Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Jun. 25, 2011
Jul. 31, 2011
Common Stock [Member]
Jul. 31, 2011
Common Class A [Member]
Jul. 31, 2011
Common Class B [Member]
Entity Registrant Name CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO      
Entity Central Index Key 0000887733      
Document Type 10-Q      
Document Period End Date Jun. 25, 2011
Amendment Flag false      
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-24      
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011      
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3      
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer      
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   13,707,093 38,085,925 1,652,262