Each month Dr. Deva Khalsa V.M.D. answers selected questions on veterinary issues. Dr. Khalsa 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.
Dear Dr Khalsa,
As a vet I have been seeing more and more cases of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AHA). Do you have some advice for those cases, or are there homeopathic remedies you think can regulate this devastating syndrome?
Thank you so much
Graciela Panno – Spain
It is very true and due mostly to over vaccination. I like to use Double Helix Water and the Allergy Elimination Technique with a vial of their blood as you can see on my website in the video section. There is also an article on Double Helix Water on my site in the magazine section.
Hello Dr. Khalsa,
I have a 12 1/2 yr old female border Collie. She has osteoarthritis in her front legs, elbows, and some spots in her ribs. She has been a very active and happy dog. X-rays showed an enlarged heart. I am a Homeopath and would like some guidance for treating the heart.
Thank you so much
Paula – Canada
Dr. Khalsa :
I have liked Cranolin by BHI Heel for heart problems but they do not make it anymore. You should get her on 2500 IU of Vitamin D3 a day and read the article on Vitamin D3 on my site (http://www.doctordeva.com/vitamin-d-article/ ).
I like to give some extra plain Magnesium as a powder in the food for the heart. CALM about a teaspoon for her size. Also, Hawthorne Berry tincture. Animal Apawthocary has a nice Hawthorne Berry tincture with other herbs for the heart. Homeopathic Crataegus 6x and Cardus marianus 6c ( in a case where it is indicated) are also good. Lastly, Arsenicum album can be a very excellent remedy that helps the heart, particularly with an Arsenicum constitution.
Greetings Dr. Deva,
I wonder if you could provide some insight/experience with regards to my now 7 month old long haired Calico kitten. We adopted her from a shelter when she was 3 months old. When we took her home they sent us home with a 10 day prescription of ciprofloxacin for what they were calling mild conjunctivitis in her left eye. The Cipro did not help but it didn’t make it worse either. She had, and still does, watery discharge from the inside corner of the left eye. The discharge is sort of watery but also has a thicker brownish-red discharge with it. It leaves a brownish red stain on her white fur near the inside corner of her eye down toward her nose. The right eye gets an occasional small hard crust in the inner corner that can just be wiped away. She is a very sweet, loving kitten who loves to play and doesn’t mind being handled. She has a very soft, almost no existent meow. She also has a hearty appetite. She prefers real meat (chicken) but also eats dry and canned food. Normal stool, normal drinking habits.
Any help would be appreciated
Liz La Rocca
Your lovely Calico likely has a virus. I would give her some extra Vitamin D3 ( about 500 IU a day for two or three months) for her immune system and I would also give her the remedy Silica 6c twice a day for a month. Also a good multivitamin such as Vital Vities by Deserving Pets as this is excellent in kittens for building the immune system and staving off viral infections that can have severe ramifications later on in life.
I have an older Cushing’s pony. He’s been very itchy, with weepy bumps. It’s been going on for 2 weeks or so. The vet is not sure what it is. It started the day after I changed his feed, but he had something like this a few yrs ago. The bumps are no longer weepy, just bumps all over and he’s very itchy. The vet said to stop all food and supplements, just give him his Cushings meds, 1 1/4 Prascend a day….and soaked hay.
I was also giving him ACTH 30c and Quercus 30c. What would you recommend for the itching? I think its Cushing’s related but the vet thinks not.
Ponies with Cushing’s don’t usually have the symptom of itching. (At least I’ve never seen it. The production of too much cortisol in the body would have the opposite effect.) You can give him Urtica urens and Apis 6x a few times a day and see how he does. You can also spray the area with Calendula tincture diluted 1:5 to 1:10 with water and see if that calms it down.
Lastly, you can make a mix of one heaping tablespoon of baking soda and one cup of water and spray that on. There are some Chinese herbs that are very effective with Cushing’s in horses but the case has to be taken.
Dear Dr. Khalsa,
My 5 year old Dogue de Bordeaux has a dilated left ventricle and arrhythmia. He is on fortekor, cardisore, digoxin and furosemide. He was diagnosed in February of this year. His heart rate has gone down but he is a completely different dog. He has his good and bad days. Is it too late to change to homeopathic remedies? Can you point me in the right direction?
Dr. Deva Khalsa: It is too late to change to homeopathic remedies. You can add magnesium, Hawthorne berries and Vitamin D3 to the mix for extra support. You can use the remedy Cactus grand 6c and Ars alb 6c in order to provide some additional help.
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