Organic Food and Beverages
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Dog Food Containers
Organic Dog Food Storage Container
Use dog food containers to store natural organic dog food. Making organic, natural, healthy dog food recipes means that you need to have an air tight dog food storage container (preferably one that is made with organic, healthy materials).
Organic dog food containers are hard to find. Most pet food containers are plastic and not easily biodegradable. An organic dog food storage container is healthier for your pet and keeps food fresh.
Dogs become part of the family, and like any other member of the family we want to keep them healthy. One way to support your dogs health is dry organic dog food.
Dry organic dog food products cost a little more and have a limited shelf life (about 1 month from the opening date). Consequently the food should be stored in a good dog food storage container for maximum benefit. Finding well-constructed pet food containers isnt as easy as it sounds, however.
Before you shop, stop to think about what size bag of organic dog food you normally purchase.
You want a dog food storage container that will easily hold the entire bag once opened.
And you want to only buy about a month's bag of food at a time.
Again, this is important to insuring the quality of the food. Since organics do not have chemical preservatives, the dog food will go bad after a time.
Dog Food Containers: Features to Consider
With size out of the way there are a lot of options to consider in choosing the right dog food containers for your home. Begin with the base materials.
Plastic and metal each have advantages. If youre interested in plastic because it wont dent or break easily, make sure its food grade plastic.
When choosing metal, you want something with no sharp edges that wont tarnish or rust. In both cases it's essential that the container be air tight in order to maintain the nutritional quality and flavor of your organic dog food.
However, I don't recommend plastic (not bio-degradable); although if you choose plastic at least choose a recycled plastic container.
I do recommend natural (unstained, untreated) wood containers. The one we use for our dog is an all-natural wood half-barrel-style dog food storage container. Before we bought that container, we used to use a home-made all-natural wooden cedar box my husband had made years ago (a big clunky but the right idea).
If you travel frequently with your pet, you may want a collapsible dog food container. We use an all-cotton zippered lunch bag for short trips (2 or 3 days). NOTE: if youre crossing the border into Canada, bring an unopened bag of dog food. This will make your crossing go easier.
If you dont want a collapsible container, the alternative is picking out a shape that packs into the car easily (a square or rectangle).
If you have a space-challenged home, shape is very important so that youre not struggling with storing the container. Stacking containers can be very helpful when you're short of countertop space.
Larger dog food containers should have some type of handles so that you can move them from place to place easily.
Pet Food Containers: Considerations
Note: Do not store your organic dog food outdoors in any type of dog food storage container. Your food might be exposed to molds, mildew, and pests outdoors.
Dog Food Storage Container: Avoid Previously Used Containers
In a pinch, people often use left-over containers from various goods to store their pets food. This isnt a good idea. There can be germs lingering in those, and theyre not going to be as safe as a container specifically designed for dog food.
Good dog food containers can be found in every pet food and/or pet supply store, and you dont have to spend a fortune on it. The money youll save by not having to throw out organic dog food thats gone bad will more than make up for the cost of one or several containers.
Pet Food Allergies: Dogs
Using organic dog food can help reduce and/or eliminate your dog's food allergies. Allergies in dogs often are related to commerically produced pet food; it's important to discuss allergy symptoms with your veterinarian and to try to elminate the problem (for example: change the food and see if a chemical-free organic dog cures the problem).
In the meantime, consider using a natural, homeopathic herbal remedy that relieves dry skin, flakiness and itchiness of your pet's skin.
We recommend a product called, Allergy Itch Ease, which temporarily relieves skin allergies and itch for either dogs or cats. It is an FDA-registered natural remedy containing 100% homeopathic ingredients known for their ability to soothe and relieve skin itch and allergies, as well as support the health and integrity of all cells and layers of the skin in cats and dogs.
All products are free of gluten, artificial flavors, colorants and preservatives.
Additional Reading: Organic Pet Food
Why Choose Organic Dog Food?
Many of the chemicals added to commercial dog food are responsible for dog food allergies and skin irritations.
The pesticides and fertilizers used to produce dog food ingredients, along with the unnatural additives and preservatives included in processing, leave harmful toxin traces within the food.
Organic pet food results in healthier, shinier fur and fewer skin problems.
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