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Digestive disorders

Questions

Digestive disorders

6.4 The digestive tract


The dog’s digestive tract extends from the mouth to the anus and is responsible for the transformation, digestion(?), and absorption(?) of food, in order for it to be used by the organism as a source of energy.

Oral cavity: It is the first stage of digestion(?). With the help of the tongue and the teeth, your dog grinds its food into more or less small pieces, which facilitates digestion(?). Saliva has a lubrifying role that facilitates the transit of food toward the stomach.

Oesophagus: It transports food from the oral cavity to the stomach.

Stomach: Food that has been grinded and soaked in saliva is stored in the stomach. Gastric juices participate in digestion(?). The content of the stomach is gradually delivered to the small intestine.

Small intestine: Enzymes breakdown food into nutrients (digestion(?)) that are absorbed and subsequently incorporated in blood flow and liver in order to be used: this is assimilation.

Colon: The role of the colon is to collect water leftover from indigestible elements, which it compresses into stool. Intestinal flora, abundant in the colon, also take part in general and digestive health.

Rectum and anus.

There also exist ancillary organs, such as the liver and pancreas.

Questions

That you ask yourself about your companion

6.1 Acute or chronic diarrhoea?


6.1.1 Acute diarrhoea


6.1.2 Acute diarrhoea


6.2 When should I see my veterinarian?


6.3 My dog's stomach is growling or is passing a lot of gas


MP LABO recommends

The following products

Montmorillonite

Complementary feed for cats and dogs

 


Ultradiar

Complementary feed for cats and dogs

 


Fiberact

Organic blonde psyllium 
Supports intestinal transit