Veterinary Homeopathy

ASK THE HOLISTIC VET – Dr. Deva Khalsa – February 2020

Written by Deva Khalsa

Veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers questions this month about her use of Stem Cell Activator for Lymphoma, inflamed pancreas in a Chihuahua, enlarged liver in a cat, a viral disease in parrots, Cushing’s disease in a mule, and Addison’s disease in a German Shepherd. SEND YOUR QUESTIONS TO: [email protected]

Hello Dr. Khalsa,

My Chihuahua was diagnosed with an inflamed pancreas. What would you suggest homeopathy wise? I’m currently giving her carduus mariannus tincture, cheli majus 200c, pancreatinum 19x liquid, lyco 30c and iris 200c all twice a day plus some carbo veg 200c and nat phos 6x. These are helping but still sometimes she shakes and I know her tummy hurts then I give Arsenicum album and a bit of pepto bismal  and that seems to bring her out of the shakes. But I really want to get her to heal from it. I’m giving her a low fat food from Stella and Chewys and some kibble by them too. Can you suggest an alternative solution? I’ve been giving this to her for a couple of months now. Thank you so very much for your help!

Lisa Ford

Dr. Deva Khalsa:
I do not know how your dog was actually diagnosed with an inflamed pancreas. It could have been by an Ultrasound, which is accurate, or a specialized IDEXX test (cPLI)for pancreatitis. Some veterinarians mistakenly believe that the amylase is an indicator in the blood test but it is a very unreliable value and cannot ever be trusted to diagnose pancreatitis. Your dog may have IBD and this article I have written explains it somewhat.

I would also recommend you peruse this site which is an energetic way to deal with IBD GI upsets and discomfort.  Lastly, many dogs have worms and no one knows that they are there. Worm larvae crawl up on the grass and migrate into your dog via the skin in between the foot pads. They can be very insidious.  You may want to purchase Panacur (which is hard to find as so many are using it to cure their cancer) over the counter at 1 800 Pet Meds or Chewy.Com and simply do the three days in food which will safely eliminate any worms. Note that regular fecals are not reliable but the DNA test fecals (much more expensive) are reliable.

The remedies you have chosen and are giving are excellent choices. If they are not resolving the problem we have to delve into other possibilities and choices for relieving the discomfort.

Dear Dr. Khalsa

I have an 18yr old cat and he’s not been vaccinated for 5-6 yrs.  He eats predominantly raw/home cooked food, with good quality meat, tinned occasionally.

Always very healthy, till recently. He has jaundice and blood tests reveal the liver repairing itself. No infection, PRT normal, stage 2 kidney. However, on examination the liver is very enlarged, possibly cancer? At blood extraction vet suggested puss would be dead before blood results revealed.

He’s still here and after 2 weeks, weight now down to 3.67kg, but PRT still normal. A steroid injection was given and he is starting to eat again. I have been giving a concoction of meds (spirulina, phosphorus, chelidonium, milk thistle and a kidney support ). He is “better” after the food (syringe and free selection) and steroid but “he may need steroids always while on palliative  care”.

Thank you
Tanya Bisp

Dr. Deva Khalsa:
Right now, we do not know if he has liver cancer or just an enlarged liver. If it were an enlarged liver, Taraxacum 6x, Ptelia 6x and Aesculus 6x are what I would choose at 6 times a day of each dosage rate. A tea from dandelion would work to drain his liver and you can make it in a beef or chicken broth so it tastes better to him.

Also glutathione, which can only be given transdermally or SQ can be given as this is incredible for the liver. Glutathione is the best thing I have found for both liver and kidneys and giving it SQ would work best. It has to be scripted by a doctor.

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If it is cancer, it is most likely lymphoma, although without a guided biopsy we would not know for sure. For lymphoma in cats I use a stem cell activator product that works incredibly well and cures 9 out of 10 cases. See articles:

You are welcome to make an appointment with me.

Dear Doctor Khalsa,

There is a viral disease sweeping the planet and decimating many populations of wild parrots. It’s called Parrot Beak and Feather disease or PBFD for short. It is caused by the smallest known virus particle Circovirus. It tends to infect Parrot species and those mostly of the Austro-Asian area but also Africa at times. While adult birds that are past a certain age can become infected they are able to handle the disease and sero convert and are basically naturally vaccinated against it

This disease, once in a young parrot, is 100% fatal. Older birds when having a good immune response are protected and basically are naturally immunized when challenged with exposure. In captive populations this virus wreaks havoc like crazy and sets up a young bird to basically develop what could be termed avian HIV type immune disease and collapse. Perhaps you are familiar with this terrible Circovirus caused disease and perhaps have been able to deal with it effectively utilizing homeopathic methods? I would be most grateful to hear your insights and any experiences you care to share.

