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Dr. Mike Sagman Appointed Managing Editor of The Dog Food Advisor

After losing his beloved dog, Penny, to the largest recall in United States history, Dr. Mike Sagman founded and was ultimately appointed Managing Editor of The Dog Food Advisor website.

In addition to his management duties at The Advisor, Dr. Sagman is currently president and CEO of Clicks and Traffic, LLC, an online publishing company founded and incorporated in Virginia in 2008. is a reference website that’s ranked #1 in its niche by, an Amazon company.

Mike Sagman is mentioned and frequently quoted in numerous print and online media, especially those associated with dogs and the pet food industry.

The Dog Food Advisor was granted a registered trademark from the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2015.

Distinguished Dental Professional

Dr. Sagman began his Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry practice in Newport News, Virginia, in 1975. And he retired from his practice in June 2014.

He graduated in 1973 from the Medical College of Virginia with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. His academic training at Roanoke College included a major in chemistry and a minor in biology.

Dr. Sagman is a life member of the Peninsula Dental Society, Virginia Dental Association, American Dental Association as well as the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics.

He has received numerous accolades and for excellence by his profession.

Dr. Sagman is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Dental Honor Society.

He is a 1975 recipient of the United States Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service to his country.

Dr. Mike Sagman was also chosen by his peers to be honored by Hampton Roads magazine in its list of the area’s “Top Dentists” from 2010 through 2014.

He was repeatedly recognized as one of “Virginia’s Top Dentists” every year from 2009 through 2014 by Virginia Living magazine.

Dr. Mike Sagman and his wife, Patti Loughran Sagman, have been recognized by the Hunter B. Andrews Society for their longtime support of National Public Radio.


Mike Sagman Warns of the Hidden Dangers of Homemade Dog Food

Mike Sagman, Editor of The Dog Food Advisor, has discovered that many pet owners create homemade dog food using recipes that can be dangerous.

Many people swear by homemade dog foods. These kinds of diets certainly have the potential to be good. However, they also have the potential to be nutritionally dangerous… especially if you’re feeding a growing puppy.

Dr. Mike Sagman holding his two adopted dogs

That’s because the overwhelming majority of homemade recipes I see online are poorly designed and nutritionally unbalanced.

The most common mistake I see are homemade dog food recipes that contain ZERO (or even too much) calcium. For example, they contain chicken breast but no bone. Or a mineral supplement has been added that contains too much calcium.

Unfortunately, a recipe like this can lead to a significantly increased risk of developing canine hip dysplasia (CHD) — especially for puppy’s whose adult weight is expected to exceed 50 pounds.

Bottom line — if you’re going to feed a homemade food to your beloved dog, be sure to feed a diet that’s been thoughtfully designed.

Visit The Dog Food Advisor Homemade Dog Food forum for more information.