Received: 21 May 2021
Accepted: 16 May 2022
First Online: 24 June 2022
: Not applicable.
: The study protocol was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Topeka, Kansas (permit number, 719.0.0). All methods were carried out in accordance with relevant institutional, national, and international guidelines and regulations. Owners signed an informed consent form before their dog was enrolled and agreed to comply with the instructions given by the veterinarian. In addition, the manuscript was developed in accordance with the ARRIVE guidelines for reporting animal research.
: DF, SW, MJ, CC, JM, and KG are all current or past employees of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. GF and JB are contractors for Hill’s Pet Nutrition.