Veterinary Homeopathy

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

Written by Deva Khalsa

Allergies in a Great Dane, osteosarcoma, a Chihuahua that continues to lick furniture and cats that are too fat are situations Dr. Khalsa gives advice on in this month’s column.
Holistic veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa answers veterinary questions from readers. Send your questions to [email protected]

Each month holistic veterinarian 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 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 Khalsa,

I am from Greece. I have a female dog with osteosarcoma in her back leg. I would like to do homeopathy to save my dog. She is about 25 kilos, about 5years old. Can you help me please?

Maria Kiosse Argyriou  

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

The two remedies that I have found most helpful with osteosarcoma are Silicea 1M or 10M and Phosphorus 1M. The Phosphorus dog is effervescent, attentive, demanding, loving and can be the life of the party. You have to pick one remedy and give it three times a day at that high potency for a few weeks.  If your dog seems the fragile type, choose Silicea. That said, it slows it if it works but does not cure it.


Hello Dr. Khalsa,

I have been using homeopathic remedies since 1985 on my dogs. I have a 4 year old Great Dane that has some allergy issues and it has become severe. Just above his nostrils it begins to swell to the point that he has trouble breathing. It is worse at night and it is on both sides. I have used saline solutions. His nose drips early in the morning, it is clear, not sticky and no color. After a few hours it seems to subside. He has scratched himself to the point where he has caused damage to his nose. I don’t believe it is food related. I am sure it is environmental. I live in Florida and he has been with me since he was 10 weeks old. I have a 9 year old Great Dane and he does not seem to be affected the way that my younger one is. I would appreciate any suggestions.

Thank you,

Vivian St Pierre 

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Hi Vivian,

For this I believe you should make an appointment with me at  Food is the base of the pyramid of all allergies. My allergy book is coming out – not sure when- has gone to print but will be by January 2019 for sure.  It explains it all. That said, it is a case that needs a detailed program. You can peruse my site and read the first article on allergies in the magazine section.


Hi Dr. Khalsa,

I have a Deer Chihuahua around 7 years old who still continues to lick furniture, pillows, etc and the blanket is wet all day and night. Also his neck glands get large and hard, on and off.  He has bouts where he also chews on his hind leg/paw.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

I would make sure he has all he needs as far as a supplement because sometimes they are missing something in their diet that they need. You can try Canine Everyday Essentials as it is a complete vitamin/mineral microencapsulated product that is totally balanced and absorbable.  You can also give Silicea 30c twice a day for one month for the glands. You may want to have him examined by a veterinarian and get a Lyme test if you live in a high Lyme disease area.


Dear Dr. Khalsa,

We feed our cats raw food which we make ourselves. We also give them Blue Buffalo dry. They have both become too fat and are always crying for the dry food, in spite of the fact that they eat plenty. They eat it voraciously!  How do I get them to lose weight? I believe that one of them is a Calc constitutionally.  The other, I don’t know.

Thank you


Dr. Deva Khalsa:

Believe it or not, they likely need more fat in their diet and a good supplement. They should get a tablespoon each of coconut oil in their food and most cats love it. It supercharges their metabolism. Also, yellow butter – which is grass fed butter- is great for metabolism and very healthy indeed. It has to be something like Kerry Gold Butter which is visibly yellow.  Also give them a good supplement like Vital Vities for Cats which is at   After two or three weeks with a nice pat of butter a day and a teaspoon of coconut oil and Vital Vities for Cats… let me know how they do.


Dear Dr. Khalsa,

I have four dogs and only the little one (Teddy) smells bad. He smells bad even after a bath. I have tried everything and cannot get rid of his offensive odor. If he walks in the room I do not have to even see him to know he is there. He eats and acts perfectly normally. He’s also a licker.

Thank you

Debbie Teichman

Dr. Deva Khalsa:

He may have a chronic case of malasezzia, which is a yeast. Here is an article you can read about this. It does not always have to be itchy.  That said, you did not give me enough information to choose a remedy.  Psorinum and Sulphur are good for smelly dogs but I do not have enough information to give you a definitive remedy for this. Changing his diet may also help.

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Editor’s Note:  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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