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Keeping Your Pet’s Food Fresh

Your Nature’s Select Natural Pet Food arrives to your door super fresh. Our dog foods and cat food are made-to-order, and we currently order about every 6-8 weeks. Meaning, when your pet food arrives at your door, it should never be more that 2 months old. Our pet foods are best enjoyed within 12 months of production, giving you and your pets 10-12 months to enjoy it. Purchasing larger bags are, of course, more economical, but this may not be the best solution for some dog owners.

Once a bag of pet food is opened, it is exposed to light, heat, oxygen and moisture. Once the process of oxidation begin, the pet food will begin to taste and smell stale after about 4-5 weeks. It is recommended that you purchase the amount of pet food needed to feed your dog or cat for 30 days, and store opened food in an airtight container at room temperature to maximize freshness, while minimizing elemental exposure.

Of course, no one wants to miss out on saving money. That’s why at Nature’s Select, we offer our Multi-Bag Discount Program.

With Nature’s Select, you can purchase two, three, or even four 30 lb dog food or 20 lb cat food bags at a time, even mixing the recipes, and get huge discounts, bringing your average cost per pound down. Purchasing your dog’s or cat’s food in bulk can make feeding a high-quality, four-star food very budget friendly, and of course, you still get the free home delivery!

To keep your pet’s food fresh, we recommend storing the food in a size appropriate airtight container, and only opening one bag at a time. If you purchased four bags, the one open bag you would be feeding, while keeping the remaining three bags unopened and fresh until you need them. Of course, when you are ready to refill your container, make sure to wash it thoroughly before filling it with the new food, or using a fresh bag liner in the container. Cut or tear off the lot production number and best by date from the opened bag, and tape it to the top of your food container, or store it somewhere safe. While we at Nature’s Select have never had a recall, it is important to always be aware and cautious. Having the lot number and best by date readily available will help you identify if your food was affected, should such a scenario ever occur.

When you place a bulk pet food order using our Multi-Bag Discount Program, make sure to let us know in the notes if you would like additional bag liners for your pet food storage container.

If you do not currently have a storage container, I recommend these by Pet Ness. They feature a rubber gasket for an excellent seal, a locking lid, and the larger units even come on wheels for portability. You can add one to your next order and get $2 off our popular 25/30lb bin with the coupon code: STORAGE.

 


Fits up to 30 lbs!