Dr. Marty Pets Review 2024
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Dr. Marty Pets was founded by Dr. Martin Goldstein, who has been a veterinarian for over 40 years. The brand’s nutrition and ingredients are an extension of Dr. Marty’s vision of pet nutrition.
Dr. Marty is a controversial figure that has legions of supporters but also a large group that disagrees with him. He is well known in the media and has been featured on popular TV shows with Celebrities such as Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey.
Dr. Marty also has a website where you can find more information about himself and his seminars, as well as a blog section that discusses a variety of topics. You can find this website here.
However, it appears that this blog has seen limited updates in recent years. The reason for this lack of new content and discussion is unknown, but Dr. Marty is likely busy with other ventures.
However, while Dr. Marty’s primary blog is dormant, there is also a blog on Dr. Marty’s pet food website. This blog is updated weekly and discusses a variety of pet-related topics, such as grooming, health issues, and nutrition.
Lastly, Dr. Marty also has a popular book that discusses various pet-related topics, including nutrition, ailments, and alternative medicine.
While some of the points discussed in this book may have merit, others could be thought of as questionable, and many would disagree. Based on a recent update on his blog, it appears that Dr. Marty is writing a second book to follow up on this first book.
Some critics of Dr. Marty argue that the creation of his pet food brand is to take advantage of his fame and popularity to make money.
Dr. Marty isn’t the only famous Veterinarian to go down this avenue; other examples include Dr. Tim’s, Dr. Pol’s, and Dr. Chris Brown (Optimum).
Dr. Marty Pets’ dog food product range is moderate in size and consists of a freeze-dried product, two dog treats, and four dog supplements. The freeze-dried product is also a raw recipe and has not been cooked in any way.
This product range used to be notably smaller, but it expanded in 2020 with the addition of new treat and supplement products.
This increase in the size of Dr. Marty’s product range is almost certainly due to the massive success of the brand.
Dog Treats are one of the new additions to Dr. Marty’s product range. They are made from 100% Beef Liver or Salmon and complement the freeze-dried food recipe.
While freeze-dried food and dog treats are a viable addition to a dog’s diet, dog supplements provide questionable and often unquantifiable benefits. This situation could easily be compared to many human supplements, which also have limited proven benefits.
Dr. Marty Pets does not produce or sell any traditional kibble or canned dog food products. This lack of traditional dog food products aligns with Dr. Marty’s vision and beliefs surrounding dog food.
Dr. Marty Pets’ cat food product range is also moderate in size and used to only consist of a single freeze-dried recipe. This recipe is very similar to the freeze-dried dog food recipe.
However, in 2020, they expanded their cat range significantly, and it now includes a treat recipe and a supplement (Feline Prime).
As we discussed above, the benefits of supplements for cats are mostly unproven, but it is clear that Dr. Marty is one of the leading promoters and producers of supplements.
While Dr. Marty’s dog treats are designed for dogs, they could be fed to cats. This is possible because they are 100% Beef Liver or Salmon, which cats are more than capable of consuming.
Once again, Dr. Marty Pets does not produce or sell any traditional kibble or canned cat food products.
While Dr. Marty may not produce wet/canned cat food, we recommend you consider it for your cat as it can be highly beneficial.
Dr. Marty Pets Nutrition
As you can see above, the nutrition offered by Dr. Marty Pets dog food is very satisfactory and is significantly above-average.
This satisfactory nutritional profile is thanks to a generous proportion of protein and fat, which can be used to fuel a dog’s growth, maintenance, and activity.
While dogs do not need a high proportion of carbohydrates in their diet, they can consume a moderate proportion without negative consequences.
If you’d like to learn more about canine nutrition, I’d highly recommend you check out our Dog Food Guide for an in-depth discussion and analysis.
As displayed above, the nutrition offered by Dr. Marty Pets cat food is satisfactory and is a significant improvement when compared to most traditional dry cat food.
However, the nutritional profile is not quite as impressive when compared to other freeze-dried cat food recipes.
This poor comparison is as the carbohydrate proportion present in this recipe is still notable at over 20%.
Dr. Marty Pets Ingredients
We are happy to state that Dr. Marty Pets only uses fresh ingredients from across the United States and Canada.
While one could argue that there are many other countries where high-quality and safe ingredients can be sourced, many consumers in North America are wary of ingredients from other continents. This fear of outside sources is especially true of anything that is sourced from China.
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
- Beef Liver
Some of the high-quality meat and fish ingredients used in Dr. Marty Pets’ products are listed above.
All of these ingredients are high in protein and fat, which is a critical part of dogs’ and cats’ diets. Named meat and fish ingredients such as these should be at the core of every dog or cat’s diet.
In particular, ingredients such as Salmon are incredibly nutritious. Salmon is considered to be one of the best sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which have been proven to provide a range of health benefits.
Examples of these include improving cognitive health, reducing the risk of certain diseases, and an improvement in the health of dogs’ or cats’ skin and fur.