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Why are cats obligatory carnivores?
because they cannot digest fish
because they require Taurine which is only present in meat
because their bodies make too much Taurine
When is a cat considered severely dehydrated?
when it loses 15% of body water
when it loses 25% of body water
when it loses 50% of body water
How much water does an average cat need per day? (an average cat weighs about 4kg)
a glass (approximately 1/2 pint)
How many calories per kg of body weight does a kitten need?
as many as an adult cat
half the amount of an adult cat
twice the amount of an adult cat
How many mice per day would a cat need if it ate only mice?
What deficiency causes rickets in cats? (Rickets is when the bones become very thick and brittle)
lack of fibre
lack of calcium
lack of vitamin C
Why can black cats sometimes change to reddish-brown cats?
their diet is deficient in an amino-acid called Phenylalanine
their diet is deficient in vitamin D
their diet is deficient in iron
Which one is the least important in a cat's diet?
Why don't cats need to eat oranges?
because they can synthesize their own vitamin C
because oranges have no vitamin C
because they get enough vitamin C from the meat they eat.
Which one of these vitamins is insoluble in fat? (Fat-insoluble vitamins have to be replaced daily)
Why is eating a large amount of raw fish dangerous for a cat?
because it contains too much vitamin E
because it contains an enzyme which destroys vitamin B1
because it contains too much vitamin B1
Why do cats eat grass?
grass is rich in the vitamins and minerals which they require
grass helps them to regurgitate excess mucus from the stomach
they need grass to produce milk for their kittens
What happens when cats swallow rat poison?
they become deficient in vitamin K and bleed internally
they are not affected by most rat poisons
Why are carrots are not good for a cat?
because cats already have excellent night vision
they can not convert the carotene in carrots to digestible vitamin A
they do not need vitamin A
Why is a fish-only diet not good for cats (choose the incorrect answer)
because it does not contain enough Taurine
because it does not contain enough vitamin E
because it does not contain enough Arginine