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Dog Food Storage Containers - How to Select Dog Food Storage Containers

 
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If you are looking for dog food storage, there are many styles and features to consider before you buy. Be sure to reference how many pounds of food you usually buy at a time before shopping and pick the size that will hold at least that amount. It is also important to keep in mind that the size of the kibble will also affect how much can fit in a storage container. Consider the features listed below and you will be sure to find the container that fits your dog food storage needs!

Features to Consider in Dog Food Storage Containers

  • Materials (plastic, metal, other)
  • Size
  • Shape
  • Stackable
  • Handles for moving
  • Amount of food it will hold
  • Durability
  • Airtight
  • Lid design (screw top, hinged, cap, dispenser)
  • Lid placement
  • Ability to clean
  • Chew proof
  • Tip or spill proof
  • Bug proof
  • Keeps food safe and fresh
  • Guarantee

    Desirable Features in Dog Food Storage Containers

  • Easy to clean
  • Airtight
  • Design limits access from bugs, pets, children
  • Adequate size
  • Shape and design suited to your storage area
  • Durable
  • Guarantee
  • Easy flow of kibble for units that have this feature
  • Easy to open and close

    Features to Avoid in Dog Food Storage Containers

  • Poor seal between lid and storage compartment

  • Too large or small of a size for your typical food storage requirements

  • Flimsy materials that can be chewed

    Ideal Dog Food Storage Container Choice

    An ideal choice for a dog food storage container is a sturdy, airtight, bug-proof container that is easy to clean and large enough for an entire bag of kibble. Screw top lid designs help prevent access to small children and pets while keeping food fresh. Indented handles on larger models are helpful for moving in and out of your storage area when refilling. Some styles have spouts that allow food to “pour” out. Ensure this mechanism is sturdy and allows the kibble size of the food you use to flow freely. Some also have plugs that allow a good seal to occur between uses.

    Shopping & Safety Tips for Buying Dog Food Storage Container

  • Look for a good quality screw top lid with an airtight seal.

  • If you have small children, keep access to food storage bins off limits. Some hinged lid designs have areas for locks to be installed.

  • Make sure container is chew proof and pet proof and limit access to pets. Animals that gorge themselves on free access to food or eat the container are at risk for immediate and serious medical problems.

  • If you have multiple pet food storage needs, look for containers that are stackable.

  • Food access areas on the side of the container are helpful if you are storing in a cabinet.

  • Look on the label for a range or estimate of how many pounds of kibble the container will hold. Shape versus volume and capacity can be deceiving.

  • Follow this general guideline: The smaller the kibble the more you can fit, and the larger the kibble the less will fit in any given container.


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