People often ask why we do not carry a huge amount of food, or those gigantic large pound bags. Simply put, freshness! We encourage folks to not buy more food than their pet(s) will consume in a few weeks. This is because from the minute you open the bag of food, the vitamin potential and taste begin to decrease.
How you store it, and what you store it in is very important. Do you buy large plastic bins from the big lot stores? These may not be the best choice as the plastic can leach into the food. Look for FDA approved “food” containers.
Dry food is susceptible to food spoilage that can make your pet sick. Listen to your pet! Sometimes food problems (mold, bacterial and fungal growth) are invisible, but your pet may alert you by refusing to eat it!
In a nutshell:
• Dry food is susceptible to TIME, HEAT, OXYGEN and MOISTURE.
• Whenever possible, keep food in its original bag placed down inside a tightly sealed container.
• Buy fresh food and don’t buy more than your pet will consume in a couple of weeks. Also, don’t pour the remnants of an older bag into the newer bag. This bad habit can transfer bacteria.
• If you do buy those large bags, and use a food container, only pour half of the bag into the container and store the rest in the freezer. Always wash your food container every time you refill it, or buy a new bag because containers can harbor molds and bacteria.
• Ideally, store food in the freezer, refrigerator or a cool, dark place. Preferably not your garage.