Quail and Green Tripe/Organ Blend

This week, my dogs are eating ground quail from Columbia River.  One 2-pound chub contains ground quail, heart, liver, and bone – not a balanced raw diet.  But that’s okay.   Although I don’t know the percentages in this food, I balance my dogs’ diet over time.  I’ve added one thing to the quail blend to make it more nutritious for my dogs.


  • 12 pounds (6 chubs) of ground quail blend from Columbia River
  • 4 pounds of green tripe/organ blend (beef heart, lungs, liver, spleen, and pancreas with green tripe)
  • 8 quarts of vegetable mix (optional)



I prefer to feed my dogs ground raw dog food; it’s easy to feed ground raw from their dog dishes and leaves less of a mess.

I grind all of the meat and mix them in several huge stainless steel bowls.  Once mixed, I transfer the ingredients into Rubbermaid containers and into the fridge and freezer.

The quail and green tripe blend is preground.  I can feed quail and veggies only, however, I decided to add the green tripe/organ blend to give the dogs something new to eat.  I use a masher because sometimes preground raw can be difficult to mix otherwise; adding water, vegetables and the green tripe blend makes it a little easier to mix.

If I don’t have vegetables on hand (forgot to stop by the store) I will add a vitamin supplement by WellyTails.


The vegetable mix can be added while mixing all of the meat or to each meal as you feed your dogs.  I do both depending on what I have on hand (and what I remember to do).  This week, my dogs are eating pureed vegetables mixed into their raw because I didn’t have time to make their Veggie Mix.

The above ingredients do not represent a balanced raw meal.  Although it would be nice to feed a balanced raw meal daily, it’s not always realistic, so I strive for balance over time.


My dogs get the same supplements daily, but not all of my dogs get each of the following supplements.  I add these to my dogs’ morning or evening meal:


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Marta Ziembinska says:

    Did you ever try Cow Pie from Columbia River? It has organs, meat and green tripe mixed in it. You stated that you don’t know what % of mix they are using, so does it mean that there is no way of obtaining this info from them if I give them a call?


    1. I haven’t tried cow pie; I only buy their quail. I’m sure if you contact them, you’ll get the nutrient mix. I track my nutrients in a spreadsheet and have a set recipe when I mix up quail for my dogs.


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