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
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 www.deservingpets.com 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.
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 www.deservingpets.com
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?
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?
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?
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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