Manufacturers spend a lot of money on their packaging in order to make their food last longer.
Never store your kibble directly in a plastic container
As soon as your kibble is exposed to air, the fats begin to oxidize.
The residual fats will settle along the walls and bottom of the storage container. Overtime, they will start to go rancid and produce invisible molds.
This is why it’s super important to wash these storage containers between each bag. But if you’re storing directly in the container, here’s the problem. The fats can actually seep into the walls of the plastic container and contaminate your next bag of kibble.
If you use a plastic container, keep the food in it’s original bag and place it in the container. Be sure to wash the container between each bag
The best way to store kibble is in it’s original bag, in a glass or stainless steel container, close the bag with a clip!
If you already have a plastic container, you can use this, just keep the food in the original bag!
Store kibble in a cool dry place
Never store kibble in the garage, shed, or outside in the summer.
Why are rancid fats so bad?
Rancid fats destroy vitamins
Rancid fats have been linked to many health issues, including: malnutrition, hair loss, diarrhea, liver and kidney disease, reproductive problems and even cancer and death.
So it’s very important to prevent your dog’s food from going rancid.