In my opinion I wouldn't leave it in the refrigerator that long...For me I would do a day at mostWhen I open a new can of wet food Oreo really enjoys ,it then seems not that interested after it been in the fridge
a few days
Couldn't have said it betterThe texture and smell of cold food is different from room temperature straight-from-the-can food. You can try warming up cold food by adding warm water or microwaving for no more than a few seconds (not directly in the can. Use a microwave safe bowl).
I buy the 5 oz size canIn my opinion I wouldn't leave it in the refrigerator that long...For me I would do a day at most
And then when you take it out warm it up a bit in microwave with paper towel over the small plate of cat food for a 1/2 minute ..test with your finger and give to cat warm not hot but just warm..
It will make the cat food have a bit of aroma to the cats liking hopefully
good Idea thank you I will try this . tooI don't feed cat food that's been in the fridge past three days. I don't know if that's a recommendation. But that's my rule. If I don't think I'll remember or there are multiple cans in the fridge, I'll put a sticker with day #3 written on it on the side of the can. If I opened a can on Monday, I'll put a "Wed" sticker on it. When Thursday rolls around, if that can is still in the fridge, I dump it and start over with a fresh can.
When I do feed a portion from the fridge, I would spoon it into a plastic baggie first, press it flat (speeds up the next step), and run it under hot water until the food inside feels lukewarm through the baggie. Towards the end with Krista, I did this for every portion whether it was fresh from the can or left over from the fridge. It only adds another 20 or 30 seconds to prep time. That way every portion got the warm prey treatment.
I prefer this method to microwaving which further cooks the food and changes the texture. It can also leave hot spots. There are few foods I enjoy myself after they have been reheated via microwave.
good idea thank youMuch like daftcat75 I keep the frozen cubes of treat food for SG (make them in an ice cube tray) in freezer until the night before I need one, then put one in the fridge in a tiny Tupperwear like dish. The next morning I float that dish in a bowl of hot water to warm up the food.
As the others I would not keep food three days in fridge. I suspect that's why the companies came up with the smaller cans. But it is hard to throw food out.