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WikiVet and Mars Petcare release new materials for cat and dog nutrition and health

The educational materials will help improve veterinarians' understanding of cat and dog nutrition and the role nutrition plays in preventative healthcare

WikiVet and Mars Petcare have launched new veterinary educational materials focused on cat and dog nutrition and its role in health and wellbeing. Through an exciting collaboration, WikiVet and Mars Petcare continue to improve the quality and reach of reference materials available to veterinary students, practising veterinarians, and vet nurses. “Nutrition plays a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of pets,” said Dr Richard Butterwick, Principal Nutrition Scientist, WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, Mars Petcare. “We are excited to combine our expertise in pet nutrition with WikiVet’s dynamic site, driving greater awareness of the important link between nutrition and health.”

Based on extensive research and scientific knowledge, subject matter will include: differing nutritional requirements of cats and dogs, essential nutrients; their role and biological function, consequences of deficiency and signs of toxicity. The materials will feature resources written by world leading experts in pet nutrition including Dr. Dan Chan, Senior Lecturer at Royal Veterinary College, University of London and Dr. Lisa Weeth, Veterinary Clinical Nutritionist.

“We are very pleased to continue working with Mars Petcare and believe these materials will help the veterinary profession strengthen their understanding of cat and dog nutrition and the importance of the right nutrition for a healthy life,” said Nick Short, Head of the eMedia Unit, Royal Veterinary College.

The WikiVet Cat and Dog Nutrition chapter will be freely available online to all users of WikiVet through

About WikiVet

WikiVet is a collaborative resource that aims to support and enhance veterinary education worldwide through the development of high quality web-based knowledge and learning content. Providing users with a comprehensive knowledge base, its goal is to become the most respected and largest online educational resource for the international veterinary community. Launched in 2007, WikiVet was formed by four UK veterinary schools at the Royal Veterinary College, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cambridge Universities. It has now grown to include over 20 additional international vet schools and partners. The site has more than 43,000 members from over 90 countries, and offers close to 5,000 pages of material. Find out more about WikiVet visit