There are conflicting reports about whether or not Petco sedates dogs for grooming. Some say that the company does not sedate dogs, while others say that they do.
There is no clear answer, and it may depend on the location of the Petco. It is advisable to call the store ahead of time to ask about their policy on sedating dogs for grooming.
From what we can tell, it seems that Petco may or may not sedate dogs for grooming, depending on the location. If you are concerned about this, we recommend that you call the store ahead of time to ask about their policy.