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storing dog food

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Anyone use a plastic barrel or container to keep dog food in? I'm now buying food 3 bags at a time / 40 lbs a bag and was looking for a better way to keep them then just sitting around in bags. I heard somewhere that regular plastic and or metal containers (like garbage cans) can leak toxins into the food and that special containers are needed. Not sure it that's true but was looking for something plastic that can keep 100 to 120 lbs of food secure and fresh. A quick google search had plenty of containers but nothing big enough to suit my needs.

Thanks, Danny
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I also use Vittle Vaults. I put one large bag at a time in there and feed until it's gone. We have problems with other people's loose dogs coming into our garage and getting into open bags of food, not to mention the abundant mice that live in our rural area. We rarely get mice as long as I'm careful with the dog food.

When the container is down to crumbs, I take off the lid, pour out the crumbs, and sniff. Rancidity should be easy to smell, like stale cooking oil. Sometimes I rinse them out just because, but I haven't noticed any rancid odors yet.
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