Weekly pet quiz – Allergies, parasites and dog age

1 If your dog or cat has seasonal allergies, where does the condition typically manifest?

  • Throat
  • Ears
  • Skin

    If your dog or cat has seasonal allergies, the condition will typically manifest in the skin rather than the eyes, ears, nose and throat as it does in humans. Learn more.

  • Eyes

2 Make an appointment with your veterinarian if your dog's ______ habits change, and make an urgent appointment if the change is very sudden or dramatic.

  • Sleeping
  • Eating

    Make an appointment with your veterinarian if your dog's eating habits change, and make an urgent appointment if the change is very sudden or dramatic. Learn more.

  • Playing
  • Tail Wagging

3 Outdoor cats are three times as likely to contract infectious parasites than indoor cats.

  • True

    The results of a recent study present a "surprise" conclusion: outdoor cats are three times as likely to contract infectious parasites than indoor cats. Learn more.

  • False

4 At what age is a dog considered to be a senior?

  • 1 to 2 years
  • 3 to 5 years
  • 5 to 6 years
  • 7 to 9 years

    Generally speaking, a dog is considered to be a senior when she reaches 7 to 9 years of age. Learn more.

5 _______ can invade your pet's body through any opening, and once inside they can create abscesses, damage tissue, cause infection and can potentially be lethal.

  • Millet
  • Poaceae
  • Rye
  • Foxtails

    Foxtails can invade your pet's body through any opening, and once inside they can create abscesses, damage tissue, cause infection and can potentially be lethal. Learn more.

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