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Weekly Pet Quiz: Diabetic Cats, Pet Pigs and Dog Sniffers

1 Small breed dogs need a special diet simply because they are small.

  • True
  • False

    The processed pet food industry wants you to believe your small breed dog needs a special diet simply because he's small. Smaller size kibble, smaller packages, and clever product names are designed to appeal to small dog parents, but the reality is these diets are often identical to formulas marketed for bigger dogs. Learn more.

2 Cats - especially diabetic cats - should not be fed kibble; calories from carbs should compromise less than ___ of total daily calories.

  • 10%

    Cats — especially diabetic cats — should not be fed kibble; calories from carbs should comprise less than 10% of total daily calories. Learn more.

  • 15%
  • 20%
  • 25%

3 How has the condition Chiari-like malformation (CM) come to be?

  • Kibble
  • Vaccines
  • Selective breeding

    CM is primarily the result of selective (deliberate) breeding to achieve a certain look, with the result that dogs with the condition have brains that are too large for their skulls. Learn more.

  • Spay and neutering

4 It's estimated that ___ of pigs adopted as pets in the U.S. end up being taken to a rescue when they become too large for their owners to handle.

  • 60%
  • 70%
  • 80%
  • 90%

    It's estimated that 90% of pigs adopted as pets in the U.S. end up being taken to a rescue when they become too large for their owners to handle. Learn more.

5 You should allow your canine companion to spend some time sniffing outdoors daily.

  • True

    Because dogs learn about the world by following their noses, it's very important to allow your canine companion to spend some time sniffing outdoors each day. Learn more.

  • False