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Natural Awakenings Chicago

The Royal Treatment for Pets

Oct 25, 2012 09:05AM

A new book, The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets, by Chicago veterinarian Dr. Barbara Royal, combines the best of Western and Eastern medicine in an integrative way to treat animals that takes their wild origins into account.

This fascinating must-have guide for the passionate pet owner covers topics that include getting the most out of vet visits, advice on what might be unnecessary testing and tips for shedding pounds from hounds. The Royal Treatment is not an elaborate plan to lavish pets with pampering, but a sensible way to treat them. Royal shows how to restore animals—from rhinos and sea otters to beloved pet dogs and cats—to optimal heath and happiness by bringing them back to their evolutionary roots.

Royal has worked in emergency rooms, zoos and clinics, and her practice has expanded to include integrative medicine, acupuncture, herbs, physical rehabilitation and nutrition. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and was a featured veterinarian on a show on the Smithsonian Channel.

Royal Treatment Veterinary Center is located at 4130 N. Rockwell St., Chicago. For more information, call 773-267-9966 or visit