WALTHAM and Mars Petcare

As the science centre for Mars Petcare, WALTHAM collaborates with the world’s foremost research institutes. We provide the science and expertise that is used across leading Mars Petcare brands including PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, BANFIELD™ Pet Hospital, VCA™, ANICURA™,  LINNAEUS™,  WISDOM PANEL™, WHISTLE™, CESAR®, NUTRO™, SHEBA® and DREAMIES™. 

By investing in science and sharing research with leading scientific communities worldwide, we strive to live our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™.

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About Mars

Mars has been proudly family owned for over 100 years. It’s this independence that gives us the gift of freedom to think in generations, not quarters, so we can invest in the long-term future of our business, our people and the planet — all guided by our enduring Principles.
We believe the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. Our bold ambitions must be matched with actions today from our more than 125,000 Associates in 80 countries around the world. Some of our current initiatives are:

- Investing $1 billion over the next several years to become sustainable in a generation
- Working to improve the wellbeing for families around the world 
- Leveraging and sharing our research to create  A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™.

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Mars Petcare

Today we have more than 85,000 Associates who proudly take care of half of the world's pets through our nutrition, health and services businesses. Our Associates are working toward our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. 

Mars Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider through a network of over 2,000 pet hospitals including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, PET PARTNERS™, VCA™ and Linnaeus. We’re also active in innovation and technology for pets, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND™ programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. 

As a family business and guided by our principles, we are privileged with the flexibility to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. For more information about Mars Petcare, please visit www.mars.com/made-by-mars/petcare


Mars Petcare Nutrition Philosophy

At Mars Petcare we have always taken pet nutrition seriously and in 2010 we constructed our guiding principles for pet food and nutrition. 

This philosophy builds on our historical approach and demonstrates our commitment to leading in the world of pet nutrition and care in the future.  It is central to our strategic purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™. This reflects our respect for pets and the importance of the foods we make.

WALTHAM Booklets

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

WALTHAM Publications

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.

WALTHAMTM Growth Charts

Our WALTHAM™ Puppy Growth Charts are a user-friendly clinical tool designed for veterinary professionals to monitor dog growth. 

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Discover how we ensure the happiness and health of our pets.

At the heart of our success is a high standard of care that ensures the health and happiness of our pets.
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About us

We have been advancing pet research for over 50 years.

WALTHAM is the science centre for Mars Petcare and focuses on the nutrition and wellbeing of dogs, cats, horses and fish, and their benefits to humans. 
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