If you have a pet, make sure you look after it well.
PDSA Animal Welfare
PDSA provide more than 2.2 million free treatments to sick and injured pets and more than 360,000 preventive treatments, all funded by public support. Play this quiz about animal welfare to find out more.
How many welfare needs are there for animals?
Part of a law called the Animal Welfare Act, they are: 1. The right environment to live in. 2. The right diet. 3. The right companionship. 4. To be able to behave naturally. 5. To be free from pain, disease and suffering
What is a microchip?
A radio chip which is injected into the scruff of a pet’s neck
A very small chip you can eat
A small computer chip, injected into a human in case they get lost
A way of protecting an animal
Pets can be microchipped so that if they get lost they can be reunited with their owners. The microchip can be scanned like a barcode and details of the pet and their owners contact details can be found. They are most often used for cats, dogs and horses
Which one of these foods should rabbits eat lots of to keep their teeth healthy?
A rabbits front teeth continue to grow throughout their life. To make sure they don’t get too long, rabbits need to eat plenty of hay; this grinds their teeth down to a comfortable length
How often can chocolate be give to dogs?
Once a day
Once a week
Once a month
Chocolate should never be given to dogs! Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which is bad for all pets, but poisonous to dogs. Other foods that are poisonous to dogs include: grapes, raisins, sultanas and onions
How old must you be to legally own a pet?
Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, you can only legally own a pet from the age of 16. This means that parents are legally responsible for their children’s pets!
What is the name of the veterinary charity that teaches people about responsible pet care?
The PDSA is a veterinary charity that treats the sick and injured pets of people in need, and helps owners learn how to care for their pets
When can you leave a dog alone in a car?
When it's cloudy
Anytime, if you leave some water and a window open
When it's a cold day
Dogs should never be left alone in a car; they can become stressed and agitated as well becoming very ill. Even leaving a window open does not reduce the temperature of a car significantly and leaving water with the dog can actually prevent them from panting
A rabbit hutch should be large enough for them to do at least how many hops?
Rabbits should be able to do at least 3 large hops in their hutch and be able to stretch up on their hind legs
What is the aim of the Animal Welfare Act?
To ensure animals lead healthy and happy lives
To help animals in need
To provide support for pet owners
To get people into trouble
The Animal welfare Act was passed inwhich year?
The act was passed by Parliament in 2006 but became law in 2007. Part of the new legislation was specifically aimed at pet owners, and introduced a 'duty of care', a list of 'welfare needs' which owners must provide for any animal in their care
Find more information at the PDSA website. Many thanks to Lyndsey Evans, Youth and Education Executive at PDSA, for writing this quiz.