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I was a little skeptical about using turmeric at first. I was rubbing my cats belly and noticed a cyst the size of an egg -it felt like it was attached to the sternum – and did not move around-and it was not hard or soft. I checked those things as I have had cysts on cats before and these are all the things vets check. Any of my pets that had cysts removed in the past did not recover- even when they were diagnosed as benign.
So there was no way I would have this removed and no way I would put my baby through chemo or radiation (if it were cancer). So I researched and found an article on earth clinic for turmeric- and read the reviews as well. My baby didn’t have anything to lose (except a cyst)…so we had to give it a try. I researched the best turmeric brands as well. One reviewer had mentioned Thorne research group products, and I actually had that on hand. I had bought it for another cat that had ruptured 2 discs in his back for the inflammation…..it had worked great! Now I would try it for this cyst. It is in capsule form and is a special formula so that it is well absorbed by your pet.
After only 4 days the cyst shrank from the size of an egg to size of a marble, and now it felt mobile under the skin. It has now been 12 days (at one capsule daily) and it appears to be COMPLETELY GONE . I will dose him for another 3 days to make sure … my cat did not seem to have any side effects at all- I pilled him and It has been a stress free experience for us all. Thanks to “Earth Clinic “ For the wonderful article!!!
My dog has skin tumors, diagnosed with dermal hemangiosarcoma (and I’m pretty sure it’s from his bad start in life, being emaciated and abused, then put in the pound, where he was fully vaccinated and subjected to neuter surgery while still in an emaciated state.)
I’ve tried cannabis oil and applying turmeric paste (also have tried the Budwig diet on him, but he is exceedingly picky about what he will eat or take in his mouth, which is why I shoot liquid vitamins into his mouth directly. He has eaten some raw, but then changes his mind and wants something else. He never eats dog food – and mostly eats organic. He has not been vaccinated since he left the pound. The small red hemangiosarcoma tumors do tend to dry up and go away with application of the turmeric golden paste, but now he has a larger pink (not red) tumor on his sheath, and I’m concerned about that. I’m wondering what is the BEST solution for that tumor. Surgery frightens me, as I had a bad experience with a dog getting surgery in the past.
Need help! Have a 15 year old pit/lab mix that has something on top of his toe that looks exactly like this except his is a dark purplish color and the fir is gone. I talked to my vet and he is to old for surgery. I have been giving him turmeric and apply castor oil, but I haven't seen much changes a little improvement. He does not want to put weight on the foot. Because he is older I am trying to look for natural ways to help him. Advise please!!!! .
Hello, I just read down through the many reviews and comments regarding tumors, castor oil and turmeric. None of the discussions mention whether the tumor is under the skin or on it. Can we shrink a growth that is under the skin, whether it is cancerous or not, using castor oil and/or turmeric? What about tumors that are located elsewhere like in the liver? Would turmeric cure such a tumor by itself or would one need to add other remedies? Thank you.
I have a 12yo pitbull with an orange size fatty tumor on his leg. About a month ago I started adding turmeric, blackstrap molasses & coconut oil to his food. About a week ago the growth increased in size to about a grapefruit and is starting to ooze blood from tiny holes to relieve pressure. The skin is very tight and you can see blood pooling. He licks it constantly and his body seems to be running a slight fever. Prior to this vet did not want to remove due to his age.
My question – it seems his body is trying to expel the tumor. Is there anything I can do to help limit his discomfort or to help it expel more quickly to relieve the pressure?
Does anyone else have examples of where it was expelled and what to expect?
The fact that the tumor is oozing blood means it's starting to get infected, which also explains his fever. I'm not sure what to suggest, but hopefully Mama To Many or others can suggest some things.
Yes, it sounds like what you are doing is working. It seems that often the tumors look worse right before improving.
I would continue with those internal remedies as they will support the body fighting infection. You might also add vitamin C to what you are doing internally. While dogs make their own vitamin C, under times of stress, a supplement is sometimes helpful.
Aloe and castor oil, gently massaged topically on the tumor can support its healing and may help with pain.
If there are actual open wounds, my preference is raw honey, topically. If possible, you could dress the wound and change the dressing a couple of times a day. In other words, honey on the wound, then a couple of layers of gauze, then cohesive tape to hold it on. My large dog is not able to remove cohesive tape, which sticks to itself but not the fur. Honey keeps infection from setting in and also heals.
My biggest concern with this type of tumor is the risk of blood loss if it suddenly drains a lot. While you want whatever is in there to drain, if there seems to be significant blood loss, cayenne pepper can be used to stop bleeding topically. It sounds awful but it stings just briefly then actually can relieve pain and stop bleeding.
Keep us posted on his progress!
