Weekly Pet Quiz: Pyothorax, Tail Docking and Trendy Treatment Option

1 Which part of the body is pyothorax most commonly found?

  • Stomach
  • Chest Cavity

    Pyothorax is a fairly common form of respiratory distress in both dogs and cats as a result of an infection in the chest cavity. Learn more.

  • Paws
  • Throat

2 ______ are an inappropriate ingredient for dogs because they contain substances that dogs can't digest.

  • Fava Beans

    Fava beans are an inappropriate ingredient for dogs because they contain phyates and lectins the canine body can't digest, that also interfere with mineral absorption, and can cause GI issues as well. Learn more.

  • Berries
  • Avocados
  • Meats

3 According to a recent study, Which olfactory stimulant plant had the most positive responses from cats?

  • Tatarian Honeysuckle
  • Valerian Root
  • Silver Vine

    Some kitties don't respond to catnip, but recent research there are beneficial alternatives. A study showed that more cats actually responded to silver vine than catnip. Learn more.

  • Catnip

4 Tail docking is generally done on 2 to 10-day-old puppies.

  • True

    Tail docking is generally done on 2 to 10-day-old puppies, without anesthesia. The cut goes through skin, cartilage, nerve endings and bone. Proponents believe puppies do not feel pain during docking. However, opponents of tail docking disagree. Learn more.

  • False

5 What ancient technique has become a trendy, safe treatment option to help treat pain and other conditions in pets?

  • Sedatives
  • Pain Medication
  • Sleep Therapy
  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing art that is growing in popularity among veterinarians for its ability to help treat pain and other conditions in pets. Learn more.

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