Weekly Pet Quiz: Eye Infections, Cat Bonding and Scent Marking

1 To prevent eye infections, wipe your dog's face with a damp cloth as often as necessary to remove allergens, dust and other irritants that can lead to an eye problem.

  • True

    Since dogs are more likely to get eye infections, a good prevention tip is to wipe your dog's face with a damp cloth as often as necessary to remove allergens, dust and other irritants that can lead to an eye problem. Learn more.

  • False

2 An estimated ____ million dogs and cats are put to death each year because their owner can no longer care for them.

  • Quarter
  • Half

    Tragically, an estimated half million dogs and cats are put to death each year because their owner can no longer care for them. Learn more.

  • Three Quarter
  • One

3 What is the name of the organization that is training shelter dogs to become search and rescue dogs?

  • The Hero Dogs Foundation
  • The National Training Association
  • The Search and Rescue Foundation
  • The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

    The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), founded in 1995, stands apart from other organizations because it recruits shelter dogs from across the United States. Selected dogs live, train and receive veterinary care at the SDF's training center until they graduate with their handler. The dogs train for eight to 12 months with SDF, then for another year to receive FEMA or state certification. Learn more.

4 What is NOT recommended to strengthen the bond with your cat?

  • Take pictures of them

    Are you constantly trying to get the next social media-worthy shot of your cute kitty? It may be tempting, but your cat may not appreciate your cellphone being aimed in his direction, especially if you use the flash. Learn more.

  • Petting sessions
  • Play with them
  • Brush their hair

5 Why do small dogs tend to lift their legs higher when scent marking on vertical surfaces?

  • To practice balancing
  • To trick other dogs to think they're bigger

    Recent research suggests small dogs may lift their legs higher when scent marking on vertical surfaces to trick other dogs into thinking they're bigger. Learn more.

  • To stretch out
  • To impress their owners

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