Dog food containers are an important part of keeping your dog's food fresh and healthy. If you have ever bought a large bad of dry dog food, you know that it can take days and even several weeks to go through the entire bag.
In that time, the food is exposed to all kinds of environmental toxins. If kept near a sink, it may get soggy...if kept near a very arid area, it may become brittle...particles or lint can find their way into the bag...worse yet, it may get ants or other pests...or something that happens to most dog owners at one point or another—your dog may get at it!!
If you keep the food in a tightly sealed container, you can avoid these pitfalls and retain its freshness and quality.
But be aware that not all food containers are the same. To keep dog food fresh, containers must meet certain requirements. On the next page, I have listed my
top 10 requirements.
I have listed here several containers suitable for dog food, some for storage of dry food, some for treats, and others suitable for travel. I have to say that I have not had an opportunity to personally try out all of these. However, I have researched dog food containers quite thoroughly, and filled in the gaps in my knowledge by wading through numerous consumer reviews. I hope you find the information I have consolidated quite useful.
This little guy has absolutely fabulous reviews. The Travel-tainer has two blue lids on the sides, which double as bowls when you are traveling. It's a great way to take a little bit of food for a day or two long trip, or fir a long car ride. You can use one for water and one for food, or if you have two dogs, you can use one for each. It's a great all-in-one product.
This is a Rubbermaid product, and is a really good option for storing dry food. It keeps food fresh and free from pests. There are a couple of reviews that say this product is not completely air-tight, but that it's more than good enough for its purpose. This container is also very sturdy and compact. Also, it comes with a food scoop that is held inside the lid. Funnily enough, the colors shown in the product are different from the actual product, which is apparently tan with a red lid -- even funnier is that people like the red and tan better! One satisfied customer calls this items "sturdy, well-design, and convenient."
This Vittle Vault container comes in many different sizes -- ranging from 5 pounds through 60 pounds, so you can buy one suitable for you based upon the size of the dog food bags you typically buy. Vittle Vault emphasizes its threaded, double-gasket lid, which is supposed to provide airtight protection. All sizes except 5 lb includes a 1-cup scoop. (On 5 lb size, the lid acts as a scoop.) Also, these units are stackable.
Dog food containers are an essential part of keeping your dog's food healthy and in optimal condition. Read the tips given here to help you decide the best one for you.