At Petco, we're setting the new standard for nutrition by eliminating all dog and cat food and treats that contain artificial ingredients by May 1st.*

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That means
no more

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any dye, pigment, or other substance, which is not a derivative or mimic of a natural compound, that can impart color to a food.



any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products.



Chemical substances added to or sprayed on the outside of food to retard spoilage, deterioration, discoloration, or contamination by bacteria and other disease organisms, and excludes preservatives that are derivatives or mimics of natural compounds.


What's Leaving
Our Shelves

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Our Commitment

The steps we're taking to make our new standard a reality.



Veterinarians. Nutritionists. Wellness experts. AAFCO feeding guidelines. FDA Regulations. We're consulting all of them to ensure every decision we make is informed, and in the best interest of pets and their wellbeing.


Products that do not meet our new standards will need to evolve with us, or find a new home. Our team is reviewing ingredients regularly. For now, products with synthetic vitamins, minerals, and amino acid supplements will remain on our shelves because they are necessary to ensure a complete and balanced diet.


Our new nutrition standards are a first step in a journey toward better health for the pets we all love. As we move forward on this path, we will continue to evaluate and evolve our standards and assortment to take pet nutrition to new levels.


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