Funding for this research was provided by:
Banco Santander (FUSPBS-PPC 15/2016)
Received: 8 October 2019
Accepted: 27 July 2020
First Online: 3 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This work was approved by the precompetitive projects CEU – Banco Santander (FUSP-BS-PPC15/2016). All animals were handled according to the principles of animal care published by Spanish Royal Decree 53/2013 (Official Spanish State Gazette [BOE], 2013). Sampled collection was approved by the Ethics Committee and Animal Experimentation of UCH-CEU University. Informed oral consent, also approved by the Ethics Committee and Animal Experimentation of the UCH-CEU University, was obtained from the dog owners and shelters at the time of sample collection. Consent was documented in the questionnaire that owners and shelters also completed at the time of sample collection.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.