Why Dr. Tims
As a veterinarian and accomplished musher, Dr. Tim Hunt understood his dogs’ need for a food that promoted stamina, endurance and performance through proper digestion; a food that just made them feel good.
Armed with a cement mixer, a cache of ideas, and an aversion for other kibbled diets on the market, Tim took to his garage in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It was there that he set out to formulate a food that replicated a natural, wild diet for his Alaskan Huskies.
Dr. Tim’s focus has since expanded from his original backyard setup to bring an honest, nutritionally sound food – sourced only from the highest quality ingredients – to every dog.
Why Dr. Tim’s?
Our proteins average 87% animal derived: Dogs thrive on foods heavily laden with proteins that are animal derived; that is what they are meant to consume.
Antibiotic and hormone free: We use chicken meal that is antibiotic and hormone free.
Wild caught Alaskan salmon: All of our salmon is wild caught Alaskan salmon.
Transparent sourcing: Learn more about our individual ingredients HERE.
Foods formulated for the lifestyle of your pet: Our foods are formulated for the lifestyle of your pet, whether an athlete or a couch potato.
Lock and key approach: Our diets properly meet the metabolism of your pet.
Shiny, luxurious skin and coat: Our proprietary blend of vitamins and added fats lead to a shiny, luxurious skin and coat.
Improved digestion and clean up: Our fiber composition aids digestion, resulting in less and easier clean up.
Better Omega 3 fatty acids: Our omega 3 fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA, are mainly of ocean fish origin, which are more effective than plant-derived omega 3 fatty acids. Ocean sourced fatty acids help reduce inflammation, with conditions like arthritis, and can also support the brain development of puppies. Other benefits include improvements to the dogs’ immune system, and heart and kidney health. Ocean sourced fatty acids may also help improve the dog’s ability to fight cancer.
Healthy gut microbiome: Unique fiber inclusions, prebiotics, and probiotics along with porcine plasma all help maintain the microbiome of the intestinal tract.
Specially formulated probiotics survive the extrusion process: Our patented BC30™ probiotic survives the heat of the extrusion process in order to benefit the pet, not just be listed as an ingredient.
Low ash ingredients: Low ash content indicates the quality of the protein included in a diet. A low ash content signifies a higher grade meal due to more protein included and less bone. Ash is necessary because it provides essential minerals.
Better mineral absorption: We use chelated and non-chelated minerals to allow for better absorption.
Our vitamins are made specifically for Dr. Tim’s.
No corn, no wheat, no soy: With the exception of Fusion, which has wheat germ meal, we exclude these common allergen ingredients.
No market trends or fads: Our diets are formulated with the health of your pet in mind, not the hot topic in human nutrition.
Freshness guaranteed: We produce on a monthly basis so your pet gets the freshest possible food available.
Added taurine for heart health: All Dr. Tim’s formulas have additional taurine included. We test for taurine to guarantee those levels after production.
Grain free difference: Our grain free diets are made with multiple types of carbohydrate sources and added taurine, and we test our taurine levels after every production run to guarantee those levels.
Never a recall: Our products have never been recalled and every batch is tested beyond the industry standard.
Veterinarian formulated: Dr. Tim’s background as a veterinarian allows him to have a deeper understanding of the relationship between pet health and nutrition; he personally addresses customer’s inquiries regarding their pet’s health and nutrition. Dr. Tim practices at the same companion animal veterinary hospital he opened more than 25 years ago.
“Basically, the dog’s furnace is meant to run on fat, not carbohydrates or protein. Diets that encourage the opposite are just plain incorrect. Sure, the dog’s body will respond to either type of diet formulation, but it is very easy to see what works and what doesn’t. I don’t formulate a diet based on commodity pricing; I base it on what benefits the dog. Choose wisely for your pet’s sake, as they have no thumbs and can’t open a cupboard and make it themselves.”
– Dr. Tim
Dr. Tim Hunt is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He practices at the same companion animal veterinary hospital he opened more than 20 years ago. As an accomplished musher and volunteer race veterinarian in North America and Europe, Dr. Hunt is a staunch advocate for the health and welfare of all animals.
Dr. Tim’s Pet Foods is a family owned and operated company.