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.
Hello Dr. Khalsa,
I have two diabetic cats who need 5 units of insulin every morning and evening. Is there some way to treat this with homeopathy? I have tried with phytotherapy but giving them drops which contain alcohol turned out to be a huge challenge and we gave up!! We have already changed their cat food from the Vet (special for diabetic cats) to cat food from a company which sells cat food with no additives, colorants or preservatives (Anifit). Your advice would be most welcome.
With kind regards
Jacqueline, from Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Khalsa: There is a product that is pretty easy to use if your cat’s will eat the flavored tablets. This is Dr. Ramaeker’s Professional Veterinary Immune. Cats only need ¼ to ½ of the broken up tablet in their food once or twice a day. I have used this successfully to cure diabetes in both cats and dogs. There are homeopathic remedies, of course, but the case must be taken and they must be carefully prescribed for Diabetes. Dr. Ramaeker’s Professional Veterinary Immune must, in most cases, be purchased through a veterinarian (he has other products that are not as strong that you can buy but they do not have the same ingredients). I have received permission to carry it on www.deservingpets.com site and you just shop all products and find it and order it.
Hello Dr. Deva.
I live in Brazil, but need help from someone who knows homeopathy for animals. In my city, this does not exist. My Persian kitten of 5 months has chronic diarrhea, since birth that no veterinary medicine has improved. She eats well and I’m giving her food made at home, shredded chicken soup with vegetables, Bach flower remedies, nonfat yogurt and chicken broth without salt or fat. His stools are liquid and do not have much bad smell after I stopped to feed. She takes plenty of water. Urine is enough. Can homeopathy could help her? She is hospitalized at the clinic, but I visit her every day and take food that I prepare. She purrs in my lap, but while not improving, I cannot bring her home. In fact she was left to die in the clinic, and I resolved to take care of her and do whatever I could to heal her. I have five other cats that I got from the street .They are very healthy and happy, and would like to have Arya, that is her, name at home with me.
Very grateful for your attention, Arya also thanks.
Dr. Khalsa: First of all, make sure that she has been wormed. Fecal samples on cats with chronic diarrhea often are negative for worms even though they may have them. Next, she may have IBD which is a more major problem. But we can try the remedy China which can work for watery chronic diarrhea. Give China 6x four times a day for one week and see what happens. Also there is a great product – Essential Microorganisms which is light years ahead of probiotics. I will see if I can attach an article on it for the newsletter. You would give her a teaspoon twice a day.
Hi Dr. Khalsa,
What treatment would you recommend for a dog with a lipoma? My dog had a lipoma surgically removed from the shoulder in December and now it has grown back – the lipoma feels warm. She is a 12 year old female Staffie. She is spayed and not overweight. She has had pancreatitis twice (several months apart) and I changed her diet from kibble, then to Hills Prescription low fat which she didn’t do well on at all – she also started peeing a lot while on the Hills. So I
changed her diet again to a mix of chicken, fish, lots of veg, brown rice, homemade soup, plain yoghurt, for main meals and some dog biscuits and a little Eukanuba Renal for snacks. The peeing has lessened somewhat and is stronger. The lipoma is on her upper left shoulder and is about the size of a golfball. It first appeared about a year ago, and was surgically removed in December 2014 and started growing back about 4 months later. Many years ago she injured her shoulder (perhaps the lipoma is as a result of that?). She also has arthritis and I give her Rimadyl when it’s very bad, but not often. I used chinese herbs (Relief BI from China Herb) which helped. She gets quite frisky and has a superb temperament – a real lady. I am in South Africa –it is winter now, and she does feel the cold a bit more, but I don’t often have to put her coat on. I read about a product called Stasis Breaker (chinese herb) which is not available here, though there is something called Expel Stasis from www.chinaherb.co.za – have not tried that.
I would really appreciate any info.
Linda De wet
Dr. Khalsa: First of all, have a complete check of her thyroid gland which would include, if you can, a T4, Free T4, T3, Free T3. If she is hypothyroid then treat her. Next, give her coconut oil with her food, about 2 tablespoons a day. Lastly, you can try the remedy Baryta carbonica 6x three times a day for one month. You will see the skin get looser if it is working but it will not go totally away… they usually just stop growing. If she is hypothyroid and not supplemented with thyroid then the remedy will not work well at all. I am familiar with Stasis Breaker and it does sometimes work with lipomas. For her arthritis you want a product called Myristin available through www.deservingpets.com It is chewable and tasty and works like a dream. Rimadyl originally came out as a human product but when it was found that it was destroying peoples’ livers they took it off the market for people and made it for dogs and cats. You are really supposed to do at least twice a year liver checks with a blood test if you pet is on Rimadyl. I hate the drug and they even give it now after they spay your dog or cat. A lipoma is typically not resulting from injury.
Hello Dr. Khalsa,
My Clydesdale gelding is biting and rubbing his legs. He makes small round open sores under the long hair. He also has hard nodules on his lower legs and especially around his ankles. These seem to limit the flexibility of the joints but are otherwise painless. His conventional diagnosis is lymph edema for which we give an herbal blend. I have bathed his legs with sulfur soap which stops the itching for a while.
Thank you for any advice.
Dr. Khalsa: It’s a bit difficult to give you advice as I have not examined him. Could he be allergic to bug bites with the itching and nodules? He could also be allergic to the bedding in his stall. I would (1) Change his bedding and see if that makes a difference (2) Spray a natural bug repellent on his legs and see if that helps at all (3) Put him on Apis mel 6x in his drinking water in his stall for a few weeks and see what happens. You can also use Rhus tox 6x along with it. (4) You can also spray the skin with a diluted 1:10 calendula tincture mixture. It sounds to me like he is allergic to something.
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