Petco affirmed its commitment to putting the health and safety of pets first by completely removing all China-made dog and cat treats from its Petco store shelves, Unleashed by Petco shelves and from Petco.com. The move makes Petco the first national pet specialty retailer to complete this transition.
“As a trusted partner for pet parents, we believe this is the right thing to do, and we’re proud to take this step in the best interest of pets,” said Jim Myers, Petco CEO. “What we feed our pets matters, and this milestone supports the company’s steadfast commitment to putting our customers, partners, animals and the communities we serve first.”
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Petco has not carried any dog or cat food items from China for several years. The decision to discontinue the sale of China-made treats allows Petco to expand its assortment of safe and healthy alternatives that are made in the U.S. or in other regions around the globe that support complete pet health, including new items from New Zealand, Australia and South America.
“Customer response to our expanded assortment of treats has been great,” added Myers. “And we are equally pleased at just how responsive our vendor partners have been in helping us source an entirely new lineup of high quality, predominantly U.S.-made treat and chew alternatives.”
Food and treat safety continues to be a top concern for pet owners. In a recent survey by Packaged Facts, 45% of dog owners and 48% of cat owners agreed that fear of pet food contamination and product safety is a key consideration for the pet foods they purchase. The survey also found that 61% of dog owners and 50% of cat owners choose U.S.-made pet foods.
SOURCE: Petco Online
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