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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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