Cancer Remedies for Pets: Holistic Treatment

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Dog With Lymphoma   0  0   

Posted by M R (Grand Rapids, MI) on 01/23/2008

We have a 9 yr old dog that has Lymphoma. The inital prognosis is pretty grim and at the moment I'm not sure Chemo is really an option. Has anyone had any success treating their dog with any of the cancer or human lymphoma remedies listed on this site?

Replied by Daymon
Tombston, Arizona
Cancer is just that CANCER! I have a 4yr old Am. Pitbull Terrier named K.J. Last July I found out he had stage 5 Lymphoma. Over the last 5 months I have researched EVERYTHING I could and I only found one thing that has helped and unfortunately it was chymo! There are a few things you can do at home to help. Make their diet GRAIN FREE!! That is very important! Fish oil, you can buy it at most stores, pop open 2 or 3 jelltab and squirt it onto their food. Its not the best smelling, but its a great source of omega 3! GOOD LUCK and love them as much as they can stand and more!!
Replied by Angela Kaiser
Ellijay, Georgia
The Key to Cancer in dogs is GRAIN FREE and ACV and NEEM bark powder in their food daily!!! I have lost 3 dogs to cancer... Have learned that Grain Free is the first way to go... Grains produce sugars in the body, sugars creates cancers... GO GRAIN FREE... Neem is great all around for many many ailments including Liver cancer... I use Neem bark powder and give it daily in their food depending on weight and also ACV is a cure-all as well!! And LOVE THEM TOO MUCH EVERY DAY>>>it will be worth it in the end!!!

Elastrator Ring   0  0   

Posted by Anne (Melbourne, Victoria/Australia) on 04/23/2013

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
We had a similar problem with a large tumor on our female Rottweilers elbow. I researched everything on the net and came across the castor oil and tumeric remedy. I would apply the castor oil mixed with tumeric and soak a piece of flannel into it then apply over the tumor. Twice a day I would do this for 1 month. The tumor gradually began to open up and it did look worse before it got better. But it shrank the baseball sized tumor down to nothing. It is now all gone. I also only fed her a raw diet. Cancer thrives on processed sugar. If you remove it from their diet it starves the cancer.

Essiac Tea   5  0   

Posted by Jmeyer (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) on 06/25/2012

Hi folks: Anyone know if it is safe to mix shark cartilage with essiac tea for 14 year old cat with cancer and diabetes?

Replied by Iheartmybabies
Moorestown, Nj
[YEA]   My beagle was diagnosed with Lymphoma and I immediately went to work. I do not believe that anything is incurable. After extensive and exhaustive research, talking with everyone I could find, etc. , etc. , I changed my beagles diet completely and put her on numerous supplements. Cancer cannot survive in certain environments, so my first goal was making my beagles body a difficult environment for cancer to thrive. Without getting into all the "why's", I immediately stopped all commercial dog foods, all charbohydrates, ALL SUGARS, etc.. I switched to bottled water ONLY. I use a crockpot on SLOW cook (you do not want to cook their food on high heat), and toss in chicken, veal, veggies.... Apples are OK too. NO RICE, NO OATMEAL, NO POTATOES.

She's on Essiac tea (2 x per day), cottage cheese w/flaxseed oil (2 x per day), shark cartlidge, coral calcium, milk thistle, and red clay. I also feed her the crockpot mix 2 times a day. All swelling is gone, she's no longer lathargic or in any pain at all, in fact... She's happier, healthier and stronger than I can ever remember. She even looks like she's 5 years younger. Seriously, wow. Regardless of how it all turns out, I will say that TODAY she is happy, healthy and playful and in the big picture, that's really all that matters. I truly believe in my heart that she's going to be just fine.... I urge everyone to do their research, make the changes, don't give up. Oh, we pray a lot too. :)

Replied by Spectrekitty
Dallas, Tx, Usa
[YEA]   I know this is late in coming, but I wanted to weigh in on both the Essiac Tea & the shark cartilage.

My 16-yr-old Himalayan (cat) was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma - he had a tumor in his mouth. My vet said it was always fatal, & gave him 6 wks to 6 mos. to live. I was devastated.

I looked into natural rememdies & saw that many holistic vets recommended Essiac Tea, with which I was totally unfamiliar. I bought a bottle of a brand containing 8 herbs - the 4 in the original Essiac formula, plus 4 more. I also put him on shark cartilage.

The mouth tumor immediately started shrinking. I'm convinced it was the combination of the Essiac Tea & the shark cartilage. They both seemed to contribute. And it was 100% safe for him.

