Veterinary Homeopathy

Ask The Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa  – June 2023

Written by Deva Khalsa

Dr. Deva Khalsa answers veterinary questions every month in her column. This month she addresses conjunctivitis in a cat, a dog with pyometra, a dog that bites and much more.

Dear Dr Deva,

Could you please help me with conjunctivitis in a middle-aged female cat. We adopted this cat around a year ago from our local village, she lived outside initially for many months, but after gaining her trust she’s like a normal house cat now. Her inner eye lids are swollen, light pink in colour, and the discharge from the eyes seems worse early morning and evening. The colour of the discharge can be a light yellow amber colour, ranging to a light pinky red colour, the discharge clogs up and gets crusty under the eyes. She licks her paw and regularly scratches her eyes and the area just above the eye is very dry.

We did take her to the vet and they prescribed eye drops, but there was just no way we could get them in her eyes, as she would run away when we tried. Is there any remedy you could suggest for this?

Many thanks for your help,

David Haysom

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Most of the time, chronic redness, and the cat’s eyes is due to a virus, and there are a number of viruses that can become chronic. The best way to handle this is to boost the cat’s’ immune system so that the virus is kept at bay. Just like people with herpes can get flare ups when they’re stressed and their immune system is a bit depressed, a feline virus flares up and takes hold when the immune system falters.

Dr. Raemaker’s Professional Veterinary Immune powder is a very good product that boosts the immune system. www.raemakersnutrtition.com also has a daily vitamin that is less expensive that you can try first. Also, fresh aloe vera from a live plant rubbed on her eyes and eyelids (it can get into the eye if her eye is not totally closed and will only be good for the eye (make sure no dirt or debris is in the live plant aloe vera gel) 4 times a day for a few days may produce remarkable results


Hello Dr. Khalsa,

I have a 9-year-old female dog who is a mix of Chihuahua, Jack Russell, and Yorkshire Terrier. She is not spayed. Last year I noticed that she was in heat two times in a row, with only some weeks pause in between the two cycles.

Sometime later, she started smelling fishy on her rear end.  Then, at some other point, I noticed she was lactating and also building a nest in the backyard. So she had a false pregnancy.

Now I’m very concerned because she keeps licking her teats very often (like I said, I noticed it last year and now she is still licking her teats a lot. I’m very nervous because I just learned about the deadly uterus infection that female dogs can develop if they have never been bred in their lives.

I’m wondering if there is a homeopathic remedy I can give her to prevent that terrible uterus infection.

Thank you,

Belinda

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Pyometra is what this uterine infection is called.  Dogs are not like humans. Every time they go into heat all the hormones will act like they are pregnant and the uterine wall will get spongy and thick. When this happens often enough the uterus becomes a petri dish for infection. If the cervix is closed the uterus fills up with pus and bursts and kills the dog. It is a very, very, very dangerous situation and you should spay her immediately.


Dear Dr. Khalsa,

I have a spayed 7 y.o. bitch that will only eat enough to stay alive. Rail thin, she is a couple of pounds under her usual weight. She has been like this since she was spayed 2 years ago. I feed raw, ground meat, bones and organs. She eats beef the best, but I offer her all kinds of meats….just eats a tablespoon at best. She has been to 8 different vets, a chiropractor. I know she has a lot of acid reflux because she swallows a LOT. She gets Gastroplus, but it does little good. She will go 3-4 days without eating….drinks water though. Suggestions?

Thanks so much

Cindy

 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

This is not a ‘here’s the homeopathic remedy’ situation. I suggest you make a consultation with me. The one thing to consider is tapeworms which a dog gets from fleas and eating dead animals. That said, she does not eat and this is not what we see with tapeworms. Rather, they are ravenous and yet lose weight.  I do suggest a consultation.


Hi Dr Khasla,

My daughter’s dog is 6 months old and a cross between Maltese /Shitzu. They cannot leave him alone in the house and they can’t bring him out as he barks at everyone human and animal. He bites his owners when he gets excited.  He gets excited when he sees me and if I lift him, he tries to bite me. Any noise at all sets him off.  I was in my daughter’s car because she had to go to the shop. When my daughter got out of the car, he became hysterical.  I took him on my lap but he jumped onto the window howling and when anyone passed, he really lost it.  He calmed when my daughter returned. I gave him Aconite, Arg nit, Puls and Hyos but none of those helped.

Thank you

Irene Stevenson

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

I would try Lachesis 200c once a day for 3 days and watch. If improvement, then continue twice a week for a month.  If this does nothing, try Tarentula Hispanica 30c three times a day for one week.


Hello 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

Gina

 Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Crystals and sand form in a pH that is alkaline. Give him Wysong Biotic pH in the blue bottle in his food every day to keep his urine acidic. As I do not have a urine sample from a non-problematic urine to see what his normal pH is I am only giving you advice from what usually happens.


Good day Dr. Khalsa,

I have six small dogs with a flea infestation, I try everything and so far, the best option is Diatomaceous earth. Can you please tell me how to get rid of the fleas?

Thank you

Sarina

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Each female flea jumps on the dog only to get a blood meal and to then lay hundreds of eggs. There are nematodes you can put in your yard that eat the fleas but as far as inside the house, to be perfectly honest, one needs to give one of those flea products for one to three months to handle them all as they will jump on the dogs and die so no more eggs are produced that make more fleas.


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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.

https://www.amazon.com/Allergic-Pet-Holistic-Solutions-Epidemic/dp/1621871827

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. http://www.doctordeva.com

1 Comment

  • Dear Dr.Khalsa
    Kitten 3 months moving to a new family. He will leave his mother. He will be on the bus for 20 hours. What can be given to a kitten to reduce the stress of separation from mom and travel stress?
    Thank you,
    Julia

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