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Survival Tips for New Puppy Pet Parents

If you’ve recently adopted or purchased a puppy, don’t panic! Although you may be feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility of parenting your pet, you’ll quickly see how much love your puppy can give you in return for your time, affection and effort. Here are some tips for surviving those first few [...]

Ten Things Your New Dog is Trying to Tell You

If only your new dog could talk. Well, they can, in a way: if you listen and observe you’ll pick up some important cues. For now your relationship is in its initial stage so here are some of the key things your new dog is trying to tell you:

1. Thank you [...]

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 [...]

Taking a Stand: Petco and Defenders of Wildlife Ask You to Choose #Aquacultured

[caption id="attachment_8159" align="alignleft" width="448"] Photo by Aquatic Cowger[/caption] Petco stores offer saltwater fish–and other marine life–in about two-thirds of our more than 1,200 stores across the country, so it’s no secret we love helping people get into the marine aquarium hobby. Watching these beautiful, colorful fish is fun, relaxing and educational. And, like other [...]

Recall Notice: Dogswell withdraws certain chicken and duck jerky treats

Due to a voluntary recall issued by Dogswell on Friday, certain chicken and duck jerky treats under the Breathies, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Veggie Life and Vitality brands are currently unavailable at Petco. According to Dogswell, the products were voluntarily withdrawn because they may contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not [...]

Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food

Natura Pet Products announced a voluntary recall of all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. Natura said they initiated the voluntary recall in part due to a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on product [...]

The SAFE Way to Greet a Dog

May 13-19th is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.  There are many things people can do to avoid dog bites, which include  knowing how and when it is appropriate to approach and greet a seemingly friendly pup.  Below are a few tips from Lina Eklöf, one of our dog training experts. When you see a [...]

Things to Consider if You Plan on Bringing Home a Rabbit This Easter

[caption id="attachment_8027" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Mr. Wilson"][/caption] Spring has officially begun, which means Easter is just around the corner.  If you are thinking of gifting or bringing home a live bunny, here are a few facts you might want to consider first: Temperament and personality vary from rabbit to rabbit, meaning not all rabbits want [...]

Natura Pet Food Recall

Natura Pet has expanded its voluntary recall to include the following Innova, California Natural, EVO and Healthwise dry dog and cat foods as well as one cat treat. These products have been removed from Petco shelves as well as from If you have purchased products affected by this recall from Petco and have [...]

UPG Recalls Specific Lots of Bird Products

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  Due to a voluntary recall issued by United Pet Group, one Ecotrition bird food product has been pulled from Petco store shelves and blocked from purchase on The product was voluntarily recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. The only affected Petco product is: UPC – 026851009047 Ecotrition 8/1 – Parakeet 5-pound [...]