How to Store Opened Pet Food?
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🌈 How to store regular kibble (dry food)?
Store dry products in a cool, dark place and reseal it in its original packaging. The bags are designed to keep the foods good, without spoilage, for quite a while.
Although keeping the food in the original bag is important, that doesn’t mean you can’t place the entire bag in a storage container. For small bags of food, a kitchen canister works great. For larger bags, a plastic or metal trash can is fine. No matter what you use, make sure the lid is replaced tightly after each meal to keep insects and rodents out.
However, kibbles are better to be consumed within 2 weeks after opening, mainly because the fates begin to oxidize and go rancid, which will lose the nutritional value and affect the taste of the food.
🌈 How to store freeze-dried raw food?
Store freeze-dried products in a cool, dark place like a cupboard or pantry with a door and reseal it in its original packaging. You can store it in a room temperature, no need to be refrigerated.
For best results (yummiest taste and most potent smell), it’s best to use freeze-dried food within 20 days after opening.
🌈 How to store frozen food?
Keep frozen food in your freezer until you’re ready to use it. When you’re ready to feed your dog or cat, simply thaw your pet’s daily feeding portion in the refrigerator.
Once you thaw your frozen raw pet food in the fridge you should use it within four to five days.
🌈 How to store dehydrated food?
Dehydrated food needs to be protected from moisture. Too much moisture before the food is used will lead to the development of mold. The food can remain in the original packaging which is then tightly reclosed after each use or it can be transferred to a canister with an airtight lid.
🌈 How to store canned food?
Unopened canned pet foods have a long shelf life. It’s important to keep an eye on the ‘use by’ dates, however, so each time you buy more food, move the older cans to the front of the shelf and put the newer ones in the back. Once a can has been opened, you can transfer the unused portion to an airtight storage container and refrigerate the food for up to three days, or you can easily use our can lid to keep your food fresh.
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