Weekly Pet Quiz: Poisoning, High Blood Pressure and Dog Ownership

1 ______ poisoning has been on the rise and is creating a potentially lethal situation for pets.

  • Pesticide
  • Marijuana

    Now that marijuana use is legal in a growing number of states, pot-related calls to pet poison hotlines have gone through the roof. The availability of edibles like brownies, coupled with significantly higher THC levels in today's marijuana plants, is creating a potentially lethal situation for pets — dogs in particular. Learn more.

  • Motor oil
  • Lead

2 What can be done to detect high blood pressure in cats before symptoms appear?

  • Blood test
  • Urinalysis
  • Eye test

    An eye test that can potentially help identify high blood pressure early is the ocular fundic exam. Learn more.

  • Oral exam

3 Recent scientific research has found that dog ownership can help us live longer, relieve stress, encourage more physical activity and add structure to our day.

  • True

    Scientific studies are now confirming what we already knew or at least suspected about the benefits of canine companionship. Among recent research findings are that dogs may help us live longer, relieve feelings of stress, encourage us to be more physically active and add structure to our day. Learn more.

  • False

4 Dogs visiting _____ should be well-behaved and obey basic commands.

  • The vet
  • The beach
  • Bookstores
  • Dog parks

    Dogs visiting dog parks should be well-behaved and obey basic commands; dogs who are shy, anxious or fearful may not do well in a dog park setting. Learn more.

5 Which medication is the most common involved in pet poisonings?

  • Antidepressants

    NSAIDs, acetaminophen and antidepressants are among the most common medications involved in pet poisonings. Learn more.

  • Benzodiazepines
  • Stimulants
  • Antipsychotics

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