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Waltham Petcare Science Institute

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About the Waltham

Celebrating over 50 years of innovative science, the Waltham Petcare Science Institute serves as a leading scientific authority in advancing the frontiers of research into the nutrition and health of companion animals.

Located in Leicestershire, England, the renowned state-of-the-art science institute for Mars Incorporated generates knowledge that enables the development of innovative products that meet pets’ needs in a practical way.

Since the publication of its first original research in 1963, Waltham has pioneered many important breakthroughs in the field of pet nutrition and human-animal interaction, resulting in more than 1,700 publications, including over 600 peer-review scientific papers.

Today, Waltham continues to collaborate with the world’s foremost scientific institutes, driving Mars' Petcare vision to create A Better World for Pets and providing the science and expertise that underpins leading Mars brands such as PERFECT FIT®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, Banfield Pet Hospital, and IAMS®, CESAR®, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and EUKANUBA®.

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