Most people are as curious about the inner workings of the animal body as they are about their own. This short series of anatomical plates has been included not merely to satisfy this curiosity but also to give a general appreciation of the artistic dog anatomy.
No attempt has been made to identify the structures in detail for this would serve no useful purpose. But it is sufficient to state that the structure of the dog is very similar to that of the human being.
Canine anatomy, which deals with the structure of the dog, is of basic importance to the veterinarian in the treatment of disease. For it is only because of his intimate knowledge of anatomy that the veterinarian can determine the exact location of any ailment whenever disease occurs.
Whether we speak of veterinary medicine or of human medicine, the fact remains that dog anatomy is the foundation stone upon which the entire edifice of modern medicine is built. Disease is essentially an impairment of the function of a particular organ. Without an understanding of the anatomy of the organ, scientific treatment is impossible.
Thus dog anatomy is of crucial importance to the veterinarian. As a dog owner, you can have the complete assurance that your veterinarian has profound anatomical knowledge that he uses all the time in his efforts to keep your dog healthy.
A Side View of the Internal Organs. The Upper Drawing Shows the
An Abdominal View of the Internal Organs
Reproductive Organs of the Male (A) and the Female (B)
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