Dog Food Containers

Using proper dog food containers to store your dog's food is one of the most important aspects of providing a healthy and nutritious diet for your pooch.

You can purchase the most expensive, most organic, most nutritious dog foods on the market, but unless you store it properly you're going to lose a lot of those beneficial nutrients in a very short period of time, as well as running the risk of spoilage.  One of the most important aspects of your dogs health is its diet.

Whether your dog is young or old, you have to especially conscious of the dog food containers that you use.

There are a lot of different container styles and materials that you can choose from; specialized dog containment vessels to plain old 10-gallon plastic trash cans with a tight fitting lid.

In the end, neither one necessarily works better than the other, so here are some other considerations that will affect your next purchase of dog food containers for your pup.

First of all, it needs to be large enough to handle the amount of food that you need.

This seems pretty obvious on the surface, but a lot of dog owners don't take the time to measure their monthly dog food usage and end up buying a container that is either too small or grossly too big.

As a general rule, it's a good idea to buy your dog food monthly. That way you get a better idea of how much your dog is eating, so you can determine whether you're under or overfeeding him.

Lots of online stores have dog food on auto ship programs where you can get it automatically sent out just in time for the old bag running out.

Once you know how much dog food you need every month, find a container that it will be able to fit into.

As mentioned previously, large trash cans make an excellent choice, but they need to have a tight fitting lid so as to keep the food sealed for the duration you need.  You don't want weevil infestations or mice moving in during in dog food storage time.

Shape is also another consideration when it comes to dog food containers that may or may not come into play in your own situation. One popular shape is simply square or rectangular, allowing the containers to be stacked on top of each other to save space.

If you have a young dog and an old dog, you should be feeding them different foods, and for that you need two separate containers.

If they can be easily stacked it will reduce clutter and make your home look tidier. This all comes down to personal preference of course, but it's still a good thing to consider.

Next, make sure you get a container with a tight fitting lid that will maintain a seal for as long as need be.

One of the biggest reasons for under-nutrition in dogs is that their dog food has lost a lot of its nutritional value through improper storage. Even a tiny air leak will cycle the air through the container, robbing the kibble of its vitamins and making it go stale. It will still look the same, but it won't be as nutritious.

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