How dog food is stored is a concern that is often overshadowed by decisions on which pet food is best and where to buy the product. However, there are important pitfalls that can take place when it comes to storing your dog’s meals; most are small and simple mistakes that can pave the way for food to become contaminated, or to go stale. Every dog owner should know how to store their dog’s food properly. Here are some common drawbacks that dog owners often commit when it comes to storing pet food.
Throwing away the product packaging
The pet food package contains important information such as type of pet food, expiration date, feeding directions, etc. These are information that you may need to refer back to.
Leaving the product package or bag open or unsealed
Some pet owners choose to feed their pets directly from the bag that the pet food came in. While there is nothing really wrong with this practice, the quality of the product can deteriorate if the bag remains open, exposing the contents to air and the environment. Most pet products come with a foil liner and re-sealable top, make sure to make use of these features.