WALTHAM Publications & Resources

At WALTHAM we produce a number of materials to support professionals working in the area of pet nutrition, Human Animal Interaction (HAI) and wellbeing, ranging from scientific journal articles and pocket books to practical tools such as healthy weight management scoring systems, all aimed at making the world better for pets.

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WALTHAM Booklets

In collaboration with scientific experts, WALTHAM has produced a series of pocket booklets to share knowledge on various aspects of pet care.

The latest of these booklets, the WALTHAM Pocket Book of Human-Animal Interactions was produced in collaboration with Dr James Serpell from the University of Pennsylvania, US.

The booklet aims to provide a valuable introduction to human-animal interactions for everyone interested in pets, from people sharing their lives with pets to those working within pet care and related industries. 

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WALTHAM Publications

With over 600 peer reviewed publications since the 1960s, we take great pride in sharing key findings with the scientific and pet care communities, helping to create a better world for pets across the globe.
Our most recent publication is:

Friedmann E, Galik E, Thomas SA, Hall PS, Chung SY, McCune S. Evaluation of a Pet-Assisted Living Intervention for improving functional status in assisted living residents with mild to moderate cognitive impairments. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. 2014.In press.

Full list of WALTHAM booklets
Full list of WALTHAM publications
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Other Resources

WALTHAM has developed a number of materials ranging from tools to help owners to assess the body condition of their pets, to resources to help experts working in the area of human-animal interaction research.
In 2006 WALTHAM in collaboration with the University of Liverpool, UK, published The WALTHAM S.H.A.P.E.™ Guides; a simple, reliable tool for owners to assess the body condition of their dog or cat.  From: German AJ, Holden SL, Moxham GL, Holmes KL, Hackett RM, Rawlings JM. A simple, reliable tool for owners to assess the body condition of their dog or cat. 2006. J Nutr 136:2031S-2033S

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