Dr. Tim's Weight Management Metabolite Formula Dry Dog Food

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Dr. Tim’s Metabolite Weight Management Formula uses a novel approach to taking weight off your dog by rethinking the process and turning it into a win/win lifestyle for your pet AND you. Formulated through the combined efforts of a Ph.D. canine nutritionist and a veterinarian experienced in competitive dog sports and companion animal medicine, this food has high levels of protein, a complementary fiber structure and moderate fat content that work in tandem with your pet’s natural metabolism to support weight loss. Metabolite acts as a lock and key, opening one metabolic route after another to ensure your dog is optimizing his natural ability to burn calories, and ensure you won’t give up due to excessive begging. It incorporates all angles of the weight loss process, from the molecular structure of the ingredients to the psychology of the pet owner, to build and maintain your dog’s healthy weight while understanding the behavioral difficulties of an overweight dog who’s always hungry.

Key Benefits

  • High protein, moderate fat and a special fiber blend work in conjunction with your dog's natural calorie furnace to help your dog lose weight.
  • Low in calories, yet rich in essential amino acids.
  • Complex fiber blend keeps your dog feeling full between meals.
  • Optimal Vitamin Nutrition helps optimize your dog's skin, coat, paws and overall health.
  • DHA and EPA from ocean fish oil can help with inflammation, immune and brain function, heart health and shedding.

New look, same great formula! This product has recently undergone a packaging change. Customers may receive old packaging during this transition.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    24.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Senior, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Weight Control, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Whole Oat Groats, 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), Dried Egg Product, Dried Porcine Plasma, Chicken Liver Meal, Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Carrots, Dried Celery, Dried Beets, Dried Parsley, Dried Lettuce, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Salt, Menhaden Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Natural Tocopherols, A Source Of Vitamin E), Lecithin (Sunflower Derived), Dried Chicory Root (Source Of Inulin), DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Psyllium Seed Husk, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Manganous Oxide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, L-Carnitine, Folic Acid.

Caloric Content

3027 kcal/kg, 268.6 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 30.0% min
Crude Fat 10.0% max
Crude Fiber 8.0% min
Ash 10.0% min
Moisture 17.0% max
Calcium 1.0% min
Phosphorous 0.8% min
Vitamin E 100 IU/kg min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 1.75% min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.40% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid 0.08% min
EicosapentaenoicAcid 0.07% min
Ascorbic Acid 200 mg/kg min
Selenium 0.35 mg/kg min
Bacillus Coagulans 80,000,000 CFU/lb min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Amount per Day (Maintenance) Amount per Day (Weight Loss)
Up to 5 lbs 3/4 cup 1/2 cups
5 - 15 lbs 1 1/2 cups 1 cup
15 - 30 lbs 2 3/4 cups 2 cups
30 - 45 lbs 3 1/2 cups 3 cups
45 - 60 lbs 4 1/2 cups 3 3/4 cups
60 - 80 lbs 5 1/2 cups 4 1/2 cups
80 - 100 lbs 6 1/2 cups 5 1/2 cups
Over 100 lbs Add 1/2 cup for every 25 lbs over 100 Add 1/2 cup for every 25 lbs over 100

Always feed to maintain ideal body condition. Adjust individual amount as needed considering activity level, environment and age. It’s best to feed Metabolite twice daily, so give half the following amounts per feeding. Always have fresh water available. Not for human consumption.

Based on their metabolism and activity level, senior dogs may need 25% less than the guidelines. Dr. Tim's Metabolite Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Transition Instructions

Transition your pet for about 4-5 days.

Day 1: 3/4 Old Food and 1/4 New Food

Day 2: 1/2 Old Food and 1/2 New Food

Day 3: 1/4 Old Food and 3/4 New Food

Day 4-5: 100% Dr. Tim's

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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.

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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.


ACTIVE: 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.

Casual Lifestyle

CASUAL LIFESTYLE: 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.

Extreme Athletes

EXTREME ATHLETES: 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.

Weight Management

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: 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

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.

Top It Off with Nutrition

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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