One of the silver linings of the Covid-19 cloud is that we have more down time than ever before. I've been using that time to catch up on some of the television shows and movies that I've wanted to watch over the past year. One of those movies was The Dog Doc, and I'm very glad I found the time to watch the film.
This documentary follows Dr. Marty Goldstein (DVM) and his colleagues in South Salem, NY. His practice combines traditionally veterinary medicine with cutting edge alternative therapies. The film shows how his unique philosophy has helped countless pet owners and their beloved companion animals.
Award-winning director and producer Cindy Meehl was inspired to make The Dog Doc film after seeking the help of Dr. Marty for her own pets. While the documentary focuses on veterinary medicine, it also encourages viewers to analyze their own medical philosophy. Are we overmedicating ourselves? Our children? Our Pets?
Holistic veterinarians look at your pet's overall health – not just a few symptoms – and use both traditional and alternative treatments. If you choose to treat your pet holistically, he may be prescribed an herbal remedy or a prescription drug. He may receive massage therapy or need to have lab work done. In short, holistic health looks for the best and healthiest way to treat a patient without choosing to be on the traditional or alternative side of the fence.
Whether you are a pet owner or not, this documentary will have you reflecting on your own health. In this podcast, Cindy discusses why she decided to become involved with this film and what you'll discover about Dr. Marty after watching it.
You can check out the film's website to learn more about where you can stream The Dog Doc for free. You can also learn more about holistic veterinary practices by visiting the website of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
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