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Did you know that dog food can go stale? If you buy kibble in bulk, don’t just leave the bag open. Once air gets in, it causes the kibble to oxidize, which results in the degradation of omega 3 fatty acids and other healthy nutrients in the food. And this can happen in less than 2 weeks after you open the bag. The easy solution is to keep your kibble in an airtight storage container. Here are our top picks.
- Best Dog Food Storage Containers
- Need A Portable Storage Container?
- How To Store Wet Dog Food
- Pet Food Storage Tips (Video)
- Dog Food Delivery Services
We based our rankings on several factors, including durable and airtight construction, user reviews, pricing and more.
Gamma 2 gets our nod as the best airtight dog food storage container. The heavy-duty, FDA-approved food-grade plastic is BPA-free and completely recyclable. These tubs have an easy spin on-and-off top and molded handles, so they’re easy to carry.
Gamma2 also carries a line of stackable pet food storage containers in case you have multiple dogs or cats eating different diets.
- 15 lbs/4.5 gallons: $13.99 (12″ x 12″ x 9.8″)
- 25 lbs/6.5 gallons: $22.95 (12″ x 12″ x 13.2″)
- 35 lbs/8.5 gallons: $29.95 (12″ x 12″ x 16.8″)
- 40lbs/9.9 gallons stackable: $23.37 (21″ x 12″ x 17″)
- 50 lbs/13.9 gallons: $36.20 (14″ x 14″ x 19.5″)
- 60lbs/16 gallons stackable: $23.37 (21″ x 12″ x 17″)
IRIS pet food containers are a super budget buy. The plastic is BPA-free, and they have an easy snap-tight latch on the top. They’re also translucent, so it’s easy to spot at a glance when food levels are getting low.
And the two largest sizes include 4 free-wheeling casters, so you can easily roll them in and out of your pantry. This container doesn’t come with a scoop, but here’s a dog food scoop we recommend.
- 6 lbs: $6.29 (10.8″D x 8.6″W x 11″H)
- 10 lbs: $9.89 (11.6″D x 9.1″W x 12.4″H)
- 25 lbs: $14.66 (14.7″D x 13.75″W x 15.37″H)
- 50 lbs: $21.95 (18.7″D x 15.7″W x 21.4″H)
Want something more aesthetically pleasing than plastic? This metal dog food container is a much more attractive, albeit expensive, option. Simplehuman’s airtight storage bins are made from brushed stainless steel and have a removable BPA-free inner food-safe bucket.
The lock-tight handle is easy to open and close. And built-in rear wheels make these bins easy to maneuver around.
- 27 lbs/25 liters: $94.99 (18.1″ x 10.4″ x 19.4″)
- 32 lbs/30 liters: $119.42 (18.1″ x 10.4″ x 23.2″)
- 40 lbs/35 liters: Check on Amazon (18.1″ x 10.4″ x 27.4″)
The Gamma2 Vittles Vault Travel-tainer is an excellent portable airtight storage container for dry dog food. This food-grade-plastic, BPA-free food container stores up to 6 cups of food, making it perfect for a weekend camping trip or getaway with your pup — or doggy daycare.
And you can remove the top and bottom portions to use as food and water bowls. Each will hold approximately 3 cups of food or water.
You don’t have to find separate storage containers for wet dog food because it comes in cans. But if you find yourself only using a partial can, you can store it in the fridge for up to 5-7 days — as long as you cover it. These BPA-free silicone pet can lids will fit most standard wet food cans for dogs and cats. They’re FDA-approved, non-toxic and dishwasher-safe.
Check out this brief video for some handy tips on what to consider when storing your pet food.
No time to shop for dog food? Consider having your dog food delivered right to your door. These dog food delivery services can be a huge time saver.
Our reviews include companies that deliver all-natural kibble, fresh, human-grade and traditional dog food. Some companies also allow you to set up recurring deliveries, so you never run out of food.
Do you have any creative dog food storage ideas to share?
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