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1. Anal Glands in Dogs
The anal glands are two glands located on either side of the anus that allow animals to mark their territory and to identify each other. The secretions from these gland are very pungent and may be expressed when the animal is frightened or alarmed.
2. Function of the Skin and Hair Coat in Dogs
The skin and hair coat comprises the outer covering and the largest organ of the body. Together with the claws, pads and skin glands, they form the integumentary system.
3. Function of the Tail in Dogs
The tail is the posterior elongated part of a dog that extends beyond the trunk or main part of the body and consists of between six and 23 highly mobile vertebrae and muscles that lift, move it from side to side, or drop it down.
4. Structure and Function of Bone Marrow in Dogs
Bone marrow is the soft, spongy material found in the center of the bones. The bone marrow produces the three major types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
5. Structure and Function of Nerves in Dogs
Nerves are bundles of fibers made up of specialized cells that send and receive information to and from the brain. Your dog's muscles, stomach, and even heart would not function if a nerve did not relay instructions from the brain.
6. Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular System in Dogs
The cardiovascular system (or circulatory system) is a major system concerned with the movement of blood through the body. It consists of the heart and blood vessels – arteries, veins and capillaries.
7. Structure and Function of the Anal Glands in Dogs
The anal glands (also called anal sacs) are two glands that secrete a pungent fluid. The fluid travels through tiny ducts that open into the anus. Typically, this fluid is released during defecation.
8. Structure and Function of the Blood in Dogs
Blood is the life-maintaining transport fluid that circulates oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, carries away waste products and helps defend against disease.
9. Structure and Function of the Brain and Spinal Cord in Dogs
The brain and the spinal cord are the two organs that form the central nervous system.
10. Structure and Function of the Claw and Footpad in Dogs
Claws are appendages at the extremities of the digits of dogs. The footpad is the tough spongy pads of thick skin beneath each foot.

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