WELCOME TO A NEW APPROACH TO
HEALTH & WELLNESS

We’re working with trusted experts to improve pet wellbeing by raising the standards of everything we do. Because it’s what we’d want if we were pets.

OUR STANCE ON
HEALTH & WELLNESS

It’s our goal to help pets lead full, rewarding lives. That’s why we’re revolutionizing the way the industry thinks about pet wellbeing. How? With an approach that supports a pet’s whole health by engaging all five critical dimensions of health that strengthen and build on each other.

  • PHYSICAL
  • MENTAL
  • SOCIAL
  • HOME
  • ACCESSIBLE

Physical Health

Giving pets the nutrition, activity and preventive care to stay fit inside and out. Here are some ways we recommend you address their physical health.

Nutrition is the foundation of physical health

Feeding your pets well is essential to their wellbeing. We’re committed to helping you find the right food for them to thrive and experience benefits like healthy skin, shiny coats, improved vitality and longevity. We’ve rid our shelves of food with artificial ingredients* and stand behind the following categories: Science-Led, minimally-processed and premium Kibble. Let us help you find the right food for your dog here.

Exercise comes in many forms

Whether it’s through regular walks and runs or playtime with cat toys and dog toys, getting your pet moving is a core component of caring for their physical, social and mental fitness. Playing with family members and other pets is also a critical step in improving their wellbeing.

Freedom from pests year-round

Protect your pet from irritation, discomfort and potential disease by preventing pests like ticks, fleas and ringworm. Our vets can write you a prescription to fulfill at the Petco pharmacy or you can find the right over-the counter products in our stores. Our groomers can also help with flea relief or treatment application.

Routine care to avoid big scares

Keeping pets in top physical condition means scheduling regular check-ups. Our trusted, compassionate vets provide affordable services including blood work, vaccinations, and surgery.

Our groomers also put your pet’s health first. We offer personalized grooming solutions to help solve common problems including dry skin and shedding, in addition to routine teeth-brushing and nail trims to prevent gum disease and painful broken nails.

Physical Health Services

Help support your pet’s physical health with the services we offer.

MENTAL HeaLth

Your pet's mental health matters now more than ever. Check out our four-week guide to post-pandemic mental health preparation to help support them through changes to their routine, and learn how to spot common signs of pet mental health issues.

Here are some ways we recommend you care for their mental health.

Enrich their minds with exercise

Just like their parents, pets need regular mental stimulation in their lives. They might nap a lot, but when pets are awake, they need the enrichment and activity of socialization and play with dog toys or cat toys to keep their minds healthy.

Training promotes brain development

Positive reinforcement training is built on positive, healthy interactions. Learning throughout their life provides pets with mental engagement that is important to their cognitive functions.

Comfortable spaces put pets at ease

For pets that live in habitats such as reptiles, fish, birds or other small animals, cozy spaces that make them feel safe are important. Stimulating decor and accessories provide opportunities for interaction that help them stay mentally fit.

Easing the symptoms of mental stress

We know stress, anxiety and other mental health concerns can be tough for pets. That’s why we carry a wide variety of calming treats and anxiety relief supplies for pets of all shapes and sizes. These are best used in advance of triggering events so they can take effect before the anxiety hits.

If your dog struggles with the sound of thunderstorms or fireworks, we can also provide thunder suits. For pets who stress about car rides, we have a range of travel supplies. But you should never underestimate the power of a comforting blanket or toy.

Mental Health Services

Learn more about the mental health services we offer.

SOCIAL HeaLth

Nurturing pets to feel confident and comfortable around other animals and humans. Here are some ways we recommend strengthening their social health.

Prepare them for adventure

Exposing your pet to new environments and experiences is a great way to stimulate their social health. Make sure they’re safe and comfortable when you bring them along on your travels with quality adventure gear.

Play together, stay together

Toys are at the heart of most bonding moments between pets and their parents or other pets. The interactivity and exercise that cat toys and dog toys provide help pets thrive. And they’re fun for parents too!

Building strong relationships from the start

Letting pets spend time with other animals and people is crucial, and group classes provide a setting where they can be socialized safely. Positive reinforcement training isn’t just about obedience, it’s about creating bonds between pet and parent, helping dogs learn social cues and build confidence from the time they’re puppies up until they reach adulthood.

Treating your pets well

Whether as part of training, as a reward, or just because they deserve it, healthy treats are an easy way to bond with your pets. We’ve removed artificial ingredients* from our dog treats and cat treats so that treating isn’t just enjoyable but nutritious too.

Keep in mind that even the healthiest treats shouldn’t make up more than 10% of a pet’s diet. Training sessions can also make use of kibble instead of treats to ensure pets stay healthy when they’re learning.

Social Health Services

Learn more about the social health services we offer.

