Veterinary Homeopathy

Ask The Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa – December 2022

Written by Deva Khalsa

Homeopathic/ holistic veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers questions each month.  This month she addresses a cat with inflamed eyes and one with a yeast infection, a dog with terrible allergies and more.

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

We have a 12-year-old, Melo (Caramelo), precious, male orange tabby sweetheart. He is one of five outdoor/indoor kitties here in Chile, where we live half-time. There are no predators for cats here. For years he has had a chronic inflammation of his eyes (not only conjunctiva). I am beside myself. None of our other kitties has this problem. Please see photos. I so want to help him! I’ve tried Pulsatilla, Apis. Have a number of different eye drops, including colloidal silver, but am hesitant to use them.

Thank you!! Judyth

Dr. Deva Khalsa

Not only are his eyes watery- which is usually due to a virus in cats- but his eye membrane near his nose is up on his eye and his nose is pale. Have you run any tests for FIV or FELV?  Have you had a geriatric screen to test him for anemia or any kind of organ problem?  That third eyelid up on both eyes indicates a larger problem than a virus. I would do a thorough testing of his blood.


Hello Dr. Khalsa,

Recently my dog had an ear issue that no remedy or combo could help with.  I thought it was an infection. Brown discharge and typical head tipping to the side and shaking. Nothing helped! Tried repping and all the remedies – even tried thuja- nothing helped. I think it’s yeast.  Are there remedies that help yeasty ears?

Thank you

Kelley Palomino

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

It is a yeast which is called Malassezia which lives deep in the ear canal. Here is an article explaining the yeast. Below is a you tube video on ear infections

Unfortunately, remedies will not help this except perhaps (and this is rare) allay the discomfort. The infection is deep in the ear and requires long term Rx.


Dr. Khalsa,

I have an 11year old male neutered dog, 35lbs, itching front area / biting back end most of the day for 2 years. [His companion dog died age 7 Feb 2020 of a blood-filled splenic tumor.]

His itching & biting back end has increased this past year 2022. He also shows separation anxiety since loss of companion. He also licks anus area often. He urinates & poops daily.  He eats mostly air-dried raw beef w pumpkin etc + raw venison, including organs + raw long bones weekly. He gets diatomaceous earth in hot months. He was eating “healthier” kibble, I’m weaning him off, yet itching remains.

He also has 2 golf ball sized soft, movable lumps on his left side behind ribs, near spleen. They’ve been same size for the last 2 yrs. Could this be mast cells & cause itching?

He has no fleas. He’s had only 4 ticks in 8 years.

I’ve tried liver herbs & many homeopathic remedies to no avail. We don’t see veterinarians, we don’t vax anymore… Last yearly vaxxes he had was age 3. Last rabies age 6.

I’m at a loss. What else can I try for the anxiety & itching?

Thank you  –  Kelly M. from Va, USA

 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Well, Kelly, you should make an appointment with me. I do Allergy Elimination 4 Pets, which is very effective for allergies and itching and there are many things that can be used for anxiety. Mast cell tumors do not cause generalized itching and without a consult and some questioning, I cannot advise on the possibility of those lumps being mast cell tumors and most of these kinds of lumps are lipomas.

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Dear Dr. Khalsa,

Is there a way to help my dog Misty produce more milk? She has 4 little girl pups that are draining her. When doing checks on them this morning I noticed how hard they were working for milk so I checked her and nothing was coming from what they were latched too.

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Guinness Dark Beer – she can have some a few times a day.  Works like a dream.


Dear Dr. Khalsa,

I had two cats, one 4 and half years old and one 15, who recently died.  They were best friends. Recently he hasn’t been eating much food like he used to, he isn’t drinking as much anymore. He sleeps way more and doesn’t want to move or play like he used to. He ignores me when I call him and never did that.   Can you suggest something?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

First of all, I do not know what the 15- year-old died from and if it was contagious.  Assuming that he is missing his best friend, I would start with Ignatia 200c three times a day for 10 days and if he does not pick up go to Nat mur 30c- three times a day for 4 days.


Hello Dr. Khalsa:

My dog had a tick on him that was slightly engorged. Pulled it out with tweezers but the mouth was still in it. He has a small lump. I gave him Ledum 200c every 12 hours for 2 doses then gave 1 dose of silica 8 hours later in hopes that it would push out the other piece and would heal the lump. Anything else I should do.

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa,

You can give a few more doses of Silicea over two days.


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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.

also…. 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!

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.


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