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How Long Can You Safely Keep An Opened Tube Of Nutri-cal Keep In The Fridge?

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by cheeser, May 13, 2019.

  1. cheeser

    cheeser Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Is there a general rule of thumb as to how long Nutri-Cal will keep in the fridge?

    Sometimes Buddy only needs a dose or two to help him bounce back from yet another setback, and I was just wondering how long I can continue to safely use it, and when it's probably best to just go ahead and toss it and open a new tube. :)
     

  2. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    There should be an expiration date on the crimped end of the tube :)
     

  3. cheeser

    cheeser Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    D'oh! That makes sense. No wonder I didn't think of that! :lol:

    I just assumed that maybe it made a difference once it had been opened. And you know what they say about what happens when you assume things. :wink:

    Thanks oodles!
     

  4. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Are you supposed to keep those in the fridge?
     

  5. cheeser

    cheeser Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Not really. The instructions just say to keep the Nutri-Cal in a cool dry place. But where we live, the humidity can be insanely high, even inside the house. So "a cool dry place" is easier said than done. :wink:
     
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  6. Antonio65

    Antonio65 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I think that the expiration date may change once the tube has been opened.
     
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  7. cheeser

    cheeser Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    That's what I thought, too. Kinda sorta like an opened can of cat food. :wink:

    But I contacted a different manufacturer that we're going to be switching over to anyway, and they said that you go by the expiration date stamped on the tube, even if it has been opened.
     

  8. Antonio65

    Antonio65 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Good to know that!

    I used to buy a supplement called Nutri-Bound, it had to be kept in the fridge and used within a week after opening.
    But this was a broth, a different thing.
     

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