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August 2018 – Ask the Holistic Vet – Dr. Deva Khalsa


Holistic veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to [email protected]  Dogs with tumors, a horse with stunted growth, and a cat with dandruff are among the issues addressed this month by Dr. Khalsa

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,

My 6 year old female cat has developed dandruff.   Does that suggest a health problem? What would you recommend?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Hi Brian,

I do not know what your cat is eating and that would make a big difference. I suggest coconut oil about a teaspoon a day starting with a quarter teaspoon and working your way up to a teaspoon over a week or so. By the way, cats usually love it. As important, you want to give her a good supplement containing all the vitamins and minerals she needs as tools to keep her body working. One which cats really like that is encapsulated and very well formulated is Vital Vities for Cats at


Dear Dr. Khalsa

I have a filly, she is 30 months old, Breed: Punjabi Marwari, She is not gaining weight and height. Her dam is 63+inches and her Sire is 66+ inches. Which medicine should I give her. Mam, it would be great if you can give me remedy in Dilution. Tried calc.flor 6x biochemic medicine for 5 months but didn’t have any results. Her Colour is Dark Bay.  Sire is a proven stallion of Majhkuje Blood line ( a line famous for its height, endurance and stamina, a very old lineage of Punjab, traces the ancestry to the Horses of Buddha Dal of the Sikh Elite Nihangs) Dam belongs to old bloodline of Banaskantha area of Gujarat. She is an athlete and endurance horse. The filly’s nature is calm.

Thank you

Harsh Patel

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

I would try Lycopodium 200c – once every other day for a month. Also have her heart checked and a blood test. Horses born with heart problems or liver perfusion problems can have a stunted growth.


Hello Dr Khalsa,

My dad’s dog is 12 years old.  His sac up his bum keeps filling and sometimes bleeds and causes him great itching. The itchy bumps are the worst complaint. Can you advise a remedy?  He also suffers from arthritis and is stiff every morning.

Thank you

Anne Prieto

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

I would use two remedies. For the anal glands use Myristica 30x three times a day for two weeks, followed by twice a day for another two weeks. You should get your dog’s anal glands expressed right before you start and then do an Epson Salt compress (following directions on the container) with a cotton wad or cloth soaked in the warm water and Epson Salt mixture for 5 minutes to 10 minutes once a day for 5 to 7 days right as you start the Myristica 30x and right after the glands are expressed. This will heal the tissues and Myristica will push it all out from the inside out. As far as the arthritis I would first try Rhus tox 6x three times a day and see how he is feeling after two weeks of this. You can give it concurrently with the Myrsitica.  If he feels better getting up, you can see how often he needs it to stay more limber


Dear doctor,

I often feed and take care of stray dogs in my neighborhood. This dog is a stray living near our work place. It had this tumor.  I tried to get help from a vet, but we couldn’t catch the dog. Now the lesion ruptured and the dog became unapproachable. I am trying to give medicine through the dog’s treats. Is it possible for you to make a suggestion?

Thank you,


Dr. Khalsa:

It’s too bad the dog is unapproachable as the tumor can likely be easily treated with a cancer salve called Cansema and sold by Alpha Omega Labs on line.  You can try Dr. Ramaeker’s Professional Veterinary Immune Tabs.  They are chewable and only available on the web at   Alternatively, your veterinarian can order them special for you.


Hi Dr. Khalsa,

My Doberman is 6.5 yrs old and had a benign cherry size mass removed from the right front side of his chin.  The vet gave Amox 500 mg bid. After suture removal on the dog developed an eye discharge, followed by sneezing, thick nasal dicharge with tinge of blood, then frequent discharge of blood.  The vet gave Amox/Clav/Pot 375 mg 2 tabs bid & 100 mg Caprofen bid x 7 d.   Five days later there was slight increase in sneezing and blood discharge from left nostril only.  If it’s Aspergillus, what homeopathic meds and dosage do you recommend?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

If it is Aspergillus is the question. Often sinus cancer causes a bleeding and bloody discharge on one side only.  I suggest a blood test for the Aspergillus. While you are at it, check the thyroid function with a T4 and Free T4 and the CBC and a Chemistry Panel. Take a radiograph (x-ray ) of the sinuses to see if there is any bony lesion or visible mass.  Oftentimes, a specialist has to go in with a scope into the sinus and take a real look.  Antibiotics do not work with a fungus. Sometimes also, (I was an ER veterinarian for some time) you would be amazed at the sticks dogs would jam up a nostril and it gets stuck in the sinus and has to be pulled out.  The most important thing is to find out what is actually happening in there.  A one sided discharge indicates cancer or a foreign body as a fungus would usually be on both sides.

