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Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by Dana, Oct 10, 2008.
Does dog food have a shelf life?
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.
What I would suggest is eat the dogs right off the bat, then you can work on eating the dog food.
"Here puppy, puppy...come on boy! 'Kiss, Kiss." Then play dumb and say, "Hey kids, where's 'Fluffy'? Boy honey this lasagna is great."