Veterinary Homeopathy


Written by Deva Khalsa

Homeopathic / Holistic veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers readers questions each month. This month she discusses thyroid problems in a cat, treatment for arthritis in a cat, Malassezia yeast in the ears of a dog and more.

Tigger is a 13 yo long haired tortoiseshell. Meowing more and spine feels bony, weighs 3.54kg, symptoms over 2 years.   I suspected thyroid issues but all blood tests ok 2 years ago. Weight is stable, but he eats frequently, 4-6 pouches a day. Big hunter, have used drontospot in case of worms, second month in row. Fur needs brushing daily or gets matted. Have changed food a number of times. Never vaccinated, I still have his unvaccinated mum who is similar looking but a fat indoor cat.

Just wondering if any remedies spring to mind or grateful for any other advice.

Many thanks


 Dr. Deva Khalsa: 2 years in a cat is 10 -12 years in a person. He has all the symptoms of hyperthyroidism so, for good measure, I would test him again. It is a cumulative thing. It could have been okay but on the way up two years ago, so it is time to test again.  Because this is what it is, we are spinning our wheels trying anything else.

Hi Dr. Khalsa,

My 6-year-old lab has early arthritis in his hips. He struggles to get up and down but normally has no issue running/walking. The last week, he is putting hardly any weight on one of his back paws. We checked and nothing is wrong with his paw so we are concluding it’s his hip giving him pain.  Is there anything I can give him to relieve some of his pain?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Myristin is light years ahead of any other product and you can get this from Katies Pet Products.  Research found that rats and mice do not get arthritis because they make a substance that continually relines their joints and this has been available for

Hi Dr. Khalsa,

I just discovered ear mites on my dog because the debris moved to an area I regularly touch. I have been putting garlic infused oil gently over the areas that are affected. On day 3 I’ve gone further in. I’m seeing that her inner ear canal has a lot of damage. Can I continue to treat this gently and just go further every day as the mite damage loosens?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

How do you know it is ear mites? The dark debris with ear mites is crusty and crumbly and ear mites are far more common in cats than dogs.  In dogs, what is common is Malassezia yeast in the ears. See these two articles here:

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

Is there any safe cure for papilloma virus? Colloidal silver maybe? I was told the exposure can come from a raw diet as my dog has not been around any other dogs.

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

It is all immune related.  You need to give a good immune booster such as Dr. Raemakers Professional Veterinary Immune from Katies Pet Products and you can carefully apply Cansema salve for dogs and cats from

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

My old boy dog did his PCR stool test and was found Clostridium positive (C. difficile Toxin A/B Gene, C. perfringens Alpha Toxin (CPA) Gene and C. perfringens Enterotoxin (CPE) Gene). My vet is keen to start him on Metro (will collect the medication over the weekend) but i am wondering if there is any natural way to solve this issue?

Thanks very much


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

First of all, your dog should be checked for worms.  Routine flotation fecals are 70% false negative which means worms don’t show up. Sans that worm with fenbendazole called SafeGuard over the counter by weight at 1-800 pet meds. You never mentioned fn there is diarrhea. If so, you can use EM organisms to balance the gut. See this article:

Hi Dr. Khalsa,

What can I use to deworm a young kitten?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

I do not know the exact age of your kitten or what country you are in. Different wormers are used in different countries. I like fenbendazole but you have to ascertain the dose depending on the size of your kitten.

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Editor’s note: Dr. Khalsa’s new book was just released:

The Allergic Pet –Holistic Solutions to End the Allergy Epidemic in Our Dogs and Cats

Dr. Khalsa shows how to strengthen the immune systems of dogs and cats without invasive techniques or pharmaceutical drugs.

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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.


  • Hi Dr Khalsa
    My 9 yo female Lab has a brain tumour located above the right eye CT scan shows demineralisation of surrounding bone
    What can I give to maybe reduce the tumour and relieve pain?

  • Is this the correct place to ask a question? The UK is going to require cats to be microchipped by law 2024. Do you know of any studies on ADRs of microchips on cats, please?

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