of How to Scratch a Dog's Belly was reviewed by on March 23, 2017.
If your dog is in pain do something right away. A swollen and painful belly is an emergency!
Reblogged this on and commented: This is so important!! SO many well meaning people assume that a belly exposed means a belly rub is in order. Read this awesome post at Paws Abilities to keep yourself safe and your dog happy!
Did you know that if your dog likes to have you , it’s a sign that he trusts you? A dog’s stomach is a vulnerable area, and allowing you to get close to him and then to touch him while he’s vulnerable and on his back requires that he truly trust you. If you’re still getting to know your dog, then be careful when trying to rub his belly. It’s important to carefully and be sure that your dog is comfortable.
dog has a swollen belly article
I think you should scratch your dogs belly to find out. 🙂
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