Weekly Pet Quiz: Benefits of Owning a Pet, Aussiedoodle Dogs and Optimal Pet Health

1 How should you calculate your kitty's daily caloric intake?

  • Your cat's weight in kilograms, multiplied by 30 and add 70 to that result. Finally, multiply that result by 0.8.

    First, convert your cat's weight to kilograms by dividing her weight in pounds by 2.2. Let's say she weighs 15 pounds:
    15 pounds divided by 2.2 = 6.82 kilograms
    Next, multiply your cat's weight in kilograms by 30 and then add 70 to that result:
    6.82 kilos x 30 = 205 + 70 = 275
    Now multiply that result by 0.8:
    275 x 0.8 = 220 Learn more.

  • Your cat's weight in pounds, multiplied by 30 and add 70 to that result. Finally, multiply that result by 0.8.
  • Your cat's weight in kilograms multiplied by 45.
  • Your cat's weight in pounds multiplied by 45.

2 In the case of aggressive cancers, like hemangiosarcoma, what is the average life span of a dog after diagnosis?

  • 1 month
  • 3 months

    In the case of very aggressive cancers such as hemangiosarcoma, where the average lifespan after diagnosis is less than 3 months, even when I use very aggressive all-natural therapies, the cancer progresses faster than I can stimulate the immune system to respond. It's incredibly frustrating that sometimes all our natural healing protocols aren't enough to stop the most aggressive types of cancer. Learn more.

  • 6 months
  • 1 year

3 According to the 2013 study by AHA, what was one benefit of owning a dog?

  • Reduced Risk of Cancer
  • Reduced Risk of Crohn's Disease
  • Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

    "In 2013 the American Heart Association (AHA) issued a scientific statement acknowledging that dog ownership likely has a protective effect that reduces the risk of heart disease.4 According to The New York Times:

    "The unusual message was contained in a scientific statement published on Thursday by the American Heart Association, which convened a panel of experts to review years of data on the cardiovascular benefits of owning a pet. The group concluded that owning a dog, in particular, was 'probably associated' with a reduced risk of heart disease." Learn more.

  • Increased Cognitive Function

4 Which of the following is a known health issue for Aussiedoodle dogs?

  • Restricted Airways for Breathing
  • Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

    A few health issues known to strike both poodles and Australian shepherds, and consequently Aussidoodles, include progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), cataracts and hip dysplasia (malformation of the hip's ball and socket joint). Individually, these breeds have their own health concerns. Learn more.

5 Cats MUST eat animal meat and organs for optimal health.

  • TRUE

    Cats must eat animal meat and organs to meet their nutritional needs, and plant-based proteins (grains and vegetables) simply aren't a good substitute. Felines lack the specific enzymes necessary to use plant proteins as efficiently as animal proteins. The proteins derived from animal tissue contain a complete amino acid profile. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Plant-based proteins don't contain all the amino acids critical for the health of an obligate carnivore. Learn more.

  • FALSE
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