Veterinary Homeopathy

Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa – May 2020

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Written by Deva Khalsa

Dr. Deva Khalsa answers veterinary questions each month. This month she addresses a fractured leg in a dog, pre and post treatment remedies in tooth extraction, Astaxanthin for prevention of cataracts and more.

Hello Dr. Khalsa,
My Golden Retriever took an ambitious leap from a small bridge and suffered a hairline fracture of her front left leg.  How do I speed healing and what restrictions must he have?

Thank you

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

As I do not know what kind of fracture this is and also how it was stabilized I cannot comment on restrictions. Symphytum off 6x or 30x is the remedy that heals bones and you can give it three times a day for a month

Dear Dr. Khalsa,
We have a 5-year old border collie who spends a lot of time outdoors.  Is there a prophylactic homeopathic protocol to protect a dog from Lyme disease?

Thank you
Aisling Berne

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

I do like a small clove of crushed garlic a day. Here is my article on garlic.

Hello Dr. Khalsa,
Our cat is going to have two teeth pulled. What remedies (and potencies) might we give her prior to and after the operation?

Thank you
Daniel Osborne

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Arnica 6x a few times prior and 6x a day after the procedure for a week
Calendula 30c- three times a day for a week

Dear Dr. Khalsa,
Is there any way to prevent cataracts as dogs grow older?

Thank you
Elias Fischer

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Cataracts are actually rather rare in dogs but a good supplement to protect from them is Astaxanthin – here is an article I wrote:

Hello Dr. Khalsa,
My daughter has three dogs and four cats. She would like to know if there are any homeopathic remedies or other holistic methods to prevent ticks.

Thank you
Joanne    [email protected]

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

I wish there were!

Dear Dr.
My friend has a St. Bernard dog, 8 years old.  He is itching and biting and scratching himself.  It’s worse in summer heat than winter. His fur is very thick. He’s had all the shots and worm pills. We live in India on a farm.


My son’s German Shepherd Lab mix doesn’t like kibble, so I cook chicken plus cabbage, carrots, kale dandelion greens, oats or rice.  Is she getting enough nutrition, or what else should I add to it?  She is healthy, medium build, 9 years old, loves to run. As mentioned, we live in India.

Thank you
Ranjit Grewal  [email protected]

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

The diet you mention is beautiful and just fine.   As far as the itching and biting, I have no case history to go by.  The thick coat will be a problem in the summer, anyway.  You can try Sulphur 200c once a week for 6 weeks and see what happens.

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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.

Available from:


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!

Nutrients for Cats and Dogs

Using her 30 years’ experience treating animals holistically, Dr. Khalsa designed nutrients just for dogs and cats. VITAL VITIES contain specially selected vitamins, minerals and super-food granules in a delicious base.   Learn more about nutrition for your pet:

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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