My 20 year old beloved cat has a tumor that has very quickly grown to be the size of two golf balls and is causing her a lot of problems - mobility, infections, energy levels, etc. I tried giving her some tumeric though she got sick soon after as she has very weak kidneys and I think some toxins went back into her body. The tumor has now split open quite drastically and if I don't do something urgently it will likely get infected again and she will get sick and stop eating or drinking again.
My question: our vet wants to urgently put an elastrator ring (like a rubber band) around the tumor so that the blood supply will be cut off and the tumor will fall off in up to 7 days. He will give her pain killers for this and antibiotics just in case. No vet will operate because of her age and I cannot wait the weeks it would take for more tumeric or castor oil to work because of the infections (and toxicity it will put her weak kidneys through). The elasticator ring seems a bit primitive to me - I know this is used to castrate farm animals sometimes still today - and the vet says he has used it successfully on many other older pets to remove tumors - though I want to know please if anyone else has used one on their elderly cat and if it worked okay?
Please let me know urgently if you have had experience with this. Thank you so much.
Replied by Wendy Simpson
Shelburne, Ontario Canada