Weekly Pet Quiz: Puppy Socialization, Fiber and Corneal Ulcers

1 What is one common cause of corneal ulcers in dogs and cats?

  • Allergy
  • Food
  • Chemical Burn

    Corneal ulcers, sometimes called ulcerative keratitis, are a common eye injury in dogs and cats, and they can cause a great deal of irritation and discomfort for your pet. An ulcer can involve one layer or up to all four layers of the cornea. A mild or superficial ulcer involves just the outer layer, the epithelium. Ulcers are considered severe or deep when they also impact the middle and innermost layers of the cornea. Learn more.

  • Teary Eyes

2 Which of the following is a potential cause of urinary incontinence in dogs?

  • Central Nervous System Trauma

    If your pet's brain or spinal cord isn't signaling correctly to the bladder, this miscommunication can cause urine dribbling. Learn more.

  • Stressful Situations
  • Species Inappropriate Treats
  • Allergies

3 Why is an Affenpinscher dog bred as a "ratter"?

  • They look like rats
  • Their ears are cropped to look like rats
  • It's just a cute nickname
  • They kill mice and rats outside

    It should be noted that affenpinschers are noted for being gregarious and almost without fear. In fact, the history of being a "ratting" breed — being bred for the express purpose of going after rodents such as mice and rats — is integral to their temperaments. Learn more.

4 At what age do puppies develop skills necessary to interact with humans?

  • Between 2 and 5 weeks
  • Between 4 and 8 weeks
  • Between 5 and 10+ weeks

    Between 4 and 8+ weeks, puppies learn how to interact with other dogs, they develop skills necessary to interact with humans between 5 and 10+ weeks. Between 5 and 16 weeks, they are most open to investigating new environments and stimuli; puppies not given a full range of socialization opportunities by about 10 weeks can develop fear of the unfamiliar. Learn more.

  • Between 10 and 15+ weeks

5 According to the BMC Veterinary Research, one of the formulas used for weight loss for pets was Royal Canin's Satiety Weight Management Canine, which contained 18.8% of fiber. How much more fiber is this than in an average bag of food?

  • Twice as much

    One of the formulas Wilson used in a study of weight loss pet foods was Royal Canin's Satiety Weight Management Canine. This food contains 18.8 percent fiber, which is about twice the amount of fiber in your average bag of grain-free dog food. The first ingredient, meaning the primary ingredient in the formula, is powdered cellulose, which is the source of most of the fiber in this food. Powdered cellulose is actually wood pulp (sawdust), believe it or not. Most of the cellulose used in pet food comes from pine trees. Learn more.

  • Three times as much
  • Four times as much
  • It was not more than an average bag. That was the average.

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