There is a vast amount of choice for types of dog food today on the Market. Which one to pick as some clearly may not agree with your dog. Feeding your dog the wrong diet can cause problems. Running the risk of causing stomach upsets.
However, one other important thing that dog owners all too often overlook is how they store, prepare, serve and clean up their dog’s food and utensils, and this in itself can cause problems
Dog Owners should never overlook the fact that their dog is capable of eating all types of Horrible things. Such as excrement, roadkill and out of date food which can cause your dog to have stomach upset and not be able to grow or develop well.
The best procedure to store, prepare and manage your dog’s food diet is to make sure all dry food and meat is fresh and not out of date just like our own food.
In this article, we show when things can go wrong. Some of the unsuspected dangers and risks to avoid when preparing and keeping your dog’s food fresh.
You can pick from pouches trays and tins for wet dog food. You can get up to two servings per pack all depending on the size of your dog. This is good as chances of food going off is minimised.
When feeding your dog you should make sure the bowl is cleaned after every meal just as we would your plate. You should use a new pouch or tin for each meal which would solve a lot of problems. If you are going to reuse the packet. Pop it in the fridge straight after opening in a container dated so you know how fresh it is.
dispose of unused food left for long periods in the fridge. You should bear in mind some dogs prefer to eat there meal at room temperature. Not straight from the fridge. in the summer months, the food could start to smell. Which attracts flies if left out for a couple of hours causing the food to dry and become crusty. When this happens dispose of immediately as its not fit for your dog to eat. You can give smaller portions so the wet food does not go off.
Kibble is another name for dry food. They can last out exposed between 12 and 24 hours before spoiling much longer than the wet food. The disadvantage is you cannot always tell if the if the food has gone off.
If you buy large quantities of dry dog food to save on money be aware if you have had it for a long period the quality may not be great.
To prevent this from happening do not refill the bowl on top of old dry food as your dog spreads saliva and bacteria around the bowl affecting the freshness of the dry food.