How the Dog Digestive System Works

A dog digestive system is different than a human's and therefore dogs process their food and eat in a different way to us. This is important to know and to understand so that you can feed your dog the correct diet and be aware when something goes wrong.

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS)

(Also referred to as Hereditary Neutropenia)

TNS is an inherited fatal immune disorder found in Border Collies. Although thought to have been around for a long time it is only recently that scientists have started to get a greater understanding of the way it actually works, it’s affects on the animal and means of inheritance.

Neutrophils are the precursors to white blood cells, produced in the bone marrow, and in a normal animal, released into the blood to fight infections. In a TNS affected animal these Neutrophils cannot be released from the bone marrow so the animal is unable to mount an effective immune response to infection.