THE ESSENTIAL POCKET GUIDE TO PET FOOD
The perfect assistant to creating a well balanced diet for your canine pal.
THE ROYAL TREATMENT
By Dr. Royal
This book is the perfect gift for anyone who has a pet, is thinking about adopting one for the first time, or someone who just loves amazing stories about animals!
VETERINARY ER KIT
Packed with all the essentials, this ER kit is the perfect solution to that toe nail that you cut too close on Saturday night. The right tools. Right now.
Make your own healthy treats from home! Using organs or muscle meat, a dehydrator can help you make high quality, healthy treats in a matter of hours!
Your pup will be so happy to get their paws on this yummy treat!
ORGANIC DOG BED
Give your pup a comfy place to get cozy during the cold weather, but be sure to avoid allergenic fillers like cedar!
RAW BISTRO TREATS
PLANET DOG COLLARS, HARNESSES, AND LEASHES
What can't coconut oil do? A superb medium chain fatty acid and wonderful topical. This oil can do it all!
THE DIVINITY OF DOGS
By Jennifer Skiff
A wonderful read about the bond between humans and their animal counterparts. This book will surely raise your spirit!
30 DAYS TO A WELL-MANNERED DOG
By Tamar Geller
Give your pup the gift of good manners this season! Tamar Geller's book helps create a more harmonious relationship between you and your canine companion.
A good gift for any animal lover - Stay informed with all the latest information on how to keep your pet wildly healthy!
101 REASONS TO GET OUT OF BED
By Natasha Milne and Dr. Barbara Royal
Those who effect positive change in the world are driven by passion and inspiration. Through the stories of these individuals, we too can be inspired to help our beautiful earth.
As we welcome the holidays, we decorate our homes by bringing the outdoors in. With trees, flowers and more, you may notice your furry friend munching on leaves. Please be mindful that some of these plants (like sharp pine needles or poinsettias) may be toxic and potentially harmful if ingested.
While we don't have an absolute answer for why animals that are carnivores would eat grass, it does make sense. Carnivores in the wild would eat the tummies of their prey, (which would contain grasses and vegetable matter) so their gastrointestinal (GI) tract would expect some amount of greens.
Live grasses contains healthy fibers that can help the GI tract maintain a healthy biome and motility.
They also contain vitamins, phytonutrients, chlorophyll, folate, and antioxidants that can help the body's immune system fight cancer and decrease inflammation.
Grasses can help dogs and cats avoid hairballs from hair that they eat, help them manage GI parasites, and help rid them of some GI irritants.
Animals who eat grass to the point of vomiting are either reacting to some illness or toxin, are trying to get it out of their system, have a nutritional imbalance, a need for more fresh protein (thick-bladed grasses smell like protein after a rain), or some hyperacidity that they are trying to manage.
Too much vomiting is not healthy so it's best to look at the nutrition, fiber content of the food and freshness of the food to try to stop the behavior.
Some people try adding fresh greens that they get at the grocery store or some fiber like ground psyllium to the diet.
Sometimes even well fed animals will eat some grass because it is a natural behavior.
Be careful not to let pets eat any toxic houseplants or any grasses that have any pesticide or herbicide on them as those can be toxic to pets – – even after they have dried.
With these tips, we hope you and your little carnivore can have a safe and happy holiday this year!
Watch Dr. Arielle Herndobler's lecture in our "What's In Your Emergency Kit?" Virtual Learning Course
Click here to learn more.
Were you always interested in being a veterinarian?
-For as long as I can remember I have loved animals and knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. I even attended high school at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences which is the only farm in the city of Chicago. I took the animal science pathway and had the opportunity to work with farm animals in the city!
When did you begin learning about integrative medicine?
-Integrative medicine has always been a part of my life. When I was growing up, my mom always worked at addressing the underlying cause of our illnesses. For example, when I got strep throat repeatedly she reached for supplements and started juicing to help boost my immune system. I started taking additional coursework for acupuncture and herbs the first year after I graduated veterinary school. Early on in my career I recognized the limitations of western medicine and aspired to add holistic modalities to help my patients.
How did you end up working at The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center?
-I first met Dr. Royal at the Brookfield zoo when I was a veterinary student extern; she would come to do acupuncture on the camels and thought it was fascinating. Once I became a licensed veterinarian, I spent time completing my acupuncture internship hours at The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center. I thought that the clinics philosophy was very similar to how I wanted to practice medicine full time. When a job opening became available I jumped at the opportunity and I have now been working here for a little over a year and a half!
What can people expect for the Inflammation Course?
-The Inflammation Course will have lots of practical information which attendees can take and put into practice right away - we plan on it being a super fun and informative day!
What is your favorite part of your job?
-The favorite part of my job is helping to alleviate pets pain. Many pet suffer from debilitating orthopedic conditions such as arthritis live with constant pain. Western medicine is often limited to a few supplements and pain medications, but I can offer these pets so much more, which many times drastically improves the quality of their lives.
Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!
-I have 2 dogs and they are seriously the best! Louie is an 11 year old maltese mix and Fendi is an 11 year old bichon mix. I adopted both of them when I was in veterinary school. They both have such distinct personalities and keep me laughing all of the time.
Daniel Orrego talks metabolism, fiber sources, and disease prevention on Super Human Radio!
You can learn more from him on solvable conditions in pets at RAHU’s Cancer Course on October 7th and 8th in Buchanan, Michigan. This interactive course features talks that address the mechanisms involved in the development of cancers, groundbreaking and easy-to implement treatment options, a lab on making your own topical remedies, and more. Be sure to join RAHU and Daniel Orrego for this great course!
You can register for the Cancer course online at http://www.royalanimalhealthuniversity.com/. Purchase the Cancer course and the upcoming Inflammation course in July before June 30th to get $100 off!
Week 1: During the first week of my internship I had the opportunity to observe multiple doctors and staff members at The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center. Among them were Alex K. during multiple underwater treadmill rehab sessions, Dr. Herndobler performing acupuncture, Pam P. performing a massage, and Dr. Royal throughout her day examining patients. Throughout the week, I was able to observe many cases, however one of the most interesting cases that I observed was a husky that presented with head bobbing and urination which lead to the conclusion that these were signs of cannabis intoxication. Additionally, I picked up several tips about dietary changes that could affect dogs’ overall health that I look forward to implementing on my own dogs. I am eager to see what other clinical skills and holistic practices I will learn along the way!
Taking care of yourself is very important. Joni Kamlet from The Kamlet Laboratories (www.thekamletlaboratories.com) sat down with RAHU Co-Founders Dr. Barbara Royal and Dr. Natasha Lilly at RAHU’s Wild Health Nutrition Course. Here are her 12 Steps to Surviving your Profession. Will you take join pact to take better care of yourself with us?
For more information and ways to help your pet, please join us October 8-9 at our “Cancer & Other Solvable Conditions in Pets” course.