AHS 110 - Cat Nutrition

23 Questions | Total Attempts: 37

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Some questions pulled from lectures 14 and 14b on cats


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Taurine is used in the digestion of _______ as taurocholic acid.
  • 2. 
    Cats have a/an _________ urea synthesis and a/an ______ urea excretion.
    • A. 

      Increased, decreased

    • B. 

      Decreased, increased

    • C. 

      Increased, increased

    • D. 

      Decreased, decreased

  • 3. 
    Cat urine is generally more ________ because of increased amounts of CO2 production and loss in their urine.
    • A. 

      Acidic

    • B. 

      Alkaline

    • C. 

      Neutral

  • 4. 
    What is the process called that cats have evolved in order to synthesize new glucose from amino acids? ______________
  • 5. 
    Taurine deficiencies are characterized by:
    • A. 

      Reduced/damaged eyesight

    • B. 

      Muscle atrophy

    • C. 

      Seizures

    • D. 

      Tachycardia

  • 6. 
    Cats need an all meat diet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Animal fat is a good dietary source of:
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Vitamin A

    • C. 

      Vitamin D

    • D. 

      Linoleic Acid

    • E. 

      Ascorbic Acid

    • F. 

      Linolenic Acid

    • G. 

      Arachidonic Acid

  • 8. 
    Unlike dogs, cats cannot make Vitamin A from beta-carotene. Therefore, they must be fed pure vitamin A from ingredients or supplements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Cats can make nicotinic acid/niacin from tryptophan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Select all that are true about cat nutrition.
    • A. 

      Greater requirement for taurine.

    • B. 

      Do not need linoleic or arachidonic acid.

    • C. 

      Need linoleic and arachidonic acid.

    • D. 

      Cannot make vitamin A from beta-carotene.

    • E. 

      Can make vitamin A from beta-carotene.

    • F. 

      Can make niacin from tryptophan.

    • G. 

      Cannot make niacin from tryptophan.

    • H. 

      Need more pyridoxine (B6) in their diet.

    • I. 

      Require an all meat diet.

  • 11. 
    Because cats have more concentrated urine, they are adapted to use greater amounts of water than other animals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    In cats, what type of crystal is associated with elevated levels of ammonia, magnesium, and phosphorous?
    • A. 

      Calcium oxalate

    • B. 

      Struvite/Triple Phosphate

    • C. 

      Uric acid

    • D. 

      Ammonium biurate

    • E. 

      Magnesium oxide

  • 13. 
    Struvite crystals (triple phosphate) account for _______% of cases of feline urinary tract blockages.
    • A. 

      20-30%

    • B. 

      10-15%

    • C. 

      70-90%

    • D. 

      60-70%

  • 14. 
    Urinary obstruction can be prevented by:
    • A. 

      A diet with no more protein than necessary

    • B. 

      One large meal a day

    • C. 

      Free-feeding

    • D. 

      Plenty of fresh water

    • E. 

      Clean litter box

    • F. 

      Diet high in calcium

  • 15. 
    _______ urine is more likely to form struvite crystals. ______ urine is more likely to form calcium oxalate crystals
    • A. 

      Alkaline, Acidic

    • B. 

      Alkaline, Alkaline

    • C. 

      Acidic, Alkaline

    • D. 

      Acidic, Acidic

  • 16. 
    Solid food should slowly be introduced to kittens around weeks _______
    • A. 

      2-3

    • B. 

      3-4

    • C. 

      4-5

    • D. 

      5-6

  • 17. 
    Gestation period of the queen is around _______ days.
    • A. 

      70-80

    • B. 

      63-65

    • C. 

      52-54

  • 18. 
    Senior formulations will have  BETTER protein quality, LOWER fiber, and LOWER mineral load.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Which endocrinopathy is NOT likely in cats.
    • A. 

      Hypothyroidism

    • B. 

      Hyperthyroidism

    • C. 

      Hypoadrenocorticism

    • D. 

      Hyperadrenocorticism

  • 20. 
    Purebreds are 2x more likely than crossbreeds to develop obesity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Are male or female cats more likely to become obese?
    • A. 

      Males

    • B. 

      Females

  • 22. 
    Nutritional treatment of kidney disease is characterized by an INCREASE in protein, and a DECREASE in salts and minerals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Diabetic diets are generally ______ fiber, and _______ carb.
    • A. 

      High, low

    • B. 

      Low, high

    • C. 

      Low, low

    • D. 

      High, high

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