Healthy food for your pets is now the trend and the best approach is to buy a reliable food processor and some trusty pet food storage containers for your pets food needs.
With a good commercial food processor, you can meet every dog food preparation with ease and reliability. You can slice, dice, shred, or grate fresh fruits and vegetables for your dog, and you can even prepare more food safely through the continuous-feed chutes meant for processing larger volumes. Some of these processors even have a unique Seal System so you can now make any type of food for your pooch – ranging from smooth soups and sauces to batches of fresh beef chunks or ground chicken breast. All high-volume pet food processing can be accomplished daily with speed, ease, and safety.
Pet Food You Can Make At Home (How To Make Them And Properly Store Them)
Meat, Kibbles, Rice, And Vegetables
Dogs are naturally meat-eaters and cats are obviously carnivorous. While meat and/or fish are a little more expensive, you can buy them in bulk and freeze them for future use. You can process meat items as well as fruits and vegetables for your pets before freezing them.
For future use, store them in airtight pet food storage containersto prevent moisture and spoilage. Keep in the refrigerator. To prepare the food, combine 2 parts meat with ½ part dry kibbles, ½ part rice, and 1 part mixed vegetables. The best vegetables to use are cabbage or other leafy greens as well as yellow vegetables such as squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, and carrots.
Tips For Buying And Using Dry Dog Food Storage Container Bins (*You Can Also Use These To Store Rice)
You would need to find adequate storage containers to store your bulk pet food purchases. A good dog food storage bin should be pest- (and pet-) proof, as well as moisture-free in order to preserve the food’s freshness and flavor.
The following are some tips on how to choose an appropriate dog food storage container for storing your pet’s kibbles:
Types Of Food Storage Containers
Plastic containers are great at keeping any type of food moisture-free and dry. Air-tight ones are great at keeping pests away, even the smallest of ants. On the other hand, a very eager dog may still be able to chew through the hardest of plastic. (Plastic containers are still ideal though when storing pet food in the refrigerator.)
Rubber And/Or Steel/ Aluminum/ Metal Pet Food Storage Containers Or Bins
Rubber tubs bought cheaply at a consumer goods store are good to use because they can hold a lot of dog food, being big and bulky. They are also very sturdy. Steel or aluminum garbage bins are also chew-proof and could hold big bags of dog food.
These two options are the best alternatives to especially-designed pet food storage bins which are smaller and more expensive, although note, some of these are very convenient pet food storage containers with wheels.
Tips & Warnings
Always consider the size you want to use before buying them. As a rule of thumb, always buy large pet food storage containers that are a bit bigger than the size of your usual dry dog food package. It’s also wise to invest in smaller containers so you can have something to use for vacations or trips with your pet.
Using alternative bins for your dog’s food storage allows you to store more dog food but make sure that the lid or enclosure is secured against vermins, wild animals, and even your own pet. Try to find containers with pre-drilled holes for adding locks and cords for added security.
Last but not the least, clean and disinfect the containers thoroughly before you start using them. Their materials are not usually made to store food so it’s wiser to sterilize them first for your pet’s safety.