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Thread: Petco or Petsmart?

  1. #16
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    I like Petsmart because it is a little cheaper in my area. I love closest to Petco tho but lately don't go to either one. The least expensive for pet stuff is Walmart so I go there often. Why pay more for the same thing.



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    Yes that is what is most important is for Pinot to be happy.. Yes my babies love Blue Wilderness && I can get it local at Tractor Supply..

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    Just came from PetSmart, stocked up on Blue Wilderness, Pinot is happy.

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    Petsmart. Their prices are reasonable and they also have the grooming salon which I take Sparky to. Petco is upstate and too far from here - only been there once years ago. Concord Pet Supplies is a regional chain in this area and it's closer than Petsmart, but no groomer and their prices are way too high.


    ETA: The Petsmart close to where my brother lives in NC, even has a vet on the premises. I'd never seen that at any other store. Any stores in your area have one?
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    Well seeing I am not in the US or Canada I don't shop either. In fact I have NEVER been inside the doors of either. I shop at a local pet store that has absolutely everything I need. I feed my cats Royal Canin Fit 32 & Sensible 33. I can get these from them in bulk at a lower price than what the bags sell for. I pay €5,00 a kilo for the fit 32 & €6,00 a kilo for sensible 33. Normally a 2 kg bag of fit is €13,50 a bag & a 2 kg bag of sensible is €18,00 so there is a pretty good saving there especially when my cats eat 6-8 kg of dry food a month.

    Because we are regular customers we also get 'treats' from them for free. They always toss in a handful of real meat 'sausages' for Artica & 2 or 3 bags of malt treats for the cats. They tend to always charge us less for wet food for the cats too. Normally the wet food is €1,00 a can (almo) or 6 for the price of 5(schesir). We never pay more than €0,75 a can or 6 for the price of 4 depending on the brand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    Petsmart. Their prices are reasonable and they also have the grooming salon which I take Sparky to. Petco is upstate and too far from here - only been there once years ago. Concord Pet Supplies is a regional chain in this area and it's closer than Petsmart, but no groomer and their prices are way too high.


    ETA: The Petsmart close to where my brother lives in NC, even has a vet on the premises. I'd never seen that at any other store. Any stores in your area have one?
    The Petsmart where in my hometown has a vet. So does one of the local ones, but not the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvpets2002 View Post
    Yes that is what is most important is for Pinot to be happy.. Yes my babies love Blue Wilderness && I can get it local at Tractor Supply..
    I love Tractor Supply. The closet one means traveling through a lot of traffic, so I use Animal Supply House.
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    We have no Petco here so I go to PetSmart. Always found them very pleasant and helpful and their prices are okay especially when they have sales. We have a Pet Value but I didn't care for it and they don't carry much of anything.
    I never heard of a vet in pet stores here but it seems to be the norm in some areas in Britain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyaboutkatz View Post
    Pet Club is my first choice. Their prices are great. It's like a Costco/Sam's Club for pets but without a membership fee. I've always preferred Petsmart to Petco and I have both close to me. I also sometimes shop at An -Jan Feed & Supply Store too.
    I use Pet Club for all my pet food purchases, too! Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful!



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    Yes, our Petsmart had a Banfield vet in there, I'm not sure if the ones in Knox do too, but it's possible.

    I haven't been to Tractor Supply yet either, but probably going to visit there soon.
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    My Petsmart used to have a vet, up until a few years ago.

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    I used to go to Petco AND PetSmart. Then I just stopped going to Petco all together. The store was just old and dirty. They've moved to a new location, farther from me, and we've been in once to get an Aussie calendar.
    But mainly I shop PetSmart for food and litter (also take Zoee for grooming and Tagg for nail trims). And sometimes I go to Pet Food Express (local chain) for misc things because I get a 20% discount for volunteering at ARF.

    Every PetSmart I've been in has a Banfield vet in it. Its nice because you can buy perscription food there cheaper than at your normal vet. Luckily I do not have anyone on Rx food right now.
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    Petsuppliesplus for ferret food, though petco carries the same brand for $2.50more. PSP also has more variety of items and cheaper prices.

    Petco if I'm buying C&Ps dog food because they only carry it, otherwise Tractor Supply for dog food.

    Petsmart for fish and also great clearence buys. No typical animal food or necessities there, they don't carry good brands.
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    There's a Pet Supplies Plus near where I work. I've only been there once - I'll have to check it out again.

    The Petco near me is in a strip mall. It's between Target and Kohl's so it can be difficult to get a parking space sometimes. I go to Petsmart because it's a lot easier to get into the shopping center and get a parking space.
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    I prefer petsmart. I just like their selection better, and I get my dogs groomed there. Their dog food I get at the Dogs Meow, a local holistic pet store. Prices there are outragous to buy anything other than food though.

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    PetSmart is usually cheaper than Petco.

    Black Friday Petsmart had the Tidy Cat 38 lb for $8.99 bought 8
    and they had the Friskies for .35 bought 48 cans
    I usually buy them at Walmart .50 for the cans
    $12 for litter
    Walmart does the price match also
    CVS and Ritaid have sales for .45 cans but they never have a good variety
    So I took the circular to Walmart and got the case for .45 a can
    Store opened at 7AM but I didn't get there till around 3pm and there was plenty still there
    I have never done Black Friday shopping. I was in and out. no lines
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