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!