Dr. Marty Pets Blog

Featuring articles on dog health, exercise, and nutrition. Dr. Marty’s dog blog answers questions regarding what kind of people foods dogs can eat, the best dog nutrition, dog breeds, and much more.

Cats are independent critters, but we’re still responsible for their well-being. Read more to learn about the best cat nutrition, important aspects of cat health, human foods cats can eat, and more!

Teach Your Dog How to “Boogie”

Do you remember Soul Train? It was a television show back in the 1970s where dancers with the grooviest moves would boogie non-stop to the best music of the time. We called it “getting down with the boogie” back then 🙂 Well, today, I want to show you how YOU can...

The Bone Broth Slushie

We’re in the “dog days” of summer! That means these are the HOTTEST days of the year — which makes it more important than ever to help your furry pal stay hydrated. If your pet spends time outside, they’re at risk of overheating… And indoors, their body temperature...

Recipe: Watermelon Ice

Don't you just love this time of year? The days are longer, the weather warms up, and summer's in full swing. And I know your kitty has been enjoying those extra hours to nap in the sun!  My cat Miko can’t resist curling up in a sunny spot — especially if he can also...

Dr. Marty’s DIY Cat Hammock

Have you ever wondered why your cat always wants to curl up in the softest, coziest spot in the room? Well, turns out this need for soft surfaces isn't just because your furry pal loves to be pampered... It goes a little deeper than that. You see, from the tips of...

Should your dog sleep in your bed?

Here’s a question for you… Does your dog sleep in the bed with you at night? Don’t worry, there’s no right or wrong answer here. The reason I ask is simple... According to new research, over HALF of all dog parents share a bed with their canine pals every night.1 Most...

How To Socialize A Dog: It’s Never Too Late

In an ideal world, every dog would be thoroughly socialized as a puppy. But that isn't the case. Say you decided to adopt an older dog who wasn't properly socialized as a pup or you weren’t able to socialize your puppy for a number of reasons. Are you doomed? In...

Cutest Cat Halloween Costume Ideas

Need some simple, adorable cat Halloween costume ideas? If you hope to dress up your favorite furry feline for the spookiest of holidays, enjoy these step-by-step instructions, tips and tricks. You’ll also learn how to select Halloween costumes that are safe for your...

Do Cats Get Lonely And Does Yours Need A Companion?

Do Cats Get Lonely And Does Yours Need A Companion?

Many people think of cats as solitary creatures, but this isn’t necessarily true. If you have a cat, you might be asking yourself, “Do cats get lonely?” In many cases, the answer is “yes.” Cats may often seem aloof, but they are actually social creatures. Just like...