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Dr. Tim’s Fusion Ultra Athletic Formula Dog Food

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

5.5
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Dr. Tim's Fusion Ultra Athletic Formula Dog Food
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Dr. Tim’s Fusion Ultra Athletic Formula Dog Food

Dr. Tim's Fusion Ultra Athletic Formula Dog Food
5.5
4 color scale

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

Ingredient Quality

6 out of 10

  • Product is calculated to contain 19% carbohydrate Dogs have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrate but they are used for energy, texture and taste. Starch is also required for extrusion in dry foods. Excessive carbohydrate is an indicator of food quality as it can be used to reduce manufacturing cost. Foods that are high in carbohydrate can raise insulin and cause obesity. Some studies also show that dogs fed a high carbohydrate content have changes to their gut bacteria. Learn more
  • Product contains two or more added amino acids Multiple amino acids are typically only found in lower quality foods that rely on less complete plant sources of protein. Learn more
  • Is fortified with excessive vitamins When vitamins come from whole food sources, they include the full spectrum of cofactors, which makes them safe and bioavailable. While a couple of added vitamins are acceptable, five or more implies the food is of poor nutritional value. Learn more
  • Is fortified with excessive minerals Five or more added minerals indicate a lower quality food that’s lacking naturally occurring minerals from whole food sources.

Ingredient Safety

5 out of 10

  • Product is ultra processed Extruded foods are heated four separate times during production, which will cause major losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Studies shows that ultra processed foods are linked to a higher rate of all-cause mortality in humans. Learn more
  • Contains rice Arsenic contamination is a significant concern with rice since it naturally absorbs arsenic and the water it's grown in can be contaminated with arsenic. Arsenic is linked to chronic health issues. Learn more
  • Contains known GMO ingredients including sugar beet There are limited safetey studies on geneticaly modified and Roundup Ready crops although they are lacking in nutrients compared to non-GMO foods. GMO crops also strip nutrients from soils, require increased pesticide risk and may be involved in bee die-off. Learn more

Other Concerns

Notable product facts

  • Product doesn't provide the omega-6:omega-3 ratio Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease. Learn more
  • Product doesn't specify whether the fish is farmed or wild caught Farmed fish is less nutritious than wild caught fish and does not contain the same healthy fatty acid balance. Fish farming also threatens wild fish species. Learn more
  • Glam ingredients Expensive or desirable ingredients like blueberries, kale or apples are often added to appeal to consumers but may be in miniscule amounts. If these foods are below salt or other low concentration ingredients, they contribute little or no nutritional value for your dog. Learn more

Ingredients On Package

Chicken liver, chicken meal, brown rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed natural tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), menhaden fish meal, dried plain beet pulp (sugar removed), dried egg product, porcine blood meal, wheat germ meal, ground whole flax seed meal, dried brewers yeast, salmon oil (preserved with mixed natural tocopherols, a source of vitamin E), lecithin, dried porcine plasma, potassium chloride, dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, DL-Methionine, salt, L-Lysine, dried kelp, dried chicory root (source of inulin), choline chloride, yucca schidigera extract, psyllium seed husks, taurine, calcium carbonate, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, beta carotene, ferrous sulfate, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), manganese sulfate, inositol, niacin supplement, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, zinc oxide, biotin, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), copper sulfate, pyroxidine hydrochloride (source of vitamin B6), copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement (source of vitamin B2), d-calcium pantothenate, potassium iodide (source of iodine), manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, L-carnitine, folic acid

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 35%
Crude Fat (min) 25%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.5%
Moisture (max) 10%

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