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.
Hello Dr. Khalsa,
I have two male cats who have been fixed long ago. They are 10 & 13 years old and have just started to dribble urine on the floor when they leave the cat box. I have had cats for most of my life and never had this problem before. This started about 6 months ago and it has been increasing. They do not get a grocery store diet. They are fed kibble; Orijen which is high protein which is made of several kinds of meat protein and Nature’s Logic which is made with whole foods. The canned food is Merrick & Wellness mostly. I haven’t changed their diet within the last 6 months with the exception of a few cans of wet food. The 13 year old male tabby scratches when he gets food that doesn’t agree with him and within the last 6 months he hasn’t scratched much at all. I hope this helps.
Dr. Deva Khalsa: I do not particularly like Orijen as it is too high in protein. The first thing to do is to get a urine analysis on both of them to make sure that they do not have crystals or an infection. Urine should always be read within two hours of obtaining the urine sample. Also the remedy Causticum is excellent for bladder tone if this is the problem. A more likely problem would be crystals. Adding Wysong Biotic pH to lower the pH of the urine helps with this and Causticum 6x is for bladder tone and will not help with crystals.
Dear Dr. Khalsa,
I have a seven year old female Irish Setter who developed hair loss after giving birth. She’s on raw foods and gets probiotics and gets Deserving Pets vitamins. Is there something homeopathic indicated?
Dr. Deva Khalsa: Check her thyroid and get a full panel Thyroid Panel 5 with . Also get her on Lycopodium 6x three times a day for three weeks if you find her thyroid is fine. In my practice, I used to joke that you could watch their hair grow on this remedy!
Dear Dr. Khalsa,
I was in a vet’s office once when a dog had a cardiac arrest during a teeth cleaning. My vet wants to clean my 9 year old Labrador Retriever’s teeth under anesthesia. Is there a better, safer way?
Dr. Deva Khalsa: VetzLife Oral Spray works like a dream. Totally handles tartar build up. Also, there are anesthetic free dentals in which the technicians are taught how to clean a dog’s teeth very well without anesthesia. I used to use someone on my practice and there are those that actually travel in a van and clean your pet’s teeth- both dogs and cats.
Greetings Dr. Khalsa,
My 3 year old cat occasionally becomes very fearful, hypersensitive to sounds and sudden movements. She would hide half the day. I gave her Phosphorus 30 each time and it brought her out of it. I’m wondering if I can give her a higher dose, since this seems to be her constitutional.
Dr. Deva Khalsa: You can certainly give her 200c once a day for two weeks or 1m every other day for 10 days. Also consider Aconite 30x three times a day for three weeks if this does not work.
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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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