Funding for this research was provided by:
Received: 2 February 2018
Accepted: 25 September 2018
First Online: 5 October 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This project has been approved by the local animal care committee of the Université de Montréal (16-Rech-1846). Written informed consent was obtained from the shelters before enrollment.
: Not applicable.
: Dr. Paulo Steagall has received speaker honoraria and provided consultancy services to Zoetis. Dr. Beatriz Monteiro has provided consultancy services for Zoetis. Dr. Daniel Edge is an employee of Zoetis. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to BMC Veterinary Research policies on sharing data and materials.
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