Why Did Drs. Foster & Smith Go Out of Business?

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Once one of the most popular online retailers in the United States and once the biggest online retailer of pet supplies, Drs. Foster & Smith went out of business in 2019. The announcement came 36 years after it opened its doors in 1983 and four years after Petco purchased it in 2015.

Founded by three veterinarians, the company underwent many changes through the years, but it remained a favorite among pet owners, particularly those who lived in areas where they couldn't drive to a big pet superstore to get everything they needed for their dogs, cats and other furry friends. Learn more about the company's past and why Petco decided to close the doors on Drs. Foster & Smith for good in 2019.