Weekly Pet Quiz: Pet Exposure, Nail Trimming and Appetite

1 A recent Swedish study suggests exposure to pets in infancy has a protective effect against _____ later on, and the more pets in the home, the better.

  • Depression
  • Allergies

    A recent Swedish study suggests exposure to pets in infancy has a protective effect against allergies later on, and the more pets in the home, the better. Learn more.

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes

2 A high-fiber diet is best when trying to slim your dog down.

  • True
  • False

    High-fiber diets are not a good tool to achieve weight loss in dogs, because they aren't biologically appropriate and don't provide nourishment at the cellular level. Learn more.

3 What is essential to help stop bleeding when trimming your cat's nails?

  • Ice
  • Witch hazel
  • Styptic powder

    Styptic powder has blood-clotting properties. If you trim a nail too close and draw blood, the powder will immediately stop the bleeding. Learn more.

  • Petroleum jelly

4 Many commercial _____ are made with materials that can be allergenic; they also attract dust mites, to which many itchy dogs are allergic.

  • Pet beds

    Many commercial pet beds are made with materials that can be allergenic; they also attract dust mites, to which many itchy dogs are allergic. Learn more.

  • Pet foods
  • Leashes
  • Pet sweaters

5 What is best to do when your pet's appetite changes?

  • Nothing
  • Force feed
  • Feed only treats
  • Visit your vet

    Make an appointment with your veterinarian if your pet's appetite changes, and make an urgent appointment if the change is very sudden or dramatic. Learn more.

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