Funding for this research was provided by:
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS (P4-0053)
European Social Fund (Grant for SPM)
Received: 23 August 2019
Accepted: 27 July 2020
First Online: 10 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Since this study was conducted on client-owned animals undergoing routine clinicals procedure with the owner’s approval, no approval of an ethical committee was needed according to Slovenian legislation and official opinion from the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection, responsible for issuing ethical permits for animal experiments. All dog owners gave a written consent that they allow the use of dogs’ adipose tissue for research purpose. All the experiments were performed according to the procedures and guidelines approved by the National Health Service branch of the Slovenian Ministry of Health.
: ‘Not applicable’.
: G.M. is partial owner of Animacel Ltd., L.M. is the CEO of Animacel Ltd.. Other authors have no competing interests to declare.