~Mama to Many~
I have an old but happy dog of 14 years who has an apple sized tumour on his front leg. The vet age him 6mths to live and said he was too old for surgery. So a week ago I started applying castor oil and turmeric pack and wrapping it. A week on and the tumour has started to bleed every time I unwrap the bandages from tiny little holes. The blood is oozing out so fast its hard to not get extremely stressed about too much blood loss. I have read on various threads that the tumours do bleed but I am worried about how much is normal. The only way I can stop the bleeding it to pour on cayenne pepper and strap with pressure. Is this just the tumour emptying itself? Our hound seems happy in himself and is eating well twice a day but I keep asking myself if I am doing the right thing by him. Has anyone else in here experienced a lot of blood loss from the tumour and should I just let it drain? Any advise would be very appreciated. Thanks
The oozing from the tumor does seem to be common, but surely distressing. I do think it may be blood and other fluids, in other words, may not be quite as much blood loss as it would appear.
Pale gums would be a sign of having lost too much blood.
Giving your dog blackstrap would help build the blood, as would a chlorophyll supplement.
Personally, even if the draining is normal and expected, (it seems to happen a lot) I would probably want to keep it controlled too like you are doing with cayenne and pressure.
Keep us posted.
Do these tumours refill with new blood as soon as they are emptying? Last night when I unwrapped his leg the blood was spurting out. I am not sure what kind of tumour this is but it does seem to be very bright red blood. There isnt any sign of the other substance coming out. And when it is bleeding is it ok for the dog to lick the blood or will this make them ill? Also the tumour skin is looking quite raw because it is covered 24/7. Is this ok or should it be uncovered? (to be honest I think it would bleed all day if it wasn't covered with a pressure bandage). Very concerned and trying to convince myself I am doing etc right thing here!
I don't know if the tumors refill; I would tend to think not, but I don't really know. Bright red blood does sound pretty serious. Do you have a vet that could help you?
Thanks Mama to Many, we have been to the vet and they have said it will continue to fill with blood and there isn't anything more we can do but make the most of our last weekend with him. Thanks for your help and advise, I really have appreciated it.
I am so sorry to hear it. I hope that your last days together will be peaceful and blessed, and that your happy memories with your four legged friend will carry you through sad days ahead.
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My Dog has a bleeding tumour, its bleeding more than it was yesterday, is this normal? Jed is 13 years
I am using turmeric powder and giving Jed a teaspoon in the morning and a teaspoon in the evening with food. I read some of the site's feedback on this subject and it stated the tumour gets bigger to start with which it has done. I am just worried about the bleeding can you help. Thanks
I am sorry about your dog's tumor/bleeding!
Is it enough bleeding that you are concerned about blood loss or just that there is an increased discharge?
You might try giving some blackstrap or even chlorophyll if blood loss is a concern. How big is your dog?
I would give a 100 pound dog as much as a Tablespoon of blackstrap and several tablespoons of Chlorophyll each day to make up for blood loss.
If it is just draining/oozing, I would try to keep it clean, perhaps with povidone iodine. Turmeric can be used in wounds to prevent infection. So can honey.
If the bleeding is severe, cayenne pepper will stop bleeding. We have used it in wounds. It sounds like it would sting, but it really doesn't. But if you dog was inclined to lick at the wound, it would not be pleasant for him. Cayenne can be used internally also to stabilize bleeding but I have never given it to a dog. I am not sure how he would take it.
Keep us posted on Jed's progress! It is hard to see our beloved pets suffer…
Hi, thanks for your reply, Jed is now on the mend the blood loss was just a lot discharge from the tumour which has now stopped. The next day we noticed that the swelling had gone down a hell of a lot and Jed was brighter in himself. Yesterday there was very little discharge so we gave him a full body wash to make him feel better. This morning the tumour has gone down 75% which is amazing all the stuff inside the tumour is coming away and out so we will be now left with a hole were it was. The question is now what happens next does the body repair the damage in its own way? and do we just keep the wound clean?
Thanks In advance.
What a happy update. So glad to hear it.
Yes, I would keep the hole clean. It should repair itself over time. Honey, topically, may help the wound to heal more quickly if he wouldn't lick it all out.
Hi Mama to Many,
Thank you for all your help it is much appreciated. The update on Jed. So far is I tried the turmeric and yes you guess it he licked it all out when I was not looking and made himself sick so went to plan B the Iodine solution you recomended stated not to put it in open wounds so I am a bit bothered about that. So now looking at plan C The Honey do we just pack out the tumour hole with honey? This is going to be fun lol.
The good news is as well all the swelling has gone down in his front leg and Paw just about back to normal and he is starting to take food again slowly as he wants it. Oh and is back to being alert when he hears a bag being opened thinking there is a chance of food. Which he was not doing two days ago.
So he is well on the way to getting better.
So the only thing now is this big hole to sort out? Do I just pack it out with honey?
I have been down to the chemist today and stocked up with all stuff I need to pack and dress Jeds wound. We have bought the best honey money can buy its called Manuka Honey At ï¿½17.50 a small Jar US would cost about $23.00 but who cares about the cost and long as it fixes our Jed.
So we cleaned out his wound and it is perfect. We applied the honey and put respect dressings on to keep it clean and lick proof. Jed Is as happy as can be and been fast asleep for hours now he is one happy boy and feeling better for it. Just got to wait time out now for the magic to work.
Thanks again and all the very best from across the pond here in the UK.
The packing the wound with honey is what I would try. Honey has wonderful antibacterial and healing properties.
So happy about the wonderful progress! Thank you for updating!
