From 22nd-25th August 2013, Dr Susanna Ryan and Dr Ralph Merrill from the Science Communication team at WALTHAM visited China to support Mars Petcare at the 16th Pet Fair Asia in Shanghai. The exhibition was host to over 15,000 pet care professionals, 40,000 pet owners and more than 5,000 dogs!
Susanna and Ralph presented seven lectures on different aspects of pet nutrition which were open for all delegates to attend. Each was followed by an interactive question and answer session which enabled pet owners and those working in the pet care industry to find out more about WALTHAM’s research into understanding the specific nutritional needs of cats and dogs.
Topics such as healthy weight maintenance and oral care were enthusiastically received by the crowds of attendees, and even attracted the attention of TV journalists who interviewed the WALTHAM team, providing a great opportunity to educate the wider viewing public in China about the importance of complete and balanced nutrition for pets.