Start with the building blocks.

Our Essential Nutrition brands provide your dog or cat with a simple, well-rounded diet that meets the fundamental nutritional needs for a healthy, happy life. Plus, they're available in a variety of formulas.

Our price match guarantee.

It's all about shopping smart, which is why if you find a lower price anywhere else, we'll match it. So you can save money and shop with confidence.

Get a free nutrition consultation.

Petco Certified Nutrition Experts are on-hand to help you learn the ins and outs of your pet's dietary needs, which can be difficult to spot sometimes. Let our nutrition experts guide you to the best food for your pet.

All Essential Nutrition brands must meet the following Petco Certified Nutrition Checklist categories:

Contains quality ingredients

Meets AAFCO* nutrition standards *Association of American Feed Control Officials, Inc.

Explore Petco Certified Nutrition

Use our Petco Certified Nutrition charts to find the right nutrition solution for your dog or cat.

If you're thinking of putting something new on the menu, we recommend switching gradually, over the course of 7-10 days to avoid any stomach irritation.

Now that you know how to make the switch, take a look at our Advanced Nutrition and Natural Nutrition brands. They can provide added benefits for your pet's overall health and wellness.