Dear Dedicated Pet Owner,

THANK YOU (!) for participating in this survey about your pet. The survey will advance our understanding of diabetes in dogs, and will allow us to determine how common the disease is in the general population as well as in specific dog breeds. This survey will enable Drs. Cai and Hess, at the Veterinary School of the University of Pennsylvania, to focus future studies on the appropriate breeds. The survey could also provide insight into the mode of inheritance (and possible future prevention) of diabetes in specific breeds.

The information submitted in this survey is confidential. Your personal information will be used only for the University of Pennsylvania researchers to contact you, and will not be made public. Findings from this survey could be included in scientific publications. However, identifying information pertaining to you and your dog will not be published. The results of this survey will likely not benefit your dog, but results of this survey will allow us to conduct future genetic studies which could benefit pets, pet owners, and breeders, and could facilitate disease prevention.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete (longer if you have more than one diabetic dog in your household). You can save your answers and return to the survey at any point before final submission to our database. Your time and input are greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Cai ( if you have any questions regarding this survey. All of the participants will be entered into one of several raffles for $100 Amazon gift cards! Thank you very much for your participation.

Please complete the survey below.

Thank you!

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