Best Regards
Donald Wells

Dr. Deva Khalsa:
I am not familiar with this disease and was distressed in reading about it. If a lauric acid product (found in coconut) is given to these birds the virus is killed but they can become immune before being infected. Monolaurin by Ecological Labs is one such product.

Lauric acid (C12) and monolaurin, its derivative, have been known for many years to have significant antiviral activity. Lauric acid is a medium-chain fatty acid which makes up about 50% of coconut oil; monolaurin is a metabolite that is naturally produced by the body’s own enzymes upon ingestion of coconut oil and is also available in pure form as a supplement.

Sodium lauryl sulfate, a common surfactant that is made from lauric acid, has been shown to have potent antiviral properties. Lauric acid, monolaurin, and sodium lauryl sulfate (which is also known as sodium dodecyl sulfate) are used in a wide range of products for their antiviral properties.

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

I want to know about treating Cushing’s disease in my mule (Bubba) with ACHT 30c and Quercus robot 30c. What is the initial dose and how long will he have exaggerated symptoms before he levels out? Below are more details:

Bubba developed laminitis about 6 months after I bought him and that’s when I had blood work done and found out he had Cushing’s. He is 19 years old and it was late summer when I bought him so he hadn’t developed his shaggy coat yet.

I ‘ve had him about a year and a half now and this is his second bout of laminitis. The first one was due to the fact that I didn’t know anything was wrong with him and was feeding him a rich diet.

Bubba tends to be on the thin side even though he eats normally. His main symptoms are his trouble with laminitis, being insulin resistant, and low thyroid. He is on Prasend, a small dose of thyroid medicine and a low sugar diet including first cut hay with a forage multi vitamin pellet.

His big issue is his feet. As soon as the weather turned cold and the ground froze up, he foundered. I spoke with a homeopathic pharmacist who said it was okay to use the Prasend (pergolide) with the homeopathic remedy but to monitor his levels closely as they will both work to bring his Cushings levels down.

Ultimately, I’d like to treat with the homeopathic remedy only, as Prasend can be hard on stomachs. His leptin level was high, which my vet told me was more of the metabolic syndrome and to be very careful with his diet (which I am.)

Is there a homeopathic remedy that would keep his blood sugar be more level that I could use in conjunction with the other treatments, too? He is worse from the cold, sweet food and definitely hard ground.

Thank you,

Dr. Deva Khalsa:
I have found that homeopathy can sometimes help with Cushings but Chinese Herbs provide reliable help for patients. One of the most common herbal combinations used is Rehmannia 11.

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

I have a 3-year old German Shepherd cross lady.  She was a born in the dog pound then transferred to a rescue. I adopted her when she was 4 months old. The Thursday before Christmas I was worried about her as she was off her food and had vomited a couple of times.

I brought her to the vets and they said she had an ear infection with ear mites so prescribed an ear drop once a day.  She deteriorated over the weekend and was vomiting brown fluid and had lost 4 kilos by the Monday.  I brought her back to the vets and they gave her an anti-nausea injection and said it could be an ulcer to bring her back on Friday x-ray and bloods.

There was no improvement and Bella was really deteriorating rapidly. She was hardly able to walk and was very weak. She stopped drinking water. The vet that saw her knew she was in a bad way so put her on a drip and took bloods and did an x-ray.  She ended up in the pet emergency hospital for Christmas and they have diagnosed Addison’s disease,

She has been responding well to the tablets and thankfully is back eating and drinking. Her last blood test was all in range which is great and she is being weaned off the steroid but will remain on the Florinef for the rest of her life.  I use homeopathy for myself and was wondering if there would be a remedy which would help her.

Thanks for your help.
With kind regards

Dr. Deva Khalsa:
Homeopathy, in my experience, does not help with Addison’s disease. I know that the Florinef is expensive, but it does work well. All of her symptoms do sound like Addison’s disease.  I have even used stem cell activating products with Addisonian patients to no avail.

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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.

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  • I need a holistic approach to getting rid of a staph infection for my dog , Vet gave him antibiotics and it went away but as soon as the meds are done the staph infection comes back , really need help with this , PLEASE 04/16/2020 [email protected]

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