Canine Nutrients Samaya Burelson

digestive process:

The mouth..used for the braking down of food..the teeth play a important role meant to ingest large chunks of food.

stomach: food passes through the esophagus and make sits way through the stomach..its processed with high levels of hydrochloric acid.

small intestine: passes through the small intestine in the form of liquid..this is where the main process of the digestive system works were the food is assilimilated into nutrients.

large intestine: From the small intestine, the unassimilated food passes through to the large intestine. The large intestine is the last stop before the waste is passed through rectum in the form of feces.

list of nutrients:

water: to carry and move important nutrients into and out of the cells of the body. It aids in the digestion of food and helps the body to absorb the nutrients. Water also serves to cool the body down and works to maintain a normal body temperature.

carbs: Carbohydrates are used by dogs as a source of glucose. As such, carbs provide energy, a source of heat when metabolized, and products that can be used as building blocks for other nutrients.

protein: protein is a very important part of a healthy, balanced canine diet. Protein has several roles in the body, such as building and repairing muscles and other body tissues. It is needed to form new skin cells, grow hair, build muscle tissue, and more. It also assists in creating body chemicals like hormones and enzymes that are needed for normal function. It provides energy (like carbohydrates do) and keeps the immune system strong.

vitamins:Vitamins keep your pet's skin and coat healthy, strengthen bones and teeth, and give them the overall energy that they need to function.

minerals:they are necessary for maintenance of bones and teeth, calcium and phosphorus are very important macrominerals for proper dog nutrition.

fats:Fats used in dog foods are highly digestible and are the first nutrients to be used by the body as energy, ahead of protein and carbohydrates. Fats are made up of building blocks called fatty acids. ... There are certain fatty acids that dogs require in their diet because the body cannot make them.

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