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Mars Petcare is a growing segment of approximately 50 brands, made up of about 75,000 Associates in more than 55 countries who serve the nutrition and health needs of dogs, cats, horses, fish and birds every day.

Mars Petcare has been in operation for more than 75 years and now includes three of the top five pet food brands in the world - PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS® and ROYAL CANIN®. Mars Petcare is also home to the brands NUTRO®, GREENIES®, SHEBA®, CESAR®, IAMS® AND EUKANUBA®.

Mars Petcare is the world's biggest veterinary health group with hospitals such as BANFIELD®, BLUE PEARL®, PET PARTNERS®, and VCA® - making Mars the largest veterinary operation in the North America.

Connected Solutions, Mars Petcare's newest business division is the hotbed for future innovation with WISDOM PANEL® HEALTH patented genetic technology testing for dogs and the WHISTLE® dog tracker.

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Our Petcare Brands

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At API®, we are passionate about fishkeeping. For over 50 years, we have enthusiastically supported the aquatics industry, and today we continue our commitment to doing what we can to support the fishkeeping industry. API’s family of products includes treatments, testing, nutrition, and equipment and pond products.

Visit the API® Brand Site (U.S.)

Visit the API® Brand Site (U.K.)


We understand the simple joys and relaxation of fishkeeping. For over 40 years, the AQUARIAN® brand has supported families to provide the right care for their fish with a range of complete fish foods and water treatments. Care for your fish, both inside and out.

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In 2007, Banfield Pet Hospital joined the Mars family of businesses, and today is more than 975 hospitals strong across the United States and Puerto Rico. Together with more than 3,500 Banfield veterinarians, we are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care to millions of pets annually.

See how Banfield puts Principles in Action

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BluePearl is a national provider of specialty and emergency veterinary care. Our mission is to enrich lives through remarkable care for pets.

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Cesar® Canine Cuisine is gourmet wet dog food and dog treats for the pet we adore. Treat your dog to delicious flavors and varieties, and show them how much you care. Love them back.®

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They’re the irresistible treats your cat will love. With a simple shake of the bag, cats will do anything for the great taste of DREAMIES® Treats! Look at your favorite retailer for our mouth-watering menu. We have a flavor for every feline.

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In 1969, our founder, Paul Iams, looked for a memorable word that echoed the unmatched quality of his new dog food formula. In the world of jazz, Eukanuba ("You-Ka-Noo-Bah") is a word reserved for something that is "the tops" or "supreme." Our mission is to provide high-performance nutrition that helps bring out peak performance and activity in every dog.

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From our start in 1946, Paul F. Iams sought out new ways to create premium, quality pet foods. He spent time with breeders and nutritionists and learned the importance of protein and the role of fat in pet food diets. He was the first to consider dogs and cats primarily as carnivores, a perception which was to revolutionize the whole of the pet food industry.

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The NUTRO Brand believes that every pet deserves to eat clean. Nearly 90 years ago, NUTRO pioneered the first line of specialty natural pet food and treats. Now, they’re setting a new standard by introducing clean recipes for their dry dog and cat food lines with real, recognizable ingredients.

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At PEDIGREE®, we believe in making the world a better place for all dogs, and feeding the goodness that dogs bring out in all of us. With more than seventy years of in business, PEDIGREE® is the world’s no. 1 dog food brand, making healthy, delicious food for dogs of all shapes and sizes around the globe. Pedigree. Feed the good.

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Pet Partners

Pet Partners specializes in purchasing neighborhood animal hospitals. When practices join Pet Partners, they become a part of a community focused on building leaders and advancing medicine.

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Royal Canin

Founded in 1968, Royal Canin is a global leader in pet science, health and nutrition. In an industry that adapts to popular trends, our mission is to deliver the most precise nutritional solution for cats and dogs, tailored to each individual breed, lifestyle, life-stage or medical condition.



The makers of SHEBA® Cat Food know that cat owners love cats for their independent spirits, personalities and discerning palates. That's why each SHEBA® Recipe is purposefully crafted to entice a cat’s unique tastes and desires. Celebrate the love between you and your cat with SHEBA® Cat Food.