Home HeaLth

Creating safe, stimulating environments where pets feel like part of the family. Here are some ways we recommend taking care of their home health.

Prep for mealtime

Nutrition is the foundation of health so it’s important to ensure that you’re prepared for meal time—whether at home, in your office, or on the road with you. It’s worth it to invest in the right essentials like bowls, feeders or fountains to make sure your pet enjoys mealtime wherever they are. And for pets that enjoy mealtime a bit too much, we have slow feeder bowls to slow them down and portion scoops to make sure they’re eating the right amount to stay healthy.

A place to belong and be loved

Your pet needs a place to call their own. Beds and habitats give them a place to rest and recharge, while playpens and furniture are spaces where they can play and interact on their terms.

Life on the go

Whether you travel with your pet a lot or you’re just taking them to vet or grooming appointments, you’ll want a quality carrier outfitted with some home comforts like small toys or a cozy blanket to make them feel safe.

A clean home is a comfortable one

Keeping pet spaces clean is necessary to avoid the kind of dirt and bacteria that cause disease. Depending on what type of pet you have and the specifics of their habitat, their needs can vary widely. Fortunately, we can provide pet-specific guidance.

Is their habitat an aquarium? You’ll want a good pump and filter system. Cats and other small pets use litter or bedding that needs to be changed regularly. No matter what kind of pet you’re making a home for, you’ll need clean-up supplies to take care of any accidents or emergencies.

ACCESSIBLE HeaLth

Providing pets with what they need to live well, affordably and conveniently. Here are some ways we make pet health accessible.

Getting what they need, safely and quickly

Your pet should never have to go without the things they need to stay healthy. That’s why we provide the option for same-day delivery on select items, safe curbside pickup at your local store, and repeat delivery on online orders. We also have neighborhood Pet Care Centers where knowledgeable associates can help you address your pet’s whole health.

Affordable vet access near you

We make sure all the veterinary services our trusted, compassionate vets provide are affordable so you never need to choose between getting your pet care and paying the bill.

Membership that supports their wellbeing

Routine care helps keep pets living their best. Join Pals Rewards and unlock the best of Petco. Earn 5% back on all your Petco purchases, get access to exclusive perks and a team of Petco experts for your pet’s health and wellness needs. You can also enroll in Vital Care, which is a great way to put your dog’s routine health first. This annual wellness plan offers everything you need for your pet, such as grooming, vet exams and more for $19 a month.

Insurance can help keep the cost of non-routine vet services down. We offer dependable Petco insurance coverage for as low as $1 a day that covers your pet at any vet, specialist or emergency clinic in the nation—not just at Petco vet clinics.

 

Our Expertise

Our whole health philosophy and the products and services that we offer are backed by trusted experts.

Petco Pet Wellness Council

A coalition of independent, leading experts in veterinary science and animal care providing us with unbiased advice and counsel.

Vets, groomers and trainers

Each of our trusted, compassionate professionals are trained and certified so they can provide pets with the best care possible.

Trained associates

Every time you walk into a neighborhood Petco, a trained associate will be waiting to help you get started on your pet’s whole health journey.

 

Our Memberships

Pals Rewards

Unlock the best of Petco with a Pals Rewards membership and earn 5% back every time you shop.

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Discover exclusive products and services

Unlock wellness plans, special pricing and exclusive perks that make pet parenting easier.

Earn rewards

Get 5% back with everyday health and wellness essentials by earning 1 point for every $1 spent.

Access members-only resources

From our digital care dashboard to personalized recommendations, you get support at every life stage.

Rely on our experts

You can count on our team for all your pet’s health & wellness needs.

Petco Vital Care

Routine care makes a lifelong difference. Our experts developed an annual plan dedicated to your pet’s wellness needs with savings on full-service grooming visits, routine vet exams and more for $19 a month.*

Enroll now

*Annual commitment required.

Petco Insurance

Be ready for anything with Petco Insurance, flexible and affordable pet insurance plans.

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Petco Pay

Earn 8% back¹ in Pals Rewards at Petco plus get 20% off your first purchase⁴ when you use your Petco Pay credit card the same day you open an account.

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OUR
COMMITMENTS

We’re committed to continually evaluating and evolving our standards to improve every aspect of pet wellbeing. They’re the standards we’d want if we were pets.

2021

March 2021

Breaking up with traditional rawhide

Rawhide is a delicious, long-lasting treat, but it’s tough on a dog’s stomach. So we’re transitioning to sell only highly digestible rawhide.

2020

October 2020

#STOPTHESHOCK

We’re no longer selling human- or bark-activated shock collars. These products have no business in our business. Instead, we’re focusing on positive reinforcement training.

2019

May 2019

Turning our backs on artificials

We were the first and are still the only national retailer to remove cat and dog food and treats with artificial ingredients* from our shelves.

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