If you've read or learned anything significant regarding pet
care in the last 45 years, chances are it came from the Waltham
Centre for Pet Nutrition.
Widely regarded as the world's pre-eminent authority on pet
care, pet science and pet nutrition, Waltham is a state-of the-art
research facility nestled deep in the heart of the picturesque
At Waltham, a collaborative approach is key.
Working closely with the world's leading science institutes,
Waltham's vast team of scientists, nutritionists, vets, pet carers
and researchers work together to advance pet science through the
ongoing research and development of all the Mars pet care brands.
The OPTIMUM® brand is one of these.
The Waltham team takes an innovative approach towards
researching domestic animals: hundreds of dogs, cats and birds are
happily at home in the spacious pet accommodation centre. Treated
to daily physical and mental stimulation and lots of loving care,
the animals at Waltham are relaxed and happy. This lays the
foundation for vital research, allowing Waltham scientists to
understand pets in a true domestic environment. Through the Mars
brands, this research is passed onto pet owners and benefits
millions of animals the world over. Waltham continues its research
programmes at the Centre for Pet Nutrition and worldwide through
The Waltham Foundation, which awards grants to scientists and vets
so they can fund innovative research projects to ultimately benefit
Visit the Waltham website at www.waltham.com to learn about
the Waltham Foundation and see Waltham's groundbreaking