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Dog owners more likely to achieve recommended activity levels during pregnancy
Date:2/16/2012

ge dog walking and ensure both pets and owners are benefiting from this increased activity," added Dr. McCune.

This research was conducted in collaboration with the University of Liverpool (UK), University of Bristol (UK) and University of South Carolina (USA) and used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). It was funded by WALTHAM the science centre supporting Mars Petcare brands such as PEDIGREE, NUTRO and ROYAL CANIN and forms part of a wider body of research looking at the benefits of pet ownership for human and animal health.

This research has been published in the open-access online journal PLoS ONE and is available here: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0031315


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Contact: Dr. Sandra McCune
sandra.x.mccune@effem.com
44-166-441-5535
WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition
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