogs are natural attention seekers. Well we have been using a doggy product in our household for some years now, and I can safely say it’s aftermath is powerful enough to give the worst case of doggy halitosis smell like Chanel No. 9! “Excuse me madam, care to try this new perfume? Just let me smear a l ittle of this Butcher’s Tripe on your wrist….there, what do you think of that?” A scenario that would send even the most alfactorily challenged consumer running for a bucket. You see, Butcher’s Tripe, to be quite honest, smells like dung, and that’s putting it mildly. It absolutely stinks, but if you have dogs, as that cheesy kids medicine ad states, ‘You’ll understand’, that the smellier, the better as far as your dog is concerned. Now I really don’t know why it is that dogs like to eat something that smells as if it should be spread across a field to fertilise it, but they do. Even the manufacturer states; “Your dog will love the taste and aroma of Butcher’s.” The advertising people must have thought long and hard to come up with that one, after all, your dog may love the aroma, but you certainly won’t, especially if you have friends coming round, or your sitting at the computer trying to write an opinion and wafts of the stuff keep rearing their ugly head. So what can I tell you about the product? Attractive enough can, blue with a photo of a couple of doggy tripe fans looking hungry and hopeful, and a very nice butcher, straw hat, apron and all. Obviously a real butcher must work at the factory ensuring only the finest selection of tripe is chosen for inclusion in each can. Oh yes, you get 390g of yummy tripe mix in each can, but that’s really boring isn’t it. You can buy ‘Tripe only’ flavour, or buy it with other ingredients such as chicken, all seem to go down in minutes. There is also a breakdown of the cans contents, one ingredient is ash(4.5%), which I find a little strange. Charcoal can help bad breath and wind in dogs(as well as some humans if they would only try it), so perhaps Butcher’s Pet Care Ltd are just helping their customers out a little there. It’s recommended that you mix the food with a mixer pro duct, we often mix it with rice or pasta too, for a little variety. Oh it must be so exciting being a dog. Do you think they sit and wonder what variety they will be getting for their tea that night? How much should you feed your dog? Well again, Butcher’s have offered some advice on the side of the can, for a small dog, such as a Sheltie, offer then half a can, but for a Labrador, apparently two cans should be offered. Mind you, if you have a Great Dane, they will munch their way through two and a half cans. All I can think of is how much you know what they must produce. Thank goodness I have Cocker Spaniels! O.K, so you may be thinking “jusophine, please tell me why I should consider buying this dog food for my pooch, after all, you’ve hardly rated it well?” All I can say is that the proof is in the eating. No please don’t sample it yourself, let your dog have some, and then watch it disappear. A word of warning though, avoid kissing your dog, especially on the lips, after they’ve polished off the stuff.
Some love a load of tripe and my dog is certainly no exception. For a change in food I buy him Butchers Tripe. Now tripe might sound a bit off putting to many people nowadays - once every butchers shop sold it - but dogs love it. I buy it in tins of 390g. I know that is strange as most dog food is in tins of 400g. You can pay anything between 39p to 48p in supermarkets for it. There are 3 varieties one is tripe and beef, tripe and lamb and tripe and vegetables. My dog prefers the first two. There are of course no GM ingredients in this which is good as I would not give it to my family, not intentionally anyway, so why give it to my dog. If you have just got a new dog this food is good as on the label it does tell you exactly how much to give to your dog and even gives a help line for advice. My dog definately recommends this.
For the best part of twenty years I along with my best friend, bred and showed GSD's ..I still have one..We didn't have kennels,and only bred 8 litters in 16 years..As finding good homes for those puppies you are not going to keep was paramount for us..But we learned a great deal from those 8 litters.. First you learn that you only get out, what you put in..And how you feed your animals makes a difference..And although man has been domesticating the dog for thousands of years, they still have the digestive system of the carnivore.. And we found through trial and error, that our dogs did best on meat.. Which is why when canned food is used I like the Butchers Tripe range..(Although my GSD will not eat the one with vegetables). The product is exactly what they claim..No additives..No bulking out with cereals..Just plain meat.. 'Course it dosen't smell very nice to us..And I can't say it looks very appetizing either..But it sure goes down a storm with the dogs..
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