MadSci Network: General Biology

Subject: Why do dogs kicked their legs?

Date: Wed Jun 30 23:39:36 1999
Posted by Sara McCrabb
Grade level: 10-12 School: Grafton HS
City: Yorktown State/Province: VA Country: USA
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 930803976.Gb

How come when you scratch a dog somewhere they kick their leg? 
Especially if it's at the site of a bug bite? It's obviously a 
sign of pleasure, but why exactly do they do it? Like, with my 
dog, she'll sometimes do it when she's chewing on a spot herself. 
And with humans for example, we have a mechanism in our brain 
that lets us know we're tickling ourselves so it doesn't tickle. 
Is this lacking in dogs? I'd appreciate if you'd answer me. 
Thanks! :)

Re: Why do dogs kicked their legs?

Current Queue | Current Queue for General Biology | General Biology archives

Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on General Biology.

MadSci Home | Information | Search | Random Knowledge Generator | MadSci Archives | Mad Library | MAD Labs | MAD FAQs | Ask a ? | Join Us! | Help Support MadSci

MadSci Network,
© 1995-1999. All rights reserved.