Long story short, he lived to be just a little over 19 yrs. old - quite a stretch from the 6 wks to 6 mos. our vet had originally given him!

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
This is awesome - thanks for sharing your journey!
Replied by Booger'smom
Houston, Tx
Spectrekitty, where did you get your Essiac tea and shark Cartilage?
Replied by Mary Lou
Huntington Beach, California
Spectrekitty - not late at all. Perfect timing for me and our 12 year old kitty, Roxy. I just got the call from the Vet this morning that a growth under her tongue is cancerous. I immediately came to Earth Clinic and so appreciate your post. I had heard about the Essiac tea but never thought of shark Cartlidge. Does it come powered? I will go to our local health food store ASAP and get all the info. I hope it works as well for my girl and it did for your kitty :)
Replied by Sol

My 12 yr cat has suffered from IBD (irritable bowl disease) almost her whole life. She now has cancer in her intestines. I was wondering if "Essiac Tea Softgels, 726mg, 120 soft gels 8 herb Essia tea" is what was Spectrekitty purchased. I want to make sure that these herbs are safe for my cat to ingest. Thanks, Sol

Replied by Om
Hope Bc Canada
Sol (California) ---

ESSIAC tea is not only safe but extremely beneficial for pets as well as people. The genuine way to use ESSIAC is by herbal solution NOT caps. This is explicitly stated in the booklet from genuine Essiac providers. and the nurse Renee Caisse who healed thousands of very ill people from all over the world. This being concealed by gov't.

I advocate ESSIAC WEST as I have their genuine "four herb, with roots included" and am using it. These are genuine people IMO.

I addition, I would suggest SLIPPERY ELM to heal the gut and do a lot of good if included in food or by syringe, if necessary.

There are some businesses that do not follow Renee Caisses's directions, so it is important to inform yourself well.

All the info is online and slippery elm obtainable from health stores.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Jmeyer (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) on 06/19/2012

Hi, Julie from St. Louis again - My cat Einstein is 14 years old, diabetic with cancer, tumor on shoulder of front leg. We couldnt remove tumor, vet suggested not to do surgery after reviewing pre-blood work. Lost my last cat over Christmas with cancer, and also fighting stage four colon cancer with my brother....... trying to win this one with Einstien, I have to have hope.

I am giving him Essiac tea, 3 tablespoons twice a day with baby food. After I give it to him he wants to lay some place cool, dont understand that.

Another kind reader, suggested the Budwig treatment in addition to Essaic tea? Any pros or cons exist out there with combining the two?

Any suggestions are welcome please.

Thank you, Julie

Posted by Ryan (Philadelphia, Pa) on 06/08/2012

I just found out today that my 8 year old cat Tilt may have mammory cancer. Tilt just had a tumor removed on Wednesday and unfortunately we found out today that it was malignant and it may have already spread to her lymphs(however, I haven't gotten all the info yet). The vet estimated roughly 21 months and already suggested a oncologist I could take her to start the chemo process. I'm not sure about the chemo though.

After my initial breakdown, I jumped online to seek some answers and options. ES Clear and Essiac were the two products I came across most frequently. I am encouraged by the hundreds of overwhemingly positive reviews I read, so I am ordering both. This is still very raw, so I apologize for this messy post. I will post the process. Thanks

Replied by Julie
St. Louis, Missouri
Hello, My cat, Einstein is a 14 year old diabetic. We have found out now he has cancer. Tumor on shoulder. Vet said pre-blood work, some kidney numbers were not good for surgery, so we didnt proceed. I am starting him off with Essiac Tea and raw diet........ Anything else that can help him?? Please let me know. He is eating good, but only way I can give him tea is with baby food along with raw diet food. Is there something I can give him to help with stomach upset?

Thanks you, Julie

Replied by Nh Gardener
Sanbornton, Nh
To Julie from St. Louis re. Diabetic cat Einstein--Please give cat 1/2 to 1 tsp. Gently melted coconut oil in his food, along with 1 tsp. Diatomaceous earth (DE). Both are said to help diabetes for people and animals. DE absorbs and eliminates toxins from body. I'd also give him the Budwig flax oil/cottage cheese mix 2 X/day. Follow instructions on internet re. Mixing it. Best of luck.
Replied by Nh Gardener
Sanbornton, Nh, Usa
For Julie in St. Louis for cat Einstein--I forgot to mention in previous post that diatomaceous earth (DE) also helps stomach upset/nausea.

