Weekly Pet Quiz: Water Consumption, Cat Communication and Behavioral Problems

1 What can be a great tool to help your dog lose weight?

  • Intermittent fasting

    Avoid any weight loss "solution" that involves a processed diet. True intermittent or therapeutic fasting (not Purina's co-opted version) is a great approach for both weight loss and improved overall health in dogs. I believe fasting is the cheapest, most underutilized strategy not only for weight loss, but also for improving health, wellness and longevity in dogs. Learn more.

  • Processed food diet
  • Intermittent calorie restriction
  • Keep the same diet

2 A good general guideline is that a healthy dog should drink between one-half and 1 ____ of water per pound of body weight each day.

  • Gram
  • Ounce

    A good general guideline is that a healthy dog should drink between one-half and 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight each day. Learn more.

  • Pound
  • Kilogram

3 Cats are fairly uncommunicative and hardly send any messages to their owners.

  • True
  • False

    Many cats seem quiet, aloof and bewildering, but here's a fun fact: felines are constantly communicating — just not in the way most humans understand. And as is always the case when comparing cats to dogs, kitties are typically much more subtle in their communication style than their canine counterparts. Learn more.

4 If cats have no way to express their innate desire to _____ they may act out in other ways, leading to behavioral problems.

  • Meow
  • Groom
  • Sleep
  • Hunt

    Cats with no way to express their innate desire to hunt may act out in other ways, leading to behavioral problems. Learn more.

5 ______ are an essential component of your dog's or cat's nutritionally balanced, species-appropriate diet.

  • Carbohydrates
  • Sugar
  • Healthy dietary fats

    Healthy dietary fats are an essential component of your dog's or cat's nutritionally balanced, species-appropriate diet. Learn more.

  • Grains

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