Friday, March 25, 2011

Insight on Digestive System of a dog

the dog's digestive system is a highly specialized anatomical structure. To get an understanding of how it works and what it takes to help you understand how it compares to other types of digestion in the animal kingdom.
Herbivores (plant eaters) is the longest digestive tract in the mammalian kingdom. Some of them such as might have multiple stomach, is used to degrade and ferment various plant materials. True herbivores have the ability to digest cellulose plants and vegetables can and rely on vegetation for complete nutrition. They have flat blunt teeth, which they use to paint cellulose and grains. Their jaws have the ability to move sideways and grind their food. Of course dogs do not fall into that category, and their digestive organs are not intended to be part or catabolise plant-based materials.
Omnivorous (plant and meat eater) has a stomach and their intestines are shorter than the cow, but longer than the dog. They have the ability to digest plants, but they have enough enzymes and acid in their intestines to digest animal protein well. Their ability to degrade cellulose is limited and they need both plant and animal protein for complete nutrition. Omnivores have a combination of sharp teeth used for tearing and ripping flesh and flat molars used for grinding grain and plants.
Carnivores (meat eaters) have the shortest dog's digestive system into the realm of mammals. Their jaws are hinged and contain sharp jagged blade as molars, allowing them to swallow large pieces of meat and gorge themselves. This capability is possible for dogs to consume a large share of food and then relax until the next kill. Dogs are direct decedents of the wolf and they require meat protein to stay healthy and vibrant. Dogs have the ability to digest or assimilate cellulose and no real need or desire for grain or vegetable based food.
The dog is a carnivore with a digestive system and process to break down and assimilate protein, bone and fat. Their bellies have a higher level of hydrochloric acid to digest and assimilate meat protein.
There are many commercial grade dog food made with the premise that a dog's digestive resemble people. Because it is cheaper to make dog food with grain and plant material many times that the main ingredient in dog food is corn, wheat or some other form of plant-based carbohydrate.
Many veterinarians believe nature dog food commercial waste or even married. Some of them have indicated that carbohydrates are not needed at all for the nutritional needs of dogs. It is not difficult to understand if you are considering a wolf will starve before they will eat corn or other vegetables. Dogs require a wide range of amino acids found only in foods. To feed them vegetable products will only shorten their lives and destroy their health.

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