Weekly Pet Quiz: Histoplasmosis, Addison’s Disease and Osteoarthritis

1 In which animal is Histoplasmosis most often found?

  • Horses
  • Rabbits
  • Outdoor dogs and cats

    Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that is most often seen in outdoor dogs and cats, and hunting dogs. Learn more.

  • Indoor cats

2 What is another name for Addison's disease?

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hypoadrenocorticism

    Addison's disease — hypoadrenocorticism — is the result of overworked adrenal glands that produce fewer corticosteroid hormones than the body requires; it occurs much less often in cats than dogs. Learn more.

  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Histoplasmosis

3 According to a recent study, which breed of dog is most likely to develop osteoarthritis?

  • Pitbull
  • German Shepherd
  • Dalmatian
  • Rottweiler

    A recently published U.K. study of nearly 500,000 dogs concludes that of all the breeds, the Rottweiler is most likely to develop osteoarthritis. Learn more.

4 Rehab therapy can be invaluable for pets that need to lose weight.

  • True

    Rehab therapy can be invaluable for overweight pets, those dealing with orthopedic or neurological diseases, pets recovering from an injury or surgery, canine athletes, and senior pets. Learn more.

  • False

5 What can be done to help your dog with noise aversion?

  • Nothing
  • Create a noisy environment
  • Provide a safe place to rest

    There are a many things you can do to help your noise-phobic dog, including providing a safe place to rest, offering natural calming remedies and most importantly, employing behavior modification techniques designed to alleviate noise aversion. Learn more.

  • Go for a walk

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