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We store our Natural Balance Dry Food in a storage container. Never had a problem, but then we have 4 dogs so we buy a fresh bag every week.

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6/23/12 8:22 P

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We have never had a bag of dry dog food go bad on us - not in 30 years!

Since all the recalls of the last few years, though, we make sure to check the BEST BEFORE / EXPIRY date on every bag before we buy it. I attach the store receipt to the bag, and label the bag both with the purchase date as well as the date we actually opened it. We have 2 bins that we store the food in( 2 of the dogs eat one food, the 3rd one eats a different one) , and I keep the empty bags folded up in the closet until we move on to a new bag.

We have found almost expired as well as actually expired bags a couple of times - Maybe that is your problem.

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6/23/12 7:43 P

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All good thoughts, for sure. Hopefully this was just a an isolated incident... We still use our storage container but we keep the food in the orginal bag and tuck it in the container.

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6/23/12 6:22 P

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Well, I had heard something against the containers before, but it is a little hard to keep Venture out of the bags if he is wanting to eat something. I would still have to put the food in the container. I'm not too sure how else to store it.

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6/23/12 6:13 P

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Might want to check with the maker of the dogfood before you dump into your container. After having another brand go rancid the petstore told me to always store dogfood in the bag it was packaged in as it is typically designed to keep it the freshest.

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6/23/12 5:22 P

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That is one thing I was wondering about. I guess I will dump out the remainder and clean the tub so I can pour in the TOW. I have been getting the medium bag since Blue is gone, but Venture doesn't go through them very fast, either. I will change back and forth with those size bags so maybe he won't give up on a food again. I'm surprised he didn't like the end of the Origen, but it might have been because of his supplements. It was only 3 feedings for him.

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6/23/12 5:03 P

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True ... dry dogfood can go bad for many reasons. We feed our Golden Taste of the Wild and she LOVES it! It is grain free and full of good stuff for her. Nice that we can feed her different flavors as well, with the exception of the Salmon flavor. She would love to have but when she's wet she smells like a dead trout! emoticon Doesn't bother her but it sure does bother us, especially when traveling in the car together! LOL

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6/23/12 4:50 P

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If it's dry food could it have gone rancid? Sometimes dry foods can go rancid without leaving a strong enough odor for humans to detect. I stopped feeding my dogs dry food after running into that problem too many times. One of my dogs would stop eating a food, I would sniff it and sure enough; rancid.Sometimes dry dog food can sit on a store shelf for a long time before it's sold.

Lynn

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Has anyone heard any reports of anything bad happening with Natures Variety foods lately? I've been giving Venture one of the kibbles (grain free) and he has suddenly quit eating it. I even tried without his supplements today and he wouldn't touch it. He also turned down Orijen yesterday (I had a good sized sample of it). Today I gave him Taste of the Wild and he ate all of it. I hope he will keep eating that for this bag. I can't afford to go get a different food every week. I just wondered if the Natures Variety might be going bad for some reason.

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