Trends Extra Quiz: What do you know about pet obesity?
"Spaying or neutering causes obesity."
"If Fido waddles, he’s fat."
"Obesity is natural as pets age and grow less active."
Question 1: What are the risk factors for obesity?
Question 2: What is the normal body fat composition for an adult dog 8 to 10 years of age?
Question 3: Obese dogs and cats are more at risk for which condition?
Question 4: How is obesity diagnosed?
b) Clinical inspection looking for body weight and body condition score
c) Radiographs and thyroid tests
d) All of the above
Question 5: Is surgery an option for weight loss in an animal?
Question 6: Why are unbalanced weight reduction programs harmful?
b) Animals do not consume enough calories
c) They may produce deficiency states that can cause illness or death
d) Fiber makes no difference in a diet
Question 7: What type of diet is best to help cats lose weight?
b) Low-carbohydrate diet
c) High-fiber/high-carbohydrate diet
d) High-protein/high-fiber diet
Question 8: When is an animal obese?
b) When it reaches 10% excess body weight
c) When it reaches 15% excess body weight
d) When it reaches 30% excess body weight
Question 9: Can obesity be prevented?
Question 10: Who is responsible for helping the animal lose weight?