Whether you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, browsing your favorite pet store, or talking to fellow pet owners, you are likely to have heard about raw pet food. People love it so much because it can lead to better dental hygiene, smoother, shinier coats, allergy relief, increased energy, smaller poops, and an overall happier pet.
But, is raw pet food hard to store?
You are probably wondering “Is it going to be a drain on my time and energy when compared to regular kibble?” Let’s dig in.
How Regular Kibble is Stored
Normal dry kibble often comes in gigantic bags that need to be transferred to air-tight plastic or stainless steel containers. They’re hard to move and carry and take up tons of room.
How Raw Cat and Dog Food is Stored
Most raw pet food is available in two categories: freeze-dried and frozen. The storage guidelines for each category are intuitive and easy to remember.
- Freeze-dried: Store freeze-dried products in a cool, dark place like a cupboard or pantry with a door. For best results (yummiest taste and most potent smell), it’s best to use freeze-dried food within 30 days after opening.
- Frozen: Keep frozen food in your freezer until you’re ready to use itWhen you’re ready to feed your dog or cat, simply thaw your pet’s daily feeding portion in the refrigerator and use it within four to five days from the day it’s thawed.
While regular kibble needs to be transferred from big bags to a different container and painstakingly portioned each meal, our smaller bags of raw freeze-dried and frozen pet food can be stored in their original containers and are easier to store because they take up less room. Plus, they’re easier to portion because there’s no scooping out of a big container.
The (Literal) Bottom Line
The difference between raw and kibble diets is easy to remember if you think “bigger bags = bigger poops, smaller bags = smaller poops.” Raw diets are packed with essential nutrients and protein-rich ingredients that are easy to digest, so your furry friend creates less waste. Smaller poops come from our smaller bags because pets are able to absorb more nutrients!
Check Out Our Complete Collection of Raw Pet Food
Want to learn more about raw pet food? Check out this video Q&A from Dr. Patton, an expert animal nutritionist and veterinarian.