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03 Apr, 2019, 11:00 BST First-Of-Its-Kind Coalition Launches To Drive Pet Care Innovation

Mars Petcare, the global leader in pet health and nutrition, announced the launch of Kinship, a first-of-its-kind coalition dedicated to creating the ...


03 Jan, 2019, 05:00 GMT New Research From The University of Liverpool and WALTHAM Reveals Overweight Dogs May Live Shorter Lives

Study of over 50,000 dogs across 12 breeds shows link between a dog's weight and expected lifespan Research reinforces need for pets to keep a...


02 May, 2018, 14:00 BST Landmark Study Shows Genetic Testing for Dogs Can Help Identify Diseases and Enable Preventive Care for Better Health

Largest Canine Genetic Study Reveals Diseases Mixed Breed and Purebred Dogs Are Prone To Develop Results from the largest ever study of its kind show ...


10 Apr, 2018, 16:09 BST Mars Petcare Acquisition of OptiGen, LLC Will Enable Discovery of New Genetic Health Markers for Dogs

Move will provide greater access to key genetic findings for canine eye diseases Mars Petcare acquired OptiGen, LLC, a DNA diagnostics company...


05 Apr, 2018, 16:00 BST Mars Petcare Launches One of the Largest Tech-Enabled Pet Health Studies Seeking to Uncover Early Signs of Illness

Today at the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and Texas A&M University's Veterinary Innovation Summit, Mars Petcare announced the launch of ...


09 Mar, 2018, 14:00 GMT Mars Petcare Ushers in Future of Pet Care Industry with New Accelerator and $100 Million Venture Fund

Mars Petcare today unveiled two new programs to support startup innovation and the next generation of disruptors in the pet care industry. Leap...


11 Jan, 2018, 10:00 GMT Mars Petcare Acquisition of Genoscoper to Accelerate Discovery of Genetic Health Markers for Companion Animals

Dynamic partnership is longstanding, with duo newly launching WISDOM PANEL™ Health Mars Petcare acquired Genoscoper Laboratories, a specialist in...


20 Jun, 2017, 08:00 BST Pet Ownership Creates the "Glue" That Holds Societies Together, Reveals Mars Petcare

New inter national study finds that pet owners experience stronger neighbourhood ties Pet owners report stronger neighbourhood social connections...


09 Jun, 2017, 08:00 BST Pet Dogs Help Older Adults Stay Active, Reveals Mars Petcare

New study finds that adults aged 65 and over walk more if they own a dog For older adults, owning a dog increases the likelihood of achieving World...


07 Mar, 2017, 08:00 GMT Family Pets Boost Child Development

New study finds that pets promote social skills and self-esteem in children Growing up with a pet can bring social, emotional and educational benefit ...


16 Feb, 2017, 16:57 GMT Helen Mills Joins Mars Petcare as VP Corporate Affairs

Mars Petcare announced today that Helen Mills will join their global management team as the leader of Corporate Affairs. Mills has over 20 years of...


24 Jan, 2017, 09:00 GMT Pets are a Child's Best Friend

New study finds that children value the companionship of their pet even more than their sibling Children get more satisfaction from relationships...


13 Oct, 2016, 09:00 BST Walking the Dog Helps Keep Owners Healthy and Neighborhoods Feeling Safe

An international study published in BMC Public Health has found dog walkers are physically active on more days of the week and dog walking can help...


15 Jun, 2016, 11:00 BST New Study Reveals Cat Foods Need the Perfect Combination of Great Flavour and Nutrition

Research by scientists at the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition - part of Mars Petcare - and the University of Sydney, Australia shows flavour and...


02 Mar, 2016, 09:00 GMT CESAR® and MOFILM Crowdsource for Creative Content

Winners announced of global competition to bring CESAR® True Friendship campaign to life CESAR®, the premium dog food brand, has announced the...


25 Nov, 2015, 20:00 GMT New Research Reveals Bacteria Associated With Feline Gum Disease for the First Time

Studies reveal the differences in species of bacteria found in cat and human plaque and pave the way for more effective treatment for one of the most ...


03 Jun, 2015, 09:00 BST WikiVet and Mars Petcare Announce New Materials on Cat and Dog Nutrition for Health

Collaboration launches new online veterinary educational materials to improve understanding of cat and dog nutrition and its role in preventative...


07 May, 2015, 09:00 BST Man's Best Friend Helps Owners Build New Friendships

People get to know each other more often through pets than through children's schools according to a new study While making friends is not always...


30 Apr, 2015, 11:00 BST PEDIGREE® Brand Aims To 'Feed The Good' In Dogs Around The World

We live in incredibly complex times. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the human race literally races from one activity to the next. But no ...


31 Mar, 2015, 09:00 BST When Doctors' Orders Are to Adopt a Pet: New Report Calls for Creative Solutions to Help Senior Citizens' Benefit From Pet Ownership

Scientists Reinforce Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction, Particularly for Older Adults Creative solutions can enable older adults to spend...


01 Sep, 2014, 23:01 BST Research Finds That Small Dogs Can't Go Without Their Toothbrushes

A visual inspection won't cut it, regular oral care for small dogs is critical to prevent dental disease and to know when it strikes A new study...


07 May, 2014, 14:00 BST Research Yields New Insights Into Bacteria Associated With Oral Health in Dogs

Landmark studies discover critical differences between dog and human plaque and explain why dogs are more prone to gum disease than tooth decay...