How to Keep your Pet’s Food Safe

May 2, 2024 | Logan Simmons

Guard your furry friend's kibble with these safety steps:

Guard your furry friend’s kibble with these safety steps:

Be a Savvy Shopper:

  • Check for Recalls: Before buying, visit the FDA website or AVMA Recall Watch to confirm the food isn’t part of a recall.
  • Read the Label: Ensure it says “complete and balanced” and lists recognizable ingredients. Research unfamiliar terms.
  • Freshness First: Avoid bulging cans, ripped bags, or food nearing its “best by” date.

Storage Smarts:

  • Seal it Tight: Transfer opened food to an airtight container to prevent pests and spoilage.
  • Cool and Dry: Store food in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or heat sources.
  • Cleanliness Counts: Wash food and water bowls regularly with hot, soapy water.

Food Handling:

  • Wash Your Hands: Always wash hands with soap and water before and after handling pet food.
  • Scoop Savvy: Use a designated scoop for kibble and avoid dipping it back into the bag to prevent contamination.
  • Leftover Love: Refrigerate opened wet food and discard any uneaten portions within a recommended timeframe (usually 24-48 hours).

By following these tips, you can help ensure your pet’s meals are safe and delicious!