Dogs were pack animals according to their origin. Wolves hunt in packs today. In the same way it was before the domestication of dogs from also. Although the hunting dogs as well as supplemented team, every single dog in the distribution of prey had to hurry, for his part, The competition was immediately on hand to possibly have to grab a bit more. This original behavior of the dog has been preserved to this day.

In particular, pet owners with multiple dogs will have already noticed that their dogs literally devour the food without being able to enjoy it. If you put the meat in a large piece, the dog will rip out his fangs and gulp down large lumps. Sure there are exceptions, especially for single dogs that have become real connoisseurs. At the end of their digestive yet nothing substantial has changed.

The food scraps are in salivated in the oral cavity. Since dogs gobble their food, they will be crushed by the previously little teeth. The food passes through the esophagus and swallowing into the stomach. This has a relatively large volume. In the stomach the food is mixed with gastric juices and digested. In the small intestine after all, all digestive juices from the liver and part of the pancreas to the splitting of the food.

The result is the smallest water-soluble components. These are absorbed through the intestinal mucosa and transported through the blood. In this way the constituents pass into the liver. There they are processed for the cellular metabolism and eventually get into the body cells. They serve the energy and conservation of the cells. All indigestible food components are concentrated in the large intestine of the dog and then excreted as feces.
The digestion of the cat

The above-described sequence takes place in a very similar way in the cat. However, there is a substantial difference that is noticeable even when feeding. And cats are solitary hunter. Since cats catch their prey and then eat alone in a sheltered spot, they can be more time for crushing the food. One can therefore conclude that cats chew their food much better. The esophagus of the cat has some narrow passages. Normally this is not a problem. However, the cat eats large chunks, especially bone, potatoes, etc. Dogs with this problem do not have to fight.