Mars Petcare and WALTHAM Host Symposium in Chicago Oct. 18-21

Experts Convene to Address Unique Science Behind Pet Nutrition and Behavior

CREDIT: Mars Petcare

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.

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