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The American Kennel Club Gazette
The American Kennel Club Gazette in the article "Homeopathy An Alternative" states:
Pugsly made his first visit to Dr. Khalsa and she looked at the X-ray my vet had taken. She concurred with the diagnosis, but not the prognosis. On the first visit I was afraid to ask to many questions. Her quiet, gentle manner, the little pills, and my own fascination with Pugsly's reaction to the treatment drove all my questions out of mind.
Pugsly was noticeably better by the end of the visit, no doubt due to the therapeutic effects of the acupuncture. I left with instructions to give him the remedies three times a day; not to let him do any jumping or strenuous exercise for a week and to bring him back in two weeks.
I was shocked. She seemed to have treated him as though he had nothing more than the common cold. I decided to wait and see, yet by the end of the week he was fine. That sounds so simple, but to anyone who has lost one, let alone two Dachshunds to disc disease, it is a miracle. Without cortisone or surgery, he was fine.
On his third visit to Dr. Khalsa, she pronounced him well and assured me that with regular checkups and adjustments he would be just fine.
Less than six weeks after Dr. Khalsa first treated him, Pugsly won an Open-All-Age Dog Stake over 22 other dogs at a Dachshund field trial. As if to prove her right, Pugsly has blossomed into an all round performer. He completed his C.D. six months after his first visit to Dr. Khalsa and received a working certificated from the American Working Terrier Assn. the next day and regularly goes to ground on woodchuck, staying at the job until the hunt until it is finished. He then completed his field championship.
Pugsly and I have a wonderful bond that continues to grow stronger, perhaps because I realize how close I came to losing him. But thanks to Dr. Khalsa's quiet, calm attitude I was able to open my mind to a "new" way of medicine. And through her homeopathic veterinary care, I have found a happy, healthy alternative to surgery, cortisone, and the heartbreak of disc disease.
The Bucks County Courier Times
The Bucks County Courier Times writes:
Yoda, a champion blue merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi, is one hurtin' pup. His owner: Donna Lonnquist, thinks he injured a hind leg.
As Yoda gazes trustfully at this veterinarian, Deva Khalsa, Lonnquist outlines her pet's symptoms. "He doesn't want to jump, he's bunny-hopping off the back steps. His back's out of whack.", she said.
Her dog is short of leg, but long of spine- as Khalsa explains it. "A dog's back is a suspension bridge." She notices the canine seems to be arching his back and recommends laser treatment, acupuncture and a blood test for Lyme disease.
A few minutes later, Yoda had a row of hair-thin acupuncture needles stuck in his back. A few sessions of laser treatments after that, he was winning agility titles on the show circuit.
Dr. Khalsa's approach is what brings Lonnquist and Yoda from their home in Delaware County to the Animal Healing Center in Lower Makefield. To paraphrase the classic description of human holistic medicine, Khalsa treats the whole animal.
Yoda visits another veterinarian closer home, but "For anything major, I come here." said Lonnquist, who breeds corgis. "I don't like to over medicate my animals. I like the way she goes about things."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer writes:
Tara Kulas, of Stockton, N.J., first took her 2- year old Newfoundland, Lilly, to Khalsa in December. The dog had been diagnosed with a severe hip problem. The shallow bone sockets had a crippling effect, making even the effort of getting up a painful experience for the dog. Kulas said that the veterinarian who diagnosed Lilly, when she was hardly more than a puppy, recommended restricted exercise and large doses of aspirin.
Saddened by the prognosis for such a young dog, Kulas called a local chiropractor in town to inquire about chiropractic treatment for dogs and was referred to Khalsa.
Lilly received a chiropractic adjustment and an acupuncture treatment on her first visit, Kulas recalls. ‘Within three days of the treatment the dog was running to the barn and could jump into the car."
Since then, the dog has received an injection of gold pellets at acupressure points in the muscles and continues to move with ease, she said.
Cathy Shedd of Southampton, has a similar story of a pet's amazing recovery. While being treated for convulsions, her 8-year old cat, Boffi, was diagnosed as having a non- functioning liver. Remembering a conversation at her chiropractor's office, she got the phone number for the Animal Healing Center.
