DR. TIM'S Heirloom Ancient Grains Fish Formula Dry Dog Food, 5-lb bag - Chewy.com

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

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About This Item


  • Perfect for dogs with food allergen sensitivities, thanks to being totally free from added wheat, soy or corn.
  • Carefully formulated with sustainable, wild-caught Alaskan Pollock as the first ingredient for a boost of protein.
  • Contains ancient, unchanged sources of grains like spelt and millet for overall optimal health and well-being.
  • Addition of quinoa and chia provide powerful antioxidant phytonutrients and flavonoids for immune system health.
  • Precisely selected carbohydrates and a patented BC30 probiotic support healthy digestive system functioning.

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

About Dr. Tim's Dog Food

Premium All-Natural Pet Foods and Treats

Dr. Tim's offers honest, nutritionally sound kibble, wet foods, dietary supplements and freeze-dried treats designed for every life stage. The high-quality ingredients include low-ash protein along with the right blend of carbohydrates, fats and fibers to allow your pet to lead a healthy life.

Foods Made to Match Your Pet

When shopping for Dr. Tim's pet foods, you'll notice the labeling indicates an activity level. That's because they're made to complement your pet's lifestyle, with ideal ratios of protein, fat, carbohydrates and fibers to help her thrive. You'll find recipes that are specially formulated for active pets, low-key pets, extreme athletes and those in need of weight management.


This food is designed for the sporting dog that's active more days than not—dogs who hunt or jog every day, herding dogs, police dogs and the like. It's made for maximum digestion, an important consideration for these dogs that's often overlooked. Protein types and levels, fat types and levels, and fiber sources are formulated to maximize performance and recovery.


This is a diet intended for the dog who lives a normal lifestyle—sleeping on the couch, running around the backyard or going on car rides, walks or hikes and basically just living the good life. The only regular exercise she might get is tail wagging when she sees you at the end of the day, or some loving nose nudges


This food is for dogs who are serious about working nearly every day for long periods of time, such as sled dogs and dogs who hunt most days of the season. It's extremely high in fat, high in protein and low in carbs, with the highest levels of essential omega-3 fatty acids and loads of antioxidants. Performance, endurance and recovery are all enhanced.


This diet is intended for the dog who has put on some extra weight. High protein allows your overweight dog to be more active, and moderate fat allows her to feel satiated so she doesn't beg—an essential part of the equation. The omega-3 and antioxidant profiles help reduce the inflammatory stress that's prevalent in an overweight dog, too

Treats That Deliver

Dr. Tim's freeze-dried treats are formulated for both cats and dogs—perfect for multipet households. They're made from 100% real, USDA-inspected meats from Wisconsin. And since they're freeze-dried, you can give your pet all the nutrition and flavor of raw meat without any of the mess or inconvenience.

Top It Off With Nutrition

Dr. Tim's Flavor Booster is made of 100% real, USDA-inspected beef liver powder from Wisconsin that is freeze-dried to maintain more nutrients. It's perfect for use as a food topper to encourage pets to eat and enjoy their meals, which makes it a great choice for finicky dogs or those who are ill or tired of the same formula.

About Dr. Tim's

As a veterinarian and accomplished musher, Dr. Tim Hunt understood his dogs' need for a food that promotes stamina, endurance and performance through proper digestion. Armed with a cement mixer, a cache of ideas, and an aversion for other diets on the market, Dr. Tim took to his Michigan garage on a mission to formulate a food that replicated a natural, wild diet for his Alaskan Huskies. Today, Dr. Tim's focus has since expanded to bring an honest, nutritionally sound food—sourced only from North America's highest quality ingredients—to every dog.
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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

Why do you show a 40lb bag in the photo, but only 5 and 15 lb. bags are available?
Answer by MickFeb 01, 2023
You are looking at the wrong photo. You are probably looking at the photo of the Kinesis line in the blue bag. The photo at the top of the page does not show the weights.

Is the kibble size suitable for toy and small breed dogs?
Answer by ChewyJan 12, 2020
This food is formulated for dog breeds of all sizes.

Is this grain free?
Answer by ChewyOct 18, 2021
This recipe contains grain. Though technically a seed, Quinoa is classified as a whole grain and is a good source of plant protein and fiber. For a complete list of ingredients and the guaranteed analysis, click the “Nutritional Info” tab on the product page.

Have the nutritional analyses on the label been verified through testing? What facility manufactures it?
Answer by ChewyNov 15, 2021
Dr. Tim’s pet foods meet and exceed AAFCO’s minimum standards for canine and feline nutrition. This food is made in Kansas at Alphia Foods.

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Rated 4.4074 out of 5 stars
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27 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By tims on Jun 2, 2023

great food

BUT not worth the problems getting it. Ive used this food for years and at least 5 times it was unavailable and I had to switch my sensitive stomach dog to another food. The food is great but consistency counts too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chelle on Dec 26, 2022

One happy pup

We switched to this due to some food allergies and he absolutely loves it. During the transition he would root around to eat Dr Tims and leave the other food behind. Now, he looks forward to meal times and he farts less too.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By KST104 on Jan 11, 2023

3 paws down

Dogs were not impressed. Kibble is kibble no matter what ingredients you make it with.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rescuer on Aug 14, 2022

Our dogs love it!

Our two dogs were on Dr. Tim's Weight Management food, but our Akita/Malinois became allergic to chicken. We switched to this formula, and our dogs love it. Their coats are soft and shiny, and best of all - the skin rash is gone from the Akita/Malinois. Admittedly, I haven's tasted it, so I'll have to take the word from our dogs: It's a great product!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Aiden on Apr 28, 2022

Siberian Huskies

Expensive to feed two big dogs so I can’t afford it very often but when I can it is an excellent food. I try not to feed a dry food for more than two bags before I switch brands in an attempt to limit my dogs’ exposure to chemicals and additives. This food is so concentrated, if that is a good word, that I am able to feed less, which makes the food a bit more affordable. One very noticeable result of using this food is there is considerably less poo to pick up in my yard. Why that is I don’t know but it is very obvious even though I supplement my dogs’ food with home cooked food and lots of veggies and fruit which bulk up their deposits.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By STLDOGMOM on May 22, 2022

Good Quality

Love the packaging soft bag easy to store in bag. Love the ingredients and the story behind the founder. My dogs loved it at first but then slowly did not want to eat it. Had to put toppers on to continue through the remainder of the bag. Wish it would of worked out but do recommend trying it to see if your dog likes it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Obisfood on Sep 2, 2022

great stuff!

Shiny coat, good stool, and energy level. A bit pricey but worth the results!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Rose on Apr 16, 2022

1 out of 4 Suctions Distorted

Unfortunately, one of the suction cups is distorted and won’t stick to the glass. I’m not comfortable enough to set it up for my cats. I really wanted to like it and had such a high hopes. I wouldn’t recommend this. Too much of a risk.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mallory on May 1, 2022

Milly Approved

Little lady is chuffed! Make sure to clean the window and suction cups before hanging it up!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By theorangeo on Oct 1, 2021

Better coats, less food

I usually don’t review, but felt the need with this food. I switched my animals to dr Tim’s food about 4 months ago, and due to their senior formula not being available I tried this fish formula. The difference in their coat is amazing! They are both extremely shiny and don’t explode hair when you pet them anymore. I also have noticed them being satisfied with less food which is great bc I usually don’t spend this much on dog food.