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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

Unravelling the science behind the human-animal bond

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Human Animal Interaction

New study explores impact of pets on loneliness during pandemic

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Biomarkers, Microbiome, Oral Health, Human Animal Interaction, Welfare and Behaviour

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

Dogs on Call therapy dog at VCU Medical Center
Human Animal Interaction

How pets can benefit our mental health

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

The benefits of adopting a rescue pet

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Mars Petcare, Genetics

5 things data can tell us about mutts

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Human Animal Interaction

Why walking shelter dogs could benefit military veterans struggling with PTSD

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Human Animal Interaction

Addressing the loneliness crisis through the power of pets

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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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

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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

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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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

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Mars Petcare, Genetics, Biomarkers

Mars Petcare acquires dog DNA diagnostics company Optigen

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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

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Mars Petcare, Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Survey weighs up potential reasons behind the pet obesity crisis

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Mars Petcare

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

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Human Animal Interaction

Creature comforts: pet dogs provide stress relief for children

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Human Animal Interaction

Study to examine possible benefits of dogs to veterans

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Human Animal Interaction

New funding to advance research into health impact of therapy dogs

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

Dogs could help seniors be more active

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

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

Gog in the office
Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

How pets could aid learning in the classroom

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Mars Petcare, Nutrition

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

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

Dogs can help owners make new social connections

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

Family pets can help boost children's development

Man petting dog in park
Human Animal Interaction

Human-animal interaction: the hormonal connection

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Human Animal Interaction

Could pets make good study buddies?

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

Creative solutions could help seniors benefit from pet ownership

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Human Animal Interaction

Pets prove to be a child's best friend

senior african american man petting a labrador
Human Animal Interaction

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

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Human Animal Interaction

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

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

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

corgi in field
Mars Petcare, Genetics

Mars Petcare acquires Genoscoper Laboratories

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Human Animal Interaction

Walking the dog helps keep owners healthy and promotes community cohesion