Why does the groomer want to shave my shaggy dog?
- Dematting destroys the coat because the tools used are cutting into the coat and thinning it out. Plus, it's just plain painful for your dog to be pulled on if the coat is very matted. A groomer is usually comfortable with doing some dematting, but there is definite point where it makes more sense to remove the coat.
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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