About the Authors

A. M. Oberbauer

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft

amoberbauer@ucdavis.edu

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA, United States of America

R. Daniels

Roles Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, CA, United States of America

K. Levy

Roles Data curation, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, CA, United States of America

T. R. Famula

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Validation, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA, United States of America

P. Mundell

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, CA, United States of America

R. Kelley

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Writing – review & editing

Current address: Royal Canin, PHNC, Lewisburg, Ohio, United States of America

Affiliation The Iams Company, P&G Pet Care, Mason, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: Russell Kelley was employed by the IAMS company, the company that provided the dietary resources at the time of the study. Ruth Daniels, Kerinne Levy, and Paul Mundell were employees of Canine Companions for Independence. We declare that these commercial affiliations did not influence study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, preparation of the manuscript, or alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies.