Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Canine Digestive System

Humans have over 9000 taste buds Dogs have maybe 1700 taste buds
Even though dogs drool and saliva can pour from their mouths the saliva doesn't have any
digestive enzymes. It's there to help move the food down the esophagus.
The dog has a lot more stomach acidity to digest bones and kill harmful bacteria.
The stomach is like a pocket muscle where food turns into a mash by the many digestive enzymes
and juices. Then the food moves to the small intestine where the liver and pancreas join in, to help absorb nutrients and further break down fat and proteins. At this time food is moved to the large intestine where water is absorbed and the digestion part ends and excretion begins travelling to the anus and waste is excreted.

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