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Thinking of switching to Dr.Tims, thoughts???

Maizy is my first dog ever, and I did not realize the crap sold for dogs! I have been investigating om switching her to a more wholesome, nutrient dense food. After all, I do not feed my family garbage, and I don't want Maizy eating a poor diet either. Someone on here had suggested Dr. Tims, I did some investigating and liked what I read about. Do any of you feed your fur babies this, and what are your thoughts?
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You'll get lot's of different answers to this question. I haven't tried Dr. Tim's. I'm sure it's a high quality food. I just switched to Orijen 6-fish grain-free formula and I'm very happy with it so far. It's more expensive than Dr. Tim's, but I like the ingredient list of Orijen better. Especially the new Orijen "whole prey" formula that is coming out looks incredible.
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I fed Orijen 6fish for a couple years and now feed DT's Pursuit. Rocky did/is doing great on both. DT's is a much better value, especially the first bag from PetFlow. I do not believe you can tell very much about the quality of a food by just reading the ingredients list. Also, do you really want to feed 42-44% protein? The half-life of an Orijen kibble formula is about 6 months. No, not that bad, but it seems like every time you turn around, Champion is changing the recipe to reduce plant odor, reduce cost or overcome a manufacturing crisis such as a kitchen fire. Price is skyrocketing while availability is worsening. That is why I unhitched Rocky from Champion and I am glad I did.

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Dr. Tim's food was developed from sled dog racing so he knows what he is doing. The line evolved to 4 foods now for different activity levels. If you go to the FB page you will see the top teams that use the food. Just recently, his Skijoring team took the US Nationals in the one, two and 4 dog events. Guess what? His team uses only one dog in all the events. One dog beat multi-dog teams.

That is the edge in the food. It is a proven food under stress but there are formulas for the average pooch. Kinesis is probably the best for your dog.

I stumbled upon it when my supplier of another good food retired and now I am hooked on it.

Just an excellent fairly priced food with a real pedigree.

It is also made for export to Europe, so it is subject to the strict rules on ingredient quality.

Also, it is the only company I know that tells you the company that supplies the vitamins. DSM, a Dutch company.

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All of ours have been on Dr Tim's Kinesis since Sept. and I'm thrilled with how they're doing. I alternate ordering between Petflow (like the 44 lb bags) and Chewy. Also, Dr. Tim's has a FB page that has ask the vet on Tues and Thurs. He is also very accessible by email. BTW, this is the first food that all 3 of ours have been able to be on. I give DT's a big thumbs up!



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That is great news. I would be happy to try and answer any questions folks might have about our food or anything else food or vet related, if you wish.

We have worked hard to make a food that is geared towards the metabolic needs of the pet, not the demographic of people that food might be sold to as most of the other foods seem to be these days. So far, it has worked out very well.

Our company has been around for over 8 years and we do come from the working dog arena. I have been a vet for 24 years now in a small animal practice and saw the need for a quality food like this, not only for sporting dogs but everyday dogs, too. Working as a race vet for numerous times at the Iditarod and having a kennel of dogs of my own that we raced, the foods were developed by actual seeing firsthand the effects of ingredients on my own dogs, what worked,what did not. Took the formulas that were developed in my garage and then took it to a plant. There the fun began again.

6 plants later we did find the quality control, consistent production and honesty we had thoght we could easily find but it took some efforts. That was a learning curve that taught me a lot.

High levels of animal proteins only from North America;the actual protein make up is highly animal based such as Momentum is 94% animal protein in the protein makeup and our overall average of animal proteins is 87% in all formulas. Vitamins made specifically for us in USA and Ireland, digestability of 95% of the carbs, high level of omega 3 fatty acids from cold water fish, less to feed because of the nutrient density and less to clean up in the yard are some of the reasons why our food allows the dog to thrive so well.

Thought a brief overview may be helpful.

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Just ordered a 44 lb bag of Pursuit yesterday from Petflow and it is on the FedEx truck for delivery today. $63 for the food and free shipping.
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Hi Dr Tim. So glad you've joined our community!



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Hi Dr Tim!

Can you confirm that citric acid is no longer in any of your recipes? Thanks.
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No citric acid is in any of our formulas.
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