Best Dog Food Storage Containers

dog food containerHow to Choose the Best Dog Food Storage Containers

Whether you have a young or old dog, besides the quality of the food you get for it, you should also be concerned about the quality of the containers you use to store it.

There are containers in many styles and that offer very interesting features, so you truly have a serious task ahead of you. Before you set out to buy containers, make sure you know how much dog food you usually buy at a time and what’s the size of the kibble, so that you know what size of container you need to get.

Following are some characteristics you should consider if you want to get the best container for your dog’s food:

  • Materials: is it plastic, metal, or other?
  • Size
  • Shape
  • Is it stackable?
  • What kind of handles does it have?
  • Amount of food it will hold
  • Durability
  • Is it hermetic?
  • Lid design (screw top, hinged, cap, dispenser)
  • Lid placement
  • Is it easy to clean?
  • Is it chew proof?
  • Is it tip or spill proof?
  • Is it bug proof?
  • Keeps food safe and fresh?


In this sense, the best container for your dog’s food is one that is strong, hermetic, bug proof, easy to clean, and large enough to hold a whole bag of kibbles. The screw-top type prevents little children or pets to mess with the container and the food, and keeps it really fresh.

If the container is very big, indented handles will help you move it in and out of the storage area for refilling. Spouts are very useful to dispense the food, however, make sure the mechanism is strong and the right size to allow the kibbles to flow freely.

In the same way, there are some things you truly want to avoid when buying dog food containers:

Poor seal between lid and storage compartment

Too large or small for your food storage needs

Poor materials that can be chewed. An old dog can get really sick if it eats too much food or if he eats the container.

Dog food containers play an important part in maintaining the integrity of the food your older dog eats, make sure these are good quality to support your dog’s nutritional needs and your own lifestyle.