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Biomarkers

4 ways innovation is changing veterinary care as we know it

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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

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Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

How growth charts can help puppies stay on track for a healthy life

golden retriever mix dog walking in the forest
Biomarkers, Microbiome, Oral Health, Human Animal Interaction, Welfare and Behaviour

5 ways we’re advancing science to help dogs live happy, healthy lives

woman supervising little girl as she interacts with a dog in a classroom
Human Animal Interaction

First-of-its-kind risk assessment tool ensures the highest standards for animal-assisted interventions in schools

Mutt Dog
Mars Petcare, Genetics

5 things data can tell us about mutts

black Labrador out for a walk
Human Animal Interaction

Why walking shelter dogs could benefit military veterans struggling with PTSD

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Biomarkers, Genetics, Mars Petcare

VMX2020: How technology can drive preventive pet care

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Mars Petcare

Celebrating our breadth of pet research through unveiling our new name: WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute

Pets agaisnt lonliness
Human Animal Interaction

Pets against loneliness

Beagle walking in the park
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour, Microbiome

Why monitor your dog's feces?

The power of faecal analysis
Microbiome, Nutrition

The power of fecal analysis

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Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Overweight dogs may live shorter lives

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Human Animal Interaction

Therapy dogs can help boost college students' attention, memory and help them tackle stress

Largest ever dog DNA study infographic
Biomarkers

Genetic testing for dogs can help identify diseases and enable preventive care

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Mars Petcare, Biomarkers, Welfare and Behaviour

Over 200K dogs take part in one of the largest tech-enabled pet health studies

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

Survey weighs up potential reasons behind the pet obesity crisis

chocolate labrador
Mars Petcare, Genetics, Biomarkers

Mars Petcare acquires dog DNA diagnostics company Optigen

child holding cat in field
Human Animal Interaction

How important is children's relationship with their pets?

social capital
Human Animal Interaction

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

Husky dog at the vet
Microbiome, Oral Health

Researchers explain why dogs are more prone to gum disease than dental caries

golden retriever wearing GPS tracker
Mars Petcare

Two new Mars Petcare initiatives to support startup innovation in pet care

Puppy with food bowl
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Data experts define dog growth charts to help tackle pet obesity

boy and dog looking out the window
Human Animal Interaction

Creature comforts: pet dogs provide stress relief for children

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

Digital technique to detect pets' dental plaque

dog therapy in a hospital setting
Human Animal Interaction

New funding to advance research into health impact of therapy dogs

Yorkshire puppy running
Nutrition

Perfect portions for pocket-sized pups

veteran holiding cute puppy
Human Animal Interaction

Study to examine possible benefits of dogs to veterans

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

senior couple hiking
Human Animal Interaction

Dogs could help seniors be more active

Elderly man petting dog in wheelchair
Human Animal Interaction

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

Cat eating from bowl
Nutrition

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

Woman offering dog food
Nutrition

Dogs in subtropical countries may need a lower energy intake

miniature schnauzer
Microbiome, Oral Health, Welfare and Behaviour

Good dental care for small dogs is critical to preventing disease

grandmother with granddaughter and dog
Human Animal Interaction

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

puppies running through field
Nutrition

Researchers set safe maximum levels of vitamin A in puppies' diet

neighbors talk in the park
Human Animal Interaction

Dogs can help owners make new social connections

Man petting dog in park
Human Animal Interaction

Human-animal interaction: the hormonal connection

vet with dog
Mars Petcare, Nutrition

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

child reading to dog
Human Animal Interaction

How pets could aid learning in the classroom

little girl playing with a kitten
Human Animal Interaction

Family pets can help boost children's development

woman and dog silhouette
Human Animal Interaction

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

Dog eating
Nutrition

Adult dogs can tolerate higher calcium diets better than puppies

Gog in the office
Human Animal Interaction

Workplaces that don’t allow dogs could be barking up the wrong tree

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

child playing with dog
Human Animal Interaction

Coping with childhood stress: could a dog be the answer?

elderly dog in field
Biomarkers

Research shows similarities between dogs and humans as they age

Dog sitting on scales
Nutrition

Weight loss significantly improves overweight dogs' quality of life

black and white dog playing outdoors
Nutrition

Dogs prefer high-fat diets

girl doing math with dog
Human Animal Interaction

Could pets make good study buddies?

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

blonde kid walking a Beagle
Human Animal Interaction

Children may need to be more active with their dogs to see a positive impact on weight

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

Mars associate in pet food factory operating a machine
Nutrition

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

senior african american man petting a labrador
Human Animal Interaction

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

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

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

Daisy Liu
Microbiome, Welfare and Behaviour

Do the microbes in a dog’s gut change with their waist line?

boy looking out of window with dog
Human Animal Interaction

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

Golden Retriever teeth
Microbiome, Oral Health

Shining a light on pet dental health

corgi in field
Mars Petcare, Genetics

Mars Petcare acquires Genoscoper Laboratories

4 mixed breeds of dog sitting in a field
Biomarkers

Dog breeds look different on the outside, but what about the inside?

couple walking dog down street
Human Animal Interaction

Walking the dog helps keep owners healthy and promotes community cohesion