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Pet Health Quiz

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the science around pet health how much do you know?

Pet parenting isn't all cuddles and smooches. Among many responsibilities at the top of the priority list, providing a complete and balanced diet for our pooches and pussycats is paramount. In order to properly do so, we must educate ourselves about our pets' nutritional needs and what exactly goes into their food. Do you know the facts about your furry friend's health and nutrition? Take the quiz to find out.

  • What human food is OK to share with your dog?

    • Chocolate
    • Peanut Butter
    • Onions

    Peanut Butter

  • How much protein should puppy food contain?

    • 30%
    • 10%
    • 90%

    30%

  • When switching your pet to a new kind of food, you should:

    • Mix the new food with the old food over the course of 5 days.
    • Switch cold turkey.
    • Reconsider. Switching food is bad.

    Mix the new food with the old food over the course of 5 days.

  • Which vitamin works to support your dog's immune system?

    • Vitamin E
    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin C

    Vitamin E

  • Canned food may be a healthy alternative or supplement to dry food if:

    • Your cat meows a lot.
    • Your cat isn't readily attracted to drinking water.
    • Your cat has a long hair coat.

    Your cat isn't readily attracted to drinking water.

  • Cats require ____ protein in their diets than dogs.

    • More
    • Less
    • Equal

    More

  • Dogs require a balance of fatty acids from the food they eat. What does fat help your dog do?

    • Regulate body temperature
    • Keep a shiny, healthy coat and healthy skin
    • Prevent dehydration

    Keep a shiny, healthy coat and healthy skin

  • When it comes to dairy, lactose intolerance is ______ in cats.

    • impossible
    • unlikely
    • common

    common

  • At what age should a kitten's diet consist of completely solid food?

    • 6-7 weeks
    • 10-12 weeks
    • 14-16 weeks

    6-7 weeks

  • What is the most common type of pet food ingredient dogs and cats could be allergic to?

    • Carrots
    • Beef
    • Corn

    Beef

  • Pet Nutrition Pro

    8-10

    Wow! Give yourself a pat on the back. When it comes to pet nutrition, you could nearly write a book. You've done your fair share of studying and have proven yourself a super responsible pet parent. You know that your furry companions are getting exactly what they need from their food. Congrats! They are so lucky to have you in their life.

  • Pet Nutrition Enthusiast

    4-7

    You are rather skilled when it comes to knowing what to feed your furry companion. You may not understand all the scientific details right now, but with a little more time and studying, you'll surely be on your way to becoming a pet nutrition pro. Fluffy and Fido will thank you for the extra effort.

  • Pet Nutrition Newbie

    0-3

    Don't feel bad. It's hard enough trying to figure out how to keep yourself healthy, let alone another creature! In addition to playing with your new animal companion, try spending some time perusing our nutrition sections for cats and dogs. You'll learn a thing or two (or three!) about your pets' food needs and help ensure that they live long, happy and healthy lives.

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g1ddyup2

All dogs need training and should always be leashed. It's not the dog so much as the owner. You should always anticipate a problem and not bring your dog into a situation you cannot get out of. They are animals not humans. You cannot condemn a breed because of the lack of common sense of its owner.

October 11 2013 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
NETTIE

How do you take the quiz?

July 24 2013 at 11:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Roxy

Worst are ppl at the vet with a sick dog who want to pet your 6 wk old puppies.
PPl dont realize that puppies have no protection until they get their shots and can get all kinds of illnesses If your dog is sick and you pet mine OR if your dog looks mangy and ask to pet mine I tell them NO don't or pull them away.
Walking a mean dog... I wouldn't at all... but if you do a muzzle isn't always the answer as short nose dogs can die if they wear a muzzle.
Better... if you just HAVE to then do it in a spot nobody will be not a park or dog park around ppl or other dogs Cute little bow noT hardly!!! Bright orange and black Skull and cross bones maybe.... with "WARNING BITER "on it

July 24 2013 at 10:36 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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schwarzkennel

no worst is the owner that brings his un-vaccinated puppy into a vet without being in a crate, and.... I leave all my puppies in the car, until we are called. Worst #2 is people that bring tiny dogs into the vet on a leash, my God, pick the freakn dog up!

July 24 2013 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Liz

All dogs deserve a chance even previous fight dogs. And how do you expect a dog to get rehabilitated if you don't start by taking him on walks? What do you expect? that they get fixed by sitting inside a house?

July 24 2013 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Roxy

The worst is when someone at the vet has an ill dog or a mangy looking one and wants to pet your dog or puppy
I am not mean but don't allow anyone even kids to pet my 6 wk old puppies if their pet looks ill in any way and if I would have a pet with a problem I wouldnt allow anyone to touch it either nor would I ask to touch someone elses pet
PPl just don't think.
AS far as aggressive dogs.you shouldnt walk them at all unless its where nobody else may be or you have a lot of $$ to pay a big law suit . Short nosed dogs can die wearing a muzzle so thats not the answer to all dogs .

July 24 2013 at 10:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jsamo83

Any dog owner that has to put a yellow warning ribbon on their dog needs to be trained and all the dog needs is to do is be rehabilitated from the damage the owner is doing. Be the pack leader and control the behavior. If a dog has to have the way cleared for it, that's how it will always react and you are damaging the dog. A dog should always walk calm and submissive and feed off of your positive energy. Putting a yellow ribbon on sounds like a poor excuse for an untrained owner. Do the work and let your dog be all that it can be.

July 23 2013 at 9:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eksharris

WHY do people even have fight dogs or dogs that can't be around other dogs or other people?? No matter how many precautions someone might take, it is just a bad thing waiting to happen. I just moved from a town where there were a lot of fight dogs being taken to public walkways and even into the dog park. There were too many dog owners who couldn't go to the dog park when these dogs were present. I was badly injured while trying to get my dog away from a dog that attacked him.

July 23 2013 at 8:42 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
eiafe730

Oh how I lovelove this site!

July 23 2013 at 8:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Helen

very glad to have found and joining this site today.....looking forward to many days of reading coments about critters and the people who love them

July 22 2013 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bdonald594

I'm a dog guy and got all the dog question correct but only two of the cats ones.

July 22 2013 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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