Weekly Pet Quiz: Fiber, Treatment Options and Exotic Pets

Analysis by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

1 What percentage of your dog's diet should consist of fiber?

  • 1%
  • 2%
  • 3%
  • 4%

    The canine ancestral diet contains only minimal amounts of fiber or "roughage" (about 4%). Learn more.

2 70% to 80% of cats have _____ by the age of three.

  • Fleas
  • Gum disease

    Too few cat parents are keeping tabs on the health of their kitty's mouth; 70% to 80% of kitties have gum disease by age 3. Learn more.

  • Diabetes
  • Feline leukemia virus

3 Which treatment option has been found to help dogs with anxiety disorders?

  • Opioids
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture

    Veterinarians are also finding that acupuncture in conjunction with other treatment modalities and behavior modification can help dogs with anxiety disorders. Learn more.

  • Massage therapy

4 Which exotic pet requires many hours of human interaction each day and consistent mental stimulation and environmental enrichment?

  • Parrot

    Bigger exotic birds such as parrots are highly intelligent and love to learn, which means they require many hours of human interaction each day and consistent mental stimulation and environmental enrichment. Learn more.

  • Bearded dragon
  • Hedgehog
  • Python

5 The best thing to do when training your dog to walk with a leash is to pull on it.

  • True
  • False

    The No. 1 problem faced by dog walkers is dogs who pull on the leash; this is natural for untrained dogs and you're likely contributing to the problem by pulling back or keeping a tight line. Learn more.

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