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Table 1 Reasons for euthanasia of dogs with CanL

From: Latest trends in L. infantum infection in dogs in Spain, Part II: current clinical management and control according to a national survey of veterinary practitioners

Reason Owner request (%) Prescribed by veterinarian (%)
Children at home 90.2 9.8
Elderly at home 87.2 12.8
Immunosuppressed persons at home 66.7 33.3
Living with other dogs 88.6 11.4
Living in shelters or refugees with other dogs 79.3 20.7
Economic 96.0 4.0
Treatment intolerance 28.9 71.1
Chronic renal disease 20.8 78.8
Other concomitant diseases 17.0 83.0