Have you noticed that whenever our loved ones get sick, we always tend to put more focus on the disease itself instead of understanding the underlying problem that’s present in that case?
That also happens in the world of vet med! Sometimes, veterinarians pay more attention to solving the bigger problem, when in reality, it’s the small symptoms beneath the patient’s serious case that needs to receive care.
How can we truly provide health to animals? How can we truly help our pets live healthy life?
There’s so much we can do to keep everything on this planet nourished, but the endpoint is that we need to know what it is that they truly need!
Get to know more about your pets’ needs as we talk with Barbara Royal today!
Barbara Royal founded two integrative practices in the Chicago area. She is the author of several books and is the CEO of the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies which is a global online learning platform for integrative Veterinary Medicine in order to provide better integrative education for practicing veterinarians.
In this episode, Barbara unravels the world of integrative veterinary therapy as she reminds people that there’s more to health than just the presence of surgeries and medicines. Here, she talks about why awareness in relation to an animal’s ancestral need is a must, as well as what happens when an individual gets disconnected from health and its nature.
What you will learn from this episode:
- Discover the world of integrative veterinary therapy and how big of a game changer it is for you and your pets;
- Understand the importance of not being ignorant towards the ancestral needs of the species of the animal you’re with; and
- Find out how you can deal with being lost on track through tips and resources inclined to veterinary therapy.
“Consider our animals more like little humans.” – Barbara Royal
03:19 – Barbara describes her ideal client: Anyone that’s open to the idea that there is a little bit more to health than just providing medicines and surgeries.
07:11 – Problem she solves for her clients: People not knowing where to go and being disconnected from health, especially that situation where they fail to easily find resources they need towards change.
12:18 – The typical symptoms/pain points: A health issue that always starts small, with it beginning as a little chronic problem, and it just keeps on growing into a bigger problem through time.
14:42 – The mistakes: Not paying attention to the ancestral needs of the species of the animals you’re with.
19:05 – Barbara’s Valuable Free Action: “Whether you have a dog or cat or you just really want to step into this but you’re a little bit afraid, just add some fresh food. My easiest go is eggs. It can be raw, it can be cooked, it can be whatever, or add a little bit of meat or sardines. Add something fresh to their diet and see what happens. You would be surprised at how excited they get and how much healthier they start to look.”
22:56 – Q: How do we know we’ve gone off track? How do we know that there’s a problem? A: When your pets walk, do you think “vibrant health, amazing, this dog’s going to live forever” or not? The vibrant health thing should be from puppyhood all the way ‘til they’re gone. Start to pay attention to what is natural and healthy. It will help you and your pets. Remember to ask the question why.
“For me, it’s always about what is this animal? Because again, working with so many different species of animals in my past, I’m always thinking now with each one. What’s this species in front of me? What’s the best way for it to be healthy?” – Barbara Royal
“I’m not good enough as a veterinarian that can heal every single thing, but the body is. The body is amazing. You give it the tools and it’ll say I got it!” – Barbara Royal
“Whether you have a dog or cat or you just really want to step into this but you’re a little bit afraid, just add some fresh food. My easiest go is eggs. It can be raw, it can be cooked, it can be whatever, or add a little bit of meat or sardines. Add something fresh to their diet and see what happens. You would be surprised at how excited they get and how much healthier they start to look.” – Barbara Royal
“Start to pay attention to what is natural and healthy. It will help you and your pets.” – Barbara Royal
People / Resources Mentioned:
- College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
- Royal Animal Health University
- Animal Diet Formulator
- American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
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