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kathleen morrill

Yes, most of the eating questions come from Dr. Eleanor Raffan’s questionaire. Her lab focuses on metabolic diseases in dogs but they also published an interesting paper on food motivation and obesity in Labrador Retrievers — and how the genetic region associated with food motivation is more common in guide dogs. There can definitely be some interesting overlap with feeding and behavior!

Other feeding questions we developed alongside (human) food allergy researchers, as we received funding from the Food Allergy Science Initiative to examine food allergy genetics in dogs.

Thank you for yours and your dog’s participation!