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Tip of the Week: Storage of Pet Food (Dry) – Part I

Buying pet food in bulk is a great way to save money. A big bag of kibble left open will stale quickly and is an open invitation for the invasion of unwanted pests!

Pet Food Storage

Keep your pet’s food fresh with airtight storage containers. The containers should have a snap-tight lid that locks in freshness and keeps critters out.

At the same time, you can keep your greedy pet from trying to sneak an extra meal!

I store their kibble by pouring their kibble directly into dog food containers. However, I once read online saying that this method of storing the kibble is not good, in fact is a dangerous practice.

Reason being: The residual fats and oils that settle at the bottom and sides of the pet food storage bin can turn mouldy, have an unpleasant or stale smell which may contaminate fresh new food.

Pet Food Storage

Here’s how you should do it:

  • Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible once you have scoop the amount needed for your pet,
  • Re-seal it if the packaging comes with zip-lock seal,
  • or fold the top over very tightly and apply a clip
  • thereafter place the whole packaging into the container

You can consider storing it this way to preserve it’s freshness. If you prefer to do it by pouring the kibble directly into the container, do use a gentle detergent and warm water to wash the container frequently.

Always remember to store all the pet food in a cool, dry place away from sunlight, moisture, and heat. At the same time, be reminded to check the expiry date on the packaging regularly!


How and what do you use to store your pet food? Share with us in the comment box.

  • Henry says:

    Wow! That’s a lot of helpful information! If only I had the time to read all of them. Lovely Greetings from Germany

    24 January, 2013 at 10:11 pm

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