How to Properly Store Your Pet’s TLC Pet Food

Learn how to maintain the freshness and nutritional integrity of your pet's TLC Pet Food with these essential storage tips.

As pet owners, we want to ensure our furry friends receive the best nutrition possible. Choosing high-quality pet food like TLC is the first step, but how we store their food is equally important! All TLC Pet Food is made with natural ingredients, making proper storage essential for maintaining the food’s freshness and nutritional integrity. Check out our guide below to properly store your pet’s TLC Pet Food and help preserve the superior quality nutrition found in every bite!

1. Keep it in the Original Packaging:

TLC pet food arrives in re-sealable bags designed to keep the contents fresh. These bags are specifically designed to protect against moisture, pests, and air exposure, all of which can compromise the quality of the food. Storing TLC Pet Food in its original packaging helps preserve nutrients and the food’s natural flavor. Whenever possible, keep TLC in its original packaging

2. Transfer Bag to an Airtight Container:

If you prefer to keep your pet’s food in a container, transfer the entire bag to avoid cross-contamination. Ensure the container is clean, fully dry, and airtight. Leave the food in its original packaging to prevent exposure to moisture and bacteria and maintain freshness even further.

3. Store in a Cool, Dry Place with Stable Temperatures:

No matter how you store your pet’s food, it is crucial that it’s kept in a cool, dry place where temperatures remain stable. This is especially important during the spring and summer months when temperatures rise, and pests are rampant. Avoid storing pet food in areas where it will be exposed to extreme temperature fluctuations, like garages or the outdoors. Instead, opt for a pantry, cupboard, or anywhere where temperatures remain consistent and below 80° F (approx 27° C).

4. Don’t Forget the Bowl & Scoop:

Your pet’s food scoop should not be stored inside the bag with the food. Storing a food scoop inside the bag increases the risk of contamination. Wash your pet’s food and water dishes regularly with hot, soapy water to remove any leftover food particles or bacteria. Dry thoroughly after washing to avoid causing the growth of mold and bacteria. 

5. Check for Signs of Spoilage:

Regularly inspect your pet’s food for any spoilage, including mold, unusual odors, or changes in color or texture. If you notice these signs, discard the food immediately and replace it with a fresh batch. Proper storage can help extend the shelf life of your TLC pet food, but it’s essential to monitor it regularly to ensure its quality.

Following this guidance can ensure that your pet’s TLC remains fresh and nutritious. If you have questions about the proper storage of TLC Pet Food, please contact our dedicated Pet Service Team for assistance.