How long does pet food last, it really depends on the type of pet food and how you store it.

Understanding the shelf life of pet food is crucial to ensure your pet’s well-being. Dry kibble typically lasts between 6-18 months from the date of manufacture, with an expiration date indicated on the package. Once opened, it’s important to use it up within 3 to 4 weeks to prevent spoilage. When preparing your pet’s emergency kit, it’s best to avoid repackaging dry kibble and instead opt for smaller bags, rotating them based on expiration dates. All our Pet Emergency Kits include 8-ounce bags of Mayday Dog or Cat food with a 5-year shelf life, packaged in foil-sealed pouches for maximum freshness.

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Canned food can remain good for up to 2 years, but once opened, it should be consumed within a day. Including canned food in your pet’s emergency kit is a practical choice for smaller pets, provided you have a can opener and rotate the food based on expiration dates.  Make sure you check the weight.   Canned food is heavier and bulkier, which can weigh down your pack if you have a large pet.

Ensuring our pets’ safety begins with us. With today’s technology, it’s simple to set a reminder on your calendar to rotate your pet’s food before the package expiration date.

Tip:  Make sure your are rotating your pets protein regularly.  It makes for a more balanced diet and will insure it your have to change food quickly they will not get sick.

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