Hi Mama to Many
Just to let you know we are doing as you said and everything is going great noticed the honey is also clearing out the wound of any nasty stuff as well and keeping it very clean as you said.
So I guess now it is just a question of time. Thanks again and have a great day . When Jed is Fixed I will send you a Picture
All the very best.
Just a quick update on Jed. 15 days in now form the start of his treatment with turmeric on his tumour which has all but gone. The size of the wound from the start was very large and deep after the tumour burst open and all the nasty stuff came out and we were left with a big deep hole. Since applying the Manuka Honey on and in the hole it has all but closed up now there is no sign of the tumour it has gone and all the swelling has gone down too. The are that is left as of now has closed up by about 80% so not much more to go. Jed is back on his feet and 100% a happier dog. Thank you for all your help through this difficult time us and thank you to all at the Earth clinic website this has to be the best find I have ever made on the internet.
All the very best to everyone from
Paul and Jed
What a happy report for you and Jed! I am thrilled for you.
Thank you so much for taking time to share your results. I know it will be helpful to others in the future!
Hi everyone, I need some help again with my Lab Jed. A while ago he had a huge tumour just behind his shoulder on his front left leg. With some fantastic help from "Mama to Many" we got Jed back to health again and got rid of the tumor all that was left was a healed lump with scar tissue that was it.
All was good for three weeks and Now his front leg has got swollen up to his shoulder. We kept him on his tumeric but it just stays the same in size, it's slightly red and warm.
We put manuka honey on it and it cooled it down and we are giving him vitamin C tablets twice a day. But it is still swollen and he does not like to get up now and stand on it what can we do to get rid of the swelling. Many thanks in advance Paul and Jed.
p.s. Apart from the swelling he is fine he will be 13 on September 13 2017
Sounds like you are doing great stuff already for Jed.
Is it possibly that he has injured it or had a bee sting?
I would continue what you are doing and perhaps try hydrotherapy, which is just fancy for alternating warm and cool compresses. I have found this to work surprisingly well to reduce swelling.
Use two bowls of water, one warm and one cool. (Not hot and cold – too shocking.)
You start with a cool cloth and hold it on the inflammation for 30 seconds or so. Then switch to warm for 20 seconds or so. Continue back and forth for 7 applications total (4 cool – begin and end with cool.)
This can be done several times a day if he seems comfortable with it.
You could also try a bentonite clay poultice if you could get some clay. French Green clay would do as well.
I mix the clay with water to get a paste using non metal containers and utensils. I spread the clay onto a clean cloth and fold it into an envelope like thing and apply to the swelling. I usually put plastic wrap then cohesive tape to keep it on. (Sticks to itself but not to fur and is hard for animals to remove.) It does help with pain, also.
I know you will keep us posted on his progress! ~Mama to Many~
We found out the cause of Jeds swelling this morning, his tumour is back. We kept him on turmeric from last time we never stopped the twice a day even when he healed up. We now have added the coconut oil to the mix as well just one tablespoon a day with his food. It has come back slightly forward of were it was last time. We are thinking now of castor oil to see if that does any good we are far from giving up the fight. Apart from that Jed is fine. Do you have any other ideas as to what we can do to help him?
All the best
p.s. it is starting to weep again through two little holes in the lump.
I think you are going to become an expert on treating this sort of thing!
What you are doing sounds good and yes, castor oil sounds like a good plan.
You might consider Essiac Tea if you could find some where you are. It has helped many people with tumors and also been used successfully with pets. It is a mild tasting herb blend that you make into a tea. It would probably be remedy to keep him on for life. Essiac contains burdock root, slippery elm, Sheep sorrel and turkey rhubarb.
Essiac for Pets – https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/essiac-tea.html
Essiac for People, with detailed directions – https://www.earthclinic.com/herbs/essiac-tea.html
If you are seeing some weeping in those two little holes I wonder if the tumor is about to drain.
Hi Mamma for Many
It is a sad day today we lost Jed this morning at 5.00am. But I am certain that what we were giving him really helped he was not in any pain and just went peacefully he was two months off 13. My only regret was that we could have done more if we had know at the time what was out there to help fight his condition tumour /cancer. The only thing we should have done was give him a prescription dog food that is available that is 100% good for your do and cancer can not feed off it. I think it was called Hills Prescription diet N/D. If we had known about this at the start we could have killed the tumour stone dead from the roots out and if it can not feed it can not live. We did not know that everything in the regular dog foods cancer loves and feeds off. But everything else we used of this Fantasic website worked We just did not think about the feeding habits off the tumour. I hope this helps someone else. A big thankyou to Mama for Many. All the best Paul
I am so sorry to hear about Jed! You have been a faithful and loving friend to him!
While remedies and good food are important, the love and care you have given him no doubt were a greater part of his ongoing health and his peaceful end.
Again, I am so sorry. May the memories of the happy days you had with him be a comfort to you.
Hi Mama for Many
Thank you so Much for your kind words it is much appreciated. Jed was a dog in a million.
I actually took the trouble of looking up the meaning of his name and were it came from and it is Hebrew which I never would have guessed and jed means "Friend of God" which was quite apt for Jed as he was such a kind hearted dog.
