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How long can I store cat and dog food?

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    Posted: February 03 2009 at 8:39am
 I was just wondering how long does cat and dog food last unopened bags.  I am talking about the dry variety.   
 I am sorry if this was talked about and I missed that information. 
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If you look at the back of the bags there should be a sell by date same as with human supplies and will be fine if upopened.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr d Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 1:43pm
I used to buy the big bags and store four or five for the hurricane season. By the end of the fouth bag there were meal bugs in the bag which of course can then infest your food. So I now FREEZE the bags,smaller ones, for 72 hours. THat's been the recs for flour too that way the meal bug..eggs/larvae whatever  don't get to mature/\. Gross anyway you think about it.
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You want the best food for your dog...the finest food for your cat...top-quality food for your fish...as well as the pet food brands that satisfy your dog, cat, or other pets. You will find Wellness dog food, Canidae dog food, Eagle Pack cat food, Merrick dog food, and Fancy Feast cat food, Hill's Science Diet dog food, Royal Canin cat food -- along with 130 more pet food brands -- all fresh, premium dog food brands and cat food brands (or fish, hamster, ferret or horse pet food brands), specially formulated for your pets’ health and well-being.


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Please do not post links to selling pet food, not in your post or signature line. Thanks!
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I've decided to put up dry dog foods and cat foods like you would dehydrated foods.  I'm vacuum sealing dry pet foods into the largest canning jars that I can find, labeling and dating and seeing if they keep well this way long term.  I think that the jars will keep the food fresher longer especially after opening a large bag--I'm thinking that you could easily store for a year or longer but I will find out. The jars are reusable and it may seem a little labor intensive but I think it will pay off since insects and mice cant get into it. Each time I buy a large bag of food I fill several giant jars of cat and dog food for emergency storage. After I have several months worth then I can cycle through the jars checking for freshness and adding additional jars to reach my storage goal. I think this is a great idea for emergency needs as I value my animals highly and believe that they should be prepared as the rest of us are.
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