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You love your dog to death. Even then you think it eats too much. It seems like yesterday you bought dog food and now the stock in your home is near the bottom. It is apparent that you need to buy dog food in larger quantities. It is easier and cheaper to buy larger packs from wholesale distributors. You not only save substantial amounts of money but also save time on making those weekly trips to the supermarket.
Calculate the amount of food
To buy dog food in bulk, your first on the to-do list is to calculate the amount of food the dog consumes in a day. If your dog eats three cups of dog food each day, calculate the amount of food it will consume in six weeks. This time period is important as it the longest time a perishable item like dog food can be edible when stored in an airtight container. Most dog food manufacturers sell their products in standard wholesale weights. Buy the weight nearest to the calculation.
The next step is to which company product you should buy in bulk. Before you select one, compare their yearly fees, prices, and other benefits. Check whether they accept coupons. Do make sure that the company you choose stocks the food your dog loves. Many companies restrict choices to a few flavors. If the company asks you to fill out a membership card, do so. Look out for bigger bags of dry dog food. Canned food will also do. You could also buy the same quantity but in larger number of smaller bags making it up. Always go for smaller cans and not larger ones. Select a can which your dog can finish within three days.
The canned food should be stored indoors within a cool location, like a closet. Do not place the food in areas which do not have air and heat and those that suffer extreme temperature fluctuations, like your car garage. The dry food should always be stored in an airtight container. Take ample dishwashing liquid and wash the container thoroughly. Allow it to dry. Open the dog food bag and roll up its top. Place the full bag into the container. This is as the manufacturer chose this bag for its power to keep out moisture. It also extends the food’s edible range of time. There is also the other important factor of the bag having all manufacturer information which enables you to check the expiration dates. It is thus essential to buy four things if you want to save money in feeding your dog. The four are an airtight container, dishwashing liquid, sponge, and towel.