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Dr. Tim’s Weight Management Metabolite Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Company info

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

Primary proteins

  • Chicken Meal
  • Salmon Meal
  • Dried Egg Product
  • Chicken Liver Meal

Breed sizes

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

Age range


Cost per day


Price per oz


Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 37%
? 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 57%
? 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


Protein: 33.33%

Fat: 11.11%

Fiber: 8.89%

Carbs: 38.89%

What We Like

  • 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.


Chicken Meal, Dried White Potatoes, Tapioca, Dried Field Peas, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Plain Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Salmon Meal, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Natural Tocopherols, A Source Of Vitamin E), Ground Flaxseed Meal, Dried Egg Product, Dried Porcine Plasma, Chicken Liver Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Natural Tocopherols, A Source Of Vitamin E), Lecithin (Sunflower Derived), Inulin, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Salt, Dried Kelp, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Chicory Root (Source Of Inulin), Potassium Chloride, Psyllium Seed Husk, 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, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Potassium Iodide (Source Of Iodine), Manganous Oxide, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, L-Carnitine, Folic Acid. Caloric Content 3027 kcal/kg, 268.6 kcal/cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
30.00% 10.00% 35.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
33.33% 11.11% 38.89%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
48.17% 38.99% 12.84%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Dr. Tim's Weight Management Metabolite Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The second ingredient is Dried White Potatoes. Dried white potatoes are dehydrated white potato tubers. Only the edible portion of the potato plant is used in production. In pet food, dried white potatoes serve as a source of carbohydrates for energy, along with small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Potatoes can also enhance the texture of your companion’s food.

The third ingredient is Tapioca. Tapioca is a type of starch that comes from the cassava root. It is often used as a filler or binder, as well as a source of easily digested carbohydrates. In pet food, tapioca is often added to grain-free and gluten-free recipes.

The fourth ingredient is Dried Field Peas. Also known as dehydrated cowpeas, dried field peas are nutritious legumes that are often grown as cover crops. In pet food, dried field peas can provide protein, carbohydrates, and fiber, along with iron and many other important nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Powdered Cellulose. In pet food, powdered cellulose serves as a filler and a source of dietary fiber. Powdered cellulose can come from any plant source including agricultural byproducts. It is often encountered in lower calorie pet foods for weight loss.

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 Weight Management Metabolite Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Dr. Tim's Weight Management Metabolite Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food to the other 1599 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 33.33% 30.19%
Crude Fat 11.11% 16.04%
Crude Fiber 8.89% 5.2%

This recipe has:

  • 3.14% more crude protein
  • 4.93% less fat content
  • 3.69% more 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 Weight Management Metabolite Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Dr. Tim's Weight Management Metabolite Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from chicken meal 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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