Save Plastic Lids for Canned Pet Food

Most national and store brand bean dip lids have the same diameter. So if your family eats this treat on a Friday night, or your neighbor has it at a block party, be sure to save those lids.


Once rinsed well, they make perfectly fitting lids for your pet's canned food; saving you $1-2 for a store-bought one. Always remember that if you don't feed your critters canned food, your local SPCA and/or Humane Society does, and they can always use donations.

Canned food can seem pricey, but when used in moderation mixed with dry, it can be an affordable treat for you loved furry ones. I bought a can of IAMS cat food at Target for $.96. When it was mixed with dry food and the rest kept fresh with a lid and in the fridge, it lasted four meals.

By Regan from Houston, TX

Bean dip lid on cat food can

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October 11, 20110 found this helpful

This is an awful, horrible, terrible tip! Please do not do this! Any food, including pet food, should never ever ever be stored in the metal can it comes in. Take it out of the can and put it in a plastic container. Empty margarine tubs work great.


Foods stored in metal containers in the fridge develop a chemical reaction that is extremely toxic. So take the few minutes it takes and transfer it to a plastic container with a lid. This is not just me saying this but it comes from government research. If you google it, you'll find it. Just google "storing foods in metal cans in the refrigerator".

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October 11, 20110 found this helpful

I only keep wet the cat food for one da'ys use. My cats get 1/2 the can on top of their dry food in the morning and the other half in the evening. I'm sure the food does not get contaminated that fast.


I will use this tip. By the way, I have been doing this for all my married years and I was married in 1952. No sick or dead cats so far.

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October 11, 20110 found this helpful

I just googled this as suggested. This was meant for "tin" cans. Today most cans are either stainless steel or aluminum.

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August 14, 20160 found this helpful

thanks so much for dis infor im from trinidad and i have 5 cats and 2 dogs and many other pets.Now i know how to store food without get them old

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