Storing food is something we all do, so it must be easy, right? Well, you might be surprised to learn you could be doing it incorrectly! The best way to store food is per the manufacturer's recommendations, so check the back of the bag or can to see if your pet's food has any tips for storage.
Dry food is best stored in its original packaging. The bag is specially created to help seal in nutrients while preventing the food from getting damaged or becoming infested with pests. After opening, close the bag up with a bag clip and store it off the ground in a cool, dry place, like a pantry or kitchen cabinet. To add an extra layer of protection, you can place the bag in a sealable plastic or metal container. Keep in mind that the scoop you use can have lots of germs on it from your hands, so you'll want to store that outside of the bag.
Canned food should be used within three days of opening. Store unused food in the fridge in a sealed container. This could be a reusable plastic or glass container, or you can buy a reusable can cover. Make sure each time you scoop a new serving of food, you're using a fresh spoon to prevent contamination of the can.