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Why You Want to Freeze Your Kibble

Where do you keep your open bags of kibble? Are they in the freezer? If you're thinking "of course not! It's dry food!" Take a look at why you want to start making room in the freezer for the floof's food! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

Kibble is fresh in the bag until the minute we open it! Once we open the bag, the fats in the food are exposed to light and air which then causes the fats to oxidize. As the fats oxidate, the food starts to rot and no one wants to eat rotten food! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

So how do we store our food in the most effective manner? There are a few things we should consider!

๐Ÿพ How much does our floof eat daily? This will ensure we're buying the right size of bag!

๐Ÿพ Do we have freezer space?

๐Ÿพ Do we have a dark, cool place to store our kibble?

๐Ÿพ Do we have an air-tight, glass container?

Why does bag size matter you might ask! Once we've opened a bag of kibble, we want to be able to use it within 28 days! Yes it may seem like the bigger bag is a better price but if you don't have the space to properly store the food, you'll be serving rotten food and no one wants that! ๐Ÿคข

If you have the freezer space, put the entire open bag in the freezer and only pull a week's worth of food out at a time. Freezing the open bag of kibble is our best chance at preserving the freshness of the food! ๐Ÿ‘

You want to try and find a dark, cool place to store an open bag if freezing it is not an option. Reduce the exposure to light and air as much as possible! Use chip clips or some other means to keep the bag closed and prevent the fats from oxidation. ๐Ÿฅถ

If you're going to store your food in a container other than the bag it came in, opt for an air-tight glass container. Glass doesn't leach poisonous chemicals when in contact with pet food like plastic does. Glass containers are also non-porous and wonโ€™t absorb rancid oils. As with the dishes we use, you'll want to ensure you wash these containers regularly. โœ…

If you can freeze your open bags and "take out supper to let it thaw" before the floofs eat it...awesome! If you don't have the space, do as many of the things listed above as you can! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†

We've talked about plastic storage containers before and how to use them. If you have purchased a plastic pet food storage container, we never want to pour our food directly in the bin! I know, I know you're thinking, "but that's what the bin is for!" Here's why it's not! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Remember how we talked about the fats in the food oxidizing and rotting the food? If we're using a plastic container to store our food, the fats and oils that settle along the inside of the container start to grow rancid and develop invisible molds that will negatively impact your petโ€™s health. Research shows, plastic containers can also leach cancer causing chemicals into the food they're holding which again is never something we want in our pet's food. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

If you've purchased the big plastic container, put the entire bag inside the container. The bags are designed to preserve the food so keep the food safe and avoid rotting fats and leaching plastics by placing the bag inside the container, still remembering to seal the bag as best as possible. ๐Ÿ‘

It's ok to stock up on food as long as we're storing it properly, keeping it fresh and using our open bags within 28 days! Freeze what you can't use in 28 days and avoid those plastics! If you have any questions or need more information about storing your kibble the best way possible, we're always happy to help! ๐Ÿ˜€

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