This is a very good question - and one we get asked often.
Correct storage of pet food is extremely important to ensure the food is kept fresh (and enjoyable for your pet) and to ensure the
well-being of your pet is protected.
Petcurean kibble is cooked and carefully dried to a specific moisture-free level before it’s placed in the bag (to prevent mould from forming).To ensure that mould spores from environmental moisture don’t develop, be sure to store your kibble in a cool, dry location. Moist areas (like basements or crawl spaces), open containers, or areas where condensation or temperature fluctuations exist encourage mould to grow.
What about pouring your kibble into a storage container? We receive an abundance of phone calls from our customers who profess they have the best dog food storage, e.g. the dreaded Rubbermaid tub. Pouring pet food into these containers is absolutely not a good idea for two key reasons: many of these containers are not airtight (plastic is porous by nature), and fat and oils can be absorbed into the plastic, risking the opportunity for rancidity to occur.
So what is the best way to store my food?
In the Petcurean bag you purchased for your pet at your local pet specialty retailer, stored in a cool, dry area of course!
Can I refrigerate or freeze my food?
Generally speaking, most kibble can be refrigerated or even frozen. The food should be tightly sealed or in airtight containers in either case.