Weekly Pet Quiz: Training Mistakes, Feuding Felines and Food Storage

1 One common mistake pet parents make is in how they give treat rewards during training sessions - either too often, or not at all.

  • True

    One common mistake pet parents make is in how they give treat rewards during training sessions — either too often, or not at all. Learn more.

  • False

2 What is the primary symptom of feline lower urinary tract disease?

  • Vomiting
  • Aggression
  • Urinating outside litterbox

    The primary symptom of FLUTD is urinating outside the litterbox. Learn more.

  • Lethargy

3 If your dog suddenly collapses it is not an emergency.

  • True
  • False

    When a dog collapses, it means he experiences a sudden loss of strength that causes him to fall and not be able to get back up. If a collapsed dog also loses consciousness, he has fainted. Either of these situations is an emergency, even if your dog recovers quickly and seems normal again within seconds or minutes of the collapse. Learn more.

4 What can help feuding felines call a truce?

  • Isolate them
  • Feed them at the same time
  • Nothing
  • Catnip

    Kitties who don't get along may view each other in a friendlier light while under the influence of catnip — and the ceasefire has been known to hold after the effects of the nepetalactone wear off. Learn more.

5 If you feed your pet kibble, it is best to use the food within ___ days of opening.

  • 14
  • 30

    An unsealed bag of pet food stored in a warm pantry or garage can be a recipe for disaster. After opening, if dry pet food is allowed to sit in its original packaging in a humid, warm area of your home, the potential for rapid bacterial and fungal growth is high. It's best to store kibble in its original packaging, sealed at the top and then stored in an airtight container in the freezer. Ideally, use food within 30 days of opening. Learn more.

  • 60
  • 90

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