We are a small, single-location business serving our community in the heart of La Costa since 2005. Our entire staff is dedicated to serving you and your beloved pets with the highest quality products and customer service available.
Our mission at Pet Nutrition Center is quite simple: To provide your pets with the best quality nutritional options available, and to provide you with the best customer service possible.
Why Choose PNC?
Quality: We only carry brands that represent the same dedication to high-quality nutrition that we ourselves believe in. This means no by-products, no fillers, and no questionable meat sources. It means that high-quality proteins will be the primary ingredients on every food label, and grains and starches will be supplementary rather than the main component of your pets’ naturally carnivorous diet. It means that we prefer brands who value the health of our planet as much as the health of our pets, so you will often see organic, local, and sustainably-sourced ingredients, grown and produced without the use of environmentally- and health-damaging toxins.
Service: It seems good customer service is so hard to come by these days – but not at PNC! Whether you have specific health concerns for your pet, or have become frustrated with the lack of care demonstrated in other places of business, or are just looking for better products, we are here to serve you. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to greet you with a smile when you enter the store, answer your difficult nutrition-related pet problems, and help you to your car each and every time you make a purchase. At PNC, good customer service is just as important to all of us as it is to you.
Community: The PNC team is currently focusing on raising awareness and funds for local rescues, shelters, and service animal providers through our monthly Furtastic Fridays Pet Parties. We also collaborate with our vendors on regular raffles which support these worthwhile organizations.
How do we select the specific brands that we carry in store at Pet Nutrition Center? Excellent question! We are so glad you asked.
At PNC, we believe that providing the best quality foods for our pets means serving only biologically appropriate diets, ensuring that all of the necessary nutritional vitamins, minerals, and enzymes are met. It also means that we reject low-quality ingredients, and instead, we only carry products which meet our high quality standards, including…
Ethically-sourced proteins; No rendered animal or meat by-product meals; Only high-quality, traceable protein sources, including healthy muscle meat, bone, and organ meat; High-quality protein as the first ingredient – no cheap grains or vegetable substitutes.
We also prefer companies that value the planet as much as (if not more than) their profits, which means that many of the brands we carry offer sustainable, locally-sourced ingredients, produced without toxic pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, or synthetic preservatives.
Check out some of our preferred brands below, and be sure to visit us in-store with any questions you may have. Our knowledgeable staff is always eager to help!