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Hot Days, Cool Pets!

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.

Product Recalls

Stella & Chewy’s Recall – Listeria Risk

Beginning December 10th, Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling four of it’s products sold in the USA and Canada due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test for Listeria during routine quality testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Happy Halloween 2015!

Happy Halloween from Dr. Barbara “Rotten” Royal & The Staff and a big thank you to everyone that submitted a photo for our virtual Halloween Pet Parade!  We hope everyone has a very fun and safe holiday.  Here are just a few helpful tips to make sure you and your pet have the best Halloween possible –


October Hours with Dr. Fife

Beginning Thursday, October 15th, Dr. Royal will be out of town for a veterinary continuing education conference. Her good friend and colleague Dr. Susan Fife will be available to see appointments Thursday 10/15 through Saturday 10/17.

Recent News

Healthy Happy Dog Summit

The Healthy Happy Dog Summit will train YOU to provide the happiest, healthiest life possible for your pup! With 30 world experts sharing their knowledge, they’ll teach you the best ways give your dogs the wonderful lives they deserve!


Happy Earth Day!

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…


Help Support AHVMF Work!

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.


Important Parking Update 2/10/15

Because of city work on our water main for the next several weeks, we will help you when you arrive and make it possible for you to find parking for your appointment. Call when you are nearby, and we will meet you for a curbside drop off.  Give us a call, 773-267-9966 if you need assistance.


Dr. Royal Interviewed by Human Health Website WebMD

We aren’t only seeking out integrative medical professionals for our own aches and pains, more of us are bringing our cherished pets to veterinarians who combine the best of Western and Eastern medicine. Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM, was recently interviewed by Lisa Fields, writer, WebMD, on how she successfully incorporates nutritional consultation, acupuncture, massage and other rehabilitation therapies in her practice to treat pets with allergies, geriatric conditions or chronic diseases.



Thank you to all of friends, family, co-workers and clients who donated to the Special Olympics and gave us a great reason to jump in the lake!  We had a ton of fun and hope to do it all again next year…minus the polar vortexes.


Dr. Royal Now a Weekly Contributor on WFLD-FOX 32 Good Day Chicago!

Stay tuned! Beginning Feb. 25 at 9:20 a.m. CST, Chicago’s Top Pet Vet Dr. Barbara Royal will appear on Fox-TV’s Good Day Chicago as a weekly contributor. She’ll provide insight into her natural approach to wildly healthy pets, answer the most commonly asked questions about your furry friends, and feature amazing owls live in the studio!  Then head over to Fox Chicago New’s Facebook page for Q & A with Dr. Royal following the on-air segment.


The Royal Treatment Integrative Method Certification Program

Learn More! Whether you want to start your puppy or kitten out right, minimize medications and the cost of overvaccination, or just want to rejuvinate your older pet, find practical information in the

The Royal Treatment Method

Online and Hands-on courses in keeping pets WILDLY HEALTHY.
Practical and effective information tailored to different experience levels–
from pet parents to vet techs to veterinarians.
Sign up now to get information on our spring courses and information on getting Certification in the Royal Treatment Method!


Dr. Royal Named President of AHVMA!

Congratulations to Dr. Royal who has been named President of the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association).  You can read her incoming remarks from this year’s AHVMA conference in Kansas City, learn more about the organization she now leads, and look for AHVMA news right here.

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