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Kibble storage

Postby IloveBlu » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:39 pm

For those of you that use food storage containers to keep the kibble, do you pour the whole bag of kibble directly into the container, or do you store the bag inside the container?

Blu has a severe storage mite allergy so trying to use the best option for this (besides not using kibble at all).

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:43 pm

I use aluminum garbage cans and I keep the kibble in the bag. A 38 lb bag fits into the smaller sized can.

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby spammie » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:03 pm

I pour mine into a storage container. Would probably be easier if I left it in the bag, then I wouldn't have to clean the container after each bag.

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby IloveBlu » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:05 pm

What I'm wondering is if keeping it in the bag would further protect it from forming mites (less air).

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby Ilovethepits » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:18 pm

Here is a little info on the storage mites:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/suburb/story2/mites.htm

Looks like you want a cool and dry storage.

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby JoeBingo » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:26 pm

I use a Gamma Vittles Vault.
The Gamma Vittles Vault Plus Airtight Pet Food Storage Container is the first, absolutely airtight storage container for dry pet foods. No more bulky, awkward bags exposing food to air, excessive moisture & pests (ants!). With a spin of the patented lid, the Gamma Vittles Vault Plus Airtight Pet Food Storage Container locks in freshness and flavor. The Gamma Vittles Vault Plus Airtight Pet Food Storage Container is also great for natural foods that are nutrient rich and preservative free. Let your pets get the most from the meal!

I got mine from Petfooddirect. It's 12x12x16.75 and holds 35lbs of kibble (most kibble) and comes with a matching scoop. I dump the kibble from the bag into the Gamma Vittles Vault. It really is airtight. It won't hold 35lbs if the kibble is poofed up with a lot of air or something though.
http://www.petfooddirect.com/Product/14 ... -Container

Petco also sells them and has a 14x14x20 that holds 50lbs and is only about four bucks more than mine.
http://www.petco.com/product/5867/Gamma ... yCrossSell

The Gamma Vittles Vault comes in a range of different sizes from the above vendors as well as others.
Get the Gamma Vittles Vault and "fuggit about it". :thumbsup:

Here's mine. I have digital scales to weigh their meals out
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Re: Kibble storage

Postby starrlamia » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:41 pm

would keeping it in the fridge deter mites?

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:56 pm

I use a thoroughly cleaned out Fresh Step Litter container.

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby Sarah » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:36 pm

I use the Vittles Vault, and I pour it into that container. Though I also have to keep it behind a door, because Tully knows how to unscrew the lid.

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:41 pm

Also, this may be completely off topic BUT:

if anyone is feeding Hills j.d it should stay in the bag.

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby merriterrier » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:29 am

I second or third the Vittles Vault!

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby Adrianne » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:44 am

I keep mine in the bags. We keep meaning to get storage containers but never seem to find the time or money.

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:57 pm

merriterrier wrote:I second or third the Vittles Vault!


Yup, me too. Its the only container my dogs can't open!!!

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby CuriousMoves » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:41 pm

I use a kibble keeper and keep the food in the bags. I used to pour the kibble into the container, but I've been told that the bags have anti-bacterial properties, plus I think it helps keep the kibbler "fresher" if it's in a closed bag, in a closed container lol. Plus I feed two separate foods now, I keep them both in the same keeper, one on top of the other.

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Re: Kibble storage

Postby pblove » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:08 pm

I jsut read a short article about storing your dog/cat food
It said to always store it in the bag it comes in, that ensures it's freshness. If there are any recalls you need the bag for bar codes and if your dog has any reactions or allergies to the food, again the bag has the needed info
If you use any plastic container, use a BPA Free one or a metal can (both need a tight fitting lid)that was made for pet food storage only. Any 'non' BPA Free contaienr will emit toxicity into your dog's foopd


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