Pet food safe handling

Pet food safe handling

Did you know…even dry dog and cat food can spoil?  Some easy tips can prevent an upset stomach or worse in your pets.

  1. Always clean your plastic storage container for food between bags of food.  Don’t just add the new bag to the previous food left.  Then old food is continually at the bottom and can ruin the new food.
  2. Food and water bowls are perfect breeding ground for bacteria.  Just think if you reused your plate for a week before washing it.  Puts it all in perspective.
  3. Keep 2-3 sets of dishes for your pets so they can be washed every day or two.  I throw my pets dishes in the dishwasher.  If you want them separate from your own dishes, once a week can be a great time to do their dishes and toys in one load in the dishwasher.
  4. Many of us forget that heat and cold can affect our pet’s food just as it effects our own.  Keep food in a dry place away from heat and cold.  Many keep the food in the garage, but rather keep it in the pantry where your other foods are clean and dry.

 

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