Funding for this research was provided by:
Received: 3 July 2020
Accepted: 11 January 2021
First Online: 28 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was submitted and approved by the Research Ethics Board of the University of Guelph (REB # 18–07-039) in Ontario, Canada. As the study was performed at a Canadian institution, ethical approval was not sought from an institutional ethics committee in the USA. All participants gave informed consent by reading the consent form and selecting “Yes” to acknowledge having read the form and consenting to continue with the online questionnaire. The questionnaire could not be administered unless participants agreed to participate after reading the consent form as the first page of the survey.
: Not applicable.
: SD declares that they participate in paid internships and engagements with various pet food companies within Canada and the USA. CD declares no competing interest. DK declares no competing interest. AV is the Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Endowed Chair in Canine and Feline Clinical Nutrition and declares that they serve on the Health and Nutrition Advisory Board for Vetdiet and has received honoraria and research funding from various pet food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.