CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, part of Mars, Incorporated, and a leading scientific authority and research center for the nutrition and health of companion animals, will bring together hundreds of global thought leaders in pet nutrition at its WALTHAM™ International Nutritional Sciences Symposium (WINSS).
WINSS is one of the largest open international meetings dedicated to original research in pet nutrition. This conference brings together academics, experts representing veterinary associations and other stakeholders in the pet care industry. The symposium will address a variety of topics ranging from the importance of maintaining healthy weight in young pets to promoting healthy growth in pets and how pet nutrition needs have evolved over time.
"WINSS provides a platform for scientists in pet nutrition to connect and collaborate on their findings," said Richard Butterwick, Global Nutrition Advisor at WALTHAM. "The science behind animal nutrition is paramount to finding ways to continue to develop better, healthier food options and give context to many animal behaviors."
To bring this research to life, WALTHAM provides science and expertise to support Mars Petcare brands. Sharing scientific findings and demonstrating thought leadership in the area of pet nutrition is a key role WALTHAM plays in supporting the Mars Petcare vision for creating A Better World for Pets® and helps inform ways Mars Petcare can best support pets and their owners.
Mars Petcare is the company behind brands such as PEDIGREE®, IAMS®, NUTRO® and TEMPTATIONS®, and learnings such as these help ensure that pet owners can continue to count on these pet foods to support their pets' growth and nutrition.
For more information about the work Mars Petcare does to improve the lives of pets and people, visit www.facebook.com/ABetterWorldForPets.
About Mars Petcare US
Mars Petcare is the world's leading pet nutrition and health care business that strives to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS® every day. We believe that pets make our lives better and that pet ownership brings joy and benefits which should be accessible to everyone. In the United States, Mars Petcare food brands include PEDIGREE®, IAMS®, ROYAL CANIN®, GREENIES®, CESAR®, NUTRO® and SHEBA®. Veterinary practices include BANFIELD® and BLUE PEARL®. Specialty brands include WISDOM PANEL® Canine DNA Tests and WHISTLE GPS Pet Tracker. The company's WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition® is a leading scientific authority on pet nutrition and wellbeing. Mars Petcare has more than 37,000 Associates worldwide. For more information about how we're creating A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™, visit https://www.facebook.com/ABetterWorldforPets.
About the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition:
Celebrating over 50 years of innovative science, the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, part of Mars, Incorporated, serves as a leading scientific authority in advancing the frontiers of research into the nutrition and health of companion animals.
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SOURCE Mars Petcare