This article was produced in partnership with Petco.
Gone are the days of putting a bowl of dry food in front of your pet and walking away. These days, the cornerstone to your pet’s long and happy life is a more involved focus on routine care. From mental enrichment to regular vet visits, routine care is integral to maximizing your pet’s well-being—and your peace of mind.
Keeping track of all the budgeting and scheduling needs, however, can be overwhelming for both new and seasoned pet parents. From coordinating vet exams for your pets to fitting in daily exercise for your pets and maintaining the right ratio of healthy pet food to tasty treats, pet parents have a lot to stay on top of. Plus, don’t forget those grooming appointments for skin and coat health.
Now what if these necessities could all be in the same place? With Petco’s Vital Care membership, they can be. For everything your pet needs to be healthy and well, Vital Care is a one-stop resource.
How Can You Stay on Top of Your Pet’s Needs?
Between expected expenses like food and routine vet checkups to less tracked expenses like surprise treats and toys, the costs associated with pet parenthood add up quickly. Having one place to see where all your spending goes could make managing money easier—and your pet’s day-to-day much more fun.
Enter Petco’s Vital Care membership plan. At $19.99 per month,* Vital Care has benefits that help take the stress off planning and budgeting for your pet. Healthier pet, healthier budget—and maybe even a healthier you.
We’ll break down the details of each benefit that comes with membership and how Vital Care can take some of the stress out of being a pet parent.
Take the financial stress off routine trips to the vet
If you’ve ever had to wonder if you should visit a vet or wait to see if your pet’s symptoms get worse, Petco’s Vital Care membership program may be exactly what you’re looking for. Under this program, Petco and its team of veterinarians across the country cover your pet’s routine care with unlimited routine exams. Say goodbye to making the decision between your finances and your pet’s comfort.
If your pet already has a favorite vet outside of Petco, that also works! Visit your own vet and submit your receipt to receive an unlimited $20 Pals Rewards for every routine exam outside of participating Petco vet locations.
Perks for grooming services
Different dog breeds have different grooming needs, but one thing is for sure: You need to keep up with their fur and hair on a regular basis. Matted fur can be a huge discomfort to dogs and exacerbate poor skin health. But avoid clogging up your drain and battling your pet in the tub. Petco’s grooming services are here to take those struggles off your back.
From a puppy cut for your Poodle to a brushout and blow-dry for your Bernese, Vital Care allows you to enjoy 20% off Petco’s suite of grooming services**.
Monthly rewards for toys, treats and other supplements
Every pet parent knows pets can be tough (and picky!) on their toys, treats, and even their bed. Whether your pet gets bored of their toys or destroys them, you can now laugh it off. With $15 Pal Rewards each month, you can always get them a new—and sturdier—option. Who doesn’t like a new clean toy or bed?
Or use those $15 Pals Rewards towards keeping their health and wellness essentials in steady supply. Spoil your pet with calming treats, puzzle toys, or any other merch you can find at Petco.
Savings on your pet’s favorite food
Staying on the same food is important for your pet’s health, including digestion—and your poop scooping experience. But if you want to switch pet foods or flavors, you’ll also need to plan ahead for a smooth gastrointestinal transition by making sure you have enough food. Factor in the size of your pet and how much they eat and your pet’s daily meals could be an expensive recurring cost.
Thankfully with Vital Care, you can save 10% on any brand of dry, wet, fresh, or frozen food! It’ll be like your pet is getting rewards for eating their favorite food.
Savings on cat litter
For many cats, fresh cat litter is a necessity before they feel comfortable enough to do their business. Some cats may even prefer a specific type of litter and refuse all others. Throw in a few more cats into the mix, and multiple cat litter brands may be a hefty maintenance expense.
Vital Care saves cat parents 20% off all litter purchases, regardless of brand or size, so that you and your cats can keep the house the way you both like it.
Discounts on pet care
Starting in May 2022, Vital Care members will be provided a one-time $20 discount on their Rover booking per dog or cat enrolled by accessing their Vital Care portal on petco.com. Additionally, Petco users receive $10 off their first stay with Rover using code PETCO10.†
Keeping Track of It All
Through the Petco app, Vital Care’s automated notifications can help you avoid surprise stressors, like getting to the end of a bag of food and realizing there’s not enough. It’s like having an assistant for your pet who stays on top of all their needs. Get reminders for vet appointments and grooming visits, and keep the litter, food and treats flowing.
Plus, an extra 5% off with Repeat Delivery for the products you buy regularly can help you manage your budget. Vital Care members can stack the 5% Repeat Delivery savings with their nutrition and litter discounts.
Vital Care: It’s Smart Petconomics
It’s impossible to predict every step of your pet’s individual health journey, but Vital Care’s personalized recommendations can help. With a dedicated support line, get all your questions answered about your plan. After all, keeping on top of routine vet exams, grooming, a healthy diet and focusing on routine is the best way to help prevent unforeseen medical emergencies and expenses.
Now, thanks to Petco’s Vital Care membership plan, it’s so much easier to address your pet’s health and wellness needs with ease.Learn more about Vital Care
*Annual commitment required. For full Vital Care terms and conditions, click here.
**Must include a full-service bath or groom. Full-service baths include deep-cleaning shampoo, blow-dry, 15-minute brushout, scented spritz, gland expression, nail trim and ear cleaning. Full-service haircuts include breed-specific cut and style, deep-cleaning shampoo, blow-dry, 15-minute brushout, scented spritz, gland expression, nail trim and ear cleaning. Services for dogs only.
†Applies only to new Rover.com customers (one per household) using a valid, unexpired coupon to book a service for the first time through Rover.com. The $10 coupon value will appear in your Rover account once redeemed and will be applied toward qualifying service(s) purchased (not including applicable taxes, if any) in a single booking. Any coupon value in excess of amount of first booking will be forfeited. May not be combined with other offers. No processing fee. Void where prohibited. Bookings and services are subject to the Rover.com Terms of Service. Promotion code may not be re-posted to other websites without Rover.com approval. Expires 12/31/2023.