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Weekly Pet Quiz: Dog Walkers, Negative Behaviors and Ear Problems

1 Dog walkers tend to be more active overall than people without dogs and are in better physical shape than people who walk with other people.

  • True

    Dog walkers tend to be more active overall than people without dogs and are in better physical shape than people who walk with other people. Learn more.

  • False

2 _____ cats tend to engage in negative behaviors, including general nutty or wild behavior; chasing their tails or human ankles; continually knocking items off tables, counters or shelves; excessive vocalization; and attention-seeking behavior.

  • Male
  • Hairless
  • Bored

    Bored cats tend to engage in negative behaviors, including general nutty or wild behavior; chasing their tails or human ankles; continually knocking items off tables, counters or shelves; excessive vocalization; and attention-seeking behavior (being intentionally annoying). Learn more.

  • Obese

3 What is recommended to prevent your dog from developing ear problems?

  • Nothing
  • Regular cleanings

    Preventing ear problems in your dog requires regular, often daily ear checks and cleaning to ensure the ear canal is always clean and dry. Learn more.

  • Highly processed food
  • Only your vet should check their ears

4 Which of the following is safe for dogs to eat?

  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Onions
  • Apple

    Grapes, raisins and onions are examples of foods that are not safe for dogs. Dogs can benefit from eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables, including apples, Brussels sprouts, green beans, watermelon, berries and much more. Learn more.

5 All cats and dogs get along, there is no need to monitor their interactions.

  • True
  • False

    Not all dogs and cats can get along. Many can, but some, depending on their temperament, socialization, confidence levels, past experiences, predatory drive, age and more, will never be friends.

    That's why, when introducing a new cat to a home with a dog, or vice versa, you should never assume you can simply put them together and let them work things out for themselves. This approach will cause stress levels to skyrocket (including yours), even in a best-case scenario. Learn more.

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