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Digest this!

Canine Digestion quick fact:

A dog’s digestive system is one of the shortest in the mammal world. Unlike humans who have amylase in the saliva, a dog’s digestion does not begin in the mouth. Aside from chewing food to allow for easier swallowing, there’s no digestive breakdown in a canine mouth by salivary enzymes. The breakdown of food and nutrients begins in the stomach where, in conjunction with various organs (pancreas, liver, small intestine to name a few), hydrochloric acid breaks down food and, along with a number of enzymes and actions, is reduced into nutrients (carbohydrates to simple sugars, fats to fatty acids, and proteins to amino acids) your dog’s cells use to transport, feed, and cleanse the body.

Canine Digestive System

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March Madness!

ERIN GO BRAGH! (We’re O’Dwyers over here)

It’s been a bit quiet here on The Organic Dog…

I could sit here and lament how mommy duties and surgeries and sick kiddos and home remodels and… oh wait, I’m lamenting… I’ll stop. I could make excuses, but I won’t. I made a promise to bring as much info as as possible on canine (and feline now, too!) nutrition and health & wellness when I started this blog (and a resolution if you’re keeping track. oy.) and haven’t quite followed through with that. Well, that’s about to change. I’ve taken this time to really read up on different topics and trends, study, experience, try out, and discuss amongst friends and professionals about this venture and I’ve now decided on the direction in which I’d like to head. I’m excited about what’s to come and I hope everyone who joins me is, too! We’re all about moving forward and learning new things so let’s get started 🙂

Here’s what’s on deck for the month of March:

* RECIPES, PLEASE! One recipe a week for all who are interested in incorporating this nutrition journey into you and your pet’s lifestyle!

* Tips, How To’s, and Q & A for general Health, Training, and Behavior!

* Guest Posts from fellow Canine/Feline Nutritionists, Vets, Massage/Acupuncture -pressure Specialists, Trainers, and more!

* Canine/Feline Health 101 – Will focus on different health topics such as Diabetes, Auto Immune Disease, Allergies, etc (give us some suggestions if you have any in mind)!

* Lifestyle, Trends, Travel, and Fun Stuff (contests, too!)

I’m really looking forward to pumping this into full gear and would love to hear comments, critiques, questions, or suggestions (keep the hating to a minimum, please) so we can all benefit and learn more about our canine and feline friends.

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PupCulture Magazine DEC/JAN

Have you guys checked out the launch issue of PupCulture Magazine? This is the first full issue (as opposed to October’s teaser issue) and it’s chalk full of excellent articles, tips, gift ideas, and more. Ever heard of Surf Dog Ricochet? Now’s your chance to get the whole story of this wonderful mutt. Get holiday dog biscuit recipes, gift ideas, learn how to keep your dog happy and healthy during the winter, and so much more.

Pup Culture Magazine Dec/Jan Issue

There’s also a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway (whiiiccchhh I’m already behind in announcing, but you’ve still got a few more days at a chance to win!) of some pretty awesome little gifts, trinkets, and services.

Next issue of Pup Culture Magazine will come out Mar/April and will be full of even MORE good stuff. Stay tuned and check out The Organic Dog on both Facebook and Twitter for the link to enter daily for the giveaways 🙂

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