Have you noticed that dry pet food is seldom sold in resealable bags? And even when a bag has a seal, the closure only works for a few uses?
Well, food storage may not be the sexiest category of pet supplies, but it is important. Your pet is depending on that food for her nutrition and yumminess! Both nutrition and taste start to fade as soon as the food is exposed to the air. Not providing secure food storage is also inviting all kinds of bugs into the bag, and let me tell you how disgusting it is to find moth webs in dog food.
Gamma Vittles Vault Stackable Home Collection Containers may be a bit more 'sexy.'
“Dry dog food is extruded, and then sprayed with oils that start to break down and go rancid once the food is exposed to air,” veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson said in an interview with Chewy's. “So, kibble needs to be kept in an airtight container.” Dr. Nelson also advises that pet food should stay in its bag when it's stored, so just put the whole bag in the airtight food container.
The Best Food Storage Product Of 2019, awarded by Pet Independent Innovation Awards, went to Vittles Vault (a product of Gamma 2), and it's no surprise. Vittles Vault containers are food grade, BPA-free, airtight, durable, pest proof, light resistent, and money saving. (Buy a big size and spend less per serving on your pet's food!)
Vittles Vaults are made in the USA in Gamma2 factories on the east and west coasts. Oh, and they LAST almost forever! Um, did I mention they are priced very fairly? BUT, don't wash parts in the dishwasher. Hand-washing is recommended.
The range of Vittles Vault storage options offered are wide. Here are a some you will want if you have house pets or barn animals.
The Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container is the most popular selling food container on Amazon, for all the reasons I mentioned above. These plastic containers will not dry out wherever you store them - in your home, your garage, or even outside. They come in 40 pound and 60 pound containers and, being stackable, you can keep all your pets' food in one area.
But if you want smaller containers, Vittle Vault has them too.
Here is the Vittles Vault Jr!
The Vittles Vault Jr. holds 4 pounds of food; great for travel, but also at home for keeping a small pet's food or for treats!
The Vittles Vault Airtight Outback Pet Food Storage Container comes in 4 sizes: 15 pounds (above image), 25 pounds, 35 pounds, 50 pounds and 80 pounds, perfect for multi-dog households and/or breeders.The Outback has a screw-top opening, like the Stackable Storage Container, that keeps a seal far better than lids with other types of closures. Containers come with serving cups as well.
The cute design is on all four sides of the container (except for the 50 and 80 pound containers), and it is not hieroglyphics; it is pet paws!
You have to love this travel container. It's got the same airtight cap as Gamma2's other containers, food-grade, BPA-free sturdy plastics, two bowls, a handle (for easy "handling), and it keeps up to 4 pounds of kibble fresh for as long as your voyage and more.
There are more Gamma2 container designs you might need for other purposes at Gamma2's page on Amazon. I don't think you can find a better made container.
That's the buzz for today!