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Dog Food Storage Containers

Updated on August 11, 2013

Dog Food Storage Containers

To keep your dog's food fresh and delicious for your best friend, you should invest in dog food storage containers. Regular dog food bags simply don't keep the food fresh forever, especially if you buy in bulk. Even worse, dog food that isn't kept in a container can attract bugs (yuck!). A good dog food container will help keep the odor of the food from seeping out (so you don't have to smell it - if you keep the food in your kitchen, for instance). It will also make your dog food look a lot more neatly organized, as opposed to just sitting on the floor in a ripped-up bag. Take a look below for some great storage suggestions.

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Decorative Dog Food Storage

If you do keep your dog food somewhere out in the open where guests are likely to see it (or somewhere that YOU will have to live with seeing it constantly) you may want to consider getting a decorative dog food storage container. There is a wide variety available so you can definitely find one to match your decor easily enough!

Food Storage Containers on Wheels

If you don't keep your dog food conveniently right by your dog's food bowl - and sometimes this is impossible because the dog will try to get into it if he or she has the chance! - then you can pick up a handy dog food storage container on wheels. Easily wheel your dogs food away to a closet or pantry after feeding time is over.

Simplehuman 25L Pet Storage Container

Why is it important to use a container?

Your dog's health...

Freshness

What would happen if you leave a bag of cereal out on the counter, just rolled up a little bit and not stored in anything? It would go stale in just a few days. Of course, what do you think happens to that bag of dog food sitting on the floor of the pantry? The same thing! While dog food is definitely produced to stay fresher longer than most dry human food, it can still go stale. You might be thinking that dogs don't mind so much... They might not notice as much as you would, but don't you want the best for your best friend? I know I do.

Keeping Out Pests

Insects and rodents can pick up on the sent of food from a long way off, and, especially in the case of ants, when they find some food you can be sure they'll run off to tell their friends. Keeping your pet's dinner in a partially open bag is leaving a wide open invitation for some unwanted guests. Making use of a good container can stop you from having to feed some house guests that you would rather not have.

Protecting Food from Moisture

Particularly if you live in a humid climate, a dog food storage container will help protect your pet's food from moisture in the air. You would be surprised at how quickly dry food that gets wet can become a breeding ground for mold or bacteria. A container can also protect the food in the event of a spill in the kitchen, or a leak in the pantry.

Airtight Food Containers

If sanitation, freshness, and odor control are your primary concerns, then airtight food containers are the way to go. These will keep your dog's food fresher longer and make sure that no bugs find the scent attractive and make the journey into your home. They will also prevent the terrible possibility of opening up your dog's food container one day to find it swarming with something that's not supposed to be there.

Wooden Storage Containers

Country-Style Classics

A wooden dog food storage container can give you the aesthetic that you're looking for. They can be classy, elegant, or even rustic depending on your decor. If you have a lot of wooden furniture, a wooden container might fit your home. Or, if you have wooden paneling, you might be able to make your storage container disappear against the wall.

Metal Containers

Modern Chic!

As opposed to the wooden variety, a metal dog food storage container can give you more of a modern, sleek look. There are different colors to choose from, but a stainless steel one may match your kitchen appliances. Or, the industrial look might go well in a garage or other storage space.

Tips For Using Your Dog Food Storage Container

Now that you've decided to invest in a storage container for your dog's food, here are some ways to get the most out of it:

  1. Clean your container regularly. Use soap and water - the kitchen sink hose, or the garden hose outside can help. Let it air dry before adding more food.
  2. Keep your dog's food in a dark, room-temperature or cool, dry place.
  3. Consider keeping the food in it's original bag when you put it in the container. If it will fit, this will help reduce how often you need to clean the container, because the food won't actually come in contact with it.
  4. Get a big scoop to reach down into the container when the food is getting low!

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      k9goodfood 

      4 years ago

      When choosing the best pet food, you have to take into account your dog's wellbeing. So, sit and write down all health issues or weaknesses your beloved dog has.

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      Mark Falco 

      5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Storing the food in a container makes so much more sense. It keeps it fresher and makes a lot less mess. We leave a scoop inside the storage container and it is very clean and easy to serve up dinner.

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      Fay Favored 

      5 years ago from USA

      I store all my pet food in the bag inside the storage bin. Like you said, it does save on cleaning it. Plus it makes it easy for travel if I need to just take the bag.

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