Welcome to Royal Animal Health University

Welcome to RAHU – Royal Animal Health University The Royal Animal Health University (RAHU) is dedicated to teaching and advocating a hands-on, holistic, innovative, and common-sense approach to all aspects of animal care.  Our effective, science-based, integrative veterinary summits and webinars are designed to help caregivers — from pet parents to industry professionals to veterinarians[…]

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.

Seven Simple Words – an Article by Deb Zorn Published in “The Courier”

The CourierTM is the official publication of the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America, Inc. (PWDCA). Its goal is to provide information to members to perpetuate the original mission of the PWDCA. The magazine portrays Portuguese Water Dogs at work and at play, with articles and photos contributed by members and other experts in the breed.[…]

Research Shows Food Doesn’t Affect Pet Health: Forget Food, Use Drugs!

In a surprising but delightful turn of scientific events, a team of researchers from the esteemed California A&M Polterstudy University and the well-respected Boston P&M Pixigram Institute have conclusively determined that food has absolutely no affect on pet health.  Their research has shown that we should forget nutrition in favor of more scientific medical management[…]

Voluntary Recall of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties

Carnivore Meat Company has voluntarily recalled a single lot of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties that tested positive for Salmonella during routine FDA testing.  No other products have been affected by this recall.  Full information about the recall can be found on Vital Essentials’ website.  The single lot involved in this voluntary recall is:  […]

Dr. Royal featured in upcoming book “The Chicago Pet Project”

Get a sneak peek of the upcoming coffee table book “The Chicago Pet Project”! Pre-order your copy today. Proceeds of this book support Millie’s Mission, The PuppyMill Project’s rescue fund. Millie’s Mission helps other organizations involved in the direct rescue of puppy mill dogs pay for their extensive veterinary expenses. Photography by Karen Morgan.

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.

Royal Treatment Staff at Special Olympics Polar Plunge – March 2nd, 2014!

Some animals have thick skin, waterproof feathers, special chemicals in their blood, or a layer blubber for insulation to survive in cold weather and water.  Then there’s us, the Royal Treatment Staff who will happily throw themselves in Lake Michigan on Sunday, March 2nd at 11:30 for the Chicago Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics.


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!