Weekly Pet Quiz: Lungworm Infection, Cold Dogs and Travel Safety

1 Which animal is at highest risk to be diagnosed with lungworm infection?

  • Indoor cats
  • Pets roaming freely outdoors

    Pets allowed to roam freely outdoors are at highest risk to get lungworm infection, including those who hunt and eat prey or drink from ponds or free standing water. Learn more.

  • Horses
  • Guinea pig

2 Stray cats have lived with people at some point of their lives. While feral cats are typically born in the wild and live in the wild.

  • True 

    Stray cats have at some point lived with people. These kitties have been separated from their humans somehow and are homeless, but if they haven’t been on the loose for too long, they can still be approached and handled.

    Feral cats, on the other hand, are what we term “wild.” Technically they are domesticated cats that have reverted to an untamed or free-living state. Most feral cats are born in the wild, though a small percentage may be strays that for whatever reason reverted to wildness over time. Learn more.

  • False

3 Which type of dog usually gets cold faster?

  • Double-coated dogs
  • Large dogs
  • Small dogs

    Small dogs have a greater surface area to volume ratio, meaning they have more skin (as compared to their “innards”) through which heat escapes. All that to say, the average little dog gets colder faster than the average large dog. Learn more.

  • Overweight dogs

4 The ingestion of _____ is one of the most common claims made to pet insurance companies.

  • Poop
  • Chocolate
  • Raw meat
  • Foreign objects

    The ingestion of foreign objects is one of the most common claims made to pet insurance companies. Learn more.

5 When taking your pet on a(n) _____ it is recommended to put them into a crate, carrier or secure harness for their safety as well as yours.

  • Road trip

    More and more pet parents these days are bringing their four-legged family members on road trips. For everyone’s safety, especially your pet’s, it’s important to secure him or her with a preferably crash tested harness, travel crate or travel carrier. Learn more.

  • Boat
  • Airplane
  • Train

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