View Full Version : quiz: what to feed your dog

11th October 2005, 12:53 PM

See if you know them all! Bet you'll be surprised.

11th October 2005, 02:18 PM
I only got 5 out of 10 :? thats disappointing, though some of the questions were hard.

wat did everyone else get?

11th October 2005, 02:19 PM

Not bad--better than the 4/10 average! Some of those sugars I have never heard of for human consumption. Makes me wonder what I'm feeding myself sometimes...

11th October 2005, 04:27 PM
I got a 60, and I was proud to get that! With the holidays coming up, that info was good. I have never read much of that before.

11th October 2005, 04:31 PM
I got 8/10.

Disclaimer!! don't read below until you've taken the quiz!!!!

I've actually seen a dog w/ macadamia nut paralysis at the hospital where I worked. It was weird. We didn't know what had caused it or what was wrong w/ the dog but I took it out too poo and it had whole macadamia nuts in it's stool! The vet didn't think anything of it, but finally looked it up and low-and-behold! Macadamia nuts cause paralysis! Totally temporary. Nothing to do for it. But scary none-the-less. Apparently it's a bigger problem in Hawaii. ;)

I did not know about Xylitol. Heck, i didn't even know what Xylitol is! Or about Poinsettia's. I always thought they were toxic!

11th October 2005, 05:06 PM
Hi all,

I got 6/10 but I was hoping against hope that salmon wasn't right, but kinda knew it was so I suppose in that I would have got 7/10 ... we eat alot of salmon and now, Gizmo will not be getting any .... don't think we have given him any but will be certain from now on ...

11th October 2005, 05:14 PM
I got 8/10. I didn't know about the bread dough or about onions causing anemia. Interesting.

11th October 2005, 05:25 PM
Smarty pants, Jen!

11th October 2005, 05:38 PM
I surprised myself, actually!

12th October 2005, 06:44 PM
i only got 3/10, but it was good to read the correct answers because i wouldnt of had a clue otherwise, especially about dogs eating grapes icon_yikes

Claire L
4th March 2007, 02:01 PM
I got only 4 correct :yikes

I'm going to spend a lot more time thoroughly researching this board.


4th March 2007, 02:26 PM
I got 6/10, I THOUGHT I WOULD DO BETTER. icon_nwunsure

Cathy T
4th March 2007, 03:29 PM
8 out of 10. Not too bad.

Cathy Moon
4th March 2007, 04:15 PM
I got 9 correct; I think that's from reading dog magazines.

I got the Salmon wrong! I know nothing about raw fish!! I wouldn't eat it raw, nor give it to my dogs, tho.

4th March 2007, 04:17 PM
6/10 I was surprised with how much I knew!

murphy's mum
4th March 2007, 06:53 PM
I scored 5/10, but reading the correct answers was very helpful :D

The raw salmon was a bit of a shock, Murphy has had it cooked before, it was one I hadn't considered :?

4th March 2007, 07:52 PM
I got 8/10 ... not bad.

Got the sugar-substitute wrong and chicken bones.

Thought that cooked bones were softer.....ah well! Now I know better. ;D

4th March 2007, 08:35 PM
6 out of 10....i thought i knew more after a lot of recent research but i guess not.

good to know about the macadamia nuts---indy loves nuts and i'm always hesitant to feed him any at all, but he can be a sneaky little booger.

that's a relief about poinsettias as well. they are one of my favourite flowers but i was afraid to get any this christmas because i assumed they were highly toxic for indy.


My Wesley
4th March 2007, 08:50 PM
Dang... only 4/10. Good thing I don't feed the dogs things other that what I KNOW is ok!

4th March 2007, 09:12 PM
You scored: 10 / 10

I actually guessed on the raw fish question. The rest I've heard of from cavalier boards and lists--lol.

4th March 2007, 09:27 PM
Thanks to the Cavalier boards, I got 8/10. Did not know about raw salmon or macadamia nuts. Great quiz.

17th March 2007, 01:07 AM
Oohh...only got 4/10. BUT at least it said that's the average. Interesting quiz. Didn't know some of them (obviously) and was on the fence about a few.

17th March 2007, 01:13 AM
10/10 and that's becaused I'm OBSESSED. :shock: icon_whistling :sl*p:

17th March 2007, 02:05 AM
8/10. Had never heard of Xylitol, and only guessed & got it wrong on the Poinsettia one.

17th March 2007, 06:23 AM
That was fun and informative. i got 7/10.
I missed the macadamia nuts one, i guessed peanuts, bad guess, i should've remembered a lot of dog treats use peanut butter. I know that peanuts (but also many other foods) grown in hot climates, can be contaminated with aflatoxin which is known to cause health problems, one of the worst of which is liver cancer, in humans at least.
I missed the raw fish one, i didn't even notice the raw part. I have some salmon dog treats so i didnt' even consider salmon. I guessed eel, a wild guess.
I missed the xylitol one, i thought it was synthetic and sucrolose is a real sugar so i guessed surcolose; i thought too much sugar could cause a depletion of glycogen in the brain as a result of triggering a too strong insulin release. Maybe xylitol is a real sugar? Or synthetics can trigger insulin too?

17th March 2007, 09:33 AM

I'm the most obsessive person I know about animal AND human diets. Can you tell?

About the salmon - take note that it's raw salmon that causes the problem, not cooked ;)

18th March 2007, 03:37 AM
got 9/10....i got the last question wrong!

18th March 2007, 08:58 PM
I got 6 right.
I chose Mistletoe when it should have been Poinsettia,
Peanut shell mulch when it should have been coco bean mulch.
I chose Sugary Candy instead of turkey skin
and Aspartame instead of Xylitol.

I thought I'd do better too!

19th March 2007, 03:36 AM
You scored: 10 / 10
Total points: 100

That's what working in a Pet Store shows...I really know my stuff!!!! but I guess on the last 1... The one thing I never understood was the thing about garlic ??? there's garlic in a lot of different pet foods...what's up with that?

19th March 2007, 05:08 AM
The toxin is thiosulphate, and it's present in onions and garlic, moreso in onions. Small amounts of garlic are not considered to be dangerous; you're supposed to be more careful with onions. the toxin can cause hemolytic anemia. the animal may recover but not always.