Veterinary Homeopathy

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

Written by Deva Khalsa

Homeopathic/ Holistic veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers readers questions each month. Today she addresses a brain tumor in a dog, a lipoma in another dog, urinary incontinence in a dog, a cat urinating outside the litter box and more. 


I have a question regarding fatty lumps/lipoma in my dog.  He is 10 years old now.
I never vaccinated him but he’d had vaccines from the shelter where I adopted him. He was 7 months old then.  This lump started to grow on his right front leg and quickly extended on his shoulder. I think it started early, when he was like 4-5 years old. I’m assuming it’s related to previous vaccines he got as a puppy.  It’s not painful but I’d like to find a solution. I gave him one dose of Thuja 30C a couple months ago and then repeated it after couple weeks, but no change. No long enough? Wrong remedy?

Thank you,

Eniko Szucs   

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

It is simply that homeopathic remedies do not work well for lipomas in dogs or in people, for that matter.  I would try Australian Blushwood Berry tincture given orally and they have a product for pets that does not cause GI upsets and works over a few months to reduce lipomas.  Aussie Pure Pet 60ml

Hello Dr. Khalsa,

I need some guidance for my dog (cross terrier mongrel). Weight 10 kg, small dog. We are in the UK. She is a 13-year-old rescue from Serbia. She had distemper in Serbia whilst on the streets, before rescue. She was spayed.  She had vaccines to travel to the UK in 2016 including rabies. No more vaccines since. Received homeopathic treatment for effects of distemper – her central nervous system was affected. Received Distemperinum and Strych. which improved her health greatly.

Now she has partial urinary incontinence, since June 2023. There is no infection, no glucose. only mild level of protein in the urine. She passes good amounts of urine during the day, but in-between she can dribble on and off. Some nights she is dry, other nights she wets the bed.

Remedies given so far: Sepia 200c, Pulsatilla 200c, Secale 200c, Agaricus 30c, Causticum 200c, and a combo from Hom. Vet: – Sepia30 +Stilboestrol 30c and Rhus. Aroma 30c

Most remedies have helped but only for a while, then they stop working. She also had some Vasopressin 30c which again helped for 2-3 days, then stopped working.   Constitutionally I would say she is Calc-Carb. – stocky build, chunky, loves routine, stubborn (decides which route she wants for her walks) hates water and rain. Obedient.

I feel so upset and helpless for her. Thank you in advance.

Grace DaSilva-Hill – Homeopath

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

You have made some darn good choices for remedies. The bottom line is that her estrogen is low. Therefore, the sphincter that holds the urine in her bladder is weak. Feed her one yam a day (not a sweet potato as yams have a natural estrogen) Also try one tiny pinch of Himalayan salt along with a very tiny pinch of Epson salt in her water bowl.  Lastly sometimes the remedy Estrogen 200c can help.  One more thing- the excellent choices in remedies you made may work much better when she is on the ‘yam a day’ program.

Dear Dr. Khalsa,

My 9-year-old long haired, neutered cat, Hunter (a Bicolored Tabby stray) is urinating in one particular area of my house (a dark stairwell). He has a Vet-diagnosed history of UTI (2021). I treated with Cantharis 30c with great success. His food has been changed to a “Urinary Health” formula. After several months of litter box compliance, he now has started to urinate outside of the litter box.

I placed his litter box in the stairwell as far out of our way as I could, but it’s hit or miss with him deciding to use it. As he ages, he is going outside to relieve himself less and I wonder if he thinks he can just urinate anywhere he feels like inside the stairwell, just like he can do outside.

He does not poo outside of the litter box, only urine. When he urinates in one of 3 places in the stairway, he concentrates in a corner and begins, then he continues to spray all down the wall for 12-14 inches.

I have been giving Sulphur 200c for 3-4 days to see if this helps the problem. He does not have any apparent symptoms of another UTI and when he has a UTI, he is not spraying, just the deep urging and squatting, anyplace, anytime. This urination problem has me stumped.

I appreciate your thoughts and advice on this.

Autumn Starostin

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

This is a bit difficult, as we do not know why he is doing this.  I am – as I read this – unsure if he is marking territory with the spraying or simply not crouching enough within the litter pan.  You should check the pH of his urine, as if this is too high or too low, it can cause irritation and crystals.  And also you state ‚“ The deep urging, anytime anyplace” and that indicates to me a potential urinary tract infection. Why don’t you take him to your veterinarian and have them take a urine sample with cystocentesis and check all the urine parameters first? This will save you running in circles if he has gotten another infection.

Greetings Dr. Khalsa,

I have a 5-year-old orange tabby cat, Henry. He is a little nervous and cautious as a rule but happy and healthy. Saying that. since a kitten he has had a dark, gooey eye discharge on an ongoing basis. It can sometimes have a brownish red tinge.  Even after cleaning the discharge will continue in a few hours. The eyes do look a little red and swollen around the lids.

Do you have any thoughts what might be causing this and what I can do to help, hopefully cure the problem. I am a beginner with homeopathic medicine and would be interested in a remedy for him.

Thank you for your help


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

With cats, chronic inflammation of the eye is often due to a chronic low level viral infection. The way this is treated is to boost the immune system, particularly the thymus gland. Many research papers conclude that a thymus that is not functioning is the major cause for many illnesses in cats.  You can try calendula tincture diluting it 1 :15 in saline eye drops but Boiron also has some eye drops for sale easily on the web that you can try and I like that idea even better. To boost the immune system, you have Dr. Ramaeker’s Veterinary Immune vitamin that you can get at Katies Pet Products. You can call her.

Hi Dr Khasa

My 9-year-old female Lab has a brain tumour located above the right eye. CT scan shows demineralisation of surrounding bone.  Is there anything I can I give to maybe reduce the tumour and relieve pain?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Poly MVA for Pets. They cannot advertise as such but…all cancer cells have abnormal electron transfer systems. The metal palladium is a nontoxic compound that affects the cancer cells’ ability to grow and reproduce. Poly MVA selectively destroys cancer cells, increases the patients overall well-being and appetite and is totally non- toxic.

It works because healthy cells have “oxygen radical pathways” while cancer cells do not. Every different cancer responds to different holistic therapies and brain cancer has – oftentimes remarkably well – responded to Poly MVA. Be generous with the dose.

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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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