Weekly Pet Quiz: Stress Reducer, Lipomas and Nail Trimming

1 Which of these has proven to reduce stress and anxiety in pets?

  • Carbohydrates
  • Probiotics

    Stress and anxiety can trigger a variety of physical and behavioral problems in pets. For example, stress can cause diarrhea, and anxiety often results in undesirable behaviors such as aggression We know that a high-quality probiotic supplement can alleviate GI disturbances in pets just as it does in humans, and in addition, recent research suggests probiotics can also help furry family members feel less anxious. Learn more.

  • Protein
  • Antioxidants

2 Even if a lipoma is not interfering with your dog's mobility or quality of life, you should still have it removed.

  • True
  • False

    Unless a lipoma is interfering with your dog's mobility or quality of life, there's no need to remove it; however, the mass should be routinely monitored for changes in size or shape. Learn more.

3 Which animal is being studied to see how they control their attention to help humans struggling with ADHD?

  • Barn Owl

    Johns Hopkins researchers are hoping that by studying the way barn owls' brains work, they may come to understand how animals control their attention — and harness it to help humans struggling with ADHD. Learn more.

  • Elephant
  • Dolphin
  • Bald Eagle

4 When trimming your dog's nails, have ____ handy in case you accidently cut too much and cause bleeding.

  • Band-Aid
  • Warm Water
  • Peroxide
  • Styptic Powder

    If you (heaven forbid) trim into the quick and draw blood, have that styptic powder on hand. I use a wet Q-tip, put a bit of powder on the wound and hold it right up against the cut nail to stop the bleeding. Hopefully you'll never need to use it, but do have it available so neither you nor your dog needs to panic about a cut. Learn more.

5 What is the processed pet food industry preparing to use as a source for protein?

  • Lean Meat
  • Raw Vegetables
  • Dried Yeast

    The processed pet food industry is preparing to position dried yeast — a waste product of ethanol production — as a "gold standard" pet food protein. Learn more.

  • Animal Organs

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