Not only is a bag of dog food an eyesore in the kitchen, but it can also be very tempting for your pooch. If you don't want to come home to a kitchen floor covered in dog food, you need to find a way to properly store it. Not to mention that food storage can also keep the food fresh and prevent pests and mold. This will ensure your dog is always eating the best food possible.
Store the food is an airtight dog food storage container. There are a number of dog food storage containers available. Some are made of plastic and feature an airtight lid, while others are made to look more like furniture and have a bin that pulls out. While there are several styles to choose from, it's important to choose a style that keeps the food fresh and prevents pests. Ants and cockroaches love dog food and will quickly make their way into the bag. This is why you must choose an airtight option for bagged food.
Place all the dog food and treats in one cabinet. If you have the space, it works wonders to devote one cabinet to your dog's food and treats. You will still want to keep your bagged food in a plastic airtight container, but this way everything is in one place and out of the way. You may also want to install a child lock on the cabinet to prevent your dog from gaining access.
Store dog food outdoors properly. Storing dog food outdoors is not recommended, but if you must, it's best to purchase smaller bags of food for storage. When food is exposed to the elements, it can attract mold. It's important to choose a durable, airtight container that will protect the food as much as possible. A bucket with a rubber-lined lid, such as one used to store pickles, is one of the best options. Just make sure to wash, rinse and dry it thoroughly before storing your dog's food.
Add personality with decorative storage. There are a number of dog food storage options designed to add personality to a room. Instead of an eyesore, you can store the food in a designer container. While this option isn't for everyone, it can make storing dog food and treats a bit more fun. Just make sure the pieces you choose are practical. While the look may be pretty, that doesn't mean it will keep the food fresh. Always make sure the container has an airtight lid.
Items You Will Need
- Dog food storage container
- Empty cabinet
- Bucket with a rubber-lined lid
- Decorative designer container
Amy Brantley has been a writer since 2006, contributing to numerous online publications. She specializes in business, finance, food, decorating and pets.