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What do you store your dry kibble in?

I'm in need of a new dry food storage container. I usually order 15lb bags of dog food so it would need to hold about 15-20lb. The best container I've ever owned is this one, available at Petco website only... http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?sku=1376187... I was just wondering if anyone else had any suggestions?
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I use a Gamma 2 Vittles Vault.

http://www.gamma2.net/icon-elephant.htm

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Ours came from Tractor Supply. They should be about right for 15 pounds. They're taller than the other dimensions, and have blue lids with a separate handle that snaps closed nicely, and the top is gasketed.

They come in different sizes, but all look about like the one in this link, except the smaller ones don't have the wheels, and fit fine on a countertop.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...er-50-lb-69-qt
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I use the Stackable 40 shown on the site for the big dogs Fromm kibble. I buy the 2.2lb bag of Ziwipeak Air Dried for Leo and just measure it each day from the bag it comes in into a 2 cup Pyrex dish with lid so I only feed him that measured portion daily. I put his breakfast in a second 2 cup Pyrex dish to feed him and then feed him his dinner portion from the first dish. I like these Pyrex glass dishes because they are sturdy and can go in the dish washer. Since the Ziwipeak is raw I feel better with the dish being washed in the dishwasher after every meal.


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Also, always keep the original packaging. In case there's a recall or your dog has a problem with the food, then you know what you've got.

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The resealable bag it comes in. I like to be able to keep as much air out as possible. (Evac the air and seal).


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I just keep it in the bag. I have one smaller 5lb bag that has a zip top and I just refill it from the bigger bag as needed.

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I just keep it in the bag. I have one smaller 5lb bag that has a zip top and I just refill it from the bigger bag as needed.
I do the same, but I keep re-filling a plastic container that I keep on the kitchen counter.
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one of the most common causes of kibble contamination are post manufacture. Keep it dry and cool. http://www.dog-nutrition-advice.com/....html#section2 and here's more http://www.dogfoodscoop.com/pet-food-storage.html

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I'm in need of a new dry food storage container. I usually order 15lb bags of dog food so it would need to hold about 15-20lb. The best container I've ever owned is this one, available at Petco website only... http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?sku=1376187... I was just wondering if anyone else had any suggestions?
15 lbs of kibble is not going to stay fresh for the length of time it will take to feed to a small breed dog, let alone a small breed puppy. I would SERIOUSLY consider getting smaller bags. I get the 5 lb bags, and pour as much as will fit into a canister that fits neatly on my counter. It holds a couple of weeks worth of food. (but Kodi only eats kibble for breakfast, so we go through it slower) I store the rest right in the bag, rolled up tight to remove as much are as possible.


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