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The Royal Treatment

The Royal Treatment

A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets

Take care of your pet naturally!

• Functional nutrition and diet recipes

• Commercial pet food: recognizing the good, the bad, and the unhealthy

• How diet and protein levels specifically affect your pet’s health and behavior

• Judicious use of herbs and medicines

• How to detect if your pet is feeling pain and where

• Noninvasive, nonsurgical treatments for genetically flawed hips and other arthritic joints

• How to know if your pet is happy

• How to clean your dog’s, cat’s, or rabbit’s ears—the right way!

• Pet supplements explained

• Which vaccines to give or not give your pet

• Evolutionary insights into your pet’s behavior

• Getting your new puppy off to a perfect start

• How acupuncture works

• Geriatric wellness and end-of-life care

These pages shimmer with ingenious advice that combines common sense

with holistic medicine and the best of modern science. A passionate, dedicated,

and innovative veterinarian with a background in zoo and wildlife medicine, Dr.

Royal empowers animal lovers to lift their pets into a realm of natural health and

happiness that will be palpable from shiny coat to bouncy step.
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  • Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451647709 | 
  • June 2013
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THE PURSUIT OF PET HAPPINESS

If your dog wags his tail in your house and no one is there to see it, is he still happy?

“I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF DAKOTA IS HAPPY.” I HEAR THIS FROM owners nearly every day.

Are Simba, Diesel, Oscar, Darby, Ladybug, Numbers, Pippin, Isabelle, or Ariadne happy? How can we know?

When we brought animals out of their natural habitats and into our homes, we formed a partnership with them. The original impetus may have been for protection, but I believe that even in the very first human interactions with a cave-pet, there was an element of joy. We hope their... see more

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About the Author

Barbara Royal Dr.
Photograph by Kerry Bolger

Barbara Royal Dr.

Dr. Barbara Royal is a veterinarian and the founder of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and was a featured veterinarian on the Smithsonian Channel. She lives in Wilmette, Illinois with her husband, two children, her cat, Flag, and her dog, Henry.

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