Dog Digestion, Absortion and Assimilation

There are three processes in the dog's digestive apparatus by which the food becomes part of the organism. Hard, indigestible objects like rocks, coins, pieces of bone, etc., can be retained in the dog's stomach for long periods, causing maybe gastritis or dyspepsia. But if these hard particles are finely divided or if they're long and sharp like the bone splinters, they reach to the small intestine. Once there, they can cause serious intestinal disorders like enteritis, invagination, ulceration or perforation of the wall. Therefore, you shouldn't give your dog bones to play with because when they break, they could do so long-wise instead of across-wise. A bones that doesn't represent any danger for dogs is the cow leg bone.

Dog Diseases & illnesses Deafness Dermatitis-Eczema Dermatitis Eczema Defecation Diabetes Diaphragmatocele Diarrhea Digestion Dilatation Hip Dislocation Distemper Drowning Hip Dysplasia Radiographs