Freezing pet food?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
January 6, 2013 6:15pm CST
We had a rep from a supplier come in and talk about a new line they brought out. They had said most brands you can freeze to make it last longer. Now cheap brands such as Friskies, Iams, and crap you buy at the grocery store can be kept out and not go bad because of the chemicals, and fillers in it (now imagine what it does to your animals). The food I buy spoils fast because there is no chemicals, all natural ingredients, so it's like our food sitting out. They said to freeze it, and it can last up to a few months. When I move out I want to get a box freezer, so I can buy bulk food for them, and this is perfect to allow it to last longer without going bad. I had put a few cups in a zippered bag and put it in the freezer, to see if they will eat it.
2 responses
@dorannmwin (36661)
• United States
9 Jan 13
I can't see any reason at all that it wouldn't be possible to freeze your pets food so that it would have a longer shelf life (so to speak). For us, we buy our cat and dog's food in such a way that we will be able to use it buy the use by date and the idea of freezing their food so that we can buy more in bulk has never been an issue that we've faced. However, when it comes to food that we buy for ourselves, we are firm believers in buying in bulk.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
9 Jan 13
Yes, it would be similar to our food as well. I try to buy whichever way would save me money in the long run. I was going to get a small baggie and freeze some of their food I have here to see if they will eat it. Mine are so picky, that I will have to test it out. I was thinking of getting a small box freezer, so it would store that food in it.
• United States
7 Jan 13
That's a good idea. You could serve up daily portions in individual freezer bags and freeze them. Then you would have all you need in convenient portion sizes.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
7 Jan 13
That's what I was thinking, it would last longer. Even if I could freeze it, and take it out say that week portions, and put them in the fridge.