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Pet Food Storage Ideas

Our furry friends certainly bring some wonderful things to our lives. They offer us unconditional love and loyalty, and ask for little in return. Actually, food is usually first and foremost on our furry friends’ request lists! A good diet is crucial to your pet’s health and well-being, and that, of course, requires pet food, which can take up a good chunk of kitchen space. In this article, a local Reynoldsburg, OH veterinarian offers some great tips for storing your pet’s food.

Bulk Storage

You can save money by getting Fido’s dog food in bulk, but huge bags of dog food aren’t exactly great décor elements. Consider getting a stainless steel wastebasket with a lid that seals tightly. Another option is a plastic tote. Just remember to wash it in hot water before use and at regular intervals. If you get plastic, replace it when it gets worn, as cracked plastic can harbor harmful bacteria. If your furry pal eats small kibble, consider using a cookie or sugar jar for storing dry food. Pitchers work very well too!

Pet Pantry

If you were to collect all of your pet’s toys, food, medicine, and supplies, you may find that your furball actually has quite a few belongings. Consider making a pet pantry just for your furry friend’s things. A jelly cupboard or standalone cupboard is a great choice.

Snacks

Our furry friends certainly love snacks! Why not store your furball’s treats in a cute container? You can use a wicker basket, a cookie jar, a hatbox, or a plastic tote. Choose one that fits both your décor and your pet’s personality!

Wet Food

Wet food is wonderful, but it can grow bacteria very quickly. Never leave uneaten food in your furball’s dish. Leftovers should be refrigerated or thrown away immediately. Pet food can lose its flavor in the fridge, especially if it’s left in the can, so we recommend using glass or plastic containers. Another option is to use can lids, which you can find at pet stores.

Remember, never store pet food in wet or hot conditions, as this can encourage the growth of mold or bacteria. Room temperature, or slightly cooler, is best.

Do you have questions about caring for your pet? Please do not hesitate to contact us, your Reynoldsburg, OH vet clinic! We are happy to serve all your furbaby’s veterinary care needs.

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