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


Chronic, yeasty ear infections are one of the most common problems plaguing our K-9 companions. Something as simple as a dilute solution of apple cider vinegar mixed in water and used as a rinse for the ears can be as effective as any medication in helping to ward off these smelly, aggravating ear conditions. 


Where would a person be without a purpose?
Our pets also need purpose in their lives. Purpose plays a significant role in providing mental stimulation and developing wellbeing. Encourage your pooch to carry that newspaper into the house, or have your cat find and catch that little catnip stuffed mouse.


If so, this could be caused by feeding a diet high in grains and grain by-products. Try feeding more high quality meats with vegetables, and keep the carbohydrates to a minimum. Also add a good source of digestive enzymes, and a pro-biotic supplement. All of these are available at specialty pet shops or through most veterinarians.