Veterinary Homeopathy

Ask the Holistic Vet -Dr. Deva Khalsa – July 2023

Written by Deva Khalsa

Dr. Deva Khalsa answers veterinary questions every month in her column at Homeopathy for Everyone. This month she addresses vaccine induced fibrosarcomas, constipation in cats, cats blocking from crystals and much more.

My cat Kizzy only 10 years old has a cancerous tumor from vaccine injection site.  I haven’t kept her vaccines up to date. I saw no reason to do so. She is an indoor cat but she had them as a young cat.

I have spent hours of research trying to help her and we are in the 11th hour.  I am having ozone therapy done by an integrative. Her tumor is on her back and quite large.  Walking is getting hard but she can walk.  She is losing weight has lost 5 pounds since January and she eats pretty well.

I was using Essiac for cats, turkey tail mushroom, tumeric, and supplements from Pet Wellbeing website for cancer. I tried ivermectin and panacur as well.

I appreciate any advice you can offer.


 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

The vaccine induced fibrosarcoma’s are very hard to handle. Here is an article I wrote:  Remedies do not work very well and the tumor is quite large and growing so we are at a disadvantage.  In general, I recommend Monolaurin be given before and after every Rabies vaccine to kill the numerous cancer viruses it contains.

 Dr. Khalsa,

My little cat has arthritis, and finds it hard to jump up on things, and is even very slow going up and down the stairs now. So, I have these little sets of steps, that I carry around the house for her so she can climb up and down without hurting herself.  Is there anything I can give her that would make some improvement?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Arthritis can be very painful in cats. When I had exhausted remedies and medications for my older cat and, on a whim, I bought the Tesla Biohealing can [for humans] and sat it next to my cat’s bed. He slept there for 2 days in a deep sleep and then he had no pain, walked around as if he had no problem and this crippled cat began easily climbing over fences at 17 years of age.  These were deer fences!

Yet, I recommended this to a few other clients (2) and it did not work for their cats. The testimonials talk a lot about arthritis in small pets and the amazing results. They do not have good customer service.

Hello Dr Khalsa,

Do you have any suggestion for homeopathic remedies for constipation in cats?  Thanks!


Katherine A Kaplan-Locke   [email protected]

 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Good homeopathic remedies are Lycopodium 6x and Nux vomica 30x and these can be tried individually at 3x a day for two weeks. That said, diet is far more important such as adding pumpkin to relieve constipation.  If the cat is very bound up but doing fine, you can try inserting one quarter cut the long way of a baby glycerin suppository to get things moving.

Greetings Dr. Khalsa,

What can I do to help prevent my cat from blocking again. He’s 7 and he’s just had a urinary block and was in the vet for 4 days. How can I prevent this happening again?

Thank you


 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

When a cat blocks, they unblock him but there are still crystals in the urine. Think sand in a water filled balloon.  In most cases these are triple phosphate crystals which grow only in a basic pH.  So try Wysong Biotic pH- urine acidifier – which you can get anywhere and you put it in the food and they usually readily eat it. This is so you can dissolve the grit that is still sitting in the bladder and may re-block him.  Also, lots of water… no more dry food, only wet food and can add water to it to increase fluid intake

Hi Dr. Khalsa,

My seven-year-old Pyrenee’s, lab mix was diagnosed with diabetes. She sometimes loses control of her bladder when she sleeps or will drip urine. Any tips besides using insulin?

Thank you

Eileen G.

 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Diet is very important with Diabetes. Check her thyroid as far as the leaking, as low thyroid can contribute to this but it is actually far more likely it is due to a hormone imbalance.  There are no tips without a consultation for using anything other than insulin and monitoring the glucose.

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

I have an 8-year-old Britney She had to have a cancer lump taken off the under part of her front leg. Within a few weeks another one has come up and it looks like one is coming up lower down on same leg. Vet suggested not to do surgery again said it will cause it to spread fast.  She is on raw dog food, multi vitamin, pet morninga balance, probiotic max, turmeric. She still is doing well and plays and seems to enjoy life The tumor is still growing but slowly What can I do?

Thank you

Teneka Potter-Sansom

 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Every kind of cancer behaves differently.  Some metastasize and some remain local. The fact that one is coming up already means it is an aggressive cancer and is spreading very quickly. There is no easy remedy or herb for this but there are programs.   This would require a consultation.  And I would assume the mass was biopsied so you know what kind of cancer it is.

Hello Dr. Khalsa,

I adopted a dog who is on prednisone after receiving shots to kill heartworm. Any advice how to support his system since the treatment?  He’s had his last shot over a week ago, giving his prednisone tablets once a day. I welcome any suggestions.

Thank you

Carli Garon

 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

It sounds like he is at the end of the treatment and has gone through it without episode.  The most important thing is to detox now. You can start Nux vom 30x twice a day for 7 days and it can be given with the prednisone and will still work. When the prednisone is ended, give Arsenicum album 30c three times a day for 5 days.   Dandelion capsules are also good to help physically flush the lymph and the liver. Here is my article on Dandelion to read.

 Hi Dr. Khalsa,

What is the best probiotic to give a dog? There is so much conflicting information out there.

Thank you


 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Just about all probiotics are dead in the bottle. They also represent a tiny fraction of the hundreds of species in your pet’s gut. If they are not dead in the bottle the hydrochloric acid in the stomach kills them dead.  It’s better to give PREbiotics which work 10x better than probiotics. One good prebiotic is a white potato, cooked and then cooled. Then you warm it slightly and feed it. Do this every day for a month and the good bacteria will regrow naturally. Here is my article on The Gut Garden

 Hi Dr.   Khalsa,

Can you recommend something to brush my senior dog’s teeth with that is natural and safe?

Thank you


 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Baking soda is fantastic. Zymox has a toothpaste that has enzymes that dissolve tartar on the teeth.

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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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