Updated: Oct 3, 2022
Most dogs are known to just eat whatever you put in front of them, that’s why it is up to you to be cautious and discerning when it comes to choosing their food and keeping it safe and fresh. Proper dog food storage is not just about avoiding spillage but it’s about ensuring that the quality of the food you serve your furry friend is kept fresh and free from contaminants.
Here are some tips on how to store dog food the right way.
1. Keep it sealed.
Once you open a bag of dog food, it becomes exposed to moisture, heat, humidity, and contaminants in the air. Storing dog food in a sealed container will help preserve the freshness of the food and minimizes the effect of undesirable elements in the air.
2. Go for air-tight containers.
Sealing your dog food bags are one thing, but opting for air-tight containers can keep dog food fresh for longer. Always remember to keep your dry dog food in its original bag when placing it in a container and do not pour it into the container directly. Most dog food bags contain oil-resistant liners that keep dog food fresher longer.
3. Empty your dog food container first.
Do not leave older food at the bottom of your container before refilling it with a fresher bag. It’s always a good idea to empty your container first, wash it, then place a new bag in it.
4. Refrigerate wet dog food.
How to store dog food that is wet in a can? It’s best to seal it and refrigerate it until your dog is ready to finish it. Otherwise, throw away leftover dog food after 4 to 6 days of being opened.
Knowing how to store dog food properly will ensure that you’re giving your dog the best quality food. Never ignore the expiration dates, and follow specific instructions and labels found in the dog food bag.