Did you know that dry dog food products lose nutrients over time if they aren't stored properly? Buying dog food in bulk saves money, and it's a necessity if you have multiple pets. Figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a challenge. Maybe one of these DIY dog food storage ideas will work in your home.
Dog food storage is not something to take lightly. If not done properly, you’re wasting money, even when you buy the best quality dog food. If food goes bad or loses some of its nutritional value, your dog could even get sick if he eats it.
If you don't store your dog's food properly, he may also be able to access it and eat more than he should. The best dog food storage options are easy to access for the owner, but difficult for a dog to nose open.
DIY Dog Food Storage
3 Easy Ideas
My first idea is to use a plastic tote to create a raised dog feeder with storage. I demonstrate how to do this in my video guide above, but it's a pretty simple process. The plastic tote size will depend on the amount of dog food that you purchase at one time.
I buy dog food in 25-pound bags. I use a 32-ounce plastic tote, which leaves plenty of room for the dog food and bowls. You'll have to choose a tote that is appropriately sized for the amount of food and size of your dog's bowls.
Trace the rim of your dog's bowls on the lid of the tote. Cut a circle that is just slightly smaller than the rim of the bowl. This will allow for a small lip that will hold the bowl in place. You can remove the lid to access the food.
If you're handy with woodworking tools or know someone that is, you could be a wooden box of a similar design (like the one in the photo above). You could make an access door on the side of the box or have a liftable lid.
My third DIY dog food storage idea is to use a plastic or metal trash can with a lid. This is a very simple idea, but you can dress up the trash can with customized stickers or some paint markers (like these).
Even the best, most high-quality dog food, when stored incorrectly, can develop bacteria, go rancid, develop mold or become infested with rodents and insects. These DIY dog food storage containers will protect your pet's food and match your home's décor.
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