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Weekly Pet Quiz: Aggressive Cat, Dog Ownership and Poisoning

1 If your cat expresses aggressive behavior, it is important to visit your veterinarian to make sure that it isn't the result of an underlying health problem.

  • True

    It's important to visit your veterinarian to ensure your cat's aggressive behavior isn't the result of an underlying health problem. Learn more.

  • False

2 _________ is a genetic, progressive condition in dogs that usually affects both eye; the condition rarely occurs in cats.

  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Brachycephalic syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Corneal dystrophy

    Corneal dystrophy is a genetic, progressive condition in dogs that usually affects both eyes; the condition rarely occurs in cats. Learn more.

3 Dog ownership is associated with a ____ lower risk of dying from any cause, compared to not owning a dog.

  • 5%
  • 10%
  • 24%

    Dog ownership is associated with a 24% lower risk of dying from any cause, compared to not owning a dog. Learn more.

  • 40%

4 It is okay to get a pet for your child even they aren't ready, willing, and able to care for an animal.

  • True
  • False

    Kids and pets just seem to go together, but it's very important to ensure your child is ready, willing, and able to care for an animal before deciding what type of pet to bring home. Learn more.

5 The growing popularity of which product is leading to a rise in the number of pet poisoning?

  • Indoor plants
  • Vaping/E-cigarette products

    As the popularity of vaping increases, veterinarians are seeing a rise in the number of pets poisoned by liquids used in e-cigarettes, in particular, nicotine and THC. Learn more.

  • Bean bag chairs
  • Organic food

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