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Table 2 Owner-reported environmental and lifestyle exposures among 3044 Golden Retriever Dogs at the time of first owner questionnaire

From: Population characteristics of golden retriever lifetime study enrollees

Characteristic n %
Flea prevention 2389 79
 Seasonal prevention 598 20
 Year-round prevention 1791 59
Heartworm prevention 2702 89
 Seasonal prevention 611 20
 Year-round prevention 2091 69
Drinking water source
 Municipal 809 27
 Well, treated or filtered 2211 73
 Well, untreated 24 1
Swims at least weekly 1200 39
Drink or eat from a plastic bowl 683 22
Eat feces 777 26
Owner reported physical activity level
 Little or none 28 1
 Moderate 1469 48
 Very active 1547 51
Owner reported insecticide or herbicide treatment   
 In the house 662 22
 In the yard 1136 37
Owner reported grass eating behavior
 Frequent 823 27
 Infrequent 1701 56
 Never 519 17
Type of residence
 Urban 317 10
 Suburban 1837 60
 Rural 890 29
Second hand smoke exposure 185 6
 Median hours exposed per day (±IQR) 3.5 4.1
Type of dog food
 Commercially prepared 2580 85
 Home prepared 392 13
 Both commercially and home prepared 72 2