At Mars Petcare, we truly believe that pets make the world a better place.
It’s undeniable: Pets truly make the world a better place. That’s why we’re inspired to live our Purpose: A Better World For Pets™, a world where they’re healthy, happy and welcome.
Our 85,000 Petcare Associates spend their days (and occasionally nights!) thinking about the pets of the world and how to improve their lives. This involves everything from their nutrition — through foods like PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS® and ROYAL CANIN® — to high-quality medical care provided by BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, BLUEPEARL®, VCA®, Linnaeus and AniCura. The WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute is also driving the innovations we need to improve pet health through nutrition, data and veterinary care, and Kinship is pioneering new ways of bringing pets and pet parents closer together through transformational technologies, analytics and partnerships with consumer businesses like Whistle and Wisdom Health. We take action to achieve our Purpose every day, whether it's working to end pet homelessness, collaborating with governments and non-profits to make Better Cities for Pets, alleviating student debt for veterinarians or advocating responsible pet ownership.
We know pets can bring us many health benefits. Social isolation and loneliness are affecting more people than ever, which is why we’ve partnered with leading organisations like the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health to understand the role pets could play to address this serious public health problem.
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Our veterinary business is committed to high quality care for pets, seamless service to clients, and a fulfilling workplace for Associates through a family of respected veterinary hospitals and diagnostic services across the world including AniCura, BANFIELD®, BLUEPEARL®, Linnaeus, VCA® and ANTECH. Our practices make seamless, accessible, high-quality, and innovative pet healthcare widely available, offering everything from preventative healthcare and wellbeing to specialist services for some of the unique health challenges faced by pets. Together, we are working to advance the veterinary profession and bettering the lives of animals everywhere.
Survey reveals positive effects of stay-at-home orders on the relationship between pets and their owners
A recent study from Banfield® Pet Hospital suggests quarantining with our cats and dogs is about more than extra playtime and treats – it may have lasting effects on how people approach pet ownership.Learn more
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Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in Portland, Ore. in 1955 and today is a pioneer in preventive veterinary care with more than 1,000 general veterinary hospitals in 42 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. More than 3,600 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care to over three million pets annually. Banfield joined the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands in 2007.
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With more than 1,000 small animal general, specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan, VCA Animal Hospitals are staffed by over 4,500 highly qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians who are dedicated to giving pets superior medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists in areas such as veterinary oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care and surgery. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands since 2017, VCA aims to make A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS® because pets make a better world for us.
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As a national provider of specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals, BluePearl grew from the dreams of numerous veterinarians who believed pets should have access to cutting-edge healthcare. With innovative procedures, high-tech equipment and the latest treatment methods to provide comprehensive medical care to pets, BluePearl combines expertise with a love for animals and the belief that kindness is the foundation of veterinary medicine. BluePearl joined Mars Veterinary Health in 2015.
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Founded in 2011, AniCura is a family of European animal hospitals and clinics specialized in veterinary care for companion animals. AniCura offers a wide range of high quality medical services covering preventive and basic health care as well as advanced and specialized diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery and orthopedics. AniCura also provides rehabilitation, physiotherapy and dietary advice and offers selected pet food and care products.
Founded in 2014, the Linnaeus Group is a vibrant, forward-thinking partnership of highly respected veterinary practices across the UK, comprising some of the best clinicians in the profession, including specialties in small animal, farm and equine.
Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Hong Kong
The first specialty referral and emergency practice in Hong Kong, Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) joined the Mars Veterinary Health family in 2020 and provides specialized, expert veterinary care for complex medical problems through emergency and referral services.
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Mars Petcare is a leading provider of high quality, science-backed nutrition and therapeutic health products. Collectively, our portfolio of pet food, care and treats is designed to meet the individual needs of pets across the world.
