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Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

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

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

black Labrador out for a walk
Human Animal Interaction

Why walking shelter dogs could benefit military veterans struggling with PTSD

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

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

Scientist reveal new theory on horse
Welfare and Behaviour

Scientists reveal new theory on horse hoof pathologies

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Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Overweight dogs may live shorter lives

Therapy dogs can help image
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

green eyed long haired cat
Biomarkers, Welfare and Behaviour

Genetic test shines new light into cats' health

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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

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

Puppy with food bowl
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Data experts define dog growth charts to help tackle pet obesity

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

Digital technique to detect pets' dental plaque

boy and dog looking out the window
Human Animal Interaction

Creature comforts: pet dogs provide stress relief for children

ornamental fish
Welfare and Behaviour

Differently sourced colourants may affect ornamental fish activity

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

dog therapy in a hospital setting
Human Animal Interaction

New funding to advance research into health impact of therapy dogs

cute kitten lying on radiator
Nutrition

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

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

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

Horse owner with vet in stable
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Horse nutrition tips for veterinarians

Horse in Stable
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

Calculating horses' energy requirements

horse eating from bucket
Microbiome

New insights into bacterial supplements for horses

Horse hooves
Microbiome, Welfare and Behaviour

Research sheds new light on horse laminitis risk factors

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 

Elderly man petting dog in wheelchair
Human Animal Interaction

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

vet checking cat's mouth
Oral Health, Microbiome

Researchers find bacteria causing gum disease in cats

Man petting dog in park
Human Animal Interaction

Human-animal interaction: the hormonal connection

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

Cat eating from bowl
Nutrition

Cat foods need the perfect combination of great flavour and nutrition

child reading to dog
Human Animal Interaction

How pets could aid learning in the classroom

Man petting Husky
Human Animal Interaction

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

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

border collie and owner
Human Animal Interaction

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

Horse wearing grazing muzzle
Welfare and Behaviour, Nutrition

Grass length can affect muzzled grazing behaviour in ponies

fish in tank
Welfare and Behaviour

Improving fish welfare

child playing with dog
Human Animal Interaction

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

Horse eating from bowl
Nutrition, Welfare and Behaviour

The right diet can help horses manage gastric ulcer syndrome

cat stalking in long grass
Nutrition

Cats prefer food similar to their natural prey

person feeding cat
Nutrition

How cats can achieve a consistent intake of macronutrients

puppies running through field
Nutrition

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

Horse in field
Nutrition

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

elderly dog in field
Biomarkers

Research shows similarities between dogs and humans as they age

neighbors talk in the park
Human Animal Interaction

Dogs can help owners make new social connections

Horses eating hay
Nutrition

Are you feeding your horse enough hay?

Dog sitting on scales
Nutrition

Weight loss significantly improves overweight dogs' quality of life

dog standing still for an mri
Nutrition, Microbiome, Welfare and Behaviour

Smart dog training and hi-tech imaging giving new insights into dogs' digestion

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

cats grooming each other
Nutrition

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

cat playing in the grass
Nutrition

Cats benefit from increased dietary moisture

Mars associate in pet food factory operating a machine
Nutrition

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

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

cat licking nose
Nutrition

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

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

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

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

Daisy Liu
Microbiome, Welfare and Behaviour

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

Cats on a shelf unit
Welfare and Behaviour

Shelf life: our carefully designed cat units