Keep it Fresh
With the packaging process used and for maximum freshness, you can expect a cooked batch to last approximately 12 months in the freezer and approximately *6-8 days in the fridge. Raw batches should be kept no longer than 5 days in the fridge, and will also keep for up to 12 months in the freezer. Since we immediately freeze the food, it's important to know that it's completely safe to defrost and refreeze if needed.
It's recommended to keep the food in the freezer until you are ready to defrost a new bag. We like to take a bag out of the freezer and defrost it in the fridge for 2-3 days before needed. However, putting a bag in the sink under some hot water will defrost it in no time. Smaller bags defrost much quicker. Bags can also be defrosted in the microwave.
*USDA storage time for cooked meats in the refrigerator for humans is 3-4 days. However, dogs have a different digestive system than humans and are able to easily tolerate and safely digest meat that is stored slightly longer. So, although our food looks and smells delicious, it's best you let them be the ones to enjoy it!
Our food is packaged using BPA free, resealable zippered bags that are 100% recyclable. We use a high pressure chamber sealer to remove air from the bags, allowing each batch to maintain freshness for extended periods of time. Sometimes food can get stuck in the bag zipper making it difficult to get a good seal once opened, so it's recommended to transfer the food to an air tight container for ease of serving and to maintain maximum freshness. We have reusable buckets that fit a 5 pound bag perfectly that can be purchased here.
We offer a range of bag weight capacities with our standard/maximum capacity being 5lbs (2 bags per 10lb order). Batches can be split up into smaller 2.5lbs (4 bags per order) or 1lbs (10 bags per order) for those who prefer smaller packaging, or for those with itty-bitty fur babies to offer more ease and convenience. To see our packaging options click here.