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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

veterinarian talking to labrador owner about pet obesity
Welfare and Behaviour

Talking about the weighty issue of pet obesity: 5 tips for veterinarians

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

3 ways to keep your pet at a healthy weight

pampered cat renal diagnostic
Biomarkers, Mars Petcare, Welfare and Behaviour

AI-driven diagnostic can predict chronic kidney disease in cats two years early

The power of faecal analysis
Microbiome, Nutrition

The power of fecal analysis

Scientist reveal new theory on horse
Welfare and Behaviour

Scientists reveal new theory on horse hoof pathologies

green eyed long haired cat
Biomarkers, Welfare and Behaviour

Genetic test shines new light into cats' health

cute kitten lying on radiator
Nutrition

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

Cat eating from bowl
Nutrition

Can chemical clues speed up diagnostics for ill cats?

Horse in Stable
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Calculating horses' energy requirements

Cat eating from bowl
Nutrition

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

Horse owner with vet in stable
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Horse nutrition tips for veterinarians

kittens in field
Nutrition, Microbiome

How dietary protein levels influence gut bacteria in kittens

Horse hooves
Microbiome, Welfare and Behaviour

Research sheds new light on horse laminitis risk factors

Cat eating from bowl
Nutrition

Cat foods need the perfect combination of great flavour and nutrition

Horse in field
Nutrition

A starch-rich horse diet impacts hormone levels used to diagnose equine disease

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

Horse eating from bowl
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

The right diet can help horses manage gastric ulcer syndrome

vet with dog
Mars Petcare, Nutrition

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

Horses eating hay
Nutrition

Are you feeding your horse enough hay?

horses eating hay outdoors
Nutrition, Microbiome

Understanding horses' gut microbiome

Horse wearing grazing muzzle
Welfare and Behaviour, Nutrition

Grass length can affect muzzled grazing behaviour in ponies

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

cat licking nose
Nutrition

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

Cats on a shelf unit
Welfare and Behaviour

Shelf life: our carefully designed cat units