Food Storage for Pets

Pets are often overlooked when it comes to food storage preparation. In my house they are family, and they are living beings that require sustenance to live. A few years ago, we were snowed in for a few days and I thought that we would be fine because we had our food storage…until I ran out of cat food! It doesn’t have to be a natural disaster to need the extra food stored. When my husband switched jobs he took a pay-cut, so it was nice to not worry about purchasing dog food for a few months until our finances were stable again.
It’s important to keep a rotation food storage for your pets, and here’s how I do ours:


For the dog:
I always have at a minimum 3 bags of dog food for Jojo in our home at any given time. To start with his food storage I bought 3 bags, and now I just rotate them out. When one bag of food is gone, I’ll buy another and place it at the bottom of the bag pile. Easy peasy!


For the cat:
Korben is a really fat cat so he’s been on a diet for years (one that is monitored by his vet), so he only gets ¾ cup of food a day. One bag lasts him quite a while, so we purchased a 10-gallon storage tote to keep his food fresh, and when it gets about halfway empty I buy a new bag of food. The 10-gallon storage tote of food lasts him about 5-6 months.


I would also hate to be out of litter, so I have 3 bags of cat litter that I rotate out like the dog food.


It is a lot of bags to store, but you can sutff them pretty much anywhere. Most of mine are either under my bed, in a closet, or behind the rocking chair in my baby’s room.
Pet food storage isn’t rocket science, thankfully, but it’s something that shouldn’t be overlooked!

One thought on “Food Storage for Pets

  1. Katja

    May 25, 2017 at 10:24am

    I have to hide the food away and change the hideout every so often – my cats are far too clever and they always find it and get into it.
    Katja xxx

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      May 28, 2017 at 5:41pm

      Haha! My cat does the exact same thing. The bin really helps to keep him out of it.

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  2. misty nelson dawn

    May 23, 2017 at 2:12am

    Wow, what a brilliant idea and such a great way to store pet foods. I will share this to my sister

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  3. Elizabeth O.

    May 22, 2017 at 3:43am

    These are nice storage ideas. I usually keep our cat’s food on a similar, smaller storage. It definitely keeps his food fresh longer.

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  4. kioandlew

    May 22, 2017 at 1:05am

    I’m not sure how many bags of food when it comes to my pets. I always make sure to give different flavors every time I feed them. And they love eating so I always have to buy a new stock every couple of days.

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  5. Kaitlynn

    May 20, 2017 at 10:20pm

    great ideas!! I’ll keep this in mind when we get our dog!

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  6. Miranda

    May 20, 2017 at 7:38pm

    Great idea. It doesn’t have to be cats it can just be general life, just keeping enough capboard food for just in case

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  7. Dana

    May 20, 2017 at 6:41pm

    I’ll admit, I’ve run out of dog food more than once and had to cook something in the fridge for the dogs.

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  8. stacey

    May 20, 2017 at 4:12pm

    Great post. I think its important to keep extra food on hand for weather and emergencies.

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  9. Corinne & Kirsty

    May 20, 2017 at 12:10pm

    I don’t have pets at home but my parents do have a cat (that just had kittens) so there is a lot of food and litter everywhere! I’ll defo tell them about this idea! xx corinne

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  10. Elizabeth

    May 20, 2017 at 5:49am

    That’s very good organisation, that! We really should do something similar and then we won’t keep running out of supplies.

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  11. Claudia Krusch

    May 20, 2017 at 1:44am

    Bins are a great way to store your pet food. I like to stock up when it goes on sale.

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  12. karen

    May 19, 2017 at 10:46pm

    What did we do to get inspired to be organized before the internet? Thanks for the suggestion.

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  13. Jessica Taylor

    May 19, 2017 at 7:00pm

    These are great ideas! I have a dog and two cats, so I have lots of food/litter to store. Never thought of doing that.

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  14. Donna

    May 19, 2017 at 5:59pm

    We used to have 4 cats and foster litters of pups with their Mum so yes I hear ya! HAHA! We needed so much food!

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  15. Stephanie

    May 19, 2017 at 3:04pm

    I need to do that! I love the idea to put the pet food in a bin like that.

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