Why does my dog lift his leg to pee?
Actually, only male dogs lift their legs while urinating.
Female dogs seldom lift their legs for the same.
A male dog lifts his leg when he's peeing in order to send a signal that he is marking his territory.
Spraying urine higher up causes the scent of urine to be more noticeable to other dogs.
Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit.
Mostly, with domestic Dogs, it's a sign of affection.
Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives Dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.
According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.
As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.
Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.
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