Funding for this research was provided by:
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (355993)
University of Saskatchewan
University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine Internship Research funds
University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine Clinical Research Fund (10013154)
Received: 3 February 2019
Accepted: 5 September 2019
First Online: 18 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The experimental protocols were approved by the University of Calgary Animal Care and Use Committee and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Research Ethics Board and were conducted in compliance with each university’s ethical guidelines for animal research. Prior to recruitment, all cat owners were required to sign a consent form outlining the details, as well as the potential risks and benefits of this study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests.