Petco Knowledge Base

Tips for new kitty/cat parents

by Aluxe Apr. 22, 2014
The arrival of a new friend is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit nerve-wracking. How can you ensure that you’re making your pet as comfortable as you can during this potentially stressful time of transition? Here are some tips that will keep...

Goldfish health issues

by Aluxe Apr. 22, 2014
Goldfish can suffer from all the same ailments as other aquarium fish, but three stand out as particularly common: finrot, constipation, and swim bladder disease. In captivity, a diet containing a balance of vegetable and prepared foods is the ideal....

The dangers of a dog eating cat food

by Aluxe Apr. 22, 2014
Nutritional Differences Cats are carnivores and they require a lot of meat in their diet, which means that cat foods are very high in protein with very few other dietary supplements. Dogs on the other hand are omnivores and require a balanced diet of...

Algae cleaning tips

by Aluxe Apr. 22, 2014
It’s important to note that there is nothing dangerous about algae; it is part of every aquatic system. The most important method of algae control is frequent partial water changes with an aquarium gravel vacuum. Remove at least 25% of the water week...

Caring for your reptile during a power outage

by MelaniePETCO Nov. 15, 2012
Here are some tips on how to care for pets who require continuous heat, such as reptiles and snakes: - Before a power outage, if possible, buy a generator. This will allow you to keep your reptiles warm during the outage. - Amphibians will do okay wi...