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Structure and mechanical behavior of a toucan beak. Your vet may notice that your pet has lost weight since its last visit. The concept of a command neuron has, however, become controversial, because of studies showing that some neurons that initially appeared to fit the description were really only capable of evoking a response in a limited set of circumstances. Such low stomach pH gives Wandering Albatrosses a strategic advantage because it allows a rapid chemical breakdown of ingested food and rapid digestion. A, secretion column, B, koilin-layer surface, C, horizontal stripe indicating a 'pause' in secretion of the koilin, D, cellular debris. It stores swallowed food. Specific procedures performed embody esophagram, upper gastrointestinal series, small internal organ series, enteroclysis , and each single and air-contrast enema.

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I came across your cooked dog food recipe. I ordered Dinovite and Licochops. Before making the full recipe, I gave her a little Dinovite in her chicken and rice for the past 3 days. Her diarrhea is back. I also caught her trying to eat her poop again. Not sure if there is something in the Dinovite that makes her want to eat her poop. I am currently making your cooked dog food recipe, but want to know your opinion on how to proceed since she will be starting while she already has some intestinal upset.

Other than the diarrhea , she is acting happy and healthy. Is her diarrhea watery or is she just having frequent softer stools? I would try her on the chicken and rice dog food recipe or the easy cooked dog food recipe and follow the introductory methods.

Then give her system time to adjust. She loves sweets and breads. She constantly has stomach issues. I give her a puppy multivitamin and she eats grass daily. She gets treats that have no artificial flavors, colors or preserves. What I want to know is if there is anything else I can do to help her with the stomach issues.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Try the easy cooked dog food recipe or the chicken and rice dog food recipe and see how she does. I have a MinPin, Grace, whom is 2 years old. She is absolutely our baby. Sometime in November, I was cutting the red ring off of our bologna. I laid the small ring of paper on my table, and Grace ate the red paper. I have not seen her poop out the paper.

Can she actually digest this paper or should I take her to the vet? I certainly do not want her to go through surgery, yet, I cannot stand to lose her. I would appreciate any comment, as I am very concerned about my Grace. Hi — Thank you very much for your informative website. My husband and I own an 8. He has always been very healthy. I changed him to a home cooked diet of cooked chicken breast; brown rice and sweet potato.

He loves the food; but was losing a lot of weight. I found your website about 2 weeks ago and substituted the rice for white potato in addition to adding hard boiled eggs. He is currently on Omega supplements; however his Vet recommended to supplement safflower oil for fat — I see that you recommend extra virgin coconut oil. Although his weight is still in the healthy range; he has gone from 75 lbs to 65 lbs in the past 3 months since the diet change.

His recent bloodwork is excellent and energy level is good — I just feel like he is very thin. I am concerned about giving him the right fats. Try adding the Supromega fish oil or Lickochops , both are great fat sources.

Virgin coconut oil also does not stress the pancreas. Dear Ed what do you reccomend for a dog who has a high ph of 6 and is not producing enough acid on her own to keep from getting sturitve stones and is getting constant bladder infections she has gone through surgery to remove the stones and is a special deit of royal canin urinary so wet and dry and for six months was given a clean bill of health by her vet but now she has and infection again and crystals im being told by her vet that its time to possibles start her on a monthy antiboitic treat meant to hopefully get her system back on track which im really concerned about.

Neither have any known health problems and no skin issues. Can I start her on the raw diet right after that? Yes, cats can eat a raw diet safely just eliminate all the carbs because they have no use for them at all.

I started him on a grain free kibble and mixed in raw meat with his food , enzymes a other supplements and for 4 years he has been fine.

I do know that kibble and raw digest at different rate. I give him beef heart, tongue and liver. He has recovered nicely and became my service dog now at 9 I am training another and he is now in semi retirement he will never fully retire until he passes on.

Lately he has not been very good at eating his meals oh he is feed twice a day half in the a. GSD are prone to bloat. He will eat if I give him some of what I am eating and he will eat the raw meat alone so my question what to do about feeding a raw diet.

I have 4 dogs and with the constant increase in meat prices it is hard to put all on a raw only diet. When you feed a raw meat and bones based diet bloat is not a problem. This is because the raw maenad bonds not swell like kibble. Currently I am feeding my dogs raw chicken leg and thigh quarters. I grind them using the meat grinder I show on this site because both my dogs are missing teeth.

The chicken is 69 cents per pound. You must be logged in to post a comment. My name is Ed Lukacevic and I'm an incurable animal lover! I have spent my life working with birds, reptiles, horses and especially dogs.