Can I suggest something about turmeric for tumors. I have been using turmeric for years to great effect, I have extracted raw turmeric root and used alcohol to seep over several weeks to extract the essential oil or resin. But I discovered certain varieties of turmeric work better than others, the yellow turmeric seems to be more potent than the orange turmeric. Feel free to disagree, I can only report what I see and I feel its necessary to point this out, to those whom maybe interested. When I used orange organic grown turmeric over the last two years, effect was void. Previous years I used white/ yellow and orange in combination it was impressive particularly with tumours. I source my turmeric from Earthcare Maleny QLD. I am not connected to this business and I am a customer only.
As a fellow Aussie, thanks for that, in my notes it will go.
I just found out my 13 year old beagle has a Nasopharyngeal cancerous tumor that is causing abnormal breathing. I can feel the lump on his neck. The vet gave him tramadol for pain and said limit his exercise. There are so many treatments– where do I start? Budwig? Essiac? Oil? Turmeric?
Karen, go with your gut whatever is comfortable for you and your pet and whatever you have easy access to.
My almost 11 yr old best friend was diagnosed with malignant Mamory Tumor on last Halloween morning. The Vet recommended to have it removed but could not come up with the $$ for the surgery. I have had her on golden paste since and have changed her diet. All of a sudden today she has a high fever and not feeling good at all and the tumor has grown and is all red and hot…Plz what else can I do…………..
I have been giving my dog who has mast cell tumor.. ( already removed surgically & returned with a vengeance just weeks later) TURMERIC .. along with a cancer diet and many other herbs and supplements .. I have been using turmeric powder and also curcumin capsules ( concentrated turmeric extract) twice a day .. she was given 8 weeks to live and the vet said he could only make her comfortable.. that was 4 weeks ago and she was in poor state.. barely moving barely eating… she is now looking normal.
I know I am not out of the woods yet BUT..she has put on weight is eating like a horse and back to her usual self. I also have been using castor oil topically on the tumor and it has just started to open up and weep and bleed .. so using colloidal silver to prevent infection and continue with the oil and see what happens.. but she is happy and shows no sign of pain…so Turmeric has helped her tremendously.
Very helpfull information about Turmeric. I just want to know what would be the right dosage for a 17 1/2 pounds, 17 year old rat terrier .
You will find dosing information for turmeric for pets here: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/turmeric.html
Where do you get your supplies?
I like to get my bulk herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs. They have excellent turmeric and a quality anti-cancer mix – Essiac that people use for pets.
Sometimes I get Frontier herbs by the pound through amazon, preferred organic if it is for a health issue.
How much turmeric do u give a dog that weighs abt 7 lbs and do u mix it with water and how often do u give them the turmeric? thank u
What strength Tumeric did you give your dog & how is he/she doing now? My boxer was just diagnosed with carconinor sarcoma
I have 8yr old cat diagnosed with an internal tumor in his jaw area. I am looking for natural alternative route. I see positive remarks on turmeric, apple cider vinegar, castor oil. I am wondering how much I should give of each or should I try one then add other products later?
I give my ( cat sized) dog turmeric.. she wouldn't eat it if I mixed with food … so I bought empty capsules and fill the small part with turmeric powder plug the end with steak I minced in the blender and rolled a tiny ( small as possible) ball of meat with the half capsule inside . If I make the meat balls small she gulps them down capsule and all -IF I make them bigger she has to chew and she discovers the capsule and spits it out .. so keep them small .. even if you have to do it twice to get the dose into her. I do this for all the supplements she is on for cancer .. so far tumor shrinking and she is doing well .. vet said she was dying but she's looking good in the last 2 weeks.
I would give some essiac tea as well.
Essiac Tea! Yes I bought some but that is the one thing I am not sure HOW to administer? she hates the tea flavour wont drink it… I could syringe it but am already doing that with other natural treatments ( so didnt want to attack her with the syringe again) The tea is Powdered form so can you just use the powder in foo ( like if I hide in in a capsule)??
The dosage is Essiac tea 30 mls for 45 kgs dog daily.
Deanna from Australia, where do I buy this turmeric? My cupboard?
Yes, if you able to pick up organic all the better, if not the supermarket.
I was so hopeful reading all the great successes here for our sweet "children". Thanks for the info.
I've been giving my beloved 15yo, 25 lb Puggle Turmeric for months and nothing. I first was giving 1/4-1/2 tsp Organic turmeric from the store for 6 weeks until I found out that was the wrong turmeric! I was to use the 95% kind. So have been giving him 2 (500mg) caps a day sprinkled in his food (along with Milk Thistle, and Superfood probiotic powder) and no change at all.
It hasn't grown but it is the size of an orange on his side for over 6 months. 🙁 Everything is as good as before this benign fatty tumor (had vet test him). His appetite, water consumption, etc are all good, and he walks/jogs a couple miles/day with me.
I just can't understand why nothing is changing or shrinking. It's so sad.
