The Ultimate Rules for Houseguests with Pets Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

What is the most important part of traveling with your pet?

To ensure a pleasant trip with a pet, preparation is a must. Check out the accommodations and arrangements with your host before the trip, so everyone will know what to expect.

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Which of the following may cause your host to prefer you not bring your pet to visit?

Even if you've visited before with your pet, new circumstances may cause your host to prefer you not bring your pet to visit this time. Other guests who don't like pets, a new baby or a recent home renovation may have changed the pet dynamics.

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When planning a trip to a friend's home with your pet, you should _____ expect them to provide food for your pet.

Never expect your host to stock pet food, litter or any the other items your pet may use. Bring along whatever you will need to care for your pet.

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Which of the following are possible pet reactions to traveling to a new place for the first time?

Your pet may experience symptoms of anxiety when visiting a new place for the first time. An upset stomach, increased shedding, constipation, moodiness, anxiety, whining, barking and increased aggression are all possible pet reactions that you should prepare for.

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To help you find your pet if he gets lost or runs away when traveling, make sure he is wearing a:

To help you find your pet if he gets lost or runs away when traveling, make sure he is wearing a collar with a tag that has your address and phone number on it.

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Which of the following should you take along with you when visiting with a pet?

To prepare adequately for a trip to a friend's home with your pet, pack everything you might need during your stay including your pet's medication, food, toys, a leash, paper towels, trash bags and your vet's phone number.

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When it comes to pets, each household has _____ rules.

Even if your host has a pet, their rules for them may be very different than yours. To avoid unpleasantness, ask first.

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What's the best way to avoid unpleasantness when visiting a friend with your pet?

If you're up front with your host from the start about your pet's needs, you should be able to work out solutions that everyone is comfortable with.

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What is the best way to introduce your pet to a new environment?

When introducing a pet into a new environment, make sure to help it acclimate gradually and to provide a safe area where it can retreat if it gets overwhelmed.

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How can you help your pet be more social in general?

Help your pet become more social by exposing it to new people and situations gradually over the course of its formative years. It will teach it that new experiences aren't always frightening.

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When traveling, your pet's safety is _____responsibility.

Don't expect your host to keep an eye on your dog or evaluate safety issues for you. It is your responsibility to make sure that precautions are taken for your pet's safety.

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If your dog is upset by his new surroundings, it may be a threat to:

If your dog is upset by his new surroundings, it may be a threat to small children, other animals or property. Be sure to keep a close watch on it until it settles in.

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What's a sensible precaution to take when taking your dog on an outdoor outing in an unfamiliar place?

Always keep your pet on a leash and never leave it unattended when taking it on an outdoor outing in an unfamiliar place. Be aware of any potential dangers, like road construction, in the area.

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The No. 1 rule when traveling to unfamiliar places with your pet is to:

To avoid potentially unpleasant or dangerous situations, pay close attention to your pet when traveling to unfamiliar places. Your dog may exhibit inappropriate behavior if it becomes agitated or over-stimulated.

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If your pet makes a mess in your friend's home:

If your pet makes a mess in your friend's home while visiting, be sure to clean it up right away. Your hosts will probably not appreciate your leaving any mess unattended for long.

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If your pet makes a mess in a public place:

Always be considerate and clean up after your pet in public places: carry plastic bags with you when you go out with your pet.

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What's the worst thing your pet can do in the middle of the night while visiting at a friend's home?

If you ever want to be invited back, you will need to make some arrangements to keep your pet happy during the night so it doesn't whine and bark all night.

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If your pet starts whining and crying when you put it to bed in a friend's home, you should go to it:

If you respond immediately to your pet's whining and crying, this will encourage it to keep it up. Wait a few minutes before going in, visit it briefly and repeat until it calms down.

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Which of the following are signs of your pet's growing aggression?

It is your responsibility as a pet owner to be aware of the signs of your pet's growing aggression, such as growling and lip curling, and to take steps to calm it.

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What steps should you take to keep your pet safe in unfamiliar surroundings?

Steps you should take to keep your pet safe in unfamiliar surroundings include keeping your host's property secure, making sure that your pet is safe in the car or on public transportation and watching for other animals that could be a danger to your pet.

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About This Quiz

Have you ever brought your pet along for a visit with friends, only to have it turn into a disaster? Take this quiz for some dos and don'ts that will help ensure a pleasant visit for pets and humans alike.

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