Raw dog food has long been known to be the healthiest option, but it also tends to be one of the messiest and most difficult to store. If you feed your dog raw food, here are some tips and tricks to help you keep your pet’s food safe and secure. You’ll be thankful later when you don’t have to clean up chunks of raw meat from your living room floor.
#Large Bags For Storing Raw Dog Food
If you have a dog with a small appetite, or if you’re looking for an easy storage option, it can be simple enough to purchase large bags of dog food. The only issue is that you may have trouble making sure it stays fresh and doesn’t spoil in between uses. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to keep food fresher longer: When transferring food from a bag into a container, make sure that the container is clean and dry—if possible—to reduce any potential sources of contamination. It’s also important not to fill your container too full; leave some room for air circulation so moisture doesn’t collect and grow bacteria.
These devices are a relatively new invention in dog food storage. Because hot temperatures can spoil raw foods and increase bacteria growth, many owners prefer to keep their dogs’ food cool. One common way of doing so is to use ice packs or refrigerate. But it’s not always convenient or possible for pet owners to keep their pets’ food cold all day, every day. This is where canine coolers come in handy; they’re like dog bowl with an insulated lining that allows your pooch eat his meals at room temperature without fear of spoilage or bacteria growth. In addition, these products contain built-in ice packs that will keep your dog’s food fresh throughout his feeding session.
#Don’t Forget About Water
Just like humans, dogs need water to survive. However, unlike humans, dogs are considered obligate carnivores which means they have no choice but to get protein from meat; they can’t survive without it. It follows that raw dog food is made up of raw meat and animal byproducts which means dogs must consume adequate water in order for their body to process all that protein. This is why we recommend that you mix 1⁄2-3/4 cup of warm water into your dog’s food every day. Some people say warm water helps speed digestion but there isn’t any evidence of such. Nevertheless, for safety reasons, it doesn’t hurt to stick with room temperature or slightly warmed water.
#Freeze Dried Treats are Awesome!
If you’re a dog owner, you probably know that pet food can get expensive. The cost of raw dog food, especially if you feed your dog several times a day, adds up quickly. There is one easy way to cut costs and still ensure your canine friend gets the proper nutrition: freeze-dried treats. These treats can be bought in bulk at most pet stores and are an excellent source of nutrition for your dog—and more importantly, they’re much less expensive than high-quality raw dog food.
#Old Ice Cream Containers Work Great!
Don’t throw out your empty ice cream containers, they make great dog food storage containers. With a few simple modifications you can keep them fresh, and reuse them over and over again. The first step is cleaning out any old ice cream or melted residue with hot water and dish soap. Once it is clean and dry, add a layer of cling wrap on top of your food so that it doesn’t get dirty or covered in dust when you put it in storage. Another trick is to store it near fruit flies – they will eat away at any waste material from earlier meals (or whatever else happens to be in there). If none are available use Diatomaceous Earth which works similar but does not have as lasting an effect.