Weekly Pet Quiz: Effective Training, Feline Hyperthyroidism and Grieving Pet

1 Positive reinforcement training is much more effective than aversive training.

  • True

    Positive reinforcement training is much more effective than aversive training, and as a bonus, it also eliminates the potential for training-induced fear, anxiety and aggression in dogs. Learn more.

  • False

2 Which of the following is NOT a symptom of feline hyperthyroidism?

  • Increased Appetite
  • Hypertension
  • Dizziness

    Symptoms of feline hyperthyroidism include increased appetite, hypertension, frequent vomiting and hyperactivity. Learn more.

  • Hyperactivity

3 Among single-person households, dog owners had a ___ percent lower risk of premature death.

  • 5
  • 17
  • 21
  • 33

    Among single-person households, dog owners had a 33 percent lower risk of premature death. Learn more.

4 What is one step in helping your storm-phobic dog?

  • Take them outside
  • Create a safe spot

    Create a safe spot — This is a place in your home your dog can retreat to at the first sign of a storm (whether you're home or not). This spot should be located in an interior room with few or no windows, so she'll be shielded from hearing and seeing the worst of the storm. Learn more.

  • Leave them alone
  • Put them to sleep

5 What can you do to comfort a grieving pet?

  • Keep a consistent routine

    To comfort a grieving pet, be sure to keep a consistent daily routine, distract her with fun activities and exercise, and provide natural grief remedies as needed. Learn more.

  • Nothing
  • Change their diet
  • Aversive Training

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