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Pet Food Storage Tips

Pets offer us unconditional love and loyalty; unwavering friendship; and countless kisses and cuddles. Fido and Fluffy definitely have a way of taking up space in our hearts. They also can take up quite a bit of room in the kitchen! In this article, a Marietta, GA veterinarian offers some helpful pet food storage tips.

Canned Food

Canned food should be stored at room temperature. Immediately refrigerate unused food to prevent bacteria from forming. Canned food can rapidly lose its flavor in the fridge, so use a small glass or plastic container to keep it fresh. Another thing you can do is get some plastic can lids, which are available at many pet food stores.

Make It Pretty

A plastic storage tote is a good way to store kibble. These make it very easy to scoop out the correct portion. Just be sure to wash it carefully before use and at regular intervals, and replace it when it gets worn, as cracked plastic can harbor harmful bacteria. You can also use a wastebasket with a tight-sealing lid. A stainless steel one is a great option. To make the storage container more attractive, hide it in a wicker basket or hamper, or dress it up with contact paper, stencils, or fabric.

Small Kibble

A decorated metal popcorn tin is a great option for storing small kibble. A pitcher is another good choice. You can also get a small plastic storage bin.

Snacks

There are many cute options for storing your furry friend’s treats. A large cookie jar or Mason jar will work just fine! You can also put them in a pretty wicker basket, or even a small wooden chest.

Pet Pantry

If you take stock of all of your furry friend’s supplies, you might realize that Fido and Fluffy have quite a few belongings! Consider making a pet pantry. A standalone cabinet or repurposed armoire is a great choice. You can also use this to store your four-legged buddy’s medicine, toys, clothes, and first aid kit.

Pet Food Stations

Several furniture and pet care companies now make attractive pet food stations. Many of these include pet food storage compartments. While these may be more expensive than a bin or wastebasket, they are both attractive and convenient.

Do you have any questions about your pet’s health, care, or behavior? Contact us, your Marietta, GA clinic, any time!

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