I recently discovered beef oxlips for dogs, and I’m happy to report that the pups love them!
They’re definitely an odd looking cut of meat with spikes on the front and a clear back. They’re also super slimy, so I needed a little extra motivation to hold them down while I cut them into smaller pieces.
In case you were wondering – that motivation were Missy & Buzz. They were drooling in the kitchen in anticipation of the new delicacy…#TheThingsYouDo,Right
Tip: It’s a lot easier to cut the oxlips:
a) when they’re still partially frozen and
b) to use a bread knife instead of a regular kitchen knife.
Where To Buy Raw Beef Oxlips For Dogs
I bought the raw beef oxlips from Raw Feeding Miami. They were part of the prepackaged 35 lb Beef Lovers Pack. The cost per pack is $94.99 and it sells out quickly! Besides the oxlips, it also featured:
- Beef Trachea
- Ground Beef
- Beef Heart
- Beef Cheek
- Green Tripe Chunks
- Beef Trachea Stuffed With Green Tripe
- Beef Lung
- Ground Green Tripe
- Ground Beef Lung
- Monstermash (organ mix)
- It also came with some duck frames and duck wings, although those are obviously not beef related
You can also buy the beef oxlips separately for $4.50/lb.
Update 2021: Unfortunately, Raw Feeding Miami no longer carries the beef oxlips, and they also stopped selling their Beef Lovers Pack. Major bummer!
Raw Beef Oxlips From B&R Food Services
However, I found a wholesale retailer in Los Angeles who sells raw beef oxlips in 60 lb cases. The price is $2.16/lb, which brings the total to $129.60. That’s a great deal.
Their name is B&R Food Services, and you can check them out here.
Raw Beef Oxlips – Neutral Protein To Be Fed As Muscle Meat
Raw beef oxlips are rich in zinc, vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, and riboflavin.
In raw feeding, there are 3 main ingredient categories. These categories are muscle meat (70-80%), raw meaty bones (10%) and secreting organs (10%), and beef oxlips are considered muscle meat.
For more detailed information about each category, please see the Related Reading section at the end of this blog post.
Raw Dog Food Ideas With Raw Beef Oxlips
Beef Oxlips With Chicken Foot, Rabbit Kidney, Beef Cheek, Green Tripe, Turkey Gizzards, & Puréed Carrot/Apple Mix
Beef Oxlips With Duck Wing, Chicken Foot, Green Tripe, Ground Beef Lung, Turkey Gizzards, Organic Egg, & Pumpkin Purée
By the way, did you know that beef oxlips can even be used in human food?
…check out this YouTube video of a couple using beef lips in one of their meals! Apparently it tastes great!
Raw Beef Oxlips For Dogs: Bottom Line
Raw beef oxlips are an odd looking cut of meat that’s great to add for variety in raw meals.
Unlike with the raw pork uterus I recently wrote about, both Missy AND Buzz liked the beef oxlips.
Buzz didn’t even remotely think about spitting them back out, so they’ll definitely make it onto our raw meal shopping list again.
Have you fed your pups (or yourself?!) beef oxlips? As always, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section!