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Weekly Pet Quiz: Arthritis, Flu Transmission and Dog Shedding

1 Over ___ percent of cats age 10 and older have arthritis in at least one joint.

  • 55
  • 60
  • 75
  • 90

    One in four dogs in the U.S. develops osteoarthritis; over 90 percent of kitties age 10 and older have arthritis in at least one joint. Learn more.

2 Cats cannot be trained to perform certain behaviors.

  • True
  • False

    Despite what many people believe, most cats can be trained to perform certain behaviors. Learn more.

3 What is a sign that your dog is in pain?

  • Trembling

    Signs of pain to watch for in your pet include trembling, favoring a leg, crouching and excessive panting. Learn more.

  • Vomiting
  • Drooling
  • Sleeping excessively

4 Although it is rare, human-to-pet flu transmission can happen.

  • True

    While not common, human-to-pet flu transmission, known as "reverse zoonosis," can happen. Learn more.

  • False

5 What is NOT recommended to manage your dog's shedding?

  • Feed a diet rich in essential fatty acids
  • Brushing them regularly
  • Shaving their coat

    Some owners of heavy shedders decide to shave their dog's coat off during the spring and summer months. This isn't a solution I recommend. Learn more.

  • Providing a stress-free environment

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