Weekly Pet Quiz: Insect Stings, Dog Gestures and Improving Mobility

1 The most common areas dogs get stung are the nose, mouth and paws.

  • True

    The most common areas on dogs' bodies for insect stings are the nose, mouth and paws. Learn more.

  • False

2 How many gestures did researchers find dogs perform to communicate?

  • 55
  • 19

    The researchers arrived at 19 referential (pointing) gestures dogs perform to achieve certain things, including the head turn, the roll over and the paw hover. Learn more.

  • 6
  • 21

3 If you want to start jogging with your dog, what should you do first?

  • Just start running
  • Stretch
  • Search for trails
  • See your vet

    If you want to start running with your dog, the first stop should be your veterinarian's office to be sure he's physically fit and healthy enough for the type of runs you're planning. Learn more.

4 What disease are sniffer dogs detecting to save the avocado industry?

  • Laurel Wilt Disease

    Sniffer dogs are helping to save the avocado industry from a lethal fungus that has devastated Florida avocado crops. A huge problem in fighting laurel wilt disease is that by the time it's obvious, it's usually too late to save the tree and trees nearby. One of the keys to containing the infection and saving its victims is early detection, and guess who happens to be really, really good at early detection of the fungus? That's right, humankind's best friend and his very talented sniffer! Learn more.

  • Dutch Elm Disease
  • Fire Blight
  • Littleleaf Disease

5 What is encouraged to improve mobility and prevent muscle atrophy?

  • Regular Grooming
  • Massages
  • Daily Exercise

    Lack of mobility is a common cause of euthanasia in senior pets, but it's one that can often be avoided by encouraging daily physical exercise. To prevent muscle atrophy in dogs, a minimum of 20 minutes of vigorous exercise a minimum of three times a week is necessary, but to build muscle mass and strength and prevent atrophy, more is required. Learn more.

  • Cuddling

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