Try putting the tumeric ON the tumor. Also try Apple cider vinegar. Get ahold of ahold of a holistic get. They will really help you with your problem
Treating a beagle for tumors. Used Turmeric salve for a week. Then started feeding her turmeric in her food. She weighs 30 pounds and was giving her 700 mg once per day. Also 1/2 t apple cider vinegar. did this for about a week. Tumor split open and started to leak, and got bigger.
Now for the last two days the tumor seems to hurt her when we try to clean it up. Can not squeeze it because it hurts her to bad. Is a very large lump now. She has diarrhea is not eating, drinks a little water. Have tried rice water. All kinds of goodies, treats, chicken, turkey, beef. She normally eats everything in sight. She seems sick. I am not sure how to take care of the tumor now that it is leaking. HELP!
I got no feedback at all concerning my Beagle. With further research we found that we were giving her too much turmeric. A quarter spoonful is too much. You have to do it by milligrams. She is better now. We will start over with a greatly reduced amount of turmeric.
About 5 years ago I had just taken in a stray dog (Black mouth Cur) and within a few months she got a tiny bump (Tumor) on top of her front toe.
It got bigger and bigger and I tried soaking it in Epsom salt as a friend advised but it didn't work to get rid of it.
It grew a little more and looked like a beautiful gum ball with a swirl of nice colors! I remember a product I used on a real bad wound a neighbors dog had, a product called BLU KOTE by Dr. Naylor! It sprays on purple. It worked on my neighbors dog's wound so I figured I would try it on the tumor. And it worked! I would soap up and rinse the foot and tumor then spray the Blu Kote spray on the tumor.
The tumor eventually dried up and fell off leaving no scar. But I don't know what type tumor it was.
Thanks for posting the info about your dog's tumor. My cat has a growth of some sort on her chest and nothing has worked. It is in a spot inside her left front leg where a bandage doesn't work.
I just contacted Dr. Naylor and asked if Blue Kote be injested as cats lick all the time. I told him about Dr. Simoncini?? from Italy and that he says cancer is a fungus (Blue Kote is a fungicide according to the company) and he uses baking soda to coat the tumors and they vanish. Perhaps the fungicide property of Blue Kote is why your dogs tumor dried up.
Does the purple stain? My cat's underbelly is white.
Do you know if this product is natural or chemicals?
The Blu Kote stains but only for awhile.
I used to get some purple on my finger and the stain didn't last long. Sorry I don't know much else about this product. Only that it worked on the dog's tumor on her paw and you better ask if it can be used on a cat.
I notice that some products that are good for dogs and not good for cats. Blu Kote is great on wounds for dogs and other farm animals. My neighbor's males dogs got into a bad fight and one dog had a nasty wound on it's leg and my husband sprayed Blu Kote on the bad wound and it healed nicely.
Per the wiki page: Blu Kote contains "Acriflavine has been shown to have anti-cancer activity by inhibition of HIF-1 which prevents blood vessels growing to supply tumors with blood and interferes with glucose uptake and use."
FYI Blu Kote is commonly available at farm supply or fleet farm type stores, though you may find it in walmart and the like in rural areas. The Active Ingredients: Sodium Propionate, Gentian Violet, Acriflavine,
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl alcohol, Urea, Glycerine, Sodium hydroxide.
Patricia, I just now found out you can't use Blu Kote on cats. It can be harmful to cats.
Hydrogen Peroxide is OK for cats on wounds.
Put some colloidal silver on the wound, if you can some hydrogen peroxide for the infection the silver is for infection and bacteria, coconut oil is good too. Good luck
Hi, so happy to read these success stories. I have one too. Doubted myself before now. My Rottie/shep/border collie cross had a horrible growth right at the tear duct on his eye and it was growing. I read about the castor oil and aloe combo to shrink tumours. But around the eye, I was terrified to do anything. Got brave and dabbed just a tiny bit plus started giving him tsp or so of turmeric with olive oil to eat. They like the taste of turmeric. The tumour shrunk to almost nothing. I have also noticed that my dog's tumour grows when he eats any food with wheat in it-so I read the labels on dog treats, only choosing ones made with rice. Makes a big difference.
Hi Linda! How long did it take for the cyst to shrink after giving your dog castor oil and turmeric? Mine also has one growing on his upper eyelid and it got infected so now he's on antibiotics but it seems to be getting bigger. I'm desperate for alternative options.
Can you give the detail for the aloe vera and castor oil for tumors. How much of each? how long did it take? Is it applied externally?
I have not been able to apply enough of anything on her tumor and have not been able to cover with a bandage it due to where it is. I think the aloe and castor oil may have the consistency of a salve and be able to cover it up.
Thank you, Patricia
I have an older white lab that developed a tumor beside his genital area and he kept it inflamed by licking it. I started him on 1 teaspoon per feeding, twice a day, of turmeric on his food. He did not reject it at all, and the tumor has now shrunk and he no longer pays attention to it. It's not totally gone but it's definitely shrunk and no longer inflamed. Turmeric works. I did not add molasses.
