Weekly Pet Quiz: Separation Anxiety, Valley Fever and Winter Hazards

1 Around __ percent of U.S. cats are overweight or obese.

  • 10
  • 25
  • 45
  • 60

    Around 60 percent of U.S. cats are overweight or obese and in desperate need of help slimming down so they can feel better, move normally and avoid debilitating obesity-related diseases. Learn more.

2 According to a recent study, doing this to your dog before you leave the house has a calming effect.

  • Pet them

    Recent research out of Italy suggests petting a dog before leaving has a calming effect. The dogs in the study didn't suffer separation anxiety. The results might indicate that advising owners to ignore these dogs as they prepare to leave is misguided. Learn more.

  • Feed them
  • Ignore them
  • Groom them

3 It is not a good idea to have your cat hunt and catch their food.

  • True
  • False

    To be optimally emotionally and physically healthy, indoor cats need daily opportunities to practice their innate feeding behavior, which is to hunt-catch-play-eat small, frequent meals. Learn more.

4 Valley fever is a potentially deadly fungal disease that occurs in hot, dry climates and is commonly inhaled by dogs.

  • True

    Valley fever, or coccidioidomycosis, is a potentially deadly fungal disease that occurs in hot, dry climates; dogs are exposed by inhaling the soil-borne fungi. Learn more.

  • False

5 _____ contains ethylene glycol, a poison that can cause kidney failure and death in dogs and cats if as little as 1 teaspoon is consumed.

  • Salt
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Antifreeze

    Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol, a poison that can cause kidney failure and death in dogs and cats if as little as 1 teaspoon is consumed. Learn more.

  • Bleach

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