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Cat foods need the perfect combination of great flavour and nutrition

A new study has revealed that cats learn to choose their food based on nutrition rather than flavour. Over time cats learn about the fat and protein content in their food and regulate their intake to reach a target ratio of these nutrients.

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Bacteria associated with feline gum disease revealed for the first time

Pivotal new research reveals the bacterial species associated with periodontitis in cats: important implications for feline oral health
Researchers at the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition together with expert veterinary dentists and the Harvard affiliated Forsyth Institute have, for the first time, demonstrated the bacterial species associated with feline periodontitis.

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WINSS 2016

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We are excited to announce that the next WALTHAM International Nutritional Sciences Symposium will be in Chicago, U.S.A., 18-21 October 2016.  Held once every 3 years, this symposium attracts companion animal nutrition experts to share their latest original research findings. This time the theme will be ‘Growing Science in Pet Nutrition’.

WINSS 2016

WALTHAM & ESVCN Research Grant

WALTHAM and the European Society of Veterinary & Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) are delighted to announce the 2016 Research Grant. The grant supports researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote research into the health and nutrition of dogs and cats.

Project proposals for grants up to 22,500€ will be considered. The application deadline is the 15 July 2016.

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