After the cat received homeopathic remedies, new blood tests indicated it's liver function had improved in a few days. However, new tests also revealed Boffi had the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or cat AID's.
"Her whole system was starting to shut down," Shedd said. We tried so many things-acupuncture to strengthen her immune system, multiple homeopathic remedies and herbs, and even interferon."
In the result of the latest blood test, Boffi tested negative for FIV. "It's amazing. People who heard me talk about how sick she was can't believe it when they see how healthy she looks now."
The Times writes:
Although many people who take their pets to vets are themselves consumers of holistic products, at least half of the pets are introduced to holistic medicine out of desperation. For those skeptics, "Their love for their animals is so great that they will step over any boundary that they have in their own thinking", Khalsa said.
That was the case with Basil, a Great Dane who was brought to Khalsa last year. Before finding out about the allergy elimination technique, Basil's owner tried all manner of food for her struggling puppy.
Tests provided a list of what he was allergic to. After only a handful of treatments over the span of a few weeks, Basil "is much more relaxed and hasn't thrown up since we started the (NAET) treatments," his owner reported.
The Yardley News
The Yardley News writes:
Brandon is a black Labrador retriever with a devoted, loving personality who unselfishly gives his human family much companionship and pleasure.
Three years ago Brandon was discharged from the University of Pennsylvania's Veterinary Hospital. He came home to die. His discharge papers said his death was expected within three to ten days.
If you think this is going to be a sad story, it isn't. Enter Dr. Deva Khalsa, who saved Brandon's life by using a new allergy treatment originally developed for humans.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 2
The Philadelphia Inquirer writes:
But Liz Conner and other pet owners are quietly looking- and choosing- the holistic way.
One recent morning Conner, owner of three dogs, four cats, and 15 guinea hens, popped into Dr. Khalsa's clinic with her 5 year old Irish setter-Boykin spaniel mix named for the popular red ale. For years, he had suffered back-to-back ear infections for with antibiotics just did not work. Poor thing scratched his ears all night and moped around all day.
Dr. Khalsa gave him a special ear wash and a combination of homeopathic remedies in pill form that seemed to work well, along with a laser treatment designed to boost his immune system.
The Courier Times
The Courier Times writes:
Does this particular Shadow know?
What's important is that the needles are causing Shadow little discomfort, and Anthony Tollin, Shadow's owner, isn't too worried about it, either. Anthony Tollin, in fact, swears by both Khalsa and the acupuncture treatments.
More than once he's made the long trip from Fairfield, N.J., to Khalsa's clinic so Shadow, an athletic dog of abandon, who constantly wrenches his back during rigorous field trials, can get treated.
"If it's just a matter or a rabies shot, we'll go to a local vet", says Tollin, a 30th, bespectacled cartoonist. " But for more serious things it's better to travel 150 miles and have it done right. We have a friend who knows Doctor Khalsa and we'd heard glowing stories about her. Now we're part of the Doctor Khalsa Fan Club."
Less than six months ago, Shana, an 8- year old Rottweiler, had to be hauled into Deva Khalsa's veterinary clinic on a gurney, her once powerful legs left paralyzed by a degenerative spine condition.
After receiving her weekly acupuncture treatment earlier this week, Shana bounded out the clinic's door on all fours.
"It's an amazing turn- around", said owner Ron Nirenburg, 65, who last September watched his dog collapse in his Northeast Philadelphia home. " One vet told me by best choice was probably to put her to sleep. Now I can barely get her to sit down."
As they have with other pet owners, Khalsa's natural healing techniques have made a believer out of Nirneburg.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 1
The Philadelphia Inquirer writes:
Duke, a mixed-breed dog form Malvern, arrived in her clinic last year seriously ill with meningitis. He recovered, Khalsa said, after receiving a regimen that included Chinese herbs, homeopathy, nutritional supplements and a new allergy elimination technique involving acupressure points.
"It was inconceivable to me at the point I went to Dr. Khalsa that Duke could be saved," said Paul Reitana, Duke's owner. Duke is fine now. It took four months to rid him of the disease.