Funding for this research was provided by:
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (201568/2015-2)
Suomen Eläinlääketieteen Säätiö
Eläinlääketieteen Tutkimuksen Tukisäätiö
Received: 22 June 2020
Accepted: 10 January 2021
First Online: 9 February 2021
: The study protocol was approved by the University of Helsinki – Viikki Campus Research Ethics Committee (Statement 5/2015).
: Survey respondents authorized the use of respective data, including medical information, as material for this research. An informed consent form was signed by each recruited dog owner authorizing all sampling procedures, including anaesthesia, as well as reporting of resulting data. Individual persons or animals cannot be identified in the published results.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.