Veterinary Homeopathy

Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa – Jan 2015

Written by Deva Khalsa

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers veterinary questions from readers – January 2015.

Each month Dr. Deva Khalsa V.M.D. will answer 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.


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Hi Dr. Khalsa,

My cat has acne on her chin.  Is there a natural and / or homeopathic way to treat that?


Dr. Khalsa:  Easy. Silicea 6x twice a day for two weeks. Wait two weeks and give Silicea 6x once a day for two weeks. Brush them off as they work out of the skin

Dear Dr.

Right after being spayed, my 6 month old cat started losing hair.  She was fine before that.  Have you any suggestions?

Dr. Khalsa: How old was she when she was spayed? New research is out which shows it is much better to spay them as old as you possibly can.  I would try Lycopodium 6c once a day for two weeks and also get her on Vital Vities for Cats by Deserving Pets at the same time.

Dear Dr. Khalsa

My 10 yr old cat was walking stiffly and I took her to the vet, who diagnosed chronic arthritis. He wanted to give her Rimadyl, but my research showed that it had serious side effects. Is there a safer method?  She still gets around pretty good and doesn’t seem in much pain.

Thank you

Philipe Laborieux

Dr. Khalsa: There are a number of things you can give. It depends on how finicky your cat is and how easily she is medicated. Rimadyl was created for humans but when it became apparent that it was destroying their livers they changed the patient to dogs and cats.  You can try Rhus tox 6x twice a day for three weeks.  Also powdered green lipped sea mussels are usually palatable for cats. A great product is Myristin which works fantastically for arthritis but it is in a chewable tablet and they have to be interested in eating it. You can get this at

Hi Dr. Khalsa,

My cat has tartar on her teeth, but I don’t want her anesthetized to have it removed.  She is 11 yrs old.  Are there other options?

Thank you

Bryan Adams

Dr. Khalsa: There are many options. Raw chicken necks help keep the teeth clean as a routine. VetzLife Oral Care Spray or Gel softens and eliminates tartar and can reverse oral disease.  You just brush it on with a toothbrush or warm washcloth, ideally before bedtime.  After a few applications the softened tartar can be removed with a washcloth.   In addition, a product called LEBA III is also very effective in removing and preventing tartar. Both products contain safe herbal extracts. If your cat seems to build up tartar like nobody’s business, there’s a homeopathic remedy, called Fragaria, that may solve the problem.  Purchase it from a homeopathic pharmacy as Fragaria 6x and administer a pellet twice a day for a month.

Greetings Dr. Khalsa,

My boxer was diagnosed with Ranula. It’s a very early case. Is there a homeopathic treatment for this?


George Delaney

Dr. Khalsa:  You can give Apis mell 30c three times a day along with Silicea 6x twice a day and watch it.  You may have to do this for a few months. The Silicea is given at a totally separate time away from the Apis.

Hi Dr. Khalsa,

My dog has recently developed a sort of skin rash which is spreading along his leg. Could this perhaps be mange? I have purchased several ointments for dogs, which has helped partially or didn’t help at all. Could you please advise what sort of skin disease is this and how I could treat it?

Thank you



Dr. Khalsa:   The elbow could be anything. Cancer. Fungus such as malassezia.  It looks like more than a simple rash for sure.  You need to have someone see it first hand and make a diagnosis.



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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.


  • My dog, a neopolitan hound, aged 3 years, has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. He had been left with a caretaker when he was young and had been ill treated and beaten up. Now he is in a loving environment. He is deeply attached to my daughter and gets aggressive if someone (strangers) come near her. He comes between her and other family members if they happen to get close to her. He is rather possessive and very aggressive to strangers. If anyone scolds him(family members) he shows extreme fear or sadness depending on the gesture made. If my daughter goes out leaving him, he cries till she comes back. It is not very bad if her husband is at home. He is a little selfish and jealous, obedient only if it does not go against his instinct of a guard dog. He thrives on routine, does not like long walks prefers indoors, cannot tolerate heat. He used to have bouts of acne but now they are reduced He occassionally gets a boil which heals normally. He had been given Ignatia earlier and he had responded well. But the separation anxiety, the fear of punishment and the sadness is still very much there. Now the physical problem; He does not seem to be in chronic pain. But slips and maybe hurts himself when playing which has become more aften these days. He has never been given any allopathic medication except for deworming and regular vaccinations. Please suggest how he can be helped.

  • Each month you give us your wisdom of many years, which may include specific suggestions or just the awareness that an animal needs immediate attention. Your time and effort is highly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Dear Dr. Khalsa,

    Our dogs are healthy and eat a varied organic raw food diet (always with apple cider vinegar, often with brewer’s yeast and or raw garlic). Nevertheless they sometimes pick up fleas (esp. when I forget to dust them with diatomeaceous earth and yarrow). Is there are homeopathy remedy that can deter fleas?

    Thank you,

  • Dr.Khalsa I need your help properly determining the homeopathic dosage for my dog Leo (a 7 year old 106lb golden retriever with 2 torn ACL). He has been chewing at his rear-end for a week and I’m doing everything I can do avoid a doctor visit but his condition isn’t getting better. The right side near his anus looks very inflamed and hot to the touch and feels like a hard lump. Please help me as I’ve tried to incorporate fibers to his meals like carrots and pumpkin. I have purchased some Silicea 30C but cannot determine the correct dosage for him. I will start warm Epsom salt compression immediately after coming across your article online. Please please Dr.Khalsa, any suggestion will help. Thank you.

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