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

Supplements & Arthritis

Supplements & Arthritis


Giving supplements to any companion animal is always a good idea, but try explaining that to your dog. Here’s a helpful hint. Using a coffee grinder, grind a tablet into a powder, and mix it with a spoonful of meat flavored baby food.

Your pooch will love it so much he or she may even start begging for more.
Capsules can be opened and sprinkled in some baby food, too.


As larger pooches get old and arthritic, it can become more of a strain for them to bend their necks down to the floor to eat or drink. Treat your dog today to an elevated feeder and then watch just how much easier it becomes for them to eat their meals and drink their water with much less strain. 

Spring and Summer Bug Bites

Warmer weather brings bug bites and allergic rashes.  For pets and humans, an inexpensive Aloe vera plant, kept right at home, can be an endless source of soothing medication for many skin irritations. Just break off a small stalk of the plant and squeeze its contents onto any irritated area of the skin.

Aloe vera will soothe the pain and promote healing.