Dog Food

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by Dana, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. Dana

    Dana Member

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    Does dog food have a shelf life?
     
  2. ldmaster

    ldmaster Well-Known Member

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    dried dog food has a tremendous shelf life. You do have to worry about mold, as even the dry stuff contains quite a bit of moisture, and rancidity because of the high fat content. In general they have a "use by" date on the package, and it varies from make to make. They do pump most commercial stuff up with a lot of artificial preservatives, and the use by date is very conservative. Canned food has, in general, higher protein percentages and higher fat percentages - and a long shelf life, but is much more expensive. I have used the dried stuff up to 16 months later, with no problem. But I do store it in the basement where it's cool, but not humid.
     

  3. gunner

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    What I would suggest is eat the dogs right off the bat, then you can work on eating the dog food.
     
  4. Copacetic

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    "Here puppy, puppy...come on boy! 'Kiss, Kiss." Then play dumb and say, "Hey kids, where's 'Fluffy'? Boy honey this lasagna is great.":D