The process of a dog’s digestive system


A dog’s digestive system plays a crucial role in keeping your pet healthy as this vital process turns their food into energy. Understanding how your dog’s digestive system works can help you choose the right food for your dog.


One factor that provides your dog to lead an active and healthy life is for them to be fed with foods that are rich in nutrients. This is beneficial because the nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream and the food is digested and then metabolised or processed to be converted into energy.

In mammals, the digestion process takes place in the gut, where food passes and interacts with enzymes and acids from the intestine and stomach, which leads to the breakdown of food.

What happens in the stomach? 

After your dogs nibbled and chewed the food, this mixes with your dog’s saliva, which can contain mucus that lubricates food to help your dog swallow.

After transferring through the oesophagus, it reaches the stomach, where the food is broken down further into a simple form that can be easily absorbed by the body of your dog. This is also known as digestion. When the contents of your dog’s stomach are integrated completely, there is a thick and milky mixture called chyme which passes from the stomach to the small intestine.

Small Intestine

The main area for digestion in the small intestine is called the duodenum. This plays a vital role in the chemical digestion of chyme in preparation in the small intestine.

Large Intestine

When your dog’s food reaches the large intestine, the water is absorbed, the food is digested and absorbed and the breakdown of dietary fibre is completed by healthy gut bacteria. This process can sometimes lead to your dog producing gas which is accompanied by the passing of wind. The last step is after the majority of the nutrients have been digested and absorbed, the rest will come out as waste.

In order to aid your dog’s digestive system, The Dog man’s Choice recipes are developed using a process known as Freshtrusion™ this technology allows our manufactures to include Freshly Prepared meats in our recipes. These meats are of high quality, are easily digestible and gentle on the stomach making them beneficial ingredients for those dogs with more sensitive digestion. High digestibility of these ingredients is also advantageous as it means that a high proportion of nutrients are available for absorption by the dog.

People now widely accept that ‘you are what you eat’. Your dog is exactly the same.

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