How is your dog doing now? I have a 10 year old apbt who is going through the same
My dog had a blood red tumor on her torso and I treated it once a day with a teaspoon of tumeric in one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses. Then I rubbed cold pressed castor oil on it and let it soak in for five minutes. The tumor looks like it is drying up but the dried looking part looks black. It is almost gone and I did have it checked to make sure it was cancer free by a vet. Is this discoloration normal?
I am reading these posts about caster oil and tumeric for tumors in dogs. I am considering treating my dog, but one of the MANY tumors is quite large on her right shoulder. The size of my hand… Like I am holding a grapefruit. I am concerned about caring for something like that if it ruptures…
Kathy, research on ESSIAC four herb with all roots from ESSIAC WEST online. It will remove those tumours and cleanse the system. I am using it for myself for detox. It could be your dog will be like new.
If a tumour does rupture, put loads of turmeric into the opening. Do not add pepper to turmeric – it is nonsense.
Dear Om, I normally agree with your advice, but not in this. This is why you SHOULD add black pepper to your turmeric. The piperine in the black pepper is essential for absorption of the curcumin that turmeric contains. If it doesn't allow the link to post, look up "piperine, study, turmeric, NCBI" in Google. Tumeric alone is not nearly as effective! Black pepper increased human bioavailability by 2000 percent. (That is not a typo. Two THOUSAND percent.) I am not saying that turmeric alone will do nothing. I'm saying that obviously adding the black pepper 1.) isn't going to hurt anything, and 2.) allows for far superior absorption.
I SO agree; this is one reason why I use fresh ground, high quality pepper on almost everything I serve as food to my family. Pepper/piperine enhances absorption so much and our foods are already so depleted, anything we can do to increase nutrients is a significant benefit.
Hi my shepherd mix had a fatty tumor on her front leg. It grew quite large and then the skin started to split. I took her to the Vet and he said it would take 3 surgeries and about $2600 to remove but suggested I go home and research some remedies to get it to shrink. I found this site and began applying a turmeric paste to it and then gave her 2 times a day a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of black strap molasses in some wet food. In about 3 weeks the tumor started to oooze. It was in the evening so I just wrapped it up and let it drain. I brought her to the Vet. After examining it he said it had shrunk considerable and now was only one surgery and less than half the cost. He had me take her home and let it continue to drain. The next day she had her surgery and she is as good as new! It was amazing, I didn't think it was working but it did and it took awhile and yes it was gross when it was draining but certainly worth it.
Turmeric: I have a 13 yr old lab mix that has some fatty tumors as well as something on her right flank and possibly the right one. I took her to a holistic vet for acupuncture as it helped a dog that we had years ago. She said that it could be a tumor but without X-rays she wouldn't know for sure. Maggie has had two bloat surgeries within the last 3 years and I don't wont to take the risk of putting her to sleep again. She is not limping and is still very active and eating well. I have decided to try the turmeric as well as the castor oil. I mixed the turmeric 1/2 tsp, with about a tablespoon of local honey and she licked it right down. I am not sure what to do with the castor oil. Do I make a poultice for her hip or does she ingest it? The vet ran blood work and everything looked pretty good except for her creatinine was a point over normal. The visit was close to 400$ and as with most of the folks here have other pets and limited income. So I am going to give this a try and will keep you posted. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. She eats taste of the wild salmon along with pork meat that I cook, about 2-1/2-3 cups daily. I have her blood test that I can send if it would help with suggestions. Thank you glsmith14
The Tumeric you can put right into her food, I wouldn't suggest giving her honey everyday because of the sugar in it. I also used coconut oil in her food as well. The castor oil & tumeric I mixed together to make a paste then I soaked a piece of flannel in it, large enough to cover the tumor, then wrapped over the flannel with some gauze and self adhesive bandage. You have to diligent and do it twice a day. If the tumor is in aspot you can't wrap then apply the paste and leave it, but as soon as you notice the paste has worn off or the dogs has licked it off then apply it again. It doesn't work over night, it took us 2months of applying it and feeding her the tumeric and coconut oil, but now she is tumor free. Good luck and let me know how it turns out.
I just noticed you said you feed her cooked pork? Please stay away from pork, and RAW meat is best, if you can afford it then try to feed her just raw meat, with cooked veggies, also a bit of oatmeal or rice with it. I have always noticed an extrmeme difference when feeding my dogs RAW
How do we keep a ruptured tumour clean after using turmeric and castor oil please? What's the best antibiotics naturally and what will help the open tumour heal up? xx
Sally (London) —
Turmeric is a natural antibiotic. On its own it will keep the wound clean and heal it. When the wound is dry, use coconut oil which will naturally remove the scabbing without scar tissue.
I would like to thank all the writers here for your advice on reducing fatty tissue tumours in dogs. I started treatment on my 13 yrs old dog two and half weeks ago. I put turmeric in his food every time he ate and rubbed the tumour with castor/tumeric combination. The "size of a golfball" type tumour ruptured after enlarging and shrinking last week. I have been treating with anti-biotic and the castor oil/turmeric pack and wrapping it (i sit with dog for an hour each time because as soon as my back is turned, the bandage is off and he is licking it). The size of the tumour has decreased by 70% at least and seems to be regenerating skin and closing slowly. It looked really nasty but I cleaned it 3-4 times a day and applied anti-biotics. I am happy with what has happened so far and am very thankful for the advice as a I am a pensioner and vets, etc are just too expensive. My biggest problem is keeping him from taking the bandage off. He looks happier and is moving around better. My fingers are crossed that it will be nearly all gone and healed within a few more weeks.
