Weekly Pet Quiz: Dog Treats, Boredom and Overdose

1 Which is a good tip to follow when giving your dog treats?

  • Let your pet indulge as much as they want
  • Let them eat treats made and sourced anywhere in the world, as long as they get a small amount
  • Offer some fresh human food as treats

    I recommend avoiding all grain-based treats. With the advent of "grain-free" pet food have come "grain-free" pet treats, which trick you into thinking they're better or healthier. Look for one-ingredient treats: meat. Learn more.

  • Never make treats at home for them

2 According to last week's Wednesday article, what did the 3-month Labrador puppy overdose on?

  • Chocolate
  • Opioids

    Zoey's overdose was caused by licking drug residue (probably fentanyl) from the cigarette pack. But for the fast action of Thibault and quick thinking by Demers, Zoey's opioid overdose would very likely have been fatal. Learn more.

  • Poisonous Plants
  • Pills

3 What is the breed of the cat that typically has no tail?

  • Persian
  • Ragdoll
  • Russian Blue
  • Cymric

    Cymric tails aren't always nonexistent, but when they are, the term for both the Cymric and Manx is "rumpy;" those with three vertebrae or less at the end of their spines are "rumpy risers," and the ones with longer stumps are "longies". Learn more.

4 Which of the following is a sign that your pet may be bored?

  • Gnawing on furniture

    Boredom is especially a problem for pets who are left alone for long periods of time. Dogs and cats aren't designed to be sedentary for many hours every day, and unlike us, they can't pick up a book, watch TV or surf the Internet to stimulate their minds. Signs your pet could be bored typically involve negative behaviors including: Gnawing on furniture or chewing holes in carpet. Learn more.

  • Cuddling
  • Excessively Grooming
  • Whining

5 What is blastomycosis?

  • A type of cancer
  • A common fungal infection

    Blastomycosis is a common fungal infection that is seen most often in dogs that spend a great deal of time outdoors, and live close to a body of water. Learn more.

  • Kidney Disease
  • An allergic reaction

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