Preventing Summer Dog Injuries

July 18, 2013 10:07:18 AM PDT
As ''The Dog Days of Summer'' are finally upon us, we need remember our pets. Dogs can easily burn their paws on hot blacktop or pick up nasty bacteria when enjoying a day at the beach.

Dr. Barbara Royal is the founder of the Royal Treatment Veterinary Center in Chicago. She brought her own dog with her to tell us how we can prevent summer injuries.

Preventing Summer Injuries

  • Paw injuries/burns on blacktop
  • Beach itchiness from bacteria in lake water
  • Inter-dog aggression
  • play injuries from parks/beaches
  • Picking up bones/leftovers and garbage after picnics (watch out for grapes/raisins)
  • Jumping out of cars
  • Going on vacation with a pet (how to prepare/plan and pack)

The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center 4130 N. Rockwell St. Chicago, IL 60618 773-267-9966 http://www.royaltreatmentveterinarycenter.com/

Dr. Royal's book, "The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Animals" can be purchased at www.Amazon.com

MORE ABOUT DR. ROYAL--Barbara Royal, DVM, is founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, and author of "The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets." She is internationally-known as a pioneer in integrative medicine and physical rehabilitation for both domesticated and wild animals. 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, marine, and wildlife animals, emergency medicine, pathology, conventional practices, nutrition, herbal remedies, physical rehabilitation techniques, and alternative treatments. She is also an acupuncture expert for pets and exotic zoo creatures. Her client list includes Oprah Winfrey and Barbra Streisand.


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