Now i know you can find anything on the internet if you look hard enough but i cant beleive such a low protein content exists in a pure animal product. Im no biologist, chemist or nuclear rocket scientist. So i found this in a Boxer dog web site and ive had a word with the bloke at our feed place and he says that you can feed a working dog on pure tripe and the dog will suffer no ill affects so for the sake of FRIENDLY argument prove me wrong?
"As for the 8% protein, that's not low in terms of hydrated food. You can't make
a straight comparison between normally hydrated foods and kibble. Or if you did,
it would be like comparing apples with oranges (or perhaps more accurately, like
comparing soup with a boullion cube). Kibble is dehydrated, whereas your canned
tripe has 82% water content. If you want to (almost) compare them on an equal
basis, you would have to convert the macronutrient percentages in the tripe to
dry matter basis. Which would reveal a true protein content somewhere around 44%"
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