Pet Health and Fitness

January 7, 2013 9:37:59 AM PST
Dr. Barbara Royal, founder of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center in Chicago and author of a new book, visits ABC7 Chicago to talk about keeping your pets healthy.Dr. Royal says pet owners can use the innate wild health of their pets to both keep them healthy and to help them heal when needed.

According to Dr. Royal "We live in an urban jungle, our own little urban zoo, if you will. Animals, including pets, are not in their natural environment here. There is very little running through brush or chasing down a meal. There is lots of concrete and getting onto elevators or into cars. All of this is fine as far as it goes - until something goes wrong and an animal becomes injured or ill. At this point an owner needs a way to stimulate the natural healing tendencies of the animal. In fact, better to focus on the animal's natural tendencies towards health BEFORE illness or injury to prevent them in the first place. How?"

- Nutrition
- Exercise
- Three specific therapies, including: treadmill, acupuncture, and massage.

Dr. Royal's book: "The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Animals."