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Yummy AquaFarm Recipes

The beauty of an herb is that you don’t need a lot to pack a punch. A bit of basil and you get a subtle, peppery note to an otherwise sweet smoothie. A sprig of mint brings a cool fragrance to a tangy citrus drink. Our first two recipes are a perfect example of [...]

History of Aquaponics

Aquaponics may sound like an underwater Cirque du Soleil spinoff but in fact it’s an incredibly efficient farming method that has been around for centuries and is now the basis of a brand new product at Petco.

Aquaponics is a combination of Aquaculture (raising fish) and Hydroponics (growing plants without soil) where fish waste [...]

The Unique Nutritional Needs of Spayed and Neutered Cats

Royal Canin bengal cat

Hooray! More cat owners than ever are spaying and neutering their pets. Seventy-six million cats in the United States are spayed and neutered–and for good reason. Spaying or neutering can help cats to live longer, prevents unwanted litters (millions of unwanted cats enter shelters every year), reduces their tendency to roam, and cause some [...]

Help Support Digestive Health with Nature’s Recipe Grain Free Cat Foods

Nature’s Recipe Grain Free cat foods give your cat high quality protein without corn or wheat, which can cause digestive upset.

Does your cat often have an upset stomach? He or she may be suffering from a grain allergy. Nature’s Recipe Grain Free dry cat food is made with premium sources of protein [...]

Say Goodbye to Hairballs!

Try Hills Science Diet Hairball Control formula for 30 days and let us know your results.

We all love our cats. Hairballs? Not so much.

Let’s get right to it: cats are amazing pets. Hairballs, however, can be amazing–for all the wrong reasons. So, when Hill’s Science Diet asked if they could send some of their Hairball Control Formula to our fans, we thought it was a great idea. [...]

Small Dog? Big Nutritional Needs!

royal canin mini


The smaller the dog, the greater the nutritional demands of the food the dog eats. Royal Canin’s Mini Formula’s are specifically formulated to address the unique nutritional needs of dogs weighing 9-22 lbs. These needs include:

- Fussy appetites

- Skin and coat issues

- Dental disease

- Weight gain

Did you [...]

Take the Hill’s Science Diet 30-Day Hairball Challenge

Although more common in long-hair cats, even their short-haired cousins can suffer from hairballs.


Although more common in long-hair cats, even their short-haired cousins can suffer from hairballs.



If you have a medium- to long-hair cat, you know what we’re talking about: the undesirable bi-product of self-grooming. And, while regular brushing can help diminish the volume of these unpleasant little presents, they still pop [...]

What Does It Take to Get a Beautiful Coat?

Healthy skin and coat begins with good nutrition

Healthy skin and coat begins with good nutrition

What does it take to get a beautiful coat and healthy skin? Simply put, good nutrition. And, according to our friends at AvoDerm, specialized nutrition. As in avocados.

Why avocados?

That’s what we wanted to know, too. And here’s what we learned from AvoDerm:

Keeping [...]

Nature’s Variety voluntarily recalls Prairie Beef Meal Barley Medley Kibble

A voluntary recall has been issued for Nature's Variety Prairie Beef Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs

A voluntary recall has been issued for Nature's Variety Prairie Beef Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs

Petco was informed today that Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of its Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs due to an off-odor smell that may develop over time. All Petco stores have [...]

Nature’s Variety CEO Reed Howlett Explains What is Unique About Their Food

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Reed Howlett, the CEO of Nature’s Variety, the manufacturer of Instinct and Prairie holistic pet diets, to learn more about the inspiration behind Nature’s Variety and what pets–and pet parents–love about their products:

PETCO: If you could only tell consumers one thing about your brands, what would it be?

HOWLETT: “The one thing that I would tell them is that our brands are raw-inspired. As the leaders in the raw frozen category nationally, we believe pets are at their best when they are eating raw or our raw-inspired foods. Raw pet food is high in the animal protein that pets need and is minimally processed so the naturally occurring vitamins and minerals have not been cooked off. In short, raw mirrors the ancestral diet that dogs and cats ate in the wild for thousands of years.”

PETCO: Every product you offer is raw-inspired?

HOWLETT: “Pet parents can feed our raw frozen diets, which are the purest Continue reading »