Petco Community Knowledge Base

What is indoor cat food?

By Stacy Lynn on Mar 16, 2016
Indoor formulas support healthy weight, hairball control and litter box odor.

What is an organic diet?

By Stacy Lynn on Mar 16, 2016
The term "organic" describes a type of natural pet food that contains food sources that have not been exposed to pesticides, growth hormones, or antibiotics. Must meet USDA, FDA or recognized authorities in organic standards. Organic must b...

How can I tell the gender of my Platy?

By Stacy Lynn on Mar 8, 2016
In sexing livebearers the adult males tend to be smaller and may be more brightly colored. Also in the adult males the anal fin has develops into a organ known as a gonopodium. Depending on the age of the fish this can be difficult to tell the gender...

What is a skin and coat pet food?

By Stacy Lynn on Mar 2, 2016
Skin and coat pet foods are specially formulated to help promote the health of your pet’s skin and coat, including making it shinier and softer, from the inside out.

What is hairball control?

By Stacy Lynn on Mar 2, 2016
Hairball control diets are formulated to aid in digestion and help prevent hairballs in cats . There are also treats and other supplements that can help control hairballs if diet is not enough.

Can I feed my cat a vegetarian diet?

By Stacy Lynn on Mar 2, 2016
Cats are carnivors and formulas that contain no meat-based proteins such as beef, poultry or fish are not recommended. Cats must have a source of Taurine, an amino acid, in their diet which is usually derived from meat- and fish-based sources.

How Can I Make Sure My Guinea Pig Gets Enough Vitamin C?

By Aluxe on Mar 1, 2016
Commercially produced guinea pig pellets and treats are usually fortified with Vitamin C, which provides a beneficial boost to your guinea pig’s daily intake, but these may not be enough. Supplementing with treats in the form of fruits and vegetables...

Why Does My Guinea Pig Need Vitamin C?

By Aluxe on Mar 1, 2016
Guinea pigs are at increased risk of developing a Vitamin C deficiency due to their inability to synthesize Vitamin C. To combat the danger of scurvy, you’ll want to be sure that your guinea pig receives approximately 30 to 50 mg of Vitamin C each da...

What is FeLV?

By Stacy Lynn on Feb 24, 2016
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is 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 wi...

What Fruits and Vegetables Can My Guinea Pig Eat?

By Aluxe on Feb 19, 2016
Vegetables Bell peppers, with their high Vitamin C content, make a popular guinea pig treat. Leafy green veggies are another good Vitamin C-packed choice, like mustard greens. Your guinea pig might also enjoy other vegetables, such as carrots or cucu...