Optimum nutrition for the animals in my care has been my passion. March 19, at 9: What about corn on the cob? Log in to Reply. Darcy, Can you tell me what you are feeding your dog? April 1, at 4: April 2, at 8: Marie, Dogs can eat the vegetables but not digest them well. May 27, at 8: May 29, at 3: Christa, You may want to try the yeast starvation dog food recipe. February 4, at 9: February 5, at Natasha, Try feeding the chicken and rice dog food recipe , substitute sweet potato for the white rice.

July 4, at 1: July 5, at 4: Chris, Are you feeding the easy cooked dog food recipe? July 5, at 6: July 16, at 4: Chris, Just keep it up and see how she does. I forgot to mention that we also give her krill oil supplements as well. July 28, at 4: July 31, at 1: August 5, at 7: August 5, at 8: Carolyn, Sounds like a good idea but brace yourself for negative feedback.

September 5, at 1: July 30, at Grace, Dogs are easy vomiters. What is she eating now? August 22, at August 18, at 4: August 21, at 7: Linda, Switching between homemade dog food recipes does not require a fast.

These enzymes include trypsin and chymotrypsin to digest proteins; amylase for the digestion of carbohydrates; and lipase to break down fats. When food enters the stomach, these pancreatic juices are released into a system of ducts that culminate in the main pancreatic duct.

The pancreatic duct joins the common bile duct to form the ampulla of Vater which is located at the first portion of the small intestine, called the duodenum. The common bile duct originates in the liver and the gallbladder and produces another important digestive juice called bile.

The pancreatic juices and bile that are released into the duodenum, help the body to digest fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. The endocrine component of the pancreas consists of islet cells islets of Langerhans that create and release important hormones directly into the bloodstream. Two of the main pancreatic hormones are insulin , which acts to lower blood sugar, and glucagon , which acts to raise blood sugar.

Maintaining proper blood sugar levels is crucial to the functioning of key organs including the brain, liver, and kidneys. Each disorder may exhibit different symptoms and requires different treatments. Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that occurs when pancreatic enzyme secretions build up and begin to digest the organ itself. It can occur as acute painful attacks lasting a matter of days, or it may be a chronic condition that progresses over a period of years.

Learn about pancreatitis, its causes, and treatment options in the pancreatitis section of this site. The exact cause of pancreatic cancer is still unknown, but there are known risk factors that increase the risk of developing the disease.

Take your kids to the dollar store and pick out a bunch of candy! Have them make a list before you go, detailing what kind of candy they might use for each organ. We ended up using the following candies: We used a simple box cake.

I let the kids bake the cake themselves, which gave an added bonus lesson of math and measurements in the kitchen! Tape that down as well. Fill your bag with icing and trace the organ onto the plastic wrap! Once you have it all drawn out and filled in, carefully move the plastic wrap onto a plate. Put this plate in the freezer for approximately 15 minutes.

Repeat the process for any other organs you need to draw on. Alternatively, you could draw on the organs with toothpicks or wooden skewers. This will put the foundation of icing on your cake so you can then lay the details of your digestive system. Now let the kids make their model of the digestive system! What are they going to use for teeth? How should they place the esophagus? Where should they put everything so that it fits in its proper place? Take your organs out of the freezer and lay them icing side down on your cake.

Have the kids make their own labels and tape them to toothpicks. Then have them stick the labels where they go. Stand back and admire your kitchen anatomy skills, and take a lot of pictures! Here is an adorable skeletal model made with veggies! Use this as inspiration and carve your organs out of vegetables!

We had a fantastic time learning about the digestive system! The science projects we did really added a lot to our learning experience and made it so that the kids were able to recall each function of the various organs, long after we were finished learning about them!

Below are some of the resources that we found to be useful along our learning explorations. Web Sites and Resources Kids Health: Get a great run down on the digestive system and how it works, in a kid friendly format.

This is a fantastic anatomy site with fully detailed diagrams, and extensive information on what each part of the body does. Other Body Systems Finally, if you want to learn about the heart and cardiovascular system , check out our heart unit!

If you want to learn about the sense of smell and the olfactory system, then follow your nose and see where it goes! Sometimes even birthday presents can lead to homeschool adventures For my birthday this year, my…. After examining hair, puddles, and red blood cells, I was left wondering what else I could look at. My daughter had a brilliant suggestion — why not look at some of my makeup under the microscope?

I could combine two of my favorite things — makeup and science, and check out what my new microscope could do! For example, you could pull just about any liquid out of your kitchen cabinet, but would you know if it was and acid or a base, simply by looking at it? One way to tell whether something has acidic or alkaline properties is by using an indicator.

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