Some dogs are traditionally not very finicky when it comes to eating. However you might find your dog appalled by food that has been sitting around for a few days. It might be that the meal has shown symptoms of being stale or damp from laying around.. The appetizing treats that made Poochie’s drool start dripping when you brought it home from the pet store can lose its flavor and taste while its have gotten dry and wet. This is especially true if your house is damp or if you always give the pet old food that’s been kept in the refrigerator for more than a few days.
Here are 5 tips to keep your dog’s food fresh anad appetizing:
Keeping your dog’s dry food hidden from direct sunshine should help keep it fresh and prevent the oils inside from getting hot & becoming rancid.
If you’ve just bought a bulk quantity of your dog’s preferred dry food to save a couple dollars, put a bunch on the food in a Tupperware container and stick it in your freezer, or throw the whole amount of dry pet food in your freezer if there’s extra space. When it’s time to feed it to your dog, take the food out of the freezer a few hours ahead of time so it will be able to thaw. Place the unused portion in a sealed bag to keep it appealing.
On the condition that you open a container of dog food & come to find it filled with insects, chances are that the food went bad due to the fact that it sat around too long. The insect larvae were so little that they got through the food processing equipment and ultimately hatched in the food. You could easily see the expiration date on containers of dry food, so analyze the dates before adding it to your shopping cart. If the food was garden cup still fresh when you bought it, make sure you give it to your pet before it does. Handy items, like the Scoop N Seal, help keep bigger bags sealed tightly when the bag reduces. Scoop N Seal is around at most pet supply stores.
Seal your dog’s dry food bags using a clip. Bag clips can be found in various sizes for different-sized bags. If you use a home office, possibly you have some binder clips that will work just as well. Like bag clips, binder clips can be found in several sizes.
A final tidbit regarding dog food – to help your dogs posture and breathing, use a raised dog feeder.