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Barbara Mandrell Emcee for Mars Petcare Adoption Fair

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Friends of Fidos and felines are singing the praises of a multi-platinum-selling recording artist with a heart of gold who recently helped to shine a spotlight on more than 250 orphan animals who hoped to find forever homes at Tennessee’s largest pet adoption fair. A proud pet parent to three cats and two dogs, country […]

Pedigree Issues Limited Recall

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We’ve just received word that Mars Petcare US has announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk. The recalled food involves cans of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food; these may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which […]

Mars Petcare and Nutro Break Ground on Innovation Center

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Mars Petcare and The Nutro Company have broken ground on an $87 million world-class Regional Innovation Center in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. The four-building campus will serve as the companies’ home base for creating future pet care innovations for its North American market; the entire 90-acre campus will be designed to achieve […]

Feeding a Raw Diet Plus Grain-Free Dog Food

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Today we continue our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: What does Dr. Bierer think about raw diet plus feeding a grain-free dog food? Dr. Bierer: The first thing to remember is to choose a diet that best suits your pet’s nutritional needs while also meeting your lifestyle and preferences.  Dogs are individuals […]

Why Are So Many Dogs Allergic?

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Today we continue with our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: Why are so many dogs becoming allergic to grain products? What are we doing now that we did not do say 20 years ago? Our knowledge of dog and cat health care and nutrition has greatly expanded over the last 20 years […]

Does Corn Lead to Weight Gain?

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Today we continue our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: How does corn impact the nutritional health of dogs and cats?  Does it lead to weight gain? Dr. Bierer: Corn is an incredibly important source of nutrition for both humans and pets worldwide.  The great thing about it is the many different types […]

What Are the Best Ingredients to Be Listed on a Bag of Dog Food?

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Today we continue our series of reader questions with Dr. Tiffany Bierer: What are the best three ingredients to be listed on bags of dog food and snacks? Dr. Bierer: Good nutrition is complex and can be provided by a variety of ingredients.  There isn’t any one or two ingredients that are better than all […]

Locating Information on Pet Metabolic Needs

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Today we continue our series of reader questions answered by Dr. Tiffany Bierer Where could I get reliable, and credible information on the metabolic needs for cats and dogs? Such as grams per kg of body weight of the energy nutrients, and essential nutrients for their optimal health? Dr. Bierer: That is a great question!  […]

Helping Your Dog Lose a Few Pounds

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Today we continue with our series of reader questions for Dr. Tiffany Bierer: What is the best way to help your dog lose a few pounds? I know about limiting treats and exercise. What else should I be doing to help? Dr. Bierer: That is a great question! The key to making sure you keep […]

Is It OK To Mix Raw Diet with Kibble?

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Recently we asked you for your questions on pet nutrition for Dr. Tiffany Bierer, health and nutrition science manager for Mars Petcare US. For the next several days, we’ll be featuring Dr. Bierer’s responses to your questions! The raw diet seems to be all the rage now. Is it OK to mix a freeze dried […]

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