Update: I have been using the turmeric and castor oil paste for nearly four weeks now. In the last day or so, I have added aloe vera to the paste. The tumour is open but no infection and is clean, no smell or weepiness. It looks as if the skin is re-growing and closing the "wound". I use equal parts of turmeric, castor oil and aloe vera in paste (1 teaspoon each) aloe vera is straight from garden and I open leaves and scrape out gel to mix in with the turmeric and castor oil. I couldn't be more happier with the results. EARTH CLINIC: is there any way to put up before and after photos to show people how effective this has been for my dog. And thank you Earth Clinic for this site, it has been invaluable.
To the Staff of Earth Clinic, I am sending these photos of the tumour that is on my dogs front leg and how it is healing after using turmeric, castor oil and aloe vera on it.
First Photo: taken after five days of putting turmeric in his food, it swelled up and then started to get soft and crinkle and blister.
Second Photo: taken after four weeks of treating the tumour. The "wound" was not cleaned so it has some grass on it however, once cleaned, mixture was applied and wrapped. there is no infection and it is closing slowly.
Thanks for the assistance from your site and your readers.
I have a cat with a tumor that looks just like this on the before and after. only thing is hers I had to get a little antibiotic help from the vet but now even after that it feels mushier. the vet doesn't think that's enough but, we all know better on the power of mother earth. been using turmeric /curcumin combo as the patch but, I will definitely try using the aloe as well. thanks for the tip.
My shepherd mix has a large tumor , also he has a lot of fur .should I shave him or just saturate the fur and rub into the skin as much as possible?
Personally, I think shaving the area would be ideal just because it would end up being so messy to have the oil in the coat all the time. It would make it easier to make sure you have gotten the skin covered well with the oil, too.
My dog has a large tumor or what I think is a tumor under her ear by her lymph node. It is not visible on the outside of her skin, my question is would the castor oil work for her since it's not visible.
Castor oil penetrates the skin nicely and should help even if the cyst is not visible.
You can give her some colloidal silver for an antibotic, and infection, put some coconut oil on it even if she licks it won't hurt her.
I have a 10 year old, 20lb terrier. She has had a benign fatty tumor just above her chest bone and below the collar line for several years and about 1/2 a golf ball in size. I have been giving her about 1/2 tsp of turmeric in her food every day for about 3 weeks. It has shrunk considerably I may up the dosage for the next few weeks to see if we can completely dissolve the tumor.
My 9 year old male boxer, 40 lbs, developed a tumor around his penis area. it has gotten bigger over the last week. I have taken him to two vets, who biopsyed him to see what kind of cancer it is. I have increased his dose of organic coconut oil and and have started giving him one teaspoon of tumeric for the last 4 days. Tumor is getting bigger, but I have been reading everyone's post that it swells before it starts shrinking. I hope this is the case.
At the end of May, I discovered a small lump on my dogs neck just below the ear. I watched it and in July she was scratching it and it had grown quite a bit. I took her to the Vet and they wanted to remove it and biopsy it to the tune of $600. And they couldn’t give me any idea of what it was. I decided to try the turmeric and started giving her 1/4 tsp 2 times a day in her food on July 20th.. She weighs 48 lbs. On Aug 5th it developed a dark hard scab which fell off by itself on Aug 8th. Now the lump is going down and I’m hoping it will be totally gone soon.. I will update on it soon.
My 13 y old dog, Jamie has had fatty tumors for several years, now. When he was eleven, the vet removed one at the “elbow” joint of his front leg but it has since grown back. He was dealing with it though, and the vet recommended doing nothing to the re-grown tumor, due to his advanced age and declining health.
Then about 6 weeks ago I noticed a different large, red, golf-ball growth in the same area. This was in addition to the re-grown tumor. The new growth looked like a water balloon.
That’s when I started surfing the net looking for options. One night, I spent several hours reading about herbal medicine, and TCM/TCVM vs Western philosophies about cancer and tumors … interesting stuff, but I just wanted to help my dog.
Also, as an aside, I noticed that Jamie’s breath smelled a lot worse than usual … (sort of sour.) He was in bad shape, and I was in the middle of a move.
There are “vets” out there selling their special blend of herbs and medicines … but I wanted to “know” what I was giving my dog. So I was looking for something I could get from any herbal supply store.
Affter reading information here and elsewhere, I decided to try curcumin (which is a turmeric extract) It cost about $10/ bottle, over the internet and comes in capsule form. I take 1 capsule apart and sprinkle it over his food (I feed him twice a day).
After 3-4 days the big red tumor burst IT SMELLED AWFUL (sour like his breath) and it continued to leak for about a week. At first, the liquid that came out of the tumor was clear,and greasy. Later there was pus, but there was less and less each day.
