Nzva Quiz - Weight Management

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most common cause of pet obesity?
    • A. 

      Excessive calorie intake

    • B. 

      Ad lib feeding (ie food available all the time)

    • C. 

      Reduced energy expenditure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Secondary diseases that may develop as a result of obesity include:
    • A. 

      Diabetes mellitus

    • B. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • C. 

      Chronic renal disease

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 3. 
    Predisposing factors for obesity include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Neutering

    • B. 

      Breed

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following does NOT explain what the word ‘satiety’ means?
    • A. 

      A feeling of fullness

    • B. 

      The opposite of hungry

    • C. 

      Desire to eat

    • D. 

      Satisfied

  • 5. 
    Please select the incorrect answer. High protein diets:
    • A. 

      Provide a feeling of fullness

    • B. 

      Maintain lean muscle mass

    • C. 

      Provide less net energy than carbohydrates

    • D. 

      Cause an increase stool volume compared to high fibre diets

  • 6. 
    L-Carnitine facilitates transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria of cells and is a            nutrient that can help weight loss. L carnitine is a:
    • A. 

      Amino acid

    • B. 

      Protein

    • C. 

      Carbohydrate

    • D. 

      Vitamin

  • 7. 
    Nutrients added to the Satiety Diets that provide joint support include
    • A. 

      Beet pulp

    • B. 

      Glucosamine

    • C. 

      Chondroitin

    • D. 

      B and C

  • 8. 
    There is a strong correlation between obesity and the development of uroliths.  What does the S/O Index on the Satiety Canine wet, Satiety Canine small dog & Satiety Feline diets mean?
    • A. 

      The diet will promote a urinary environment unfavourable for the formation of struvite and calcium oxalate crystals

    • B. 

      The diet promotes a high urinary pH

    • C. 

      The diet promotes dissolution of struvite and calcium oxalate uroliths

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Fish oil is added to all of the Satiety diets as an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids.  How is EPA/DHA supplementation beneficial in obese pets?
    • A. 

      Fish oil enhances the palatability of the diet

    • B. 

      Has an anti-inflammatory effect

    • C. 

      Helps to increase hair growth

    • D. 

      Helps to reduce the risk of brittle hair

  • 10. 
    Why should a hypocaloric diet such as the Satiety diets be used rather than just reducing the portion size of the pet’s regular diet?  Select the incorrect answer:
    • A. 

      Ensures correct amounts of essential nutrients are being provided for the pet despite calorie reduction

    • B. 

      Meal volume remains the same due to reduced caloric density of the diet

    • C. 

      Low protein high carbohydrate content is key to weight loss

    • D. 

      More successful weight loss is achieved through reducing calorie density

  • 11. 
    Worldwide, it is suggested that what percentage of dogs and cats presented at veterinary clinics are overweight or obese?
    • A. 

      45-55%

    • B. 

      15-30%

    • C. 

      5-10%

    • D. 

      10-15%

  • 12. 
    Please select the incorrect answer. Obese animals can be at risk of the following conditions:
    • A. 

      Diabetes Mellitus

    • B. 

      Increased surgical and anaesthetic risk

    • C. 

      Renal failure

    • D. 

      Arthritis

  • 13. 
    Please select the incorrect answer. Neutering is recommended because:
    • A. 

      It increases the lifespan of pets

    • B. 

      To prevent unwanted kittens and puppies

    • C. 

      It helps to prevent obesity

    • D. 

      It helps to prevent conditions such as pyometra, mammary and prostate cancers

  • 14. 
    Please select the incorrect answer. During puppy and kitten checkups, you can help owners prevent their pets from getting fat by:
    • A. 

      Advising owners to feed their pet’s free choice (ad libitum)

    • B. 

      Advising owners on how much they should be feeding their pets

    • C. 

      Advising owners of the amount of extra calories that treats provide

    • D. 

      Advising owners of the conditions that obese animals can be at risk of developing (e.g. diabetes etc)

  • 15. 
    Please select the incorrect answer. Ways to encourage cats to exercise include:
    • A. 

      Hiding food

    • B. 

      Keeping cat inside a small room

    • C. 

      Providing special toys

    • D. 

      Make the cat walk upstairs to get food

  • 16. 
    A Body Condition Score of 8 out of 9 means:
    • A. 

      The animal is underweight

    • B. 

      The animal is the ideal weight

    • C. 

      The animal is obese

    • D. 

      The animal is malnourished

  • 17. 
    Royal Canin Urinary S/O moderate calorie feline pouches:
    • A. 

      Dissolve struvite crystals and uroliths

    • B. 

      Assist with weight management of overweight and obese cats with urinary issues

    • C. 

      Are ideal for cats with Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Many Royal Canin diets include the “S/O Index. The S/O Index indicates that:
    • A. 

      The diet will promote a urinary environment unfavourable to the development of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystal formation

    • B. 

      The diet will prevent cystitis in both dogs and cats

    • C. 

      The diet has been specially formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of small dogs

    • D. 

      The diet will dissolve and prevent the occurrence of all types of urinary stones

  • 19. 
    Please select the incorrect answer. Sometimes weight loss programs fail because:
    • A. 

      Owners give in to pets begging for food

    • B. 

      Other family members/neighbours feeding the pet and hence increased calorie intake

    • C. 

      Not able to stop giving the pet treats

    • D. 

      Obese and overweight animals cannot ever lose weight

  • 20. 
    Please select the incorrect answer. Things to do during a weight loss clinic include:
    • A. 

      Work out an exercise regime for the pet

    • B. 

      Determine target weight for pet

    • C. 

      Reiterate to the owner the necessity to feed only the specified caloric amount of the prescribed diet and nothing else to be fed to the pet

    • D. 

      Instruct the owner that weight loss in pets will occur very quickly

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