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

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For a novel approach to help your canine pal manage his weight for a healthier lifestyle, nourish him with Dr. Tim's Weight Management Metabolite Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food. 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 elevated 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.
  • Dr. Tim's unique, grain-free mix may be helpful for dogs with food allergies.
  • Complex fiber blend keeps your dog feeling full between meals, plus patented BC30 probiotic to promote a healthy digestive system.
  • With real protein from animal sources, this low-calorie meal is rich in essential amino acids, plus it has L-carnitine to promote fat metabolism.
  • DHA and EPA from ocean fish oil can help with inflammation, immune and brain function, heart health and shedding.

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  • Item Number
    145355
  • Weight
    24.0 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Weight Control
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

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

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein30.0% min
Crude Fat10.0% max
Crude Fiber8.0% min
Moisture10.0% max
Ash7.0% max
Calcium1.0% min
Phosphorous0.8% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.08% min
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)0.07% min
Selenium0.35 mg/kg min
Vitamin E250 mg/kg min
Ascorbic Acid150 mg/kg min
Omega 61.75% min
Omega 30.35% min
Bacillus Coagulans80,000,000 CFU/lb min
Feeding Instructions
WeightMaintenance Daily Feeding (cups)Weight Loss Daily Feeding (cups)
5 lbs3/41/2
15 lbs1 1/21
30 lbs2 3/42
45 lbs3 1/23
60 lbs4 1/23 3/4
80 lbs5 1/24 1/2
100 lbs6 1/25 1/2
+25 lbs1/21/2

Based on their metabolism and activity level, senior dogs may need 25% less than the guidelines.

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

Dr. Tim's Metabolite Grain Free Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance.

Transition Instructions

Transition over 4-5 days from old food to Dr. Tim's. 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

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.

Premium All-Natural Pet Foods and Treats

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

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Major Weight Loss

    By Dickinson804 on Jan 25, 2021

    We got our beautiful collie from a rescue. Her ideal weight should have been 65-55 lbs but instead she was at 126.5. Blood panel indicated not issues and her heath was good, she was 4 years old. We researched and started her on Dr. Tim's Metabolite Grain-Free Dry Dog Food, along with green beans, L-Cranitine and Omega 3 oil. We were thrilled with the results. Most of the weight came off within 12 months, the last 15 lbs took another year, but we were never discouraged. Her activity level climbed at every level of weight loss and her coat is stunning. Highly recommend this food for your weight loss needs.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    It actually works

    By Molly on Dec 3, 2020

    I have a rescue dog that has been battling obesity for years. We've tried other metabolic dog foods, extra walks, constant testing of thyroid, you name it and nothings worked - until now. Over the past 4 weeks we've fed her this food and she's list 12 pounds. She's also a finicky eater but no issues eating Dr Tim's. She running again and playing like her old self. It may not work for every dog but it sure does for mine.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect, EFFECTIVE diet for large breed senior w/ no negative side effects

    By MHASLA1 on Sep 9, 2020

    My Weimaraner has battled obesity ever since being neutered at 8 years old (2016). He ballooned from 85 to 120+ pounds. Diagnosed with a thyroid condition, but neither meds nor prescribed diet food helped much (5 lbs over 3 years and one foul-smelling tail end.) I started Wolfgang on this food in December 2019, at which time, he weighed in around 115lbs. 9 months later, my old boy is down 25 lbs. No smelly side effects. In fact, no negative side effects that I can attribute to this food.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Sweet potato slices

    By Tybeejayne on Jan 19, 2021

    My dog loves these! They're very tender and even smell great. Low calorie too

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    One happy dog mom!!

    By animalaficionado on May 22, 2020

    I have a Sheltie that, like his mama, has a hard time letting go of extra pounds. He has hypothyroidism, so that really makes weight mgmt/loss a herculean effort. Rx diet food didn't work, diet/lowcal/lite dog food at pet stores didn't work. I cut his food back to the point I felt like I was starving him-he kept going back to his bowl. I'm not a huge fan of treats, so if I give him one, it's pretty small. He has arthritis in both front legs, so any walks we go on are very very short. After all that, my vet said he was at his heaviest at 31.5#!!!! We both feel that he should be 20#. SO, after a lot of research, Dr TIm's Metabolite Weight Management (I chose GF over the regular) food constantly I have a Sheltie that, like his mama, has a hard time letting go of extra pounds. He has hypothyroidism, so that really makes weight mgmt/loss a herculean effort. Rx diet food didn't work, diet/lowcal/lite dog food at pet stores didn't work. I cut his food back to the point I felt like I was starving him-he kept going back to his bowl. I'm not a huge fan of treats, so if I give him one, it's pretty small. He has arthritis in both front legs, so any walks we go on are very very short. After all that, my vet said he was at his heaviest at 31.5#!!!! We both feel that he should be 20#. SO, after a lot of research, Dr TIm's Metabolite Weight Management (I chose GF over the regular) food constantly came up the winner in a lot of "best food for..." lists. I was still hesitant to go with this simply because I had to order it. First of February this year and I decide to just go for it. We are on his 3rd (12#) bag and we just got home from the vet for his annual exam and my vet said he was at 27#!!!!! That's a 10% weight loss!! And I haven't done anything different with him as before. He isn't going back to his bowl to see if more food is in there, so it seems it keeps him feeling full. He's never been a picky eater, so I can't comment on how palatable his finds the food. So, yeah...I'm a happy dog mom. He's 12, hypothyroid, arthritis in both front legs...he's an old doggo. He's more active now: less weight-less pressure on his legs-he's more willing to play with my highly active 2 yr old dog (for a little bit, though-he's still 12 ). … more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Dog doesn’t like

    By Nono on Jul 18, 2020

    Good price, quality, shipping & communications. Will not purchase again because dog doesn’t like.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    very good dry food

    By Rex2016 on Jan 24, 2020

    My babe dog loves this food. When I put in her ball, together the old food, he don’t eat more the old food. And this one have vitamins, no grains... everything perfect whit the poop. I change cause the older food is poor.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    By Rosy on Feb 21, 2020

    Charlie seems to really like it. He needs to drop a few pounds so it's a good purchase

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Dr.Tim's Metabolite dog food

    By Finny on Oct 13, 2019

    The ingredients and the fact that it was slow cooked was a big factor in my trying this dog food. Weight management is what I am hoping for. It is still to early to tell if it will help my 2 dogs loose a few more pounds and maintain it. They love the taste. I will continue to recommend chewy to my friends and family.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    MY DOG LOVES THIS FOOD

    By Nancy on Oct 12, 2019

    Granted, my 84 lb. pointer/hound rescue is NOT a picky eater. But this is by far her favorite food. We started giving her Dr. Tim's Weight Management grain-free food about 2 weeks ago and I can almost tell she has a waistline:) We're hoping she'll drop 10 lbs in about 6 months.

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