Petco Knowledge Base

What is FeLV?

by Stacy Lynn Feb. 24, 2016
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) A highly infectious disease that weakens a cat's immune system, causes certain types of cancer, and is usually fatal. This virus affects all breeds and is transmitted easily through cat-to-cat contact and by contact with...

When should I take my itchy pet to the vet?

by PetcoBlogger Jan. 6, 2016
If your pet is experiencing any of the following allergy-related symptoms, it may be time to see your veterinarian: Persistent itching of the skin (head shaking, running the face into the carpet, furniture, etc.) Biting at the skin that creates red,...

Cats and dogs: how to get along

by Aluxe Apr. 23, 2015
Cats reactions to a new puppy: The cat will react in various ways upon seeing the dog. The cat can spit, hiss and run out of the room, dive for cover, or attack. All of these behaviors are normal. They just have to be sure to establish an attitude of...

Long car trip safety for cats

by Aluxe Jan. 19, 2015
Safety During the Ride: Do not let your cats loose in the vehicle during the trip, especially not when your vehicle is in motion. Make sure the carriers you have for them are large enough so that each animal is able to move around. It would be best t...

Do cats need dental care?

by Aluxe Jan. 4, 2015
Dental Health: Some breeds and some individual mixed breed cats are prone to poor dental health, whether due to a lack of genetic diversity, lack of hybrid vigor, or the presence of recessive genes that perpetuate gingivitis. If these problems are ch...