Dr. Tims Dog Food Review
January 24, 2011 by Kelley
Filed under Dog Products
Dr. Tim is a veterinarian and a dog musher who owns Alaskan Huskies. He developed Dr. Tim’s brand dog food as a way to provide his working dogs with a food, which would provide enough nutrition and calories. Besides dog food formulas, Dr. Tim also sells massage balm for working dogs, a de-worming treatment and an immune booster formula for dogs.
Dr. Tim’s brand dog food comes in three formulas:
The first ingredient in all of Dr. Tim’s dog food formulas is a low-ash chicken meal. The word “ash” refers to the amount of bones ground up as part of the chicken meal and the lower the ash content the better. One of the things I like about Dr. Tim’s is the crude analysis results are printed right on the bag of dog food.
From their website, “These athletic dog foods have been formulated through the combined efforts of a Ph.D. canine nutritionist and a veterinarian experienced in athletic and competitive dog sports.”
To give Dr. Tim’s the fairest possible review, I decided to use Rusty as my test pup. As I’ve said before in previous posts my other dog, Sadie has a very sensitive system and any change in her diet tends to have a drastic effect on keeping my floors clean. She simply is not a fair representation of a normal dog what-so-ever. Now I’m not a chemist, scientist, or vet: I am just sharing my experiences with feeding this particular product.
Dr. Tim’s KINESIS dog food comes in a large resealable zip-lock-type bag. The kibble itself is composed of small pieces that are easy for a dog to consume and pose no choking hazard. The kibble is dark in color and has a rich aroma, which I imagine must smell good to a dog. Rusty is normally a fairly picky dog, (as dogs go), and he didn’t turn his nose up to the food, which was a very good sign.
I fed Dr. Tim’s KINESIS formula to Rusty for a full month using up the entire bag. As to be expected, initially switching Rusty’s food gave him loose-stool (diarrhea) for about two days before his body adjusted to the new food. (This is somewhat normal whenever switching a dog’s food.)
During the month that I fed Kinesis to Rusty, I noticed his feces became a little larger and produced a stronger odor. This is only significant, because these two things signify to me that Rusty is not fully digesting the kibble and more of it is passing unprocessed through his digestive system. Other than that, I did not notice too much difference between this food and Rusty’s regular high-quality kibble.
This is a good quality dog food, which I would recommend to anyone who has an adult dog that does a lot of hard work. Do you feed Dr. Tim’s dog food, if so leave a comment and let me know what you think.
I am not sure, you can also find dog food without “ash”. Did you try the K9cuisine food rater on the ingredients?
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You’re right you can find dog food without ash. This food still has a good analysis and some people do not care if there is a little ash if the price is good. I prefer human grade food personally.