Do you like to use a lid lifter style can opener to open pet food?

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – a friend was telling me about a new type of can opener they call a lid lifter and says it works well on canned dog and cat food. Do you know what this is and do you think it works well?


Sarah Manning – Detroit


Hi – thanks for your email. A lid lifter is style of can opener that essentially cuts around the top of the can essentially creating a "lid". It is very nice to use to place on top the can to "seal" it for short amounts of time. Several veterinary clinics use them if they don't use the full can. We generally date and label the can so we know when it was opened and place the lid back on the can. It really seals it nicely. Any food opened –we store in the refrigerator.

So…a lid lifter style can opener is great to use on canned pet foods. They are available now in most stores that sell kitchen utensils. It used to be more of a gourmet type gadget but now is available in most places.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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