Getting the right dog food that suits your dog’s health condition and provides them with sufficient nutrients is one thing, preserving the food to sustain nutrients and prevent contamination is another. Just as our food can get contaminated when exposed to air and become unhealthy for eating, dog food can also become stale and dry under the same condition. Once a dog food is opened, it can easily get exposed to air, heat, humidity, and light. These could accelerate the degradation of the food making it lose its flavor and nutritional value. This food becomes unfit for your dog leading to wastage. To solve this, dog food storage containers are made available.
Dog food storage containers have airtight seals to keep your dog’s food away from the air, prevent pests and rodents, and lock in the flavor of the food to keep it fresh. These storage containers come in different colors and with different features. The non-transparent ones limit the amount of light the food is exposed to while some have wheels to aid the movement of the container into less lit areas when not in use.
There are also a variety of these storage containers, some with two stackable compartments just in case your dog has more than one food or you own more than one pet. If you would even like to store more than two types of dog food, there’s also an option for you. Let’s look at some brands of these dog food containers.
IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container.
IRIS offers a variety of storage containers and you can get one depending on the purpose of use.
IRIS USA 2-Piece WeatherPro Airtight Stackable Food Storage Container Combo & Treat Box.
This storage combo consists of two containers. While one can be used to store your dog’s food at home, the smaller container can serve as a treat box. The latch is easy to open, the seals are tight and are attached to the container so you don’t have to deal with separated parts. The tight seals also make it difficult for pests to get in. It is easy to clean as the lid fully opens. This also makes dumping the bags of food into the container easy. To avoid contamination, make sure to clean properly before use.
IRIS USA WeatherPro Airtight Storage Bin Container
This storage bin seals in the flavor of your dog’s food and is a convenient container to store your furry buddy’s food. It features an airtight seal and snap-lock patch to keep out pests. It is movable as well. To avoid contamination, make sure to clean properly before use.
IRIS USA 3-Piece WeatherPro Airtight Stackable Storage Container Combo with Scoop & Treat Box
This storage combo has three components -two food containers and a scoop. While one of the containers can be used to store your dog’s food at home, the smaller container can serve as a treat box. The latch is easy to open, and the seals are tight and attached to the container so you don’t have to deal with separated parts. The tight seals also make it difficult for pests to get in. It is easy to clean as the lid fully opens. This also makes dumping the bags of food into the container easy. Make sure to properly clean the container before use.
Park Life Designs Storage Canister
Your dog’s food remains fresh and dry in this airtight food storage container. It is made with food-safe lead-free carbon steel so you feel confident storing your dog’s food in it. It also features an airtight silicone seal to preserve the freshness of the food and keep it out of reach from pests and rodents. The canister is available in two colors and says, “Always Fresh Dog Food Park Life Designs, NYC.” Make sure to clean properly before use.
Van Ness Pet Food Storage Container
Van Ness pet food storage container is made to provide superior utility, quality, and stylish design to you. It is designed to ensure your dog’s food remains fresh and locks in the flavor of the food. It blocks out pests and rodents and prevents spoilage. It is available in different sizes to meet every dog’s food storage needs. The larger sizes come with four removable wheels for easy mobility. Make sure to wash properly with warm water and soap and also rinse to avoid contamination.
Gamma2 Vittles Vault Pet Food Storage
This container is the right storage bin for keeping your dog’s food. It is made of heavy-duty BPA-free food-grade plastic to avoid contamination by foreign substances. It keeps the food out from pests, locks in flavor, and retains freshness. The opening screw lid is easy to open making it easy to dump in the dog food. Before use, make sure to wash properly with clean water to avoid contamination.
Frisco Airtight Food Storage Container
Frisco airtight food storage container is made with less transparent plastic to prevent the amount of light from getting into contact with your dog’s food. The airtight seal locks prevent the food from getting stale by limiting the passage of air making the food last longer. It also helps preserve flavor even after the food has been opened for a long time. The container is made with BPA-free plastic and has a small profile design to fit into shelves. Make sure to wash properly with clean water and soap before use.
What To Consider Before Buying A Food Container
There are a few things you should consider before buying a storage container for your dog’s food. These will help you get the best that will serve the purpose of purchase effectively.
Most storage containers are made of glass, plastic, or stainless steel. All these are great but if you are considering getting one made of plastic, make sure the plastic is BPA-free as this can become a challenge when they find their way into your dog’s body. You will also want to get something that is easy to wash and clean. Always make sure the containers are dried before adding your dog’s food to them.
The size of the storage container depends on the quantity of food you will like to store in it. Although, it is advisable not to store too much as the food can get stale before you get to the bottom, or too small and you find it difficult to fit a bag of food into it. The size of the container you get will also depend on how much and how frequently your dog eats and this amount varies with their size-puppy, adult, or senior. So, you want to consider all these before picking the right container to store your dog’s food.
It is better safe to store the dog food inside their bags than empty it directly into the container but you still want to keep the storage bin airtight to help our pests, and bugs and even limit the passage of air. This will help lock in the flavor of your dog’s food and preserve quality.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best container to store dog food?
The best container to store dog food will be airtight to keep food fresh and protected from pests. If you are leaving the container out where your dog may be able to get to it, it should probably be dog-proof, as well. Choose dog food containers made from easy-to-clean materials like sturdy plastic and look for dishwasher-safe containers for added convenience, if possible. Easy-access tops are another helpful feature to look for when you’re shopping for dog food storage containers, as well.
Is it safe to store dog food in a plastic container?
As long as it’s made with food-grade plastic, it’s safe to store dog food in a plastic container, but we do recommend avoiding plastics that contain BPA to reduce your dog’s exposure to this chemical.
If you’re worried about the food coming into contact with the plastic, you can also keep the food in its original bag and put the entire thing into the plastic container.
Do dog food storage containers need to be airtight?
Dog food storage containers need to be airtight to keep food as fresh as possible and bar small pests from getting in. While you may be able to get away with a dog kibble storage container that doesn’t completely seal, you may find that your dog food goes stale faster or that ants or bugs have invaded your dog’s food. People in humid climates should also choose airtight dog food storage containers to keep unwanted moisture out of their dog’s food.
Are dog food storage containers necessary?
Dog food storage containers are necessary if you want to keep dry kibble fresh for as long as possible. They are also a good idea if you want to avoid attracting unwanted pests into your home. Dog food storage containers or bins can also be helpful if you have a hungry pup—or child—who likes to get into the dog food bag.
Can you keep dog food in a plastic container?
You can keep dog food in a plastic container. Many dry dog food storage containers are made of plastic, and you can refrigerate leftover wet dog food in plastic containers, as well. Be sure to only use food-safe storage containers for your pet’s food, and look for BPA-free plastic if you’re concerned about leaching chemicals.