How to Keep Rodents Away From Pet Food

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Maintaining a clean, safe, and rodent-free dog food storage space is an important step in ensuring your pets’ overall health and wellbeing. It’s not just unpleasant to find mouse droppings in your pet’s food container, but those droppings may contain diseases and parasites. Thankfully, there are several simple steps you can take to keep mice out of your pet’s food.

First, be sure to use a sealed container for your pet’s food. Food left in open bags provides a smorgasbord for mice; storing the food in an airtight container not only keeps the food fresher but also keeps mice out of your pet’s supply.

Next, don’t leave food out overnight. If your pet doesn’t finish her meal, be sure to throw it away to avoid attracting mice. If your pet is a grazer, limit wet food to scheduled mealtimes so the food remains in the bowl only as long as necessary, then remove it once your pet is done.

Finally, be sure to keep your pet’s food storage space clean and free from mouse droppings. Vacuum and sweep the area regularly to avoid providing mice with a food source and encourage them to leave your space alone. Additionally, check the area for any signs of pest activity, such as droppings or gnaw marks, and take action immediately if any are found.


By following these tips, you can keep mouse intruders out of your pup’s food and maintain a healthy and safe environment for your pet. Remember, the key is to always store your pet’s food in a secure and sealed container, never leave food out overnight, and only provide wet food during scheduled feedings. Keeping your pet’s food storage space clean and pest-free will ensure your pet stays safe and healthy.