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About WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition


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Curious about what life is like for people and pets at a research centre for a global family owned company? Watch the video to find out about the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, the fundamental research centre for Mars Petcare.

Based in the UK, our caring science, ground breaking research and leadership in the pet food industry has made WALTHAM a leading authority in pet nutrition and care for over 50 years.

With our animal nutrition research spanning cats, dogs, birds, fish and horses, our knowledge contributes to the health and happiness of pets through into nutritious and palatable petcare products.

We collaborate with leading experts in both academia and industry, sharing our findings with the scientific and veterinary communities. We rely on expertise from a range of disciplines including nutritionists, veterinarians, microbiologists, animal behaviourists and statisticians.
We also focus on promoting responsible pet ownership. Investigating the benefits of human animal interaction for children, adults and older people, we will share this knowledge to educate both the public and key opinion groups.

Our caring science approach is reward-based, with both our dogs and cats receiving positive clicker training and housed in specially designed pet facilities.

WALTHAM, as part of Mars Petcare, provides the science and expertise that underpins leading Mars brands across the globe. Dog, cat, horse, ornamental fish food and veterinary brands include PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, Banfield Pet Hospital, IAMS®, CESAR®, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES®, EUKANUBA®, AQUARIAN™, SPILLERS®, BUCKEYE®, WINERGY®

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