THE DOG DOC – an inside look at a compelling new documentary
Still from the documentary, The Dog Doc, featuring Dr. Marty Goldstein.

Directed by Cindy Meehl and featuring renowned veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein, THE DOG DOC is a new must-see documentary that explores the unbelievable healing power of integrative veterinary medicine.

When an award-winning film director and ground-breaking integrative veterinarian join forces, the result is bound to be compelling. Such is the case with THE DOG DOC – a new one-of-a-kind documentary created by Cindy Meehl (BUCK) and Dr. Marty Goldstein. Available on demand since March of this year, THE DOG DOC has been opening the eyes of audiences to the incredible healing power of integrative veterinary medicine.

When director Cindy Meehl first met Dr. Marty Goldstein in the early 1990s, she was deeply inspired by his unconventional approach to healing. “I met Marty about 29 years ago when my six-year-old dog was dying from an autoimmune syndrome,” she says. “He took her off the drugs she had been taking for years and supported her body with homeopathic medicine and supplements. Within weeks, this terminally ill dog was transformed into a puppy and she lived six more years!”

Two decades and many beloved animals later, Cindy became committed to sharing this holistic philosophy with animal parents around the world. She approached Dr. Marty and the three female integrative veterinarians who work at his clinic; and despite their busy schedules, they gave Cindy full access to the seldom-seen world of the integrative veterinarian. The resulting documentary poses a serious question about whether we are over-medicating our animal companions, as well as our children and ourselves.

Cindy hopes THE DOG DOC will give people new tools to improve their animals’ quality of life. “We all want our animals to be with us for a very long time,” she says. “That’s the bottom line, right? The holistic health approach involves more time and thought from the health provider and is a true commitment to healing the body on all levels. It transcends the medical paradigm and becomes a way of life. It works for people and animals, and I hope this film will mark the beginning of a new path to health for all.”

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