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Pet Food Storage Tips | Storing Pet Food Safely

Filed under: Pet Diet — Tags: , , — Nik @ 5:33 am

How to Store Pet Food:

Storing your pet’s food safely is extremely important as improper storage can ruin the nutritional value of the food at best and at worst it can cause severe gastrointestinal diseases and even be fatal. Improper storage of pet food can create the perfect environment for fungus and mould to thrive. This can result in gastrointestinal problems as well as urinary tract infections. Pets are a lot more vulnerable to these types of infections as compared to humans. It is also important to make sure that the storage area is kept clean and well ventilated. If you want to transfer dry food into a storage container make sure that the container is cleaned well and thoroughly dried before you transfer the food into it. It is important to keep in mind that the type of food you feed your pet is as important as storing your pet’s food safely.

When storing your pet’s food, the first thing that you will have to ensure is that you read the lab el of the box in which it came for instructions on how it should be stored. You can opt for a pour and store wall mounted pet food dispenser. These dispensers allow you to easily store your food as well as dispense it as and when it is needed. These dispensers have a small chute in the bottom that makes it ideal for refilling a doggy bowl. In addition to this, since these dispensers are made especially for this purpose, you can be sure that the food inside will not spoil easily. You could also opt for a wooden storage box. A pine box with a hinged lid looks very presentable and is ideal for storing those rather unattractive bags of pet food. When choosing a storage container, make sure that it is made out of durable plastic and that it is air-tight. This will ensure that pests and other invaders cannot get into the food bin even if it is left unattended. Do not store the container under your sink or in a damp area as this will make it more susceptible to mold. It is also important to buy a container that is big enough to hold all your pet food. This will depend on how much you feed your pet and how often. When storing home cooked meals for your pet, make sure that the food is kept in a sealed container and refrigerated or in the freezer.

If you are going to be traveling with your pet, it would be wise to invest in travel food bags that are meant especially for storing pet food.