There was a time when you had two choices when it came to dog food: dry or canned. However, you can now pick from an extremely wide range of products, from frozen meat specifically for dogs to premium dry food, purchased in bulk. However, all of these need to be stored properly.
Failure to do so could lead to your premium dog food losing some of its freshness and nutrition. While your dog will almost certainly still enjoy it, you will have paid extra for a high-quality product and then lost some of the benefits of it through improper storage.
For premium dry biscuits like those found in Arden Grange dog food, your main concern is having lots of stale air in the bag. Often, storage is as simple as squeezing the air out and sealing it with a clip. If you have used up plenty of the food, you can often roll the end up or fold it under the bag.
You should also make sure to store the food somewhere it will not get damp, which usually happens as a result of condensation. If you are worried about this, you can always buy an airtight plastic container and transfer the food to this.
Wet dog food usually comes in a tin or pouch, which means it can be easily stored for long periods of time. However, if your dog has a small appetite and can only manage half a can at a time, you should make sure you cover the top with clingfilm and put it in the fridge until the next meal time.
A good option for many dog owners is frozen food. This is typically made of high-quality meat that can be bought in bulk and stored for a long time. However, you must make sure to defrost it carefully.
The safest way to do this is in the fridge, although you can also microwave it. Make sure it is defrosted all the way through by breaking it up with a fork before serving.
Written by: Hannah