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woman smiling at a collie dog
Human Animal Interaction

4 ways pets can help our mental health, according to science

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

How data is helping us tackle pet obesity

senior man petting a black and white cat in his lap
Human Animal Interaction

Unravelling the science behind the human-animal bond

woman holding and caressing happy black puppy during covid19 pandemic lockdown
Human Animal Interaction

New study explores impact of pets on loneliness during pandemic

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

lockdown pets
Human Animal Interaction

5 ways to help your pet through lockdown and reverse the trend of pet abandonment

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

3 ways to keep your pet at a healthy weight

adopted corgi relaxing in owner's lap
Human Animal Interaction

The benefits of adopting a rescue pet

Boy carresing horse
Human Animal Interaction

Study to examine why therapeutic horseback riding has positive and long-lasting effects on children with autism spectrum disorder

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

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

Pets agaisnt lonliness
Human Animal Interaction

Pets against loneliness

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

social capital
Human Animal Interaction

Pet ownership can help us build social connections and a sense of community

child holding cat in field
Human Animal Interaction

How important is children's relationship with their pets?

dog therapy in a hospital setting
Human Animal Interaction

New funding to advance research into health impact of therapy dogs

elderly Asian lady holding a pup in her lap sitting on a bench in a park
Human Animal Interaction

Pets can support healthy ageing: a guide to successful pet ownership

Horse owner with vet in stable
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Horse nutrition tips for veterinarians

Elderly man petting dog in wheelchair
Human Animal Interaction

Researchers call for more studies looking at role of pets in healthy aging

Horse hooves
Microbiome, Welfare and Behaviour

Research sheds new light on horse laminitis risk factors

grandmother with granddaughter and dog
Human Animal Interaction

Pets can impact our physical, emotional well-being, social relationships and community connectedness 

Horse in Stable
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Calculating horses' energy requirements

woman and dog silhouette
Human Animal Interaction

Is the pressure to be a ‘responsible’ pet owner increasing?

little girl playing with a kitten
Human Animal Interaction

Family pets can help boost children's development

Man petting Husky
Human Animal Interaction

Pets can be good for you – but the evidence shows it’s not quite that simple

border collie and owner
Human Animal Interaction

How neurobiology and genetics can help researchers understand human-animal interaction

Horse eating from bowl
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

The right diet can help horses manage gastric ulcer syndrome

Horse wearing grazing muzzle
Welfare and Behaviour, Nutrition

Grass length can affect muzzled grazing behaviour in ponies

child reading to dog
Human Animal Interaction

How pets could aid learning in the classroom

family walking a dog in the forest
Human Animal Interaction

Pets estimated to save UK National Health Service up to £2.45 billion a year

senior lady holding jack russell in her lap
Human Animal Interaction

Creative solutions could help seniors benefit from pet ownership

boy with dog
Human Animal Interaction

Pets prove to be a child's best friend

obese cat at vet clinic
Welfare and Behaviour, Nutrition

The danger of pet obesity

senior african american man petting a labrador
Human Animal Interaction

Waltham-funded study to examine the impact of pet ownership on healthy human aging

Cats on a shelf unit
Welfare and Behaviour

Shelf life: our carefully designed cat units

Senior lady being visited by therapy dog in hospital
Human Animal Interaction

Animal therapy: can the human-animal bond treat mind and body?

boy looking out of window with dog
Human Animal Interaction

Violence against pets and domestic abuse: how are they linked?