A dog eats food out of a Dakota 283 Dine N Dash

How to Keep Dog Food from Going Stale

Stale chips are a bummer, so why expect your dogs to like stale kibble? Use these tips to keep your dog’s food fresh whether at home or on the road

There’s nothing worse than going to the pantry, pulling out your favorite bag of chips or flight of cookies, taking a bite, and finding out … 

It’s stale. 

Now imagine how your dog feels when you break open their favorite food bag and scoop a hefty helping of stale kibble. But just like we have ways to keep food from going stale, similar products exist for dog food. 

Keeping dog food from going stale at home

There are a plethora of products out there that promise to keep your dog’s food from going stale, but not all actually do. 

Still, while we’ve shortened the following list down to just a few products, these aren’t the end-all-be-all. In short, when buying something for this purpose, look for something with a good seal. Obviously, air circulation is the enemy of dry food, so keeping as much out as possible will extend the life of the food. Additionally, look for something that isn’t easy to open – you don’t want to find your dog munching away!

  1. The Simplehuman pet food storage container is a great option for owners with one pet who want to store a lot of food at once. The extra-large container holds up to 40 pounds of food while the large and medium containers hold 32 and 27 pounds, respectively. Airtight and equipped with an easy locking lid, this is one of the best options on the market. Price ranges between $100-137 on Amazon.
  2. The Gamma2 Vittles Vault is another excellent option. With over 50,000 ratings and five stars on Amazon, plus with low prices, it’s hard to argue against the Vittles Vault. There are six options, with the lowest holding 15 pounds of food ($17.95) and the largest holding 80 pounds ($56.04). Further, because of its affordability, owners with multiple dogs that need different food can rejoice. 
  3. The IRIS USA Airtight container is the last in the line for recommended food containers, boasting 4 1/2 stars with over 22,000 reviews on Amazon. While prices are affordable and, depending on which option you chose, they can hold between 10-50 pounds of food, the major downside to this container is that the lid is easy to open.  

Keeping dog food from going stale on the road

While airtight options begin to dwindle for road warriors, there’s still hope. When looking at options for travel storage, however, one must take into account different parameters – the biggest being size. 

If you’re going for a short trip, however, the Dakota 283 Dine N Dash is the best option. Equipped with a recessed food container that holds 8 cups of dry food, the Dine N Dash also holds 2.5 gallons of water. It’s also made with our signature Dakota Guard™ which protects your pet from the unseen world like MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, staphylococcus, many ‘gram-positive’ and ‘gram-negative’ organisms, and dozens of common dangerous organisms.

For longer trips, combining the Dine N Dash with a product like the Vittles Vault will allow you to cut down on dog bowls and allow you to keep the food from going stale. 

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One thought on “How to Keep Dog Food from Going Stale

  1. Olivia Smart says:

    Thank you for explaining that you need to make sure that the storage container has a good seal. I’ve been wondering how we can keep our new dog food from going bad. I hadn’t thought about this, but I’ll be sure to keep this in mind while looking at some of the options we have.

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