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Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa

Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers questions about training a Shih tzu dog, osteosarcoma in a Whippet, raw beef for dogs, eczema in a German Shepherd and a dog who eats earth. Send your questions to [email protected]

Each month Dr. Deva Khalsa V.M.D. answers questions on veterinary issues. Send your questions to [email protected]  Dr. Khalsa is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, a Fellow and Professor of the British Institute of Homeopathy.


Dear Dr. Khalsa,

I have a 7year old Shih tzu that is pooping in the house. Even when I walk him many times during the day and after feeding him. I am his 4th owner (probably because of his pooping behavior). He is a happy, cheerful pup who lives with me in a small condo, no access to outside unless I take him out. I take him to the same place and offer special treats when he performs and praise him excitedly. His poo is mid mushy yellowish, no blood or pests, I had him tested. His pup house mate died after a year of them being together but he doesn’t seem to be grieving (thought of Ignatia). I have him on home cooked chicken, white rice and occasionally add pumpkin and cottage cheese to try and firm his stools. Two months ago the vet put him on an antibiotic for diarrhea. The first dose worked wonders then slowly they got mushy but not as loose as before again. When this behavior became more pronounced I traced it back to giving him raw frozen hamburger treats.

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa

Hi Laurie,

I think your dog has a training/behavior problem.  And after he goes several times in your house, the house smells like ‘his bathroom’ and he is triggered to go in the house by the smell. Even if you can’t smell it, he can. The only thing I can suggest is training and not homeopathy. Keep him in a cage that is small enough for him to be comfortable and not go.  You can have a few cages around the house. When he is out of the cage he is on a leash and tied to something so he cannot stray into another room and defecate or urinate. Take him out often and reward him.  You will have to do this for a few months. Reward him when he goes and get everything in the home professionally cleaned.  It will take time.

Hello Dr. Khalsa

My daughters Wippett which is about 10years old has a bony growth that appeared over the last few weeks. Radiographs have been taken and she is advised to repeat these is several weeks for further assessment and distinguish any further growth. If it is identified as Osteosarcoma, what course of remedies or action would you recommend?

Thank you

Caroline Hayward – Homeopath

Dr. Deva Khalsa

Osteosarcoma is a very difficult cancer to treat. Remedies such as Silicea 10m, Phosphorus 1m, Tuberculinum and Carcinosin may be helpful.

Greetings Dr. Khalsa,

We’re feeding our cats with raw beef and chicken into which we add a nutrient mix that we purchase. One of the ingredients is liver, but it’s not from organic sources. Are we doing more harm than good by feeding that?

Dr. Deva Khalsa

Raw organic liver is fine for cats to eat daily as a portion of their food

Hello Dr. Khalsa,

My German Shepherd has developed eczema on the skin of his testicles. I’d prefer not to use steroids or other prescription drugs that he may lick off.  Is there anything homeopathic to this?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa

Graphitesis a remedy that might be useful. If he cannot tolerate heat and likes the cold Suphur 6c twice a day for two weeks may be useful.

Dear Dr. Khalsa

Our Golden Retriever has a penchant for eating earth. We try to stop her but we’re not always successful.  Can we do something homeopathically?



Dr. Deva Khalsa

You can use a cell salts mixture every day twice a day and also add a good multivitamin/mineral that has absorbable minerals.  For instance, calcium from dried bone meal is not absorbed.  Canine Everyday Essentials from Deserving Pets is a good mineral/vitamin supplement.

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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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  • Dear dr. For how long can a dog go from not peeing ? some days when we work long hrs like 7 or 8 hours and hv to leave the dog athome –is that ok or not?

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