A Letter from Dr. Marty

Hi, this is Dr. Marty. I hope you’re all safe and healthy during these challenging times.

I’ve received many requests for advice on pet health issues, so firstly, I’d like to thank you for reaching out and entrusting me to advise on the health of your companion.

Please know that every animal has different needs and requirements, and in order for me to help, I would have to establish a proper patient-doctor-client relationship, then run specific tests that would only be possible with an in-person consultation. Because of this, I will not be able to address requests at this time.

Currently, I’m on sabbatical after 47 years from clinical practice to be able to educate on a more global level and to finish writing my second book. If your pet needs veterinary help, my #1 advice for you would be to seek an integrative veterinarian in your area for a hands-on consultation. This way, the veterinarian will be able to address your pet’s specific needs and closely monitor their progress.

You can find a comprehensive list of all US integrative veterinarians at ahvma.org. If you’d like to visit Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, the clinic I helped create, my incredible associates see patients from all over North America and offer comprehensive telephone consultations involving your own veterinarian when appropriate. Please visit smithridge.com to learn more.

If you have any questions about Dr. Marty Pets premium freeze-dried raw food or formulas, please visit drmartypets.com. For specific requests, please contact the fantastic customer care team at [email protected].

Thank you so much for your understanding. I hope you and your furry friend stay safe and healthy.

Dr. Marty

ANXIETY IN YOUR PET

Does your pet tend to act overly anxious, or fearful, in unfamiliar situations? Does he or she seem uptight during thundering rainstorms? Or, does your dog or cat pace aimlessly through the house whenever a member of the family is away? If so, whatever the cause may be, a few drops of Bach’s Flower Essence, Rescue Remedy, in his or her mouth, a couple of times a day, may help.

This natural formula aids to restore calmness and harmony in two to three days. It’s great in soothing human nerves too.

PET TREATS

When buying treats, be sure to reach for those that are derived primarily from meat, poultry or fish sources. Leave behind those snacks that are high in grain by-products, fillers and preservatives. And, try to divide larger treats into several smaller ones, to keep your dog or cat fit and trim.

LATHER UP YOUR PET

There are few things as refreshing as a nice bath.
And, believe it or not, most canine companions would agree, so why not take some quality time and give your pet a good wash?

Periodic baths don’t only keep dogs clean they also keep them accustomed to being handled.
During cold, winter months, just be sure to bathe your pet indoors.
And, use an herbal or oatmeal based shampoo that’s free of sodium laurel sulfate type ingredients.