UK Charities Quiz - PDSA Animal Welfare (Questions)

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.

1. How many welfare needs are there for animals?
[ ] 2
[ ] 5
[ ] 6
[ ] 10
2. Which one of these foods should rabbits eat lots of to keep their teeth healthy?
[ ] Carrots
[ ] Hay
[ ] Lettuce
[ ] Rabbit food
3. How often can chocolate be give to dogs?
[ ] Never
[ ] Once a day
[ ] Once a week
[ ] Once a month
4. The Animal welfare Act was passed inwhich year?
[ ] 1997
[ ] 2000
[ ] 2006
[ ] 2007
5. A rabbit hutch should be large enough for them to do at least how many hops?
[ ] 1
[ ] 3
[ ] 6
[ ] 10
6. 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
7. When can you leave a dog alone in a car?
[ ] When it's cloudy
[ ] Anytime, if you leave some water and a window open
[ ] Never
[ ] When it's a cold day
8. 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
9. What is the name of the veterinary charity that teaches people about responsible pet care?
[ ] NSPCC
[ ] PDSA
[ ] RSPCA
[ ] RSPB
10. How old must you be to legally own a pet?
[ ] 14
[ ] 16
[ ] 18
[ ] 21

Find more information at the PDSA website. Many thanks to Lyndsey Evans, Youth and Education Executive at PDSA, for writing this quiz.

UK Charities Quiz - PDSA Animal Welfare (Answers)
1. How many welfare needs are there for animals?
[ ] 2
[x] 5
[ ] 6
[ ] 10
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
2. Which one of these foods should rabbits eat lots of to keep their teeth healthy?
[ ] Carrots
[x] Hay
[ ] Lettuce
[ ] Rabbit food
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
3. How often can chocolate be give to dogs?
[x] Never
[ ] 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
4. The Animal welfare Act was passed inwhich year?
[ ] 1997
[ ] 2000
[x] 2006
[ ] 2007
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
5. A rabbit hutch should be large enough for them to do at least how many hops?
[ ] 1
[x] 3
[ ] 6
[ ] 10
Rabbits should be able to do at least 3 large hops in their hutch and be able to stretch up on their hind legs
6. What is the aim of the Animal Welfare Act?
[x] To ensure animals lead healthy and happy lives
[ ] To help animals in need
[ ] To provide support for pet owners
[ ] To get people into trouble
7. When can you leave a dog alone in a car?
[ ] When it's cloudy
[ ] Anytime, if you leave some water and a window open
[x] Never
[ ] 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 pant
8. What is a microchip?
[x] 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
9. What is the name of the veterinary charity that teaches people about responsible pet care?
[ ] NSPCC
[x] PDSA
[ ] RSPCA
[ ] RSPB
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
10. How old must you be to legally own a pet?
[ ] 14
[x] 16
[ ] 18
[ ] 21
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!