Weekly Pet Quiz: Domestication, Ear Cleaning and Sleeping With Your Dog

1 Per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) have been identified as a possible contributor to ______.

  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Feline Hyperthyroidism

    A recent study has identified per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), common household chemicals, as a possible contributor to feline hyperthyroidism. Learn more.

  • Rabies
  • Kidney Disease

2 Which wild animal in Russia has recently been bred for domestication?

  • Fox

    A recent study reveals that a Russian experiment to breed foxes for either tameness or aggression has changed the animals' DNA in surprising ways. The tame foxes were created simply by breeding the foxes least fearful of humans with each other. Learn more.

  • Bear
  • Snow Leopard
  • Weasel

3 Unlike dogs, cats do not get ____ in their mouth.

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Oral Cancer
  • Stomatitis
  • Cavities

    Your cat doesn't get cavities, unlike you (or your dog), thanks to the shape of her tiny choppers. Because their teeth don't have horizontal surfaces, cavity-causing sugar-eating bacteria have no pits or divots in which to set up shop. Learn more.

4 Which of the following should NOT be used to clean your dog's ears?

  • Witch Hazel
  • Colloidal Silver
  • Rubbing Alcohol

    Please never use rubbing alcohol to clean your dog's ears! It can cause burning and irritation, especially if the skin is inflamed. Learn more.

  • Green Tea

5 Sleeping with your dog has shown to have more benefits than risks.

  • True

    Despite its popularity, it's been suggested that sleeping with your dog may interfere with your sleep or even transmit diseases, but there are likely many more benefits than risks when it comes to sharing your sleeping space with your dog. Doing so may even result in significant benefits to your health! Learn more.

  • False
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