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Allergies are an extreme reaction of the immune system to common substances in a cat’s every day environment. Feline allergies can be a frustrating problem for cat parents and veterinarians because they can be very challenging to diagnose correctly. Conventional treatments are often palliative at best, and sometimes aggravate the problem in the long run. In The Allergic Pet, holistic veterinarian Deva Khalsa, VMD, takes an indepth look at pet allergies.

Dr. Khalsa offers a thorough look at what causes allergies in the first place, how they’re diagnosed (and often mis-diagnosed,) and what the various treatment options are. But more importantly, she explains how to strengthen the immune systems of dogs and cats without invasive techniques or pharmaceutical drugs. Developed over decades of practice and study, Dr. Khalsa’s methods combine holistic approaches such as wholesome nutrition, alternative therapies, herbal remedies, and botanical medicine.

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.

The Allergic Pet is available from Amazon. For more information about Dr. Khalsa, and to schedule a consultation with her, please visit


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4 Comments on Review: The Allergic Pet: Holistic Solutions to End the Allergy Epidemic in Our Dogs and Cats

  1. There’s some good background on how allergies work here, but the homeopathic treatments are lacking any evidence and aren’t possible to do yourself without purchasing a kit from the author. The diets suggested for cats are completely unbalanced – lacking calcium, taurine and vitamin A and would be dangerous to follow. I wasn’t a fan of this book beyond the research into allergies. I’d suggest being very careful about following any of her solutions without veterinary supervision.

  2. I’m going to have to read this book. Our efforts to stem Mulberry Spot’s allergy have taken us through an awful lot of foods. He seems to have improved on this new food made from hydrolyzed feathers but how long will that last? Holistic sounds good.

  3. When I had Pono and he had allergies, I was the one who diagnosed him. The vet didn’t believe cats could have airborne allergies. But I knew he did because we both got it at the same time. When I finally convinced him it was what was wrong, it took a long time to figure out the right combination of medications to treat him. I would have loved to have been able to try a holistic approach to his problems.

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