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Weekly Pet Quiz: Training Treats, Obese Cat and Senior Dog

1 When you use training treats, be sure they don't account for more than ______ of your dog's daily food intake.

  • 10% to 15%

    When you use training treats, be sure they don't account for more than 10% to 15% of your dog's daily food intake; it's best to use fresh human foods or species-appropriate homemade treats. Learn more.

  • 20% to 25%
  • 30% to 35%
  • 40% to 45%

2 An automatic feeder is the best way to help your overweight cat slim down.

  • True
  • False

    If your cat is overweight or obese and you're looking for ways to help him slim down, an automatic feeder is probably not the answer. Automatic feeders require the use of kibble, which is the last thing too-heavy kitties should be eating. Learn more.

3 According to a recent study, what happens when you spay/neuter large and giant breed dogs?

  • Their cancer risk decreases
  • Nothing happens
  • They live longer
  • Their cancer risk increases

    Studies show that spaying/neutering large and giant breed dogs increases the risk for many diseases, including several types of canine cancer. Learn more.

4 Around what age is a dog considered to be a "senior"?

  • Three
  • Five
  • Seven

    For purposes of health care, dogs are considered "senior" at around the age of 7. Learn more.

  • Nine

5 Pulse crops such as fava beans contain substances pets' bodies can't digest.

  • True

    In addition to the DCM connection, there are many other reasons pulse crops such as fava beans don't belong in dog and cat food, e.g., they contain substances pets' bodies can't digest, that also interfere with mineral absorption. Learn more.

  • False

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