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Owned and operated by Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM, The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center provides traditional veterinary services along with integrative medical care and rehabilitation, including underwater treadmill therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, herbal and nutritional consultation and chronic care.

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Holiday Hours & Help Your Pet Deal With July 4th (& Storm) Stress

Posted on June 24, 2015

The Royal Treatment will be open with reduced hours on Friday, July 3rd from 9am until 1pm.  We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th, and will reopen on Monday, July 6th at 9am.  Dr. Royal also offers expert advice to help your pet deal with the stress of thunderstorms and fireworks.

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Hidden Health Risks for Your Pets in Having a Green Lawn

Posted on June 2, 2015

Do you know for certain that you and your pets are safe from harm when you fertilize and treat your lawn?

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Special Hours Tomorrow – 6/2/15

Posted on June 1, 2015

We will open on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 12pm instead of our normal time of 10am.  If you are having an emergency with your pet, please contact your nearest emergency center.

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Hot Days, Cool Pets!

Posted on May 19, 2015

Summer weather is finally returning to Chicago and that means increasing temperatures!  Today we bring back a feature article Dr. Royal wrote during a hot August week a few years ago for the Huffington Post.  Keep this always valuable information handy (on your fridge or in your car's glove box for example) and if you suspect your pet may have be having a heat related problem, seek emergency medical care.

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Bone Broth Recipe

Posted on April 24, 2015

We are still seeing cases of influenza in Chicago. Here is a simple recipe for bone broth to help soothe congestion and cough.

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Happy Earth Day!

Posted on April 22, 2015

Pet owners know how to contribute to the health of the earth --If you want to participate today in saving the world/making the world a greener place you can take these easy actions...

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Kennel Cough Update

Posted on April 2, 2015

There have been many people concerned about the recent upper respiratory outbreak in the Chicagoland area.  For our patients, we recommend phoning us if you see any of these signs -

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Help Support AHVMF Work!

Posted on March 13, 2015

From March 15-April 15, supporters will have a voice in the direction of the AHVMF’s work for the next year.  This year's campaign is divided into four weeks.  How people respond to weekly surveys and what they donate to support will direct our decisions and possibilities.

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Lucky Health Tips for Your Dog on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 12, 2015

St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Shamrocks, rainbows, beer, leprechauns, green rivers, and everything lucky – this holiday has it all.  However for pets, St. Patrick's Day can accidentally become unlucky and even dangerous for a number of reasons. Here are some guidelines for keeping your pet safe.

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Probiotics Can Help Pet Health, Too

Posted on March 9, 2015

Probiotics are extremely important in our practice and key to keeping our patients wildly healthy!  Today we are sharing Dr. Royal recommendations from her book "The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy about probiotics -

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