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Weekly Pet Quiz: Dog Training, Cat Chin Acne and Shedding

1 Over half the dogs and cats in the U.S. are ____, and their humans' bad habits are to blame.

  • Blind
  • Fat

    Over half the dogs and cats in the U.S. are fat, and their humans’ bad habits are to blame. Learn more.

  • Ill-behaved
  • Antisocial

2 Your dog does not need ongoing socialization and obedience training throughout its life.

  • True
  • False

    Overlooking the need for ongoing socialization and obedience training throughout a dog’s life is another way in which pet parents inadvertently create problems for their pet. Learn more.

3 What is a recommended treatment option for cat chin acne?

  • Leaving it alone
  • Squeeze or remove blackheads
  • Disinfecting problem area

    I recommend disinfecting the problem area with either dilute povidone iodine (Betadine) or a gentle, organic soap on a daily basis. Learn more.

  • A bath

4 All dogs shed, including hypoallergenic breeds.

  • True

    The truth is that all dogs shed, including so-called hypoallergenic breeds. Some breeds naturally shed more than others. The time of year, a warm versus cool climate, grooming habits and stress also influence shedding. Learn more.

  • False

5 _____ is necessary for your dog to properly chew and swallow food, and it contains enzymes that start the digestion process when your dog eats a meal.

  • A clean bowl
  • A small portion
  • Water
  • Saliva

    Saliva is necessary for your dog to properly chew and swallow her food, and it contains enzymes that start the digestion process when your dog eats a meal. Learn more.