As part of our research into antibiotic use and resistance, we’re looking at what drives antibiotic prescription, use and compliance. It’s a complex subject and needs to be approached from a variety of angles. One angle is looking at what pet owners perceive or want. To address this, we’ve launched a survey designed to gather information about pet owners’ perceptions and preferences when treating their pets for an infection. The study is funded by the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust.  The survey is voluntary and anonymous.

If you own or care for a cat and are 18 years of age or older, you are invited to participate in this survey. The survey, along with full details and ethics approval information, are available here:

We appreciate our readers’ help with this research. Our previous study about antibiotic use in dogs provided some interesting and useful information.  More details about that soon….