Weekly Pet Quiz: Germy Pet Items, Pet Kisses and Processed Pet Food

1 Which pet items were found to contain the most germs?

  • Beds
  • Crates
  • Food and water bowls

    A recent small study of 22 family homes revealed that pet bowls are the fourth most germ-infested item found in households with dogs and cats. Learn more.

  • Chew toys

2 For healthy people with healthy pets, there's generally little to no health risk accepting kisses from your pet.

  • True

    For healthy people with healthy pets, there’s generally little to no health risk in accepting doggy kisses. Learn more.

  • False

3 Most cases of _____ are transmitted in facilities where lots of dogs are housed in close quarters.

  • Ear infection
  • Kennel cough

    Most cases of kennel cough are transmitted in facilities where lots of dogs are housed in close quarters. Learn more.

  • Heartworm
  • Cancer

4 How many hours do most dogs sleep for in a 24-hour day?

  • 1 to 2
  • 6 to 8
  • 9 to 11
  • 12 to 14

    Most dogs sleep for 12 to 14 hours out of a 24-hour day. Learn more.

5 When was processed pet food introduced to the public?

  • 1900s
  • 1950s
  • 1920s

    Processed pet food has only been around since the 1920s. Prior to that, the diet of most dogs and cats was raw meat and table scraps, plus whatever food they hunted for themselves. Learn more.

  • 1970s

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