WikiVet and Mars Petcare have launched new veterinary educational materials focused on cat and dog nutrition and its role in health and well-being. Through an exciting collaboration, WikiVet and Mars Petcare continue to improve the quality and reach of reference materials available to veterinary students, practicing veterinarians and vet nurses.

“Nutrition plays a crucial role in the health and well-being of pets,” said Dr. Richard Butterwick, principal nutrition scientist, WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, Mars Petcare. “We are excited to combine our expertise in pet nutrition with WikiVet’s dynamic site, driving greater awareness of the important link between nutrition and health.”

Based on extensive research and scientific knowledge, subject matter will include differing nutritional requirements of cats and dogs; essential nutrients, their role and biological function; and consequences of deficiency and signs of toxicity. The materials will feature resources written by world leading experts in pet nutrition including Dr. Dan Chan, senior lecturer at Royal Veterinary College, University of London, and Dr. Lisa Weeth, veterinary clinical nutritionist.

 “We are very pleased to continue working with Mars Petcare and believe these materials will help the veterinary profession strengthen their understanding of cat and dog nutrition and the importance of the right nutrition for a healthy life,” said Nick Short, head of the eMedia Unit, Royal Veterinary College.