April 29, 2017 Episode 173 “DR. BARBARA ROYAL DVM”

Hello Pups and Kittens welcome back for the hundred and seventy third time to The Groomer Next Door. This week we have an elite Veteranarian, accomplished author, actress, and all around great lady. I am so happy to announce that Dr.Barbara Royal DVM is joining us this week on the podcast.



Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA, founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, is an internationally-renowned pioneer in complementary medicine and physical rehabilitation. 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.  She is the go-to veterinarian for Oprah Winfrey.

A nationally-published author in numerous magazines and an international lecturer in her field, Dr. Royal is often featured in the media for her successful treatments of animals and groundbreaking work in veterinary medicine.  She lives in Winnetka, Illinois with her husband, two children, her cat, Arthur, and her dog, Darwin. Her first book, “The Royal Treatment:  A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets” was published September 2013.  After graduating with high honors from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine (1995), Dr. Royal’s early career was exclusively devoted to cultivating her expertise in state-of-the-art, modern veterinary treatments.  Her work with greyhounds, who are hypersensitive to many medications, led Dr. Royal to explore the most effective modalities in ancient traditions.  She completed training in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from IVAS, Advanced Western & Chinese Herbal Medicine through Tufts University, and studied Animal Physical Therapy and Healing Techniques at the University of Tennessee.  Her uniquely practical and open-minded approach, skill as a diagnostician, and compassion for animals is much acclaimed: she operated on a room-sized grouper named Bubba at the Chicago Shedd Aquarium; she reconstructed a woodchuck’s de-gloved feet at the Woodstock Illinois Animal Hospital; and, at the Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo she became the first veterinarian in the world to perform acupuncture on a zebra.

With her multi-faceted knowledge and her individually-tailored practice, Dr. Royal provides comprehensive care for her many patients.


Her Books

The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets

An integrative and revolutionary way to treat your animals, combining holistic and natural medicine with the best of modern science.

Dr. Barbara Royal is a passionate, dedicated, and innovative veterinarian with a unique approach to medicine. Her patients have included countless different species from German shepherds at her private practice, to baby owls in the wild, to zebras in the zoo. Her clients are the humans who live for their pets, much like she does. Her ability to lend a voice to sick or injured animals and carry out the best treatment for them is unmatched.

An expert diagnostician with a background in zoo and wildlife medicine, Dr. Royal has learned that adhering to the teachings of Western medicine is often not the best way to fully cure her patients. With the clinical experience to know when to use surgery, medications, and alternative methods, plus an observant and empathetic understanding of the evolutionary needs of her patients, she individually tailors the Royal Treatment to ensure that each pet (and owner!) lives as happily and healthfully as possible.

The knowledge she has gained from wild animals gives her valuable insight into the cat in your kitchen and the dog in your living room. Our pets have all evolved from wild species and adapted to domestic life in many ways, but their natural characteristics are genetically fixed. In order for our pets to meet their full health potential, we must be mindful of these natural nutritional, emotional, and physical needs. Applying common sense in this way, along with the support of medicine, nutrition, elements of Eastern medicine, and physical rehabilitation, fosters an animal’s natural inclination toward optimal health and immunity. There is no placebo effect in animal medicine, and Dr. Royal has seen amazing results with her integrative approach, time and time again.

A must-have for all pet owners, these pages shimmer with ingenious advice, insight, and scientific originality. But most of all, a veterinarian with heart comes through in every word. Dr. Royal empowers animal lovers to lift their pets into a realm of natural health and happiness that will be palpable from shiny coat to bouncy step.


 Learn everything you need to know about taking care of your pet naturally, including:

• Functional nutrition and diet recipes

• Commercial pet food: recognizing the good, the bad, and the unhealthy

• How diet and protein levels specifically affect your pet’s health and behavior

• Judicious use of herbs and medicines

• How to detect if your pet is feeling pain and where

• Noninvasive, nonsurgical treatments for genetically flawed hips and other arthritic joints

• How to know if your pet is happy

• How to clean your dog’s, cat’s, or rabbit’s ears—the right way!

• Pet supplements explained

• Which vaccines to give or not give your pet

• Evolutionary insights into your pet’s behavior

• Getting your new puppy off to a perfect start

• How acupuncture works

• Geriatric wellness and end-of-life care

. . . and more

Keirtan's Song

Keirtan grew up in a large family, poor in material wealth, but rich spiritually inside with a strong trust in God that took her on an extraodinary journey throughout her life. Astral travelling to the outer universe to seek help for her beloved earth and eventually finding "Hosanna" and channelling directly from him; when she asks him about Creation from the beginning, this is what he showed her: Keirtan was shown down a vortex and here at the base was one atom, as a person on the earth you would not be able to see this with the naked eye, Here in the presence of "Hosanna" anything is possible. In the universe there are millions upon millions of atomsThe energy vortex heated the atom to a trillion degree's, it exploded and a white light filled the vortex, the vortex expanded to light the dark that sat on its own from the beginning, "Day Light" was born.Atoms have always been in the whole of the universe that is "Hosanna" collectively, as the atoms come together "Hosanna's" thought expanded and so on.The Earth was developed from outer space with atoms that expanded over millions of years."Hosanna" has through his own expansion individualised him self and that expansion individualised us."All Life is expansion of Hosanna."


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