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The best way to store your pet food

Storage of Trophy pet foods

You have made your choice, ordered your Trophy pet food and your order has been delivered. Now, here are some top tips for keeping that food in tip top condition.

Firstly all our foods should be stored in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. A kitchen larder, in the under-stairs cupboard, or a cool garage are ideal. Please don’t store our pet foods (even unopened bags or tins) in the shed or conservatory where temperatures can get very high. This is to prevent destruction of vitamins and oxidation of oils/fats leading to rancidity. Our pet foods will retain their best flavour if stored in the original bag, as other storage containers may impart an odour and taste to our complete kibble pet foods that may adversely affect the taste of the food. Excessive periods of high heat and/or moisture may cause the nutrients to breakdown.

Keep Our Complete Kibble Foods in the Bag

Although it may be more convenient to open a bag of kibble and place it in a storage container, discarding the original bag isn’t a good idea. The bags are designed to keep the foods good, without spoilage, for quite a while. The original bag will keep most of the oils in the food from soaking through and thereby turning rancid. Once the bag is opened, roll the top to close it, and use a clip or one of our bag re-sealers to keep it closed.

Although keeping the food in the original bag is important, that doesn’t mean you can’t place the entire bag in a storage container - putting the entire bag into the container rather than pouring the kibble directly into it. No matter what you use, make sure the lid is replaced tightly after each meal to keep insects and rodents out – and to prevent your pet from helping themselves!

Wash and dry the storage container between bags.

Wash bowls and equipment regularly

Wash and dry pet food bowls and scooping utensils after each use and wash water bowls daily. Dirty bowls (they may look clean) or bowls encrusted with stale old food may soon cause your dog to lose his healthy appetite.

Pets not eating in the summer heat

As temperatures ramp back up again, some dogs can decide it is too hot to eat. This is perfectly normal and generally they will eat once it becomes cooler in the evening. You may want to adjust the times of their meals to early morning and later in the day to avoid the high temperatures. But if they skip a meal don’t worry, just ensure they have access to clean, cool water at all times.