Research Study

We are looking for Doberman subjects that meats the criteria for our research and whoever completes the study will have a lifetime discount on raw dog food on after the study is over.

Inclusion criteria: 

The criteria will be as follows 

  1. Dogs must be on kibble diet most of their life.

  2. Dogs must be between 8 months old to 5 years.

  3. Dogs have been regularly fed their respective diets.  

  4. Dogs must not have any chronic illness 

  5. Dogs must not be altered (spayed/neutered) 

  6. Dogs must be not engaged in an excessive training program (only household activity)


The health and well-being of our furry companions is of utmost importance to pet owners. A balanced and nutritious diet is a fundamental component of maintaining a dog's health. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in raw dog food diets as an alternative to traditional kibble diets. However, the benefits and drawbacks of a raw food diet for dogs are still a topic of debate among veterinarians, pet owners, and researchers.


Research Question:

The main research question of this study is: Is a raw dog food diet better than kibble in terms of overall health for dogs?


To address this research question, we will conduct a randomized controlled trial with Doberman pinschers. We will recruit Doberman pinschers that are currently being fed kibble diets and randomly assign them to one of two groups: a raw food diet group or a kibble diet group.

Both groups will be monitored for a period of six months, during which time we will assess their overall health using a variety of measures, including body weight, body condition score, blood work, and fecal analysis. We will also assess their energy levels, coat condition, and behavior.


Background of the Researchers:

Sammer S Softa MBA, BS.

The lead researcher for this study is Sammer Softa, who holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology.

Sammer has also completed several relevant training programs, including the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) programs on working with dogs in research, conflict of interest, and working with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Overall, Sammer's educational background and training make him well-equipped to conduct this study and ensure the safety and ethical treatment of the Doberman pinschers involved in the research.

Dr. Raja Mudad, MD, FACP

Dr. Mudad is a medical oncologist with extensive academic experience in conducting clinical trials.  He has been principal investigator on multiple national trials testing various novel treatments for cancer. He has published several articles related to his research.  He continues to practice and is an associate professor at the University of Miami. Dr. Mudad is well versed in writing clinical trials and monitoring the conduct of these trials. He is experienced in evaluating adverse events and determining causality.  He is also experienced in statistical analysis.  Dr. Mudad’s contribution will be in the conduct of the trial and in monitoring and reviewing the data for analysis.

Amanda Morales Moreira BS.

Amanda is a soon to be highly qualified veterinarian and researcher with a diverse background in animal biology and animal health. She obtained her bachelor’s and soon to be doctorate in veterinary medicine degrees in animal science with a specialty in animal biology from the University of Florida. Amanda has hands on experience in theoretical and applied research, having worked as a researcher and published her own research in multiple projects involving ruminant nutrition research, canine theriogenology research and ovine parasitology studies. She is currently the lead faculty owner at Mor Veterinary Center, a mixed animal practice private hospital with a concentration in small animal theriogenology. She is deciding if to pursue a masters while she is currently conducting a clinical rotation at The Mannheimer Foundation Inc., an AAALAC-accredited, national leader in nonhuman primate medicine, reproduction, and educational training.  Animal is in the process of starting her own research project at the University of Florida where she continues to contribute to cutting-edge research in her field. Amanda will be responsible for developing medically adequate procedures for the determination of the health benefits and assurance of patient quality of life throughout the research trial. Amanda will assure each patient’s health is maintained humanely while ensuring the medical data is accurate to provide deeper insights and understanding of the study results.

Professor Virgil Acuna MBA, MS, BS.

Professor Virgil Acuna is a highly qualified electrical engineer and researcher with a diverse background in unmanned systems, communication systems, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from FIU, and an MBA to complement his technical expertise. Professor Acuna has extensive experience in theoretical and applied research, having worked as a researcher in the aerospace industry. He is currently the lead faculty at the IT and Engineering department of Atlantis University, where he continues to contribute to cutting-edge research in his field.