Weekly Pet Quiz: Hoarders, Depressed Dog and Service Animals

1 The definition of an animal hoarder doesn't involve a specific number of animals, but rather the lack of sufficient care of those animals.

  • True

    Interestingly, the definition of an animal hoarder doesn't involve a specific number of animals, but rather the lack of sufficient care of those animals. As veterinary publication dvm360 explains, someone with 20 cats who's able to meet all their needs is not considered a hoarder, but a person with 7 cats who can't provide a minimum level of care, is. Learn more.

  • False

2 Contrary to what many people believe, dogs (and cats) can and do get __________, but when it occurs in your pet, it isn't usually as straightforward as it is when it happens to a human.

  • Sunburns
  • Food poisoning

    Contrary to what many people believe, dogs (and cats) can and do get food poisoning, but when it occurs in your pet, it isn't usually as straightforward as it is when it happens to a human. Learn more.

  • Sprains
  • Dizzy

3 What is one way to help a depressed dog?

  • Nothing
  • Change mealtimes
  • Distractions with healthy, fun activities

    Tips to help a depressed dog include keeping daily routines and mealtimes consistent, distracting her with healthy, fun activities, and offering natural remedies as needed. Learn more.

  • Dogs don't get depressed

4 Any breed of dog can be a service animal, as well as miniature horses.

  • True

    Any breed of dog can be a service animal, as can miniature horses. Learn more.

  • False

5 What should you avoid doing if your dog is shy?

  • Obedience and trick training
  • Frequent play sessions
  • Lots of exercise
  • Tying them outside a public place

    Things you should avoid subjecting your shy dog to include tying him outside a public place while you go inside, and forcing him to interact with people, other dogs, or in situations that make him fearful. Learn more.

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