Veterinary Homeopathy

Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa – June 2017

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Written by Deva Khalsa

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers about Mouth cancer in dogs, perianal fistula in labrador, Cat obesity.

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to [email protected]

Each month Dr. Deva Khalsa V.M.D. answers selected questions on veterinary issues. Dr. Khalsa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a Fellow and Professor of the British Institute of Homeopathy and has lectured both nationally and internationally. She is the co-author of Healing Your Horse: Alternative Therapies and Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog.

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

Can you make any suggestions for treating a ruptured Cruciate Ligament, left rear leg of small poodle 3.3 kgs. 22 yrs old.

Thank you,
Pearl Rogers

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

It depends on how bad the rupture is. If the ligament is not attached to the bone, you would need surgery. In this case the dog would not be walking on it at all. If the dog is even tip toeing on it you can do prolotherapy on the leg, which is easy and very effective or you can use Myristin for dogs Lastly, Ruta grav 6x at four times a day for a few weeks is a remedy that is specific for the ligament of the knee.

Editor’s note:  See Dr. Khalsa’s article on prolotherapy:

Hello Dr Khalsa,

I have a 13 year old sheltie, Luke, who developed mouth cancer. He eats a fresh raw meat diet, has had as little exposure as possible to toxins, but is handicapped so he is in a doggy wheelchair. He is a tough, lively boy, small, but a little fighter and the cancer is a large tumor on his left side lower jaw, near the nose, protruding outside his lower lip. We are managing it with frankincense oil and a variety of herbs and mushrooms for building immunity. It has grown once, dissolved, then grew again and is currently dissolving away. It has been about two months since diagnosis. He is on no conventional meds. I was wondering if there is help/support with homeopathy?

Thank you

Marie Davino

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Sometimes Cansema Salve by can work to help dissolve and pull out the tumor. They are very helpful and here is a Cansema Salve specifically for pets.

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

Can you help me with homeopathy suggestions to cure perianal fistula  afflicting  my 7 year old black lab? She has been suffering for the past two years with multiple open deep fissures around her anus that seems to be getting worse . I have been to my local vet who prescribed a $300/ month external cream which was not sustainable.  I have consulted a holistic vet that gave me diet options for her for a novel protein.  For the last two years I have her on Blue Wilderness, no grain kibble . I add sweet potatoes to her food daily. I also give her fish oil and turmeric/curcumin supplements.  I clean her twice daily with   pure aloe vera, a Betametasona/Clotimazol/Gentamicina cream and a couple of drops of high grade organic oregano oil. Occasionally I have put organic tumeric powder directly on her open anal fissures. Nothing seems to help.

I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks you in advance.

Janet London  – Cape Cod MA.     [email protected]

Dr. Deva Khalsa: 

This has an autoimmune component so a food change would do little. I would try the remedy Myristica seb 30x three times a day for a month and soak the area with Epsom salts on cotton batting or a rag for 5 minutes twice a day.  Because of the autoimmune component I also suggest you make a consult with me.

Hi Dr. Khalsa,

I have an orange cat who is about 1.5 years old. She loves to play in the garden, and to hide behind bushes and watch goings on in the yard.  I’ve had her on raw food since she was a kitten, but she frequently asks for Blue Wilderness kibble (grain free). She’s putting on weight and now looks a bit chubby.  Do I just refuse to feed her when she cries for food, or is the weight gain a sign of some problem?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

If she likes kibble there is no reason not to give her some Blue Wilderness. For me, a bit chubby but happy is OK.

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Editor’s Note:   The second edition of Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog is now available. It’s an exceptional book with information not offered in any similar work. I recommend it highly!

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About the author

Deva Khalsa

Dr. Deva Khalsa V.M.D. is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a Fellow and Professor of the British Institute of Homeopathy and has lectured both nationally and internationally. She is the co-author of ‘Healing Your Horse: Alternative Therapies’ and Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog‘. Her practice includes homeopathy acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, nutrition, N.A.E.T, J.M.T. and other modalities. Her philosophy is to use whatever it takes to restore health. Dr. Khalsa’s practice is in New Zealand but she consults by internet and phone with pet owners from the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Europe and the UK.


  • Dr Khalsa my Myra (wire haired pointing griffon) has just been diagnosed with stage3 lymphoma. She starts chemo this week. I would also like some homeopathic suggestions. Thank you Lynette

    • Lynette, please watch the docu-series “The Truth About Pet Cancer”. Part-1 is here:

      I’m not sure if all 7 episodes are free online, but if not, there is a way you can order the whole series. Don’t be so fast to start chemo therapy until you’ve heard all the facts about how people are using natural means to cure pet cancer.

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