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Quiz Nov 15, 2011

Focus on Nutrition: Quiz: Canine and Feline Obesity

Take the following short quiz to test your understanding of the article "Focus on Nutrition: Canine and Feline Obesity: Frequently Asked Questions and Their Answers."

1.
Which nutritional assessment is used to diagnose obesity in dogs and cats?
  • 1.
    basal metabolic rate
  • 2.
    BCS
  • 3.
    body mass index (BMI)
  • 4.
    none of the above
2.
Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the US dog and cat populations increased by approximately
  • 1.
    5%.
  • 2.
    10%.
  • 3.
    15%.
  • 4.
    20%.
3.
How much excess body weight above ideal is considered obese in dogs and cats?
  • 1.
    ≥5%
  • 2.
    ≥10%
  • 3.
    ≥15%
  • 4.
    ≥20%
4.
What is a healthy weight loss goal in client-owned pets?
  • 1.
    0.1% to 0.4% initial body weight/wk
  • 2.
    0.5% to 2% of initial body weight/wk
  • 3.
    2% to 3% of initial body weight/wk
  • 4.
    8% to 10% of initial body weight/mo
5.
Treats and people foods add extra calories to a pet’s diet. The amount of calories from treats should not exceed ____ of daily caloric intake.
  • 1.
    5%
  • 2.
    10%
  • 3.
    15%
  • 4.
    20%
6.
What is the best feeding schedule for weight loss in dogs and cats?
  • 1.
    free-choice feeding
  • 2.
    no food one day a week
  • 3.
    one daily meal of a measured amount of food
  • 4.
    at least two meals per day at even intervals
7.
Feeding a canned food can aid in weight loss because the water content
  • 1.
    dilutes energy density of the food.
  • 2.
    promotes satiety.
  • 3.
    promotes gastric distention.
  • 4.
    all of the above.
8.
Compared with an average adult maintenance diet, a therapeutic weight loss diet
  • 1.
    allows for more severe caloric restriction without decreasing the amount of food fed.
  • 2.
    lowers energy density through lower fat, higher water, or higher fiber content.
  • 3.
    meets essential nutrient requirements when fed in an amount intended to restrict calories.
  • 4.
    all of the above
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