Weekly Pet Quiz: 4th Of July Hazards, Therapy Dogs and UTIs

1 Does saddle thrombus occur mostly in dogs or cats?

  • Dogs
  • Cats

    Saddle thrombus is a strange name for a very serious medical condition that occurs in cats, and much less often in dogs. The disorder is also called aortic thromboembolism, as well as feline aortic thromboembolism (FATE). Learn more.

  • It doesn't occur in either.
  • It happens equally in both.

2 To preserve your cat's kidneys, what diets should you NOT avoid?

  • Kibble
  • Food containing meal (chicken meal, fish meal, etc.)
  • Raw food

    To preserve your cat's kidneys, steer clear of these diets: Dry cat food (kibble), Cat food containing meat meal (chicken meal, fish meal, turkey meal, rabbit meal, lamb meal, etc.) and Prescription renal diets. Learn more.

  • Prescription renal diets

3 What is NOT a common 4th of July hazard?

  • Citronella
  • Alcohol
  • Lighter Fluid
  • People

    Learn more on what the common 4th of July hazards are as well as how to keep your pet safe and happy. Learn more.

4 How many therapy dogs is the U.S. home to?

  • 10 thousand
  • 50 thousands

    Therapy dogs provide invaluable benefits to people, coming into stressful environments like prisons, court proceedings and hospitals to offer support to those in need. They may simply sit and be petted or brushed, or they may act as sounding boards for people to share their feelings. Therapy dogs may play fetch with cancer patients, offer a companion to a child testifying in court or act as a subject in a child's drawing, helping to distract him from a difficult medical procedure. In any case, therapy dogs are proven to bring emotional support and physical health benefits to the people lucky enough to encounter them, and their popularity is growing. The U.S. alone is home to more than 50,000 therapy dogs, which take part in a variety of animal-assisted interventions (AAI). Learn more.

  • 100 thousand
  • more than 100,000

5 Dogs can get UTIs.

  • TRUE

    Bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common in dogs than cats, and as is the case with humans, they're seen more often in females. Estimates are that about 14 percent of dogs will develop a bacterial UTI at some point in their lives. E. coli bacteria are responsible for about half of all UTIs in dogs. These infections are typically the result of a change in a dog's immune defenses that allows pathogenic bacteria to proliferate and persist in the urinary tract. Most UTIs develop in the bladder, but they can also occur in the kidneys, ureters and urethra. Learn more.


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