The quality of dry pet food can quickly deteriorate if it’s not properly stored. Look for tough plastic, glass or metal bins with lids to keep pet food fresh; it also helps keep out rodents and insects. But do not transfer the food from the bag into the bin; keep the food in the original bag inside the bin. Pet food bags are designed to keep out moisture and light, and they can be an added layer of protection for the food. The general rule of thumb with pet food is, after you’ve opened the bag (and placed it in a bin), it should be used up within six weeks.
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