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Illustration of a cat and dog surrounded by birds and beesThe birds and bees fly a bit differently when it comes to dog and cat reproduction. Do you know most of their facts of life? Take this month's quiz and find out. Try matching the items on the left with the numbers on the right. Feel free to check out our articles to help you find the answers.

1. Usual length of pregnancy in a dog is ___ days. A. 3
2. The fetal heartbeat of kittens can be heard by ultrasound after __ days of age. B. 2
3. Dogs generally come into heat every ___ months. C. 24
4. Formula fed to newborn kittens and puppies should be warmed to ___ºF. D. 63
5. A newborn kitten's birth weight should double in ___ days. E. 50
6. Kittens and puppies need to be stimulated to urinate and defecate until about ___ weeks of age. F. 6-7
7. A cat has ___ ovaries. G. 8-12
8. A dog has ___ mammary glands. H. 14
9. ___% of mammary tumors in dogs are malignant. I. 5-12
10. A dog's first heat usually occurs at ___ months of age. J. 98-100


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0-2 Illustration of bird on the ground
3-5 Illustration of bee moving its wings
6-8 Illustration of bird taking flight
9-10 Illustration of bee flying

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