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Tips for Families with Pets Affected by Winter Storm Nemo

Petco and pet lifestyle expert, Sandy Robins, shares tips for keeping pets safe in the wake of the st

As the winter storm Nemo approaches the Northeast, don’t forget about pets in cold weather preparation. Petco and pet lifestyle expert, Sandy Robins, have teamed up to help pet parents be proactive in ensuring their [...]

Reptile Substrates 101

Anna RodriguezThe following post comes from Anna Rodriguez, PETCO’s Associate Merchandise Manager for Reptile and Wildlife Supplies.When it comes to substrates (the underlying later in a tank) every reptile pet parent has their own preference on what to use for what animals.  There are a lot of options available, but in some cases it may be difficult to know the benefits of each substrate and which alternatives are available.  Here are some of the features and benefits of the different substrates PETCO offers.

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sand substrateSandSome people believe that it causes impaction in reptiles, however sand is generally not the reason reptiles become impacted (for more details see Truth or Myth: Sand Impaction). Sand is one of the most widely used desert substrates, it is easy to clean with a sand sifter and available in a wide variety of colors. Sand is great for many reptiles such as leopard geckos, bearded dragons, sand boas, banded geckos and many other kinds of desert reptiles. Of course if you prefer not to use sand there are other options.

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walnut substrateWalnut - Walnut is a great alternative to sand and is appropriate if you prefer Continue reading »

Associate Pics of the Week – 7/16/10

All of the following pictures were submitted by PETCO associates. Check out the captions below the pictures to see where that associate works.

Abbey Smiling for the Camera - photo by Marcelline from the PETCO store in Edwardsville, Ill.


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Are You Ready to Rally?

I’ve never been a huge fan of reptiles. I’ve always just seen them as slimy creatures that would surely do something to upset me if I interacted with them.

photo courtesy of TiGeRWiNgS PhotoGraphy on Flickr.

However, since working at PETCO, my opinions have slowly transformed. Touching a gecko for the first time [...]

Truth or Myth: Sand Impactation

The following blog comes from Anna Rodriguez, PETCO’s Associate Merchandise Manager for Companion Animals.

One issue that gets brought up by everyone who has ever kept reptiles is impaction by sand. There is a tremendous amount of opinion surrounding the subject, but here are some of the realities about sand impaction.   Impaction is [...]

Pets @ Work Photo Project


The following post comes from Christie Germans, Senior Merchandise Analyst for PETCO by day and photographer by night/weekend. See more of her work at cgermansphotography.com.

One of the biggest joys of coming to work every day is the fact that associates can bring and keep pets at work. I developed the project “Pets @ Work” with the hopes of capturing the daily life of working at our office.

Employees bring their four-legged pals to meetings, take breaks from their busy day to play, and show off unique creatures. It is a blast taking pictures of scenes like this and I especially enjoy the excitement from the pets themselves (I’ve had to wipe my lens off a few times as dogs get pretty close!).

This is not your typical office space and I for one am glad!

Diesel

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Associate Pics of the Week – 4/30/10

All of the following pictures were submitted by PETCO associates. Check out the captions below the pictures to see where that associate works.

Seven and Erich - photo by Michelle from the PETCO store in Tualatin, Ore.


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Associate Pics of the Week – 4/23/10

All of the following pictures were submitted by PETCO associates. Check out the captions below the pictures to see where that associate works.

Alternate Transportation - photo by Bethany Larsen from the PETCO store in Keizer, Ore.


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Associate Pics of the Week – 4/9/10

All of the following pictures were submitted by PETCO associates. Check out the captions below the pictures to see where that associate works.

Blue Ram Male - photo by Angela from the PETCO store in Lakewood, Calif.

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Associate Pics of the Week – 1/15/10

All of the following pictures were submitted by PETCO associates. Check out the captions below the pictures to see where that associate works.

Daphne in thought - photo by Jacob from the PETCO store in Germantown, Tenn.

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