Weekly Pet Quiz: Heartworms, Encephalitis and Wellness Exam

1Heartworm infections in cats are the same as they are in dogs.

  • True
  • False

    Heartworm infections in cats are uncommon, but when they occur, they present very differently than in dogs. Learn more.

2Encephalitis, which means inflammation of the ______, has now been showing up in dogs according to recent research.

  • Pancreas
  • Jaw
  • Leg
  • Brain

    Recent research from North Carolina State University suggests that dogs can develop the same type of autoimmune encephalitis that humans do. Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain, and it may be accompanied by inflammation of the spinal cord (myelitis) and/or inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). Learn more.

3When looking at animals online, pet owners must be careful to avoid scams or inadvertently supporting puppy mills or unethical breeders.

  • True

    When looking at animals online, pet owners must be careful to avoid scams or inadvertently supporting puppy mills or unethical breeders. Learn more.

  • False

4Studies show that ________ may have a very significant potential effect against a variety of malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, and other chronic conditions.

  • Marijuana
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Curcumin

    Studies show that curcumin may have a very significant potential effect against a variety of malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, and other chronic conditions. Learn more.

  • Carrots

5Which of the following is NOT a common diagnostic test your veterinarian will perform during a wellness exam?

  • Endurance Test

    She or he will also perform diagnostic tests such as a complete blood count, urinalysis, thyroid screen, and others to get a complete picture of your animal companion's health on the inside. Learn more.

  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Count
  • Thyroid Screen

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