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The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Dr. Barbara Royal presents an integrative and revolutionary new way to treat animals, combining the best of ancient practices with modern know-how.Increasingly, animals suffer from many of the same maladies humans are facing—obesity, arthritis, allergies, anxiety, over-vaccination, endocrine imbalances, dental disease, and trauma. Drawing on a number of diverse medical tra ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books (first published June 26th 2012)
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Marcy Graybill
Nov 27, 2012 Marcy Graybill rated it really liked it
I thought this books was very interesting, I learned a lot. I can't say I agree with everything the author recommends, but I'm not a vet, so maybe I'm just wrong. Good read for people who love animals.
Anastasia Royal
Aug 10, 2014 Anastasia Royal added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I am the co-writer. I interviewed my amazing pioneer veterinarian sister for two and a half years and then we wrote this book together. As her sister and co-writer, I wanted it to reflect the many facets of her personality and medical practice. From the start I believed her extensive experience with wild animals was a key component in her ability to accurately diagnose house pets' maladies. From there, we developed the concept of "wild health". All animals can achieve vibrant health when their e ...more
Apr 01, 2016 Maira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I believe this is one of the most significant books that any pet parent should read. I also insist that you 'doggy ear' the pages, highlight and scribble notes all over this book (even if it's digital- take notes and bookmark everything!). I could not stop going back to the golden advice given by Dr. Royal, she made everything so concise and easy to understand. I feel like I have been enlightened with profound knowledge regarding my dog's dietary needs, I truly enjoy preparing his meals everyday ...more
Nov 22, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
Our pets' lives will forever be better. Three years ago we moved to Chicago and our nine-year old golden started having problems climbing stairs. One vet said surgery; friends recommended Dr. Royal for a second opinion. Dr. Royal's view is so simple and smart: dogs are descended from wolves; feed and exercise them accordingly. What a huge difference we've seen in Dakota. We changed food and introduced Dakota to an underwater treadmill and acupuncture. Almost right away she felt better, seemed ha ...more
Oct 22, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
I love the dedication and knowledge she has. I hate that it would cost many thousands of dollars to get treatment like what she provides. I appreciate the advice on end of life issues. I am weary about the diets. Great explanation of how acupuncture works.
Mar 04, 2013 Jordan rated it it was amazing
A must read if you love animals and want to improve their health and lives. The Royal Treatment is part instructional guide (there's a lot of fabulous advice in here), and part memoir. There are bits that will make you laugh, but mostly, you will cry. Have a box of Kleenex handy. I work with animals as a pet-care professional, and this is a MUST for everyone who is in the industry. But if you aren't and just love your pets, then you have to read it as well. The basis of her care is nutrition, an ...more
Dec 31, 2012 Heidi rated it it was amazing
6 months ago we adopted a 5 year old rescue English Bulldog. She has all sorts of allergies. I am looking forward to see how she responds to the royal treatment diet.
I also feel I learned a lot of new info and enjoyed reading the book too.
Mar 10, 2016 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: advice, 4-stars
Lots of sensible ideas in this book which match my persoanl attitude of limiting medical intervention to necessary only. Lots of info about dog food and some training advice too.
Oct 18, 2012 Phoebe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meant-to-read
Very readable in the style of James Herriot's All Things Great and Small. However, I didn't finish this tome of alternative health for pets. Perhaps in the future?
Amy Lesher
Apr 24, 2013 Amy Lesher rated it really liked it
A unique blend of Western and Eastern healing modalities make this book a great resource for dog or cat lovers in search of lasting solutions.
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Barbara Royal, DVM, founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, is an internationally-renowned pioneer in complementary medicine and physical rehabilitation. A passionate advocate of commonsense and cutting-edge approaches to optimal animal health, Dr. Royal provides a bridge between Western and Eastern medicine.

Dr. Royal has extensive experience in veterinary care, including zoo,
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