Tail Blazers' Healthy Pet Quiz

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Learn some helpful tips to keep your dog or cat healthy and be entered to WIN one of our Whole Health Pet Prize Packs! Grand prize valued at over $1800! Ends June 15, 2012. This quiz is NOT a replacement for vet care or advice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following ingredients are harmful (non species-appropriate) to your dog or cat and should never be found in your pet’s DAILY food?
    • A. 

      Acidophilus, DHA

    • B. 

      Selenium, carnitine, taurine

    • C. 

      Wheat, corn, soy

    • D. 

      Chicken, beef, lamb

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT correct:
    • A. 

      80-90% of pets over age 2 have some varying degree dental disease and can lead to gum, heart, liver problems and even death

    • B. 

      Dry pet food cleans teeth

    • C. 

      Raw bones, raw food diet and natural dental supplements help reduce plaque build up and therefore dental disease

    • D. 

      Symptoms of dental problems in a dog or cat can include a yellow-brown tartar at gum line and persistent bad breath

  • 3. 
    Mental exercise can be just as physically tiring as physical exercise.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Domestic dogs and grey wolves have DNA that varies by less than 1%. This is significant because:
    • A. 

      Wolves wish they could eat grocery store dog food that is full of preservatives, colours and non-healthy ingredients, like so many domestic dogs do

    • B. 

      Food that is marketed towards dog guardians, is also marketed towards wolves: The foods with the “healthy” looking packaging, as well as pictures of hearty vegetables and meat (but actually do NOT contain species appropriate foods and/or have poor quality ingredients)

    • C. 

      It is one major clue as to why dogs do so well on a raw food diet – it is their “natural” diet, just like wolves in the wild consume

    • D. 

      It is not significant

  • 5. 
    Cats are carnivores. This means:
    • A. 

      That any food with a cat on the bag will be health-promoting

    • B. 

      They should eat healthy dog food

    • C. 

      Their food should contain mostly vegetables and grains

    • D. 

      That they should eat meat, and their food should comprise of mostly meat

  • 6. 
    Signs your pet might be SURVIVING instead of THRIVING are:
    • A. 

      Dull coat

    • B. 

      Lack of energy

    • C. 

      Chronic itching

    • D. 

      Digestive issues (chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas, vomiting)

    • E. 

      Persistent bad breath

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    It is better to feed just one diet to your cat or dog, and not introduce new foods.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The benefits of regular grooming for your pet include:
    • A. 

      Prevents matts which are expensive and painful to remove

    • B. 

      Helping reduce shedding and hairballs

    • C. 

      Early detection of lumps and bumps, which can be crucial to a quick recovery

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following ingredients is necessary for optimal organ function and missing from all dry foods?
    • A. 

      Sufficient Moisture

    • B. 

      Yeast

    • C. 

      Corn

    • D. 

      Vitamin C

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are common pet food MYTHS: (select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Raw diets can make your animal sick

    • B. 

      All bones are dangerous

    • C. 

      All “prescription” foods are quality foods

    • D. 

      Meat ingredients are healthy for cats and dogs

  • 11. 
    BONUS QUESTION: One thing I would like to do to improve my dog or cat’s health, and ultimately improve their longevity is:
    • A. 

      Evaluate their food to see if it contains unhealthy ingredients and consider a new food, or consider switching from a dry food to a wet food

    • B. 

      More exercise

    • C. 

      Improve mental stimulation (eg: puzzles)

    • D. 

      Improve their grooming regime

    • E. 

      Other

    • F. 

      I think I am doing all that I can to keep my pet mentally and physically healthy!