Mars is the fifth largest privately owned company in the United States. Historically better known for their confectionary, their huge range of pet foods worldwide is one of their most significant market sectors.
It should not be underestimated how much influence Mars Petcare has on not only the pet food industry, but the veterinary industry as well. In a world where “science” is easily controlled to influence product sales, you could easily wonder if Mars Petcare University, sponsorship of Universities, or ownership of veterinary practices is perhaps a glaring conflict of interest.
You may be surprised how many well known pet food brands are manufactured by Mars Petcare.