Starting healthy habits early in the life of your kitten includes a trip to the vet
Preventive care through annual or semi-annual visits is critical to a cat’s overall health and well-being. Discover several things cat owners can do to make visits to the veterinarian more stress-free.Learn more
The Scientific Truth: Dogs are good for people. Owning a dog is an experience that transforms us for the better
In a world becoming ever more complicated, we all need to reconnect with the simple things that remind us how good life is – and dogs do precisely that. Science tells us that pet ownership brings a multitude of benefits to our health and well-being: from improving our heart health and physical activity to building empathy and strengthening our sense of community. PEDIGREE® believes all dogs deserve a loving forever home and nutrition that fuels their power to be their healthiest and happiest selves at every stage of life.Learn more
Natusan, UK’s first circular-economy cat litter company, aims to cut emissions via composting
Every month, Natusan delivers fresh eco-friendly cat litter to customers’ doorsteps, collecting the soiled cat litter and composting it – keeping the soiled litter from ending up in the landfill, where it would greenhouse gases and contaminate groundwater. Once composted, Natusan litter is used as agricultural fertilizer. Natusan also plants trees for every pack purchased – because we want to make it easy to do good for the planet, one paw at a time.Learn more
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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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Founded in 1968 by the French veterinarian Dr. Jean Cathary, ROYAL CANIN® is a global leader in pet health through nutrition. The mission of the brand is to help to transform the health and well-being of each cat and dog by pushing the limits of nutrition and knowledge in partnership with pet professionals. Thanks to science and observation, for over 50 years Royal Canin has been developing products and services tailored to each cat and dog’s breed, size, age, sensitivities, lifestyle, or daily energy need.
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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.
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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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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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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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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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 TEMPTATIONS® Treats! Look at your favorite retailer for our mouth-watering menu. We have a flavor for every feline.
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In 1969, founder, Paul Iams, looked for a memorable word that echoed the unmatched quality of his new dog food formula. He chose Eukanuba™, a jazz term that means “supreme”, to symbolize his vision for next-level canine nutrition. More than 50 years later, his legacy stills alive and Eukanuba™ has been using the power of nutritional science to help fuel dogs’ athletic abilities and unleash their full potential.
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GREENIES believes in the value of preventative care. They’ra of world-class scientists, vets and nutritionists to design quality treats that help your pet live a healthier life. GREENIES make all GREENIES™ Dental Treats with delicious, healthy ingredients that are easy to digest and help promote overall pet health.
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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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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.
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Buckeye Nutrition’s science-based formulations are developed to help your horse thrive. We source all our ingredients from a limited number of certified suppliers and mill our feeds in one medicine-free facility.
For over 50 years, we have continued to lead research, innovation and development in equine nutrition and feeding. We are passionate to help benefit the lives of our horses and ponies, whether competitive performance is the goal or simply enjoying the pleasures that horses bring, our expertise ensures that you can provide the best nutrition for your horse.
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WINERGY Equilibrium is a revolutionary feed, the result of 20 years of ground breaking, original research into the nutritional and digestive health of thousands of horses. Our feeds are natural, highly palatable and formulated to suit horses and ponies at all levels and in all disciplines.
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Pets are becoming more and more important to us – and Kinship exists to pioneer new ways of bringing pets and pet parents closer together than ever before. With a pet care startup accelerator, industry-leading technology, growing data and analytics technology, and partnerships with consumer businesses like Whistle and Wisdom Health, Kinship is uniquely positioned to help Mars Petcare deliver on its Purpose: A Better World for Pets™
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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.
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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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Leap Venture Studio & Academy is a partnership between Michelson Found Animals and Kinship. It is the first startup-centric program built to springboard innovation in the growing pet ecosystem.
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Companion Fund is a team of investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, pet care professionals and passionate pet owners. Their focus areas are in digital health, service, diagnostics, nutrition and therapy.
Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. That means using data, interconnected technologies, and the diverse knowledge and skills of our coalition of companies to reimagine and set radically new standards in how people care for pets. We deliver products, services, and solutions to help pet parents be the best they can be, and ultimately create a better world for pets.
The WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute 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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News & Stories  • July 15th, 2021