Dr. Marty Pets Information
Dr. Marty Pets was founded by Dr. Martin Goldstein, who has been a veterinarian for over 40 years. The nutrition and ingredients used by the brand are an extension of Dr. Marty’s vision.
Dr. Marty has featured on popular TV shows and with Celebrities such as Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey.
You can find a clip of him with Martha Stewart below.
Dr. Marty also has a website where you can find more information about himself, 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 is unknown.
However, there is also a blog on Dr. Marty’s pet food website. This blog is updated weekly and discussed a variety of pet-related topics such as grooming, health issues, and nutrition. You can find this blog here.
Lastly, Dr. Marty also has a popular book that discusses a variety of 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.
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 Pets Product Range
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 raw and has not been cooked in any way.
This product range used to be notably smaller, but it has expanded in 2020 with the addition of new treat and supplement products. This is almost certainly due to the massive success of the brand.
The 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.
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.
However, Dr. Marty Pet’s is one of the leading providers in dog supplements along with other brands like Ultimate Pet Nutrition, which sells the “Nutra Thrive” product. You can check them out here.
Dr. Marty Pets does not produce or sell any traditional kibble or canned 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 have expanded their cat range significantly, and it now includes a treat recipe and a supplement.
While Dr. Marty’s dog treats are designed for dogs, they could be given and fed to cats. The reason this is possible is as 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 products.
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 nutrition is thanks to a generous proportion of protein and fat, which can be used to fuel a dog’s growth, maintenance, and activity.
While the nutrition offered by Dr. Marty is not quite as impressive as some other freeze-dried recipes, such as Ziwi Peak or Orijen, the proportion of carbohydrates is still modest and reasonable. While dogs do not need a high proportion of carbohydrates, they can consume a moderate proportion without negative consequences.
As displayed above, the nutrition offered by Dr. Marty Pets cat food is satisfactory and is a significant improvement on most traditional dry cat food.
However, when compared to other freeze-dried recipes, it is not quite as impressive. This comparison is as the carbohydrate proportion present in this recipe is still notable. Cats do not need to consume any carbohydrates in their diet. The reason cats do not need to consume carbohydrates is as they are obligate carnivores, and they are suited to eating meat and fish.
Dr. Marty Pets Ingredients
Dry 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 that are 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 cat’s diets.
In particular, ingredients such as Salmon and Beef Liver are incredibly nutritious. Salmon is one of the best sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which have been proven to provide a range of health benefits.
Beef Liver is a very dense source of select vitamins and minerals that are often lacking in traditional meat cuts.
Eggs are also present. Eggs are a great addition to pet food and are one of the most bioavailable sources of protein and fat. Also, Eggs contain many beneficial vitamins and minerals at high levels.
Dr. Marty Pets products do contain a small portion of Pea Flour. We consider Pea Flour to be a lower-quality ingredient that is often used in a technique known as Ingredient Splitting. However, the portion of Pea Flour is tiny, and so isn’t worthy of grave concern.
Find out more about Pea Flour in our article Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber in Dog Food.
Find out more about Ingredient Splitting in our article Ingredient Splitting in Pet Food – Exposed.
Dr. Marty Pets Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what kind of testing Dr. Marty Pets takes part in. However, given the small size of the brand and its limited product range, it is likely that they do not partake in any significant testing or feeding trials.
We firmly believe that testing on animals in a laboratory setting is a cruel and outdated practice, and we hope it will be severely reduced or eliminated.
Dr. Marty Pets Recalls
While this is a positive trait, the brand is still relatively young and small in size. We hope that the brand can maintain this over the coming years by carrying out safe manufacturing processes.
We recommend that all pet owners remain vigilant of any future recalls of Dr. Marty Pets products or products from any other brand.
Dr. Marty Pets Featured Articles
Currently, Dr. Marty Pets is not featured in any of our articles. However, if we choose to write a piece discussing freeze-dried dog food, it is likely to feature.
Best of Dr. Marty Pets
Regardless of the fact that Nature’s Blend is Dr. Marty’s only dog food recipe, we want to highlight that it is high-quality and nutritious.
The proportions of protein and fat are very satisfactory and would be suitable for dogs of all activity levels. Moreover, the protein and fat are provided by whole meat and fish ingredients, such as Beef, Turkey, and Salmon. These ingredients are highly digestible and very suited to dogs.
The flaxseed present can boost the overall level of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids which many believe can provide several health benefits.
While some might be concerned by the inclusion of Pea Flour, the portion present is very small and is not worthy of concern. The addition of other minor fruit and vegetable ingredients could also prove advantageous thanks to the vitamins and minerals they can provide.
While Dr. Marty’s dog food recipe may be the more popular of the two, his cat food recipe should not be neglected and is leaps and bounds above most commercial recipes.
The recipe makes use of similar meat and fish ingredients as the dog food recipe, which includes Turkey, Beef, and Duck. It also includes some organ meat, such as Beef Liver and Turkey Heart. Organ meat can be a fantastic addition to a cat’s diet as it is a very dense source of vitamins and minerals that are often lacking in whole meat cuts.
While cats do not need to consume plant-based material or a notable portion of carbohydrates, the portion present in this recipe is far below most cat food, and so you should not mark it down.
Dr. Marty Pets Full Product Range
Freeze-Dried Dog Food
Free & Active
Shine & Luster
Freeze-Dried Cat Food