It’s no secret that dogs love food. This love of food often leads them to eat pretty well whatever they can get their paws on, meaning stomach problems and swallowed objects are things you will commonly encounter as a veterinarian. To make sure you’re prepared when the inevitable post-snack issues arrive, a solid understanding of the anatomy of the canine digestive system is essential.
This post highlights the anatomy of the canine digestive system, and includes information such as why the structures are present, plus their importance.
The Anatomy of the Canine Digestive System (An Overview)
NAV Term: Esophagus
NAV Term: Ventriculus (Gaster)
Notes and Importance: The large intestine is shorten than the small intestine. Its average length in the dog is 0.6 meters, or 2 feet.
- Anal Canal
NAV Term: Hepar
NAV Term: Vesica Fellea
The information and images in this post are taken from EasyAnatomy. The content is written by our team of veterinary anatomists, and our team’s goal is always to focus on what veterinary students are most likely to need to know for exams, and for clinical practice. For a similar overview on the canine knee, be sure to check out our first post in this series.
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