By this time, we had moved, and Jamie was still moping around … and I honestly did not know if he was in pain, or depressed about the move, or what. I decided to keep giving him 2 curcumin capsules a day (since it seemed to make the tumor go away), 1 with each meal, and I also cleaned the wound area with hydrogen peroxide, and kept the wound covered. Jamie did seem to be getting better, but I did not know if it was wishful thinking on my part … so I took him to the vet a week later.
The vet said that the tumor had ulcerated, which was not good, and he had lots of tumors… but he did not recommend putting him down at this time. He said that this is just what happens to old dogs. He cleaned and shaved the area around the tumor, prescribed an antibiotic, wrapped the wound and sent us home (and charged $250).
It has been a month now, and Jamie has continued to improve. The (red)tumor has “dried up, there is no pus. He still limps a little (but he limped before). Also, the regrown tumor has shrunk … he still has other tumors, though. I do not know if this is a “cure” … but I do think that it has bought us some time.
I wanted to share this because I remember how frantic I was 6 weeks, when I was looking for information that could help.
Me and my family have had the same ‘tumor’ problem with pets,,check your dog food for soy protein,,it is poison to our pets and will kill them and you. google search ‘toxic soy report’ you will be shocked at the news for people and pets.
I wanted to give an update:
Jamie passed away on 9/26 (he was euthanized). During the summer, the tumor on his front leg, and the one between his toes had cleared up so he wasn’t limping on the front legs anymore, but then his back legs started to drag more as he walked. Also, he gradually lost his appetite, and everything slowly worsened over the summer. The vet had said (in the spring)that the tumors had spread, and I think that this was the cancer just taking its course. Nevertheless, his last few weeks of life were full. As I said earlier, I thought that the tumeric was not going to be a “cure” but it would buy us time, and I think that is what happened. I honestly believe that the vet had written him off back in May. We got to spend the whole summer together and the past few weeks we got to visit many places “for the last time”. I would like to thank the people who created this website and those who posted information to this board.
Hi Dogs that are fixed & 6 years old just get fat cysts or tumors, whatever U want to call them. Sometimes they pop up over nite. So Ur NOT necessarily doing anything wrong–Its just part of nature.
My ShihTzu had a fat cyst the size of a pea above his ear… it looked gross.
This sounds mean, but IT DID NOT HURT MY DOG.. OTHERWISE HE WOULD’VE YELPED & MOVED HIS HEAD AWAY FAST… He let’s me know immediately if he’s ever unhappy… He’s Not shy… Anyway, I stuck a sewing pin in the cyst… To see if maybe it was sebacious… I then squeezed it… nothing came out, so I assumed it was a solid fat mass.
I put a Curcumin (Tumeric Root) capsule I got at the health food store in a pill pocket. He ate it & ate the 1 for his sister–she refused to eat it. I smelt the capsule & couldn’t smell anything, but U know how sensitive dogs noses are.
Then 2 weeks later I gave him another…
1 week later I noticed a crust on the (cyst) bump, so I scraped it off with my finger nail & smelt it… Really Grose Smelling! I then squeezed the cyst from the base–VERY IMPORTANT.. I KNOW A MAN WHO LET THE BARBER SQUEEZE A ZIT ON HIS FOREHEAD… BUT HE DIDN’T GET ALL THE SEBUM OUT… SOME WENT BACK IN THE BLOOD STREAM & HE DIED OF AN ANURISM… SO HAVE UR VET DO THIS IF U THINK SOMETHING BAD MIGHT HAPPEN..
Anyway, it may have gotten slightly bigger after I started giving him the curcumin, but nothing really noticable & there was no oozing & grose open wound like the others said… When I squeezed it… 4… What looked like flat empty sebacious cysts came out… They stunk… There was about 1/4 of the bump/cyst left & no more would come out & he didn’t want me to touch it anymore… He was Not in pain, but he was just getting annoyed with me messing with it, so I left it alone… The stretched skin eventually went back to normal & the cyst was totally gone in 2 weeks. Its been 1 month & I’m sure its not coming back.
This is a way more natural & cheaper solution… Than spending $400 like my friend just did to get a sebacious cyst cut off her cocker spaniel’s back. From what I read here… they also come back after an operation, whereas, with the Tumeric/Curcumin they don’t.
Thanks U Jesus for the Natural Cure! Thanks EarthClinic 4 Being here–Love this web-site!
just a comment regarding apparent cures using turmeric or any remedy that seems to cure a tumor, cyst, or any type ailment. If a remedy works, maybe it should be continued to possibly insure that the cause has been eliminated so it does not recur. If the animal or person is responding to a remedy or diet, as soon as you stop and go back to the environment that created the ailment, most likely it comes back. My Laddie is 14 and I just noticed a lump growing on his chest. I heard of turmeric for humans a few years back in a health magazine. Glad to know it is okay for pets. Need to pick up some for him. Thank you!
Feeling it was worth a try… i gave 1 capsule every other day with one tablespoon of peanut butter to my Lhasa Apso. She had a lump that the vet wanted $200. to biopsy. Within one week, the lump came to the surface and drained. It was sooo gross and smelly. But it is gone! I will continue to watch her and report any post symptoms. This is pretty incredible!