Veterinary Homeopathy

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

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Written by Deva Khalsa

A chihuahua-dachshund with nodules on the spleen, a Boston Pug with eye problems, a Jack Russel with a yeast problem, an Abyssinian Cat, with kidney disease and a feral kitten with respiratory problems, are issues addressed by veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa. Send your questions to [email protected] by the 7th of the month to have them answered in that issue of Homeopathy 4 Everyone.

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

My 11 year-old chihuahua-dachshund crossbreed dog had pancreatitis a month ago and had stones removed from her bladder last year. During the scan the vet found two tiny nodules on her spleen, which he said will need to be investigated further in 3 months’ time. I am due to take her back for another scan at the beginning of November. I was wondering if there’s any homeopathic or natural remedies/supplement I could give my little dog while I am waiting for further examination and treatment options. (She also had two small mammary tumors over a year ago, one malignant, the other benign, which were removed and they were localised to one area, and the lymph nodes were clear.)

Kind regards

Dr. Deva Khalsa,  

Dear Katalin,
You could try:  Lycopodium 6x. – twice a day for two months.  Iris versicolor 6x- twice a day for two months

Hello Dr. Khalsa,

My 8 year old male (neutered) Boston Pug has recurrent problems with left eye. The first time (before I was getting acquainted with homeopathy), my conventional vet gave me antibiotic drops to use. When it occurred again, I used oral homeopathic Euphrasia. It cleared up about 90% but then stayed about there with flares now and then, usually improved by Euph. Last week it got really bad again (weekend, of course). I used homeopathic eye drops I had on hand for human use. It improved greatly, but I took him to conventional vet. on Tuesday. He finally called it Uveitis, although he said that is a broad term. He sees a blood clot at bottom of iris. Most inflammation is in inner sclera. He sent me home with steroid drops to use for a week and then call him. I have not used them.

When it was so bad Sunday, he was very squinty in the left eye (it’s always left eye that is affected). I detected swelling all around the exterior of the eye. It seemed itchy as he thought about rubbing it with his paw. Lots of whitish/yellowish goop. Schlera red and inflammed all around eye. He has spots on his irises that I noticed about a year ago (both eyes) which may not be related at all.

Environment is clean (no pesticides/herbicides for lawn treatment). Not quite a raw diet, but purchased dehydrated raw that I add filtered water to. Drinking water is also filtered (same as ours). He started getting “gray” at about age 2, and now looks to be an old dog. Very active, playful, always a good appetite. Healthy weight, fit and active. No vaccines for 4 years now and will not get any more ever.

What are your thoughts as to homeopathic treatment?

Thank you
Susan King –  [email protected]

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Hi Susan,
Aconite nap 6x ( the Arnica of the eye) twice a day for 1 month
Phosphorus 30x- three times a day for 1 month
Calendula 30x – once a day for one month

Hello Dr. Deva,

I feel like I have a reoccurring issue with my Jack Russell terrier who is only about 5 1/2 months old. He has a little bit of a stink to him which leads me to believe he might have yeast I will attach a photo of how his underbelly area looks. Right now I stopped feeding his DE-hydrated food because of the starches in it (sweet potatoes and potatoes) and I am giving him ground Turkey ground beef with green vegetables and some bone broth and a daily probiotic , in the evening he eats raw pre made dinner. But I still can’t seem to clear up his underbelly and clear out the stink.  could it be just allergies?

Thank you! Lisette  [email protected]

Dr. Deva Khalsa: 
It does not look like yeast as the skin appears clear but the smell may be indicating that there is yeast before the skin changes occur. Please read this article and check his ears also for any dark waxy debris which is the yeast:

Dear Deva Khalsa,

I would love your help with my Abyssinian Cat, female 18yrs with kidney disease. I am not expecting a cure as she is elderly but would love to help her as much and as long as possible.

Her biggest issue is that she keeps going off food. Each new type of food she will eat readily for the first couple of times then rejects it. Once rejected she will rarely eat it again even if months have passed since she last had it.  As a result, she has lost weight and is continually hungry.  When her stomach is too empty, she vomits. She is still eating some of her dry biscuits that she’s always had as an addition to wet food.

She is a shy cat, very sensitive to any noises. She was very affectionate, still somewhat but spending more time alone. She is very graceful and delicate in nature. She used to jump onto tops of cupboards etc., although getting weaker means it’s hard for her to jump onto the couch/bed.

She is extremely close to my son who now lives away from home. She was very vocal with him. She seems quite happy despite him being away other than being hungry.

Thank you for any suggestions.
Linda Rauch    [email protected]

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Hi Linda,
I do not have the numbers on the test which hampers me a bit. Two things are very good. (1) Transdermal Glutathione which has to be scripted at 100 mg a day. Also, Standard Process Feline Kidney Support can help.  Lastly, giving SQ fluids at home -either daily or every other day or even twice a week, helps a great deal.

Dear Dr. Deva,

I need help for my young cat and am at a loss. I adopted a feral black female kitten toward the end of last year.  She is now 17 months old. They say she weighs 6.9 pounds, but I think their scale may be wrong.  She is small and thin, and imagine she’s more around 6 (though I have not been able to weigh her).  While she will snuggle in bed with me and LOVES belly rubs, she is not approachable when I am up and moving.  So, getting her to the vet is extremely challenging. I’d been noticing changes and thought she had some dental issues.  I was able to get her to the vet one time.  She has been diagnosed with stomatitis in the back of her mouth; gingivitis (so far) in the front.  Some teeth need to be removed.

A few days after her appointment she developed an upper respiratory infection and was sneezing violently and constantly.  She was given amoxicillin, which I can only put in her food (Fancy Feast Pate, grain-free, gluten free varieties only).  There’s no way she will let me put something in her mouth.  She got that in her food and got somewhat better but it did not go away.

Then we got doxycycline but she would not eat her food with it in it no matter what I did.  The sneezing can get pretty bad; sometimes she’ll sneeze as much as 10 times in a row, and I noticed some blood spray on window sheers.  Also, she seems to be ok while she’s resting, but once she gets up and moves around it starts up again.  She has been spending some time by the heat vents.

Her dental has been rescheduled in a few weeks unless they get a cancellation before that (and assuming she is not congested).

Is there a remedy I can give her for the sneezing?  There does not seem to be any discharge anymore, and it is not as bad as it had been.

My other concern is that after she has multiple teeth pulled I know she will be in pain.  I fear I won’t be able to administer whatever they give me for pain.  Any remedy suggestions there?

Thank you so much for your time and advice.
Trish    [email protected]

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Hi Trish,
They can give her a pain patch which will work. Just request this.

Silicea 200c – three times a day for 14 days and if that helps but does not do it all, give Silicea 1M – three times in one day – for one day only.

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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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  • Please help. My 10 year old sweet male Shitzu occasionally gets into prolonged 24 hour barking irrespective of any stimulus. I have tried EVERYTHING. No sleep last night again. I gave him Chammomilla which did nothing. Walked him 5 times in the middle of the night no diahrea, urinary straining etc. Trying positive reinforcement Catching him being quiet and praising him. Do you have any suggestions so we can both get some uninterrupted sleep?😭 Desperate.

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