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2021 pet care science stories
Biomarkers, Nutrition, Genetics

Our 2021 pet care science stories

orange tabby cat licking paw
Nutrition

Could science hold the answer to senior cats' picky palate?

British cat and labrador retriever sitting at the dining table
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

How data is helping us tackle pet obesity

itchy-dog
Welfare and Behaviour, Microbiome

Itchy pets: how to spot, prevent and treat pets’ skin allergies

cat and dog sleeping next to each other
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

3 ways to keep your pet at a healthy weight

The power of faecal analysis
Microbiome, Nutrition

The power of fecal analysis

woman feeding dalmatian dog
Mars Petcare, Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Survey weighs up potential reasons behind the pet obesity crisis

A picture of a dog's teeth with the plaque visible
Microbiome, Oral Health

Digital technique to detect pets' dental plaque

cute kitten lying on radiator
Nutrition

Neutered female kittens require portion control to stay at a healthy weight

vet checking cat's mouth
Oral Health, Microbiome

Researchers find bacteria causing gum disease in cats

Cat eating from bowl
Nutrition

Can chemical clues speed up diagnostics for ill cats?

Cat eating from bowl
Nutrition

Commercial dry pet food can significantly benefit the oral health of cats and dogs

kittens in field
Nutrition, Microbiome

How dietary protein levels influence gut bacteria in kittens

Cat eating from bowl
Nutrition

Cat foods need the perfect combination of great flavour and nutrition

person feeding cat
Nutrition

How cats can achieve a consistent intake of macronutrients

cat stalking in long grass
Nutrition

Cats prefer food similar to their natural prey

vet with dog
Mars Petcare, Nutrition

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

ornamental blue and yellow fish
Nutrition

Invertebrates could provide a sustainable protein source for fish food

obese cat at vet clinic
Welfare and Behaviour, Nutrition

The danger of pet obesity

cat playing in the grass
Nutrition

Cats benefit from increased dietary moisture

cats grooming each other
Nutrition

Diets high in fat don't impact healthy cats' cholesterol

Mars associate in pet food factory operating a machine
Nutrition

New technology allows continuous sampling of food in a can during sterilisation

Golden Retriever teeth
Microbiome, Oral Health

Shining a light on pet dental health

cat licking nose
Nutrition

A new way to test new umami flavours that might appeal to cats