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Dr. Tim’s Heirloom Ancient Grains Fish Formula Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Marquette, Michigan
Parent company
Dr. Tim’s Pet Food Company

Primary proteins

  • Pollock
  • Salmon Meal
  • Pollock Meal
  • Whitefish
  • Dried Egg Product
  • Catfish Meal

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Age range

Adult, Senior

Cost per day

$60.47

Price per oz

$3.47

Overall Score

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61%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 39%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 50%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 51%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 35.56%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carbs: 31.11%

What We Like

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Dr. Tim's since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Dr. Tim's has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Pollock, Salmon Meal, Millet, Quinoa, Spelt, Pork Fat, Pollock Meal, Whitefish, Dried Egg Product, Catfish Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Dried Porcine Plasma, Natural Flavor, Chia, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Beets, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, L-Lysine, Lecithin (Sunflower Derived), Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Potassium Chloride, Salt, L-Lysine, Dried Kelp, Choline Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Yucca Schidigera, Chicory Root, Psyllium Seed Husk, Taurine, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Beta Carotene, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Inositol, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source Of Vitamin B1), Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source Of Vitamin B6), Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source Of Vitamin B2), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide (Source Of Iodine), Manganous Oxide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, L-Carnitine, Folic Acid. Caloric Content 3,718 kcal/kg, 409 kcal/cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
32.00% 18.00% 28.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
35.56% 20% 31.11%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
40.14% 54.84% 5.02%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dr. Tim's Heirloom Ancient Grains Fish Formula Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Pollock. Pollock is a general name for two species of white-fleshed marine fish of the Pollachius genus. In pet food, pollock can be a good source of protein, amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and many essential vitamins and minerals.

The second ingredient is Salmon Meal. Salmon meal is ground flesh from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon meal might also include other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon meal can be a good source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.

The third ingredient is Millet. Millet is a gluten-free cereal grain that finds its way into a variety of products ranging from baked goods to birdseed. In pet food, millet can be a source of carbohydrates, amino acids, fiber, B vitamins, and other nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is Quinoa. Quinoa is an edible seed that can be eaten in place of a grain. In pet food, quinoa can serve as a source of plant-based protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. It also contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

The fifth ingredient is Spelt. Spelt is an ancient grain that is closely related to wheat. It is not a gluten-free grain. When added to pet food, spelt can be a source of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and fat, along with many essential vitamins and minerals.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Dr. Tim's Heirloom Ancient Grains Fish Formula Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dr. Tim's Heirloom Ancient Grains Fish Formula Dry Dog Food to the other 1599 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 35.56% 30.19%
Crude Fat 20% 16.04%
Crude Fiber 4.44% 5.2%

This recipe has:

  • 5.37% more crude protein
  • 3.96% more fat content
  • 0.76% less fiber

dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

Dr. Tim's Heirloom Ancient Grains Fish Formula Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dr. Tim's Heirloom Ancient Grains Fish Formula Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from pollock based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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