Why does my dog like his bum scratched?
Not all dogs enjoy rump scratches.
For some, the pressure so close to their hips can be painful.
If a dog moves away from you or growls at you when you try to touch the area, don't persist in trying to deliver a butt scratch.
When scratching this area, avoid pulling on the tail, as that can cause Fido pain as well.
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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