Weekly Pet Quiz: Dogs Prone to Obesity, Feline Leukemia Virus and Shelter Dogs

1 You must pay more attention to your new pet and less on your senior pet.

  • True
  • False

    While you're busy falling in love with your new pet, make sure not to ignore your senior companion. You never want him to feel abandoned or second best, so make sure the newcomer isn't sucking up every bit of your time and attention. Learn more.

2 Which breed of dog is prone to obesity?

  • Schnauzer
  • Boxer
  • Labrador Retriever

    Most dogs are predisposed to certain disorders, including some of the most popular breeds. For example, Labrador Retrievers are prone to obesity, Dachshunds to disc disease and brachycephalic Bulldogs are known to overheat. Learn more.

  • Dachshund

3 According to a recent study, what is the prevalence rate of feline leukemia virus (FeLV) in North America?

  • 3.1%

    A recent study of 62,301 cats from 1,396 veterinary clinics and 127 shelters determined a FeLV prevalence rate in North America of 3.1 percent, or about 3 million cats. Learn more.

  • 5.2%
  • 1.15%
  • 10%

4 Owning ______ has grown in popularity for their fresh eggs, amusing antics and benefits to the yard and garden.

  • Doves
  • Horses
  • Ducks
  • Chickens

    In the U.S., about 4 percent of households in major cities have backyard chickens, a trend that's increasingly popular among young, urban residents. People with backyard chickens prize their flocks for the fresh eggs, amusing antics and benefits to their yard and garden. Learn more.

5 What is being done to help make shelter dogs more adoptable?

  • Nothing
  • Interactions with Children

    A wonderful program sponsored by the Humane Society of Missouri trains youngsters to read books to shy shelter dogs. One of the goals of the Shelter Buddies Reading Program is to help shy dogs get comfortable approaching the front of their kennels, which increases their chance of being adopted. Learn more.

  • Feeding them kibble
  • Limited human interaction

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