Who doesn’t love buying their dog treats?
I do! I might go a little crazy buying treats. New treats for them to test out. Their old favorites to keep on hand. Small treats to use for training. Larger treats to give just because.
We end up with quite the collection of treats.
That means every time I want to grab a treat to spoil my dogs, I have to shift through a pile of treat packages to find the one I’m looking for knocking them on the floor in the process.
I got tired of it so I started looking at ways I keep contain the treats.
No matter what storage solution we choose, there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on a treat container. We want to be sure to do it in a way that keeps your dog safe and healthy. Here are a few tips from the FDA on how to store dog treats.
- Store treats in a cool dry location.
- Make sure treat containers have lids that fit tight.
- Keep them in a secure place that your dog can’t get access to. You don’t want them breaking into and binging on the treats. Sure, it makes for a good laugh, but it could also make your dog sick.
- Keep treats in their original packaging or at least keep the packaging so you have the information you would need to check and see if the treats are involved in a recall.
So with those tips in mind, let’s look at some options for storing dog treats.
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Dog Treat Jars
Dog treat jars are the classic dog treat storage container. And with so many different treat jars to chose from, you can be sure to find one that will fit your style.
Plastic Dog Treat Jars
Plastic treats jars are probably the plainest looking treat containers you’ll find, but they have the advantage of being less expensive than other types of jars. This is great if you want to have multiple treat jars.
Ceramic Treat Jars
Ceramic jars are the more conventional type treat jars. They come in a variety of styles from pretty decorative to cute characters.
Dog Treat Jar
Personalized Ceramic Bone Dog Treat Jar
Metal Dog Treat Containers
Metal dog treat containers might not come in the variety ceramic ones come in, but they do tend to be more affordable.
Personalized Dog Treat Container
Multiple Dog Treats Storage
What if you collect different dog treats like me? You’ll want something that can hold all your treat packages.
Now you could just choose to keep the treats in a cupboard. That is, if your cupboards aren’t already full. But maybe there is no room. Or maybe you just want your treats to be easy to grab.
Triple Dog Treat ContainerThis would look great on your counter! Not only does it hold a variety of treats, but each compartment holds about 1lb of treats. You can really stock up on your dog’s favorite treats.
Dog Treat BoxAnother nice dog treat storage solution that would look nice on your kitchen counter. This one can be persoanlized with your dog’s name.
Sterilite Small Nesting ShowOffs
This might seem like an odd storage container for dog treats, but I love them for storing my pet stuff. They come in a variety of sizes so you could find 1 that will fit inside your cupboard. And it will hold several packages of dog treats so you can keep them in their original packaging. Just in case.
My Dog Treat Storage Solution
For fixing my dog treat mess, I went with both plastic treat jars and storage for multiple treats.
My solution? A bread box!
And I love it!
Why a bread box?
My usual treat spot is on top of the fridge. Too high for the dogs to get to and easy for me to grab when I need treats in an emergency. But it was getting crowded, looked messy and was a pain to dig through.
The bread box gives me a place to store treats in small treat jars or in their original packages. It’s easy to reach into and grab what I want. There’s even room for the cats’ treats!
And I can close the door and hide everything!
The top of my fridge never looked so neat!
It turned out to be the perfect solution for storing my dogs’ treats.