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Dog Anatomy Class - Level 1

Did you know that dogs have the shortest digestive system among all mammals, processing foods that include solid bone in less than 10 hours? That’s just one of the amazing things all owners should know about how their dogs digest food.

Reading assignment: Learn the remarkable aspects of how dogs eat and process food, which is vastly different from other mammals, including humans.

Animation: A visual guide to the dog’s digestive system.

Quiz:10 questions to gauge your knowledge of how dogs process food.

M. Christine Zink, D.V.M.


Instructor: M. Christine Zink, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a veterinarian and a consultant on canine sports medicine, evaluating canine structure and locomotion. She presents Coaching the Canine Athlete seminars worldwide.


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Ramses Osiris   Omaha, NE

4/11/2012 5:34:18 AM

Useful info. Also note to fellow dog "super athlete" friends... high fat, high protein is best for intense exercise/endurance days. Fellow large/XL breed friends, always be aware of avoiding meals an hour before and after your workouts. A note for all you friends: summer is on the way OR here in some places! Remember to water the pooch(es) MORE than seems necessary outside. Feel your dog, watch for excessive panting, utilize shade/water/time outs, and prevent heat-related conditions. Single coated friends & brachycephalic buddies; you dogs are also at a higher risk during temperature extremes. Oh, and lastly... "hairless"/short haired pals: have your parent read up on doggie sunburn prevention, please! Stay cool this and safe DC
Your friendly neighborhood Rottweiler,

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Kim   Snyder, NY

2/18/2012 2:07:26 PM

The animation didn't work and some of the quiz must have required watching the animation. I had a lower score because of and it ruined my chances of a high ranking diploma.

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Anne   Jacksonville, TX

11/28/2010 8:13:47 AM

i agree the font was small on the animation, this is very detailed and the info should also have been included in the reading assignement to be able to refer to when taking the quiz. If you are not a science/anatomy expert some questions were highly detailed

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

11/16/2010 10:44:34 PM

Will there be a final exam?

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