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How to store pet food?

Bo Vanbeselaere (Veterinarian)

As a pet owner, finding the perfect food for your furry friend is important. But getting it into your home is only half the challenge - you also have to know how to store it. After all, even the best food in the world will go bad if it’s not stored properly. We’d therefore like to share a few recommendations on optimal storage for your pet’s dry and wet food.

Before opening

A good general rule is to keep both dry and un-opened wet food in a dark and moisture-free place, like a pantry or kitchen cupboard. Store the food at room temperature. It's not a good idea to keep cups or kibbles in your garage, where the humidity and temperature can often fluctuate. Similarly, under the sink is a bit of a risky spot because the food has a higher chance of getting wet.

Opened dry food

We always advise keeping food in its original packaging, especially dry food. Our bags have been specially developed to keep kibbles fresh for longer, without compromising on nutritional value. You can keep our kibbles unopened for 24 months, and opened for 3 months. However, correct storage is essential to prevent vitamins from degrading and to avoid any oxidation of fats - which would spoil the kibbles sooner.

Extra tip: If you keep our food in its original packaging, you will be able to look back at the handy feeding guidelines and the expiry date.

It’s in your pet's best interest for you to reseal their kibble bags after every use. You can easily roll up our bags or close them with a wooden clothes peg. This also applies to our treat range, such as our tasty bites or juicy jerkies.

Opened wet food

A closed cup of wet food will keep for 24 months; a closed tin will last for 36 months. An opened cup or tin is best stored in the fridge, where it will stay delicious for two or three days. Always remember to cover the food so it doesn’t dry out! We also suggest you leave refrigerated food out for a while to warm up before giving it to your pet. Find out why cats in particular prefer their food at room temperature, or even slightly warmer. 

You might want to make a note about when you opened a cup or tin to help you keep an eye on its freshness. And a final word of advice: don’t leave wet food in your pet’s bowl for too long. Food that’s left out will spoil quickly and might even attract some unwelcome guests…

The right packaging

We love our tins and cups because they keep food fresh for ages. All our wet food packaging is made from metal, the world’s most recycled material. Thanks to metal’s natural preservative properties, our food stays full of nutritional goodness for 24 months - which also helps reduce food waste.

We're also excited to tell you that all our other packaging is easy to recycle - our kibble & dental bags and treats packaging can be recycled with your paper recycling at home.

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Your pet will be eternally grateful to you for taking care of its Edgard & Cooper goodies. And for keeping an eye on our planet as well. Yummy!

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Eating is one of life’s simple joys, so why overcomplicate things? Unlike most other pet foods, we treat nature’s ingredients with respect and make food that’s naturally healthy and full of flavour.


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