So, I stupidly bought a 13lbs bag of dry cat food for my one cat, thinking I'd be saving money by getting more for my dollar, without even thinking about how long it will stay fresh! Doh!
How long would the food last in the bag?
We have one big air-tight tupperware container for her food that we refill so we don't always have to open the bag, but instead of buying another (bigger) one to contain all this extra food, I have one of those white plastic rectangular tubs some kitty litter comes in that seems to be tightly sealed with the lid on. Would this be good enough to keep it fresh for a little longer? If so, how much longer compared to being in the bag? I think this bag of food would last until at least mid next year (6 months-ish) since two 5.5lbs bags lasted about 4-5 months... Anyway, after this realization, I would also be willing to throw away the left overs if it goes bad/stale. Thing is, I'm not sure how to tell if cat food is stale... so I'm just going by time/how long it lasts.
Definitely learned my lesson and won't make the same mistake again!