Weekly pet quiz: DCM in dogs, cats with asthma and exercise

1 What is the biggest contributor in the increase of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs?

  • Crossbreeding
  • Protein deficiency in food

    While there are likely several nutritional factors in play in the cases of DCM currently under investigation, protein deficiency is likely the biggest contributor. Learn more.

  • Lack of exercise
  • Sharing table food

2 What percentage of cats in the U.S. have asthma?

  • 1% to 5%

    Estimates are that 1% to 5% of cats in the U.S. have asthma. Learn more.

  • 10% to 15%
  • 20% to 25%
  • 30% to 35%

3 The biggest danger for dogs on hot summer days is the risk of overheating leading to heatstroke.

  • True

    The biggest danger on hot summer days is the risk of overheating leading to heatstroke. Learn more.

  • False

4 Some dog trainers believe dogs may present you with a(n) ________ as a way to please you — the leader of the social unit.

  • Animal they caught
  • Stick
  • Favorite toy

    Some dog trainers believe dogs may present you with a favorite toy as a way to please you — the leader of their social unit. Learn more.

  • Bowl

5 Dogs should get a minimum of ____ minutes of sustained heart-thumping exercise a minimum of three times a week.

  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20

    Dogs should get a minimum of 20 minutes of sustained heart-thumping exercise a minimum of three times a week; most dogs can benefit from longer, more frequent sessions. Learn more.

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