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PetFresh

A vacuum sealing food storage container

PetFresh

A vacuum sealing food storage container

$1,412
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
15
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 21 2019 9:11 PM UTC +00:00.

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PetFresh vs. Open Air - Time-lapse experiment (2 hours)


Why you need PetFresh:

What you feed your cat or dog is critical to their health. But, where you store it can also make a big difference to your furry loved ones. 

Quality & freshness are key components to the idea behind PetFresh containers! Here are some common questions and recommendations for optimal storage for all of dry and canned cat & dog food.

How should I store my cat or dog’s dry food?

Cat or dog food should be stored in a cool, dry environment under 100°F (38°C). This is to prevent destruction of vitamins and oxidation of fats leading to rancidity. Pet foods will retain their best flavor if stored in the original bag, which provides a fat barrier. Storage at temperatures of 120°F (48°C) for more than 48 hours can accelerate the normal degradation or destruction of the vitamins.

Can I store my cat or dog’s canned food in the garage?

Storing your cat or dog’s food in an uncontrolled environment - such as a garage or outdoors – is not recommended.

  • For dry cat and dog food
             Store the food in a cool and dry environment. It is best to store the bag off the floor to reduce potential infestation.  No one needs ants!
     
  • For canned cat and dog food
             Prior to opening, store cans in a place where the temperature is between 50-100°F. Do not freeze canned cat or dog food as it can change the texture and taste of the food.
     

Should I use a plastic storage container for my cat or dog’s food?

Studies by packaging engineers have shown that storage in a variety of plastic containers (garbage cans, zip-to-close bags, rubber/plastic containers, plastic pails, etc.) may impart an odor and taste to dry pet foods that adversely effects the taste of the food. Zip-to-close bags, garbage and similar bags will also not prevent fat from accumulating on the outside of the bag. However vacuum sealed containers is highly recommended.

How do I store open cans of cat or dog food?

Opened cans of cat or dog food should be stored in the fridge to retain moisture, minimize exposure to air, and reduce transfer of odors to other food. The best way to store opened cans of cat or dog food is to use a plastic pet food lid that fits the top of the can to prevent moisture loss and transfer of odors. If a plastic lid is not available, plastic wrap also provides a very good moisture, air and odor barrier. Zip-to-close bags provide good moisture barriers but do not provide good oxygen and odor barriers.

Sometimes my pet doesn’t eat everything. How long is my cat or dog’s dry food good once it’s in the bowl? How long are the cans good once opened?

  • For dry cat & dog food
             Dry food can be left in your cat or dog’s bowl indefinitely if the bowl is kept in an area that is cool, dry, out of direct sunlight and not subject to contamination by insects and vermin. However, we recommend that your cat or dog’s food bowl is washed and filled fresh each day.
     
  • For canned cat & dog food
             Your pet’s bowl should be emptied of moist or canned food not eaten by your cat or dog within 4 hours . Opened cans should be stored in the fridge, at temperatures between 40-45°F, for a maximum of 5-7 days. Any cat or dog food remaining after that time should be thrown out. 
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We already have a working prototype and a partnership with a suitable factory with a demonstrable ability to deliver quality product on time and on budget. We are looking for your help to raise enough money for an initial production run. If our campaign goal is met we can initiate an order and deliver PetFresh to backers as early as January of next year and make stale, crappy pet food history for ever.

Our ability to deliver product to backers relies solely on the successful funding of our campaign.

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    'Thank you' note signed by Ben the dog!

    Support PetFresh on Kickstarter and make great, 'just out of the bag' pet food a reality for all our furry friends! You will get a personalized pdf signed by Ben the dog and the eternal gratitude of every pet in existence. Is there any greater reward?

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    1 PetFresh System (1.0L)

    Get your very own PetFresh container and say goodbye to stale, bug-ridden pet food forever. Available in 4 colors.

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    1 PetFresh System (3.5L)

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    1 PetFresh System (5L)

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    2 PetFresh System (Duo)

    2 PetFresh food containers to keep everyone's pet food safe and fresh! Available in 4 colors. Ability to mix and match.

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    3 Pet Fresh Systems (Trio)

    Keep food fresh for you and two of your best furry friends! Make stale pet food history with this Trio pack! Available in 4 colors. Ability to mix and match.

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    4 PetFresh Systems (Holiday Pack)

    Have a lot of best friends? Get the Holiday PetFresh pack and make it a happy holiday for your furry friends too! Available in four colors with the ability to mix and match!

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