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

Milk? & Vaccinations for dogs

Are dogs and cats meant to drink milk?

The answer is no.
Cow milk has always been intended to feed and supply growth factors to calves.
It can cause congestion and allergy in our smaller companion animals, but if your pet already loves this milk drinking pastime, try switching to goat’s milk as it is more suited to their nutritional needs while tasting just as good.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations & Heart Disease

VACCINATIONS

Remember, rabies is the only vaccine legally required in all states in the United States. If your pet has been vaccinated for other diseases, the immunity can also last several years.

The next time you’re asked to update your pet’s vaccines outside of the rabies vaccine, request your veterinarian to run a titer blood test to determine existing immunity levels.

HEART DISEASE IN PETS

Heart Disease is an all-too-common illness among pets? That’s right, but the risk of getting heart disease can be minimized, and in some cases, even prevented.

Be sure to feed your pet a good amount of high quality meats, and ask your veterinarian about adding the supplement Co-Q-10, which helps to regulate and support normal heart function