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Pet Trivia Questions and Answers

Trivia quiz with questions about pets

 

Pet Trivia Questions and Answers

What is a pet?
A: A pet is an animal kept primarily for a person's company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal.

Popular pets are often noted for their what?
A: Attractive appearances, intelligence, and relatable personalities.

Two of the most popular pets are what?
A: Dogs and cats.

A cat lover is known as a what?
A: An ailurophile.

A dog lover is known as a what?
A: A cynophile.

Small pets may be grouped together as what?
A: Pocket pets.

The equine and bovine group includes the what?
A: Largest companion animals.

 
Pets provide their owners with what benefits?
A: Physical and emotional.

Walking a dog can provide both the human and the dog with what?
A: Exercise, fresh air, and social interaction.

Pets can give companionship to people who are living how?
A: Alone.

Pets are beneficial to elderly adults who do not have what?
A: Adequate social interaction with other people.

There is a medically approved class of therapy animals, mostly dogs or cats, that are brought to visit whom?
A: Confined humans, such as children in hospitals or elders in nursing homes.

Pet therapy utilizes trained animals and handlers to achieve what?
A: Specific physical, social, cognitive or emotional goals with patients.

Some scholars, ethicists and animal rights organizations have raised concerns over keeping pets because of what?
A: The lack of autonomy and objectification of nonhuman animals.

 
There are approximately how many pet cats in the United States?
A: 86.4 million

Approximately how many pet dogs are there in the United States?
A: 78.2 million.

A United States 2007–2008 survey showed that dog-owning households outnumbered what?
A: Those owning cats, but that the total number of pet cats was higher than that of dogs.

In 2013, pets outnumbered children by how much?
A: Four to one in the United States.

For a small to medium-size dog, how much is the total cost over the dog's lifetime?
A: About $7,240 to $12,700.

For an indoor cat, what would the total cost be over the cat's lifetime?
A: About $8,620 to $11,275.

The most common reasons for not owning a pet are what?
A: Lack of time, lack of suitable housing, and lack of ability to care for the pet when traveling.

 
The latest survey done by Colin Siren of Ipsos Reid estimates that there are how many cats and dogs in Canada?
A: 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs.

The survey also shows that what percentage of Canadian households have a dog?
A: 35%.

What percentage have a cat?
A: 38%.

In China, spending on domestic animals has grown from an estimated $3.12 billion in 2010 to how much in 2018?
A: $25 billion.

The Chinese people own how many dogs?
A: 51 million.

How many cats?
A: 41 million cats.

In China, pet owners often prefer to source “what”, internationally?
A: Pet food.

 
A 2007 survey by the University of Bristol found what percentage of UK households owned cats?
A: 26%.

What percentage of UK households owned dogs?
A: 31%.

The survey also found that 47.2% of households with a cat had at least one what?
A: Person educated to degree level, compared with 38.4% of homes with dogs.

According to a survey promoted by Italian family associations in 2009, it is estimated that there are approximately how many pets in Italy?
A: 45 million.

Keeping animals as pets may be detrimental to their what?
A: Their health if certain requirements are not met.

An important issue is inappropriate what?
A: Feeding, which may produce clinical effects.

The consumption of “what”, by dogs, for example, may prove fatal?
A: Chocolate or grapes.

 
Certain species of houseplants can also prove what?
A: Toxic if consumed by pets.

Examples include philodendrons and Easter lilies which can cause what?
A: Severe kidney damage to cats.

Poinsettias, begonias, and aloe vera can do what?
A: Can sicken or, in extreme cases, kill dogs.

House pets, particularly dogs and cats in industrialized societies, are also highly susceptible to what?
A: Obesity.

Overweight pets have been shown to be at a higher risk of developing what?
A: Diabetes, liver problems, joint pain, kidney failure, and cancer.

Lack of exercise and high-caloric diets are considered to be what?
A: The primary contributors to pet obesity.

Animal company can help people to preserve acceptable levels of happiness despite what?
A: The presence of mood symptoms like anxiety or depression.

 
Having a pet may also help people achieve health goals, such as what?
A: Lowered blood pressure, or mental goals, such as decreased stress.

There is evidence that having a pet can help a person lead what?
A: A longer, healthier life.

In a 1986 study of 92 people hospitalized for coronary ailments, within a year 11 of the 29 patients without pets had died, compared to what?
A: Only 3 of the 52 patients who had pets.

Having pet(s) was shown to significantly reduce what?
A: Triglycerides, and thus heart disease risk, in the elderly.

A study by the National Institute of Health found that people who owned dogs were less likely to what?
A: Die as a result of a heart attack than those who didn’t own one.

There is some evidence that pets may have a therapeutic effect in what type of cases?
A: Dementia cases.

Other studies have shown that for the elderly, good health may be a what?
A: A requirement for having a pet, and not a result.

 
Dogs trained to be guide dogs can help people with what?
A: Vision impairment.

People residing in a long-term care facility, such as a hospice or nursing home, may experience what?
A: Health benefits from pets.

Pets help them to cope with what?
A: The emotional issues related to their illness.

They also offer physical contact with another living creature, something that is often what?
A: Missing in an elder's life.

Pets for nursing homes are chosen based on what?
A: The size of the pet, the amount of care that the breed needs, and the population and size of the care institution.

Appropriate pets go through a what?
A: A screening process and, if it is a dog, additional training programs to become a therapy dog.

What are the three types of therapy dogs?
A: Facility therapy dogs, animal-assisted therapy dogs, and therapeutic visitation dogs.

The most common therapy dogs are what?
A: Therapeutic visitation dogs.

 
These dogs are household pets whose handlers take time to do what?
A: Visit hospitals, nursing homes, detention facilities, and rehabilitation facilities.

Different pets require varying amounts of attention and care; for example, cats may have what?
A: Lower maintenance requirements than dogs.

In addition to providing health benefits for their owners, pets also impact what?
A: The social lives of their owners and their connection to their community.

There is some evidence that pets can facilitate what?
A: Social interaction.

Studies of pet ownership among the homeless found that many homeless people do what?
A: Modify their life activities for fear of losing their pets.

Pet ownership prompts them to act how?
A: Responsibly, with many making a deliberate choice not to drink or use drugs.

Additionally, many refuse to house in shelters if what?
A: Their pet is not allowed to stay with them.

 
States, cities, and towns in Western nations commonly enact local ordinances to what?
A: Limit the number or kind of pets a person may keep personally or for business purposes.

Prohibited pets may be specific to certain what?
A: Breeds (such as pit bulls or Rottweilers).

The ordinances may apply to general categories of animals or they may simply be based on what?
A: The animal's size.

Condominium associations and owners of rental properties also commonly what?
A: Limit or forbid tenants' keeping of pets.

Pets have commonly been considered what?
A: Private property, owned by individual persons.

However, many legal protections have existed (historically and today) with the intention of what?
A: Safeguarding pets' (and other animals') well-being.

Pets have a considerable environmental what?
A: Impact, especially in countries where they are common or held in high densities.

The 163 million dogs and cats kept in the United States consume about what percentage of the amount of dietary energy that humans do?
A: 20%.

They produce about 30% ± 13%, by mass, as much ”what”, as Americans?
A: feces.

Dog and cat animal product consumption is responsible for the release of up to how much CO2-equivalent methane and nitrous oxide, two powerful greenhouse gasses?
A: 64 ± 16 million tons.

While many people have kept many different species of animals in captivity over the course of human history, only a relative few have been kept long enough to be considered what?
A: Domesticated.

Other types of animals, notably monkeys, have never been what?
A: Domesticated but are still sold and kept as pets.