Weekly Pet Quiz: Psychogenic Alopecia, Kitten Training and Canine Pancreatitis

1 Psychogenic alopecia occurs when normal ____ activity becomes obsessive.

  • Clawing
  • Grooming

    Psychogenic alopecia, or excessive grooming in cats, occurs when normal grooming activity becomes obsessive. Learn more.

  • Playing
  • Sleeping

2 One thing to consider doing with a new kitten is to familiarize it with the carrier.

  • True

    Most cats fight against being put into a carrier because it only happens when someone's about to take them somewhere they don't want to go. That's why it's a really good idea to set up a carrier for your kitten on his first day home, and help him learn to enjoy it. It will make life a lot easier for both of you when you need to travel with your kitty or take him for veterinary appointments. Learn more.

  • False

3 According to a recent study, close to ____ percent of U.S. households own a pet.

  • 86
  • 68
  • 57

    Close to 57 percent of U.S. households owned a pet, with dogs coming in as the most popular pet. Learn more.

  • 24

4 What is the most common cause of acute canine pancreatitis?

  • Eats large quantity of high-fat food

    One of the most common causes of acute canine pancreatitis occurs when a dog eats a large quantity of high-fat food. Learn more.

  • Drinks excessive amount of water
  • Being fed a species-appropriate raw diet
  • Over-Vaccination

5 Which big box pet retailer will phase out all pet foods and treats with artificial colors, flavors and preservatives?

  • PetSmart
  • Pet Valu
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • Petco

    Beginning this month through May, big box retailer Petco will phase out all pet foods and treats with artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Learn more.

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