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heather

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Just wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions...

I ordered the wrong can size of Sophie's wet food. I meant to order 5.5oz cans and instead ordered 130z cans by accident. She takes 3-4 days to eat the wet food which is the max the can should be open for without discarding. (She eats dry food too so doesn't eat that much of the wet). I don't want to waste the remaining food now with the larger cans.

Can I freeze wet food?

I can't return this food since I ordered it last minute online and I have to dig into one of these cans for her tomorrow.
 

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[COLOR="Magenta"It will be ok for 4 days in the fridge.
Make sure you use one of the can covers or it will dry out. [/COLOR]
 

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Sorry, just re-read my post- it wasn't really clear.

It takes 3-4 days for the small 5.5oz cans I usually use.

So for the 13oz cans it will take 12 days. I don't want it to go bad in the fridge.
 

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It will spoil for sure if it is the fridge that long.
I had cans get mold before.
I have no idea if it is ok to freeze wet food.
 

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Heather, it's fine to freeze wet food. At best, you'll lose a small amount of nutrient value. Nothing that can't be regained over the meals following. Split the can into freezer-safe baggies and defrost in the fridge for 6 hours prior to feeding. Don't microwave and don't thaw-freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw-freeze a chunk of food to get "what you need", do the math before freezing and separate the food accordingly to keep it fresh as long as possible.
 

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It will spoil for sure if it is the fridge that long.
I had cans get mold before.
I have no idea if it is ok to freeze wet food.
Yeah that is what I'm afraid of. Thanks for replying. I can't believe I ordered the wrong darn cans. :Angry:. Oh well. :Laugh:
 

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Heather, it's fine to freeze wet food. At best, you'll lose a small amount of nutrient value. Nothing that can't be regained over the meals following. Split the can into freezer-safe baggies and defrost in the fridge for 6 hours prior to feeding. Don't microwave and don't thaw-freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw-freeze a chunk of food to get "what you need", do the math before freezing and separate the food accordingly to keep it fresh as long as possible.
Thank you! I was really unsure about it. I will definitely be taking your suggestion and freezing her serving size.
 
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