Weekly Pet Quiz: Probiotics, Corneal Ulcers and Fleas

1 What are probiotics?

  • Non digestible bacteria
  • Beneficial bacteria

    Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that dogs and cats need to not only maintain healthy levels of friendly bacteria in the gut, but also to discourage potentially pathogenic bacteria from overtaking the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Learn more.

  • An Antibiotic
  • A type of medicine

2 How do corneal ulcers occur?

  • They're caused by inappropriate, unclean food
  • When cancer attacks the eye of the pet
  • Wounds caused by an abrasion, scratch or other eye trauma

    Wounds to the cornea, which are typically caused by an abrasion, scratch, puncture or other trauma to the eye, are called corneal ulcers. Learn more.

  • An internal infection

3 Which breed of dog was perhaps one of the oldest domesticated dogs, and traditionally used by African tribes as pack animals?

  • Lhasa Apso
  • Basenji

    Perhaps one of the oldest domesticated dogs, basenjis were traditionally used by African tribes as pack animals and to warn of approaching danger. Basenjis survived for millennia as independent creatures with no inclination to obey humans, so training may be a challenge when they pick and choose to listen, but patience and consistency are key. Learn more.

  • Saluki
  • Great Pyrenees

4 The Chinese New Year began February 16, which initiated the year of which animal?

  • Horse
  • Dog

    The Chinese New Year began a few months ago (February 16th to be exact) and ushered in the Year of the Dog, as it has every 12 years since 1934. Learn more.

  • Cat
  • Snake

5 In what temperatures do fleas flourish the most?

  • Between 10 and 20 degrees (Fahrenheit)
  • Between 40 and 55 degrees (Fahrenheit)
  • Between 65 and 80 degrees (Fahrenheit)

    Fleas flourish in temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity in the 75 to 85 percent range. In some locations flea season is year-round, but in others the types of fleas that bother pets and people aren't considered a big problem. Learn more.

  • Between 80 and 100 degrees (Fahrenheit)
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