Editor’s note: Dr. Khalsa’s new book will be released in October of 2018:

The Allergic Pet –Holistic Solutions to End the Allergy Epidemic in Our Dogs and Cats​​​​​​​

Visit Dr. Khalsa at her website for information and consults:

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!

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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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  • My Lhasa Apso Anakin, male, born Dec.23rd 2014, raw fed since 7 weeks old. Following symtoms until Aug 2015 when he got his 1st Rabies shot:
    seeking cold, panting, over active, hot spots, itchy. Funny personality, always putting a smile on my face, energetic, playful, playing with toys, hates car driving and does not like cages. I figured he was allergic to chicken and all hot proteins, switched to Rabbit and Duck grinds, some beef and pork, green tripe. Duck necks and feet. He was doing better, but still doing it less often.
    Since the Rabies shot and an airtravel to Italy this started happening and is still ongoing:
    excessive hair shedding, hair is thin on his body (trunk) and rear legs and tail. You can pull the hair with your hands easily, hair breakage, itchy skin once in a while (changed to horse shampoo with essential oils) anxiety especially when left alone (in 2017 my other Shih Tzu died, maybe made everything worse), he bites his left rear leg, he growls when I touch it, when I touch his upper rear flank on the left side its often hot by touch,( maybe he has an injury or inflammation from jumping up and down the couch), he has no undercoat on his trunk and rear part inclusive tail, hair is very thin, the front part, head, neck and front legs the hair is soft and abundant and grew long, after the neck never grew or very slowly, he looks like a lion. The color of his hair in the front got like dirty greyish (should be beige) , on his trunk I see lots of silverish hairs, they are dry to the touch. He has itchy eyes, he goes to wall corners to rub his face. His back teeth are really tiny and you can hardly see them. They are white but have some brown rings on top touching gums.
    Forgot, he has a black belly instead of pink, also on his head.
    He does not drink enough water, seems no thirst, urinary infection, picky eater, digestion is good, never had diarrhea, once in a while vomits bile,
    Since 4 months now he started seeing imaginary things around him, first slowly moving his head, , now its faster and looks scary , like insects are attacking him, he gets scared and runs into the closet or dark bathroom to be safe, he also tilts his head straight to the back. ( I had to leave for 2 month for emergency to Italy and he was with my son, but those symptoms started before that, but maybe made it worse).
    Made a hair analysis 2 yrs ago with elevated toxic elements:
    Alluminum 1.0
    Arsenicum 0.012
    Mercury 0.01
    Berillium 0010

    Nutritional elements had excessive high Selenium 5.35 and Boron 1.48
    Iron was low 1.4
    Additional elements had high Strontium 0.69 and Zirconium 0.07

    other toxic ratios all high :
    Ca/Pb 1000.0
    Fe/Pb 14.0
    Fe/Hg 140.0
    Se/Hg 535.0
    Zn/Cd 10500.0
    Zn/Hg 2100.0
    S/Hg 5059002
    S/Cd 529500
    S/Pb 50590

    Additonal ratios:

    Ca/Sr 144.93
    Cr/V 3.10
    Cu/Mo 216.67
    Fe/Co 700.00
    K/Co 40500.00
    K/Li 81000.00
    Mg/B 9.53
    S/Cu 3891.54
    Sa/TI 10700.00
    Se/Sn 267.50
    Zn/Sn 1050.00

    He has a slow metabolism
    His performance Index endurance ideal
    Speed low
    PAT is ideal range with thyroid slightly higher than Pituitary and Adrenal

    My Vets did not do anything .
    I am desperate to help my dog to be happy and energetic and funny again.
    I did some research and started to give him 4 days ago Thuya 30c 3 pellets one time. He had a 2-3 hrs profond sleep after 2 hours, the symptoms calmed down and than in the night restarted ( imaginary seeing things)
    I gave another Thuya 30c and Lyssin 30c together 2 days ago
    I gave full spectrum amino acids and natural multi vitamin from Montiff and natural Vit B complex

    He is scratching himself everywhere, detoxing? His imaginary seeing things diminished. His hair looks dry and static on his flanks, not shiny.

    How should I proceed ?
    How can I get Anakin’s personality and health back? We need to fix his hair loss, its rediculous how many hairs he is losing, but he is never bald.

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