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They’re the irresistible treats your cat will love. With a simple shake of the bag, cats will do anything for the great taste of TEMPTATIONS® Treats! Look at your favorite retailer for our mouth-watering menu. We have a flavor for every feline.

Visit the Temptations Brand Site (U.S.)

Visit the Temptations Brand Site (Canada)


The WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition is a leading authority in pet nutrition and wellbeing, advancing the frontiers of research into nutrition and health of pets for more than 50 years.

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To keep your cat healthy, happy and always curious, there’s no better choice than feeding him WHISKAS® Cat Food. After all, we've been making it for more than 40 years.



WHISTLE is the pet-tech brand born out of a love for pets. We’re the market leader in innovation with Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor — the most-reliable, all-in-one, pet-tracking device.

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Wisdom Panel

WISDOM PANEL® Canine DNA Tests are the most comprehensive breed-identification DNA tests for dogs on the market. Our mission is to facilitate responsible pet care by enhancing the well-being and relationship between pets and caretakers through valuable insights into pets as individuals.


We believe that pets make the world better for us, so we make it our purpose to make A Better World for Pets™. We put their needs first and encourage pet owners to do the same.

At the core of our purpose is making healthy, safe, nutritious and tasty foods that pets love. We deliver a wide range of products and services to meet the nutrition and healthcare needs of different pets, breeds, life stages and health conditions. But we believe that our responsibility extends far beyond the quality of our products. We also strive to promote the overall health and wellbeing of pets through responsible pet ownership and to increase the positive experience of having a pet.


Throughout history, the relationship between people and pets has been one of the world’s most unique and enduring bonds. People have been sharing their lives with domesticated pets for more than 10,000 years — virtually since the beginning of civilization. This special relationship benefits both people and pets, and goes beyond mere companionship.

People see their pets as important members of their families. They are friends, work partners, playmates and protectors, providing love, security and joy to their humans. Our pets make us smile, but scientific research show that owning pets have significant physical and psychosocial benefits. Whether it is increasing our level of physical activity, alleviating depression or improving a child’s sense of self-esteem, interacting with pets helps people enjoy happier and healthier lives and strengthens the communities in which we live.


At Mars Petcare we define responsible pet ownership as: the responsibility of an owner to take good care of the needs of their cat or dog throughout their life. This includes creating the right conditions for a healthy, happy, well-socialized and well-behaved pet. Responsible ownership enriches families’ lives and society as a whole, while minimizing any potential risks pets might pose to the public, other animals or the environment.

Owing a pet is a rewarding experience that brings great joy, as well as health and wellbeing benefits to many households and society as a whole. In return, we believe pet owners must be prepared for the life-long commitments and responsibilities that caring for a pet brings.


Mars Petcare has always taken pet nutrition seriously. We use advanced scientific research to create nutritious formulas for your pet and their needs. We provide health information, education and services to promote responsible feeding. We also never compromise to ensure the quality and safety in our products.
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Whether in our own operations or deep within our supply chain, sustainability remains firmly front-of-mind with Mars Petcare and across Mars, Incorporated. Sustainable sourcing is one of our commitments to drive down the environmental impact of our priority raw materials for pet products, such as fish, and respect the human rights of everyone in our upstream supply chain.
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A Scientific Approach

At Mars Petcare, our work is underpinned with a scientific approach that helps ensure our commitment to pets and their wellbeing is based on evidence as well as emotion. Our WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition is a world-leading scientific authority on pet nutrition and wellbeing. We invest in a huge amount of research, from cutting-edge advances in pet nutrition, to understanding human animal interaction and the benefits this brings to pets, people and society.
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Community Outreach

We invest a lot of time in caring about pets around the world. Mars Associates always want to give back to the animals who give us so much — that’s why we spend thousands of hours every year participating in adoption events, food donations and other animal welfare initiatives that make a real and lasting difference in the lives of millions of people and their pets.
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Pets In Our Workplaces

Pet-friendly offices are becoming a growing trend as employers are beginning to recognize the numerous benefits of pets in the workplace. Mars Petcare is proud to be leading by example and championing the multiple advantages of a pet-friendly work environment for owners, non-owners and pets alike.
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At Mars Petcare, we always put pets’ needs first.