Is this Unopened Expired Dry Cat Food Still Good?

sil

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Hi guys.. I have an unopened large bag of dry Purina cat food. Expiration date is 7/2022 which was this past July. Mind you, its unopened. Is it still good to use?
 

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The people who sell food have told me that they are extremely generous with the use by dates.
I think if it were me I'd open it and see what I thought. If it's really large though, it might take a while to get through.
 

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Personally, I wouldn't. It could make your cat sick. Kibble is already bad for your kitty as it is cooked at such high temps and it goes rancid pretty fast.
 
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So in other words you guys really dont know
 

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How could anyone here on this site possibly know for sure? If it were me, I would use at least the same caution (if not more) with my cat that I use for myself - which is pretty much 'when in doubt, throw it out'.

You can always ask some of the local rescue centers what their view is and if they say they would take it since it is unopened, then donate it to them.

Is it worth the cost of a bag of cat food to dwell on it very long?
 

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The problem is that dry food doesn't last, even unopened, very long. At the least, it gets a funky odor and that can be off putting. Unless you had it in a freezer all this time it's likely not edible and could be unsafe .
 

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Ive personally eaten food and taken supplements way past their expiry date.. by 2 years lol..

But I would not do that to my cat. Even when cans of wet food seem to have a bit of "give" on their lid before opening (like barely noticable), I dont feed it to her.
 
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