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We believe all dogs should be fed great quality...

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All of our complete food is just that, 100% nutritionally compette..

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Since the 1960s, research into dog care and nutrition has...

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Learn the the facts about what we put into our dog food

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Since the 1960s, research into dog care and nutrition has advanced in leaps and, well, bounds. We're proud to say that the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Care and Nutrition (named after the Leicestershire town where Pedigree™ UK has its headquarters) leads the research pack.

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We're even more proud of the way we do our research. We look on the dogs that help us as our research partners - and we've proved this method really pays off. Willing, happy dogs who are treated as pets help us to learn what's best for your pet.

In our laboratory, scientists carry out world-class research across a broad range of areas, including improving dog health through antioxidants, probiotics and optimising energy intake. Collaborating with universities and institutes around the world, we achieve fast, accurate results with very few dogs.

We currently have around 150 dogs and 230 cats living in fantastic, environmentally-enriched lodges, looked after by more than 100 trained carers. The dogs are walked twice every day, and their play area includes a special sensory garden with plenty of great smells and sniffs. Our dogs enjoy several hours of socialisation each day, trying activities like agility training, flyball and getting plenty of off-lead play around the water fountains. In 2003, we even set a world record for dog obedience: our WALTHAM team got 76 dogs to sit, together, for a whole two minutes.

Our world record wasn't just a stunt. Getting a dog to sit still, relaxed and content, is essential for some of our research – like when we needed to learn how much moisture a dog loses through its skin. (This particular study led to foods that promote healthier skin and glossier coats.)

Our Caring Science approach can make scientific research more challenging. But it not only sets our research apart, it makes WALTHAM a truly rewarding place to work.

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