Time for a refresh!
Before your begin the Silver Paw certification, take a few minutes to review the answers to the Bronze Paw quizzes, found below. This will help refresh your memory about the concepts found in those modules, which will be built upon in the Silver Paw certification.
MODULE 1: PROTEINS
What essential elements are needed in pets' health?
Dogs do not need carbohydrates in their diet.
Corn is an example of a high-protein food source.
A protein is a basic _______ structure.
Cats are true carnivores.
Which of the following are examples of high protein sources?
Protein needs will vary throughout an animal's life.
A quality protein must...
Be easy to digest
Contain all or almost all amino acids
Be easily absorbed
Be used by the body for its metabolic or biosynthetic functions
All of the above
A high-quality protein does not need to be from an animal source.
Corn by-product being used as a protein ingredient _______ most of its nutritional value.
Manufactured cat food should contain:
MODULE 2: CARBOHYDRATES
Dogs do not need carbohydrates.
Why do some pet foods contain a high amount carbohydrates?
It is good for them
It helps with bad breath
It's a cheap filler
It helps with muscle strength
Which ingredients is a good source of carbohydrate in pet food?
Cats need carbohydrates to live a healthy and long life.
High amounts of carbohydrates can cause ________ for cats and dogs.
Unused carbohydrates will be transformed into fat.
Which animal can live a perfectly healthy life solely on animal proteins and vitamins?
Small amounts of which carbohydrate can be tolerated?
Fruits and vegetables high in dietary fibres
Products containing starch such as white rice
Sources of fibre often found in food are...
None of the above
Which of the following is considered an insoluble fibre?
MODULE 3: LIPIDS (FATS)
Saturated fats are ________ at room temperature; unsaturated fats are ________ at room temperature.
Every animals needs fat in their diet.
Lipids are make up of which molecules?
Ingesting fat causes the body to produce what?
Omega-6 is also known as:
Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids are only found in vegetable-based fat sources.
Adult dog dry food should contain a fat percentage in this range:
Kitten dry food, as well as food for pregnant or nursing females, should have a fat percentage in this range:
The proper functioning of the cardiovascular, reproductive and immune systems are some of the many functions of lipids.
Why do pet food manufacturers end up using fat by-products in their pet foods?
They are perfectly fine for pets to consume
They still have some nutritional value
They acquire them very cheaply and it's cost-effective
There is no difference between fat by-products and human-grade fats
MODULE 4: BY-PRODUCTS VS. MEALS
Animal meal are bits of meat that are unfit for human consumption and sold to the pet food industry
By-products do meet the AAFCO requirements
A whole chicken and its ____ will contain more weight
Popular meat by-products are...
Popular meat meals are...
Beef, chicken, and lamb meals all include blood, hair and hooves
Which ingredient is nutritionally better for a pet?
Cats and dogs get more proteins from the whole meat, rather than if they were to eat dehydrated meal.
MODULE 5: COMMON FOODS AND YOUR PETS
Milk is a high source of which vitamins?
Vitamins A and D
Vitamins A and B
Vitamins A and C
Vitamins B and C
Egg whites are a great source of Vitamin A.
What issue can arise from the consumption of eggs?
High biotin levels
Weakening of bones
To eliminate the risk of ingesting high amounts of biotin, what portion of the egg should be eaten?
Eggs shouldn't be eaten
Veal bones are a great choice because they help strengthen a dog's jaw.
Cheese is a great source of _______ and _______.
Protein and vitamins
Vitamins and calcium
Calcium and protein
Protein, calcium and vitamins
Allergies and digestive issues caused by a pet eating a bone is often caused by:
Organic bones not suitable for dogs
Chocolate is dangerous for pets because...
It's addictive and can cause excessive weight gain
It contains harmful food colourings
It contains caffeine and theobromine
It causes high biotin levels