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Dr. Tim’s Ultra Athletic Fusion Formula Dry Dog Food

Company info

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

Primary proteins

  • Chicken Liver
  • Chicken Meal
  • Menhaden Fish Meal
  • Dried Egg Product

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$34.98

Price per oz

$2.49

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Overall Score

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64%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 43%
? 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 72%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 78%
? 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: 38.89%

Fat: 27.78%

Fiber: 3.89%

Carbs: 20.56%

What We Like

  • High-quality ingredients
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids

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

Chicken Liver, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols; A Source Of Vitamin E), Menhaden Fish Meal, Dried Plain Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Dried Egg Product, Blood Meal, Wheat Germ Meal, Whole Ground Flax Seed Meal, Dried Brewers Yeast, Salmon Oil (Preserved With Natural Mixed Tocopherols; A Source Of Vitamin E), Lecithin, Porcine Plasma, Potassium Chloride, Dl-Methionine, Salt, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, Dried Kelp, Inulin, Choline Chloride, Yucca Schidigera Extract, PsyIlium Seed Husks Taurine Calcium Carbonate Vitamin E Supplement, L-Carnitine, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Beta Carotene, Ferrous Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (Source Of Vitamin C), Manganese Sulfate, Inositol, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source Of Vitamin B1), Copper Sulfate, Pyroxidine Hydrochloride (Source Of Vitamin B6), Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Source Of Vitamin B2), Calcium Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide (Source Of Iodine), Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid. Caloric Content 4,110 kcal/kg, 522 kcal/cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
35.00% 25.00% 18.50%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
38.89% 27.78% 20.56%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
35.28% 61.2% 3.53%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dr. Tim's Ultra Athletic Fusion Formula Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Folic Acid. Folate, also known as vitamin B9 and folacin, is one of the B vitamins. Manufactured folic acid, which is converted into folate by the body, is used as a dietary supplement and in food fortification as it is more stable during processing and storage.

The second ingredient is Vitamin D3. Cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3 and colecalciferol, is a type of vitamin D which is made by the skin when exposed to sunlight; it is also found in some foods and can be taken as a dietary supplement. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency and associated diseases, including rickets.

The third ingredient is Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body: it is a cofactor in DNA synthesis, and in both fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system via its role in the synthesis of myelin, and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow.

The fourth ingredient is Niacin. Niacin is a B vitamin that is also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid. Niacin is a natural compound that can be derived from legumes and animal products including organ meat, eggs, and more. Added niacin helps your pet metabolize basic nutrients including protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

The fifth ingredient is Choline Chloride. Choline chloride is an essential supplement in pet food. As an added source of naturally occurring choline, a B vitamin that is present in meat, fish, eggs, legumes, and many other foods, choline chloride supports metabolism, liver function, and nerve function.

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 Ultra Athletic Fusion Formula Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dr. Tim's Ultra Athletic Fusion Formula Dry Dog Food to the other 1599 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 38.89% 30.19%
Crude Fat 27.78% 16.04%
Crude Fiber 3.89% 5.2%

This recipe has:

  • 8.70% more crude protein
  • 11.74% more fat content
  • 1.31% 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 Ultra Athletic Fusion Formula Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dr. Tim's Ultra Athletic Fusion Formula Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken meal based sources.

In our opinion, this among the most important factors to consider when reviewing pet food. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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