According to Pet Web MD, what is the most common pet injury?

Foreign Body Ingestion.


Is it legal to hunt in NYC? 

No, it is illegal to hunt anywhere in NYC, at any season.


What does Endemic mean? 

Native and regularly found in a certain area.


True or False: Avocados are toxic to many animals?

True- They contain persin which can cause vomiting or diarrhea in dogs and is deadly to birds.


True or False: There is a specific Poison Control Center Hotline for Animals? 

True: The number is -> 888.426.4435


True or False: A dog only goes out for walks in the yard, so he doesn't need to be on a heartworm preventative.

False-Heartworm is a deadly parasite carried by mosquitos. It only takes a second to be bitten by one, so ALL dogs are at risk.


What is an example of wildlife near St. John’s University?

A couple years ago, a peregrine falcon had its nest near the law school.


What is an endangered species?

The classification provided to an animal or plant in danger of extinction within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range


Why are raisins and grapes bad for dogs?

They cause kidney failure, but the toxic substance within grapes is actually unknown.


True or False: to avoid hitting a deer with your car you need to break firmly and swerve.

False: swerving causes more accidents with deer and incoming traffic, and it's overall more dangerous. In the case you do collide with a deer, call 911 and do not touch the animal.


When is the usual time to spay or neuter your dog?

5-6 months old


Where can you find wild white-tailed deer in NYC?

Currently, you can find wild white-tailed deer in the Bronx and Staten Island


Hemat is the root word for?



True or False: giving milk and dairy to cats is okay. 

False: cats, like many other animals, cannot digest dairy. Thus feeding them milk will give them diarrhea and digestive problems.


What is the ratio of chest compressions to rescue breaths in cats and small dogs (according to the American Red Cross)?

30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths


 What, according to a faculty member of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne, is the most prominent of mental illnesses in animals?



Name three endemic wildlife species of New York City?

Piping Plover, Red-Tailed Hawk, Eastern Coyote.


What is a Threatened Species? 

Any species which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.


Can you use insecticides meant for dogs on other animals, like cats?

No, using flea and tick products for dogs can be dangerous, or possibly life-threatening, if used on cats or other animals.


What is the most common first step you should take (for you and your pet’s safety) if an emergency occurs? 

Muzzle your pet & and then begin First Aid.


What causes allergies towards cats? 

A protein present in the cat’s saliva, it is not the hair of the cat.


Name a plant that is currently threatened in the New York area?

Fern, American hart's-tongue


Name 5 Veterinary Practices. 

  • Anesthesia

  • Animal Welfare

  • Behavior

  • Dentistry

  • Dermatology

  • Emergency and Critical Care

  • Internal Medicine: Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology:

  • Laboratory Animal Medicine

  • Microbiology

  • Nutrition

  • Ophthalmology

  • Pathology

  • Pharmacology

  • Poultry Veterinarians

  • Preventive Medicine

  • Radiology

  • Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Surgery: e.g., Orthopedics, Soft Tissue surgery

  • Theriogenology

  • Toxicology

  • Veterinary Practitioners: Avian Practice, Equine Practice, Beef Cattle Practice, Feline Practice, Canine/Feline Practice, Exotic Companion Mammal Practice, Food Animal Practice, Dairy Practice, Reptile and Amphibian Practice, Swine Health Management

  • Zoological Medicine


What makes chocolate poisonous to many animals?

It contains theobromine, a central nervous system stimulant that may cause seizures, excessive urination (leading to dehydration), and heart damage.


What do the RedRover Responders (formerly EARS) do?

RedRover shelters and cares for animals displaced by natural disasters and other crises in the United States and Canada.

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