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Deva Kaur Khalsa VMD: Dr. Deva earned her degree from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. From her earliest years as a veterinarian, Dr. Deva trained in homeopathy, along with many other holistic modalities, and soon began developing her own treatment protocols drawing from her rapidly growing knowledge base. Since beginning her holistically oriented veterinary practice over 25 years ago, Dr. Deva has been incorporating homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutritional advice, and allergy-elimination techniques. Today her work is a blend of sophisticated holistic techniques and traditional veterinary medicine designed to best enhance the natural strengths and attributes of her patient. She works with Deserving Pets developing nutritionally comprehensive vitamins for pets. Dr. Khalsa is a regular contributor to Dog Fancy and Natural Dog and co-authored, Healing Your Horse: Alternative Therapies (Howell Book House, 1993). Her website is doctordeva.com

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Nowadays, it's seems that allergy season lasts 365 days of the year. For our allergic dogs and cats, this means battling symptoms that range from dry skin and ear infections, to severe gastrointestinal issues. If none of the supplements and ointments you've tried are getting to the root of his allergies, Dr. Deva Khalsa's new book, The Allergic Pet, is exactly what you need. A pioneer in holistic veterinary medicine, Dr. Khalsa offers invaluable solutions to help you permanently eliminate pet allergies. The Allergic Pet teaches readers how to strengthen the immune system of companion animals without invasive techniques or pharmaceutical drugs, and presents numerous natural health therapies for keeping pets as healthy as possible. Developed over decades of practice and study, this easy-to-follow guide provides valuable tips on wholesome nutrition and herbal remedies, as well as many other solutions that'll get you closer to combating your pet's allergies once and for all. Pick up this book over the holiday season and give your dog the gift of optimal health! Animal Wellness Magazine
This comprehensive guide offers advice on how to deal with food sensitivity, asthma, ear infections, skin and coat problems, gastrointestinal issues, vaccinations, and more. The book features gorgeous full color photographs and the information is presented in an easily accessible format.
From Dogster.com: Hot spots, itchy skin and ear infections are just a few of the issues our Dogster readers have told us their dogs have. No surprise, as I've had dogs with those issues too. The worst was when our dog Sprey developed food sensitivities. We finally got the symptoms - dog hot spots, dog itchy skin and dog yeast infections -- under control after we removed all poultry from her diet. Flea allergies in dogs are also quite common with our readers, and our dog Sprey had that, too. Nothing is more frustrating than dog allergies. Needless to say, I was quite interested in taking a look at The Allergic Pet: Holistic Solutions to End the Allergy Epidemic in Our Dogs and Cats by Deva Khalsa, VMD and published by CompanionHouse Books. The Allergic Pet book basics This is a four-color paperback book with a holistic approach to dog allergies. It's 224-pages long and split into three parts: Telling the Story, Solutions for Allergies and Intolerances, and Finding Food that Works. There are also three helpful Appendixes: Core and Noncore Dog and Cat Vaccines, A Guide to Administering Homeopathic Remedies and Allergy Elimination 4 Pets Procedure. The book is filled with photos plus helpful callouts on Did You Know facts. All of this makes for a much easier read. And for those looking for dog home remedies/dog homeopathic remedies for skin problems, there is a natural approach section to fixing the itch in Chapter 13, with about 25 different suggestions. The Allergic Pet author Dr. Deva Khalsa has written a number of books and magazine articles on dog skin allergies and dog itchy skin. She also wrote the book Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog. A veterinarian for more than 25 years, Dr. Deva Khalsa has been a holistic veterinarian, consultant and lecturer. Her consultant practice incorporates homeopathy, acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She also gives nutritional advice and has her own Allergy Elimination 4 Pets technique, which reprograms her pet patient's system so he or she would "no longer experience allergic reactions to the identified foods and environmental triggers." She's written a number of books and magazine articles, which is how I first heard of her. She had written about dog skin allergies and dog itchy skin for Dogster back in 2011 (when we were Dog Fancy) and our sister publication at the time, Dog World. She also wrote the book Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog, which is still in my library today. Dog food sensitivities, dog food intolerances and dog food allergies I'm so happy that Dr. Khalsa takes the time in Chapter 3 to explain the differences between dog food allergies and dog food sensitivities (also called dog food intolerances). Even though everyone says dog food allergies, what most really mean are dog food sensitivities, which Dr. Khalsa says, "are 15 times more common than food allergies." She explains that pet owners and veterinarians tend to bunch them all into the category of dog allergies. This can cause problems if your dog is having an issue and you are trying to find the right solution -- it's different for a dog food allergy versus a dog food sensitivity. The whole first section of the book gives you an easy-to-read understanding of what you and your dog are dealing with if there is itchy skin on your dog, a skin infection on your dog, hot spots on your dog, dog ear infections, dog chronic diarrhea and more. "I've found that food allergies form the important base of the pyramid with all of the environmental allergens piled on top," Dr. Khalsa writes. "When a dog comes to my practice itching ferociously from fleas, I know that the flea is not the sole cause of the problem. The flea sits on the top of the pyramid and is the straw that breaks the camel's back." Section two is all about solutions for dog allergies and intolerances plus dog diarrhea, vomiting and constipation. She also discusses dog flea and tick protection, dog environmental toxins and dog allergy impersonators. She delves into drug dependence and influential organs and glands. Although this may be the section you want to jump right into, the first section is an easy read and helps you get a basic understanding of your dog's situation. The book wraps up with advice on best dog food for allergies, including how much to feed your dog and what not to feed your dog. There are even about 17 dog allergy food recipes, which all looked simple enough for even the most basic of cooks.

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