Posted by Rachel (San Francisco, Ca) on 01/16/2012

Hello, Does anyone have any testimonials to whether the Essiac has worked in later stages of cancer that spread to lungs? I have had my dog on the tea for a week now but her breathing is very labored, heavy and shallow. Feel free to email me at suiteevents(at)



Replied by Tc
Omaha, Usa
I'm here looking for something to help my dog with cancer and I thought this article on the history of Essiac Tea was interesting and rather sad. Maybe people have mentioned this before. In any case, they do give the 4 herbs used in the tea as well as a link to a you tube video on how to make it. It might save people some money. Nothing I feel is worse than businesses taking advantage of desperate people wanting to help their beloved pets by making their product so expensive everyone needing it couldn't buy it. Owns Essiac.htm

Replied by Shankari47
Yelm, Wa, Usa
I took my cat to the Vet about seven months ago and they removed a large mass. She had a very aggressive cancer. Unfortunately, it came back. I really cannot afford to slam down nearly a thousand dollars for another surgery or chemo which is more expensive. I began giving my cat the 8 herb Essaic tea remedy. After four months most of the cancer was liquefied, but as it began to drain I was worried about infection. I put a saline compress on the open area. One teaspoon salt and one cup of warm water. Now I have begun giving my cat turmeric milk. One sixteen teaspoon of turmeric with one fourth cup of milk or half and half and a sprinkle of black pepper (helps with absorption). She seems better today. The fluid pouch is down, but her appetite is still bad.

Posted by Susan (Ontario, Canada) on 07/02/2010

[YEA]  Our cat, Jacob, was diagnosed with osteocarcoma (bone cancer) in 2000, and was given 3 months to live. We were told the cancer would metasticize and spread to his lungs very quickly, as this was the most aggressive kind of cancer. We started giving him Essiac tea, one teaspoonful in his wet food twice a day, and the cancer did not metasticize. Jacob in fact lived a happy life until November 2005, when he passed from cardiac arrest at age 15. I have always wanted to share this information, but until I found Earth Clinic, I was never sure how to get the message out there! This is an amazing resource tool - thank you for being there!

Replied by Debbie
Nj, Basking Ridge
Thank you so much for sharing about the tea. I have my cat on The capcules that I mix in a teaspoon of water and use a ear dropper to give it to him. I use catsclaw and astragalus alcohol-free a few drops each liquid estract and salmon oil. I was told he had bone cancer a month ago and I started him on this right away. If there is any advise I would love to know. Thank you
Replied by Rxbach
Youngstown, Ny
I really feel for you. My husband and I had a three year old female with osteosarcoma. We lost Hedwig in September 2010, but she lived a decent life, and far longer, than we dared hope after we started giving her LDN (low-dose naltrexone). In addition to what you're already doing, it could very well help. Hedwig took .4 mg (a human top dose is 4.5 mg). We have another cat on LDN for pancreatitis -- extremely effective -- who takes .25 mg. )

There's an LDN for Pets list at Yahoo where you could ask questions about it, and you can also contact Skip (or one of his pharmacists) at Skip's Pharmacy (in Florida, but they mail RX's all over the place), who has a lot of experience compounding it for animals as well as people (it has to be compounded in specific doses). What it does is increase the body's endorphin levels so that the immune system is regulated -- and many, many diseases, including cancers have a dysfunctioning immune system component. (I take LDN successfully for Crohn's disease, and it works for a host of issues. ) I would urge you to check out Skip's (Google the name) and/or sign up for the LDN for Pets list. Chances are good your vet won't have heard about LDN, but he/she should (presumably) be willing to let you/your cat try it in the absence of better/other treatments. I wish you well.

Posted by Angie (Sparta, MO) on 10/21/2008

To Kate:

10/20/2008: Kate from Hightstown, Nj writes: "Hi Gayle, My kitty has colon cancer and I was wondering where you purchased the essiac tea? I am a bit confused on where to get it. It seems like the ingredients have to prepared a specific way and there may be counterfeits out there... thanks."

Hello, you can buy essiac from this is a very reputable herb place, I buy almost all my herbs from them.

Posted by Gayle (Tulsa, OK) on 12/31/2006

[YEA]  Over 3 years ago, our cat, Flora, developed a mass (tumour) in her abdomen and lost a significant amount of weight. She was about 12 years old at the time. I started giving her a dropper of concentrated essiac tea once a day and mixing about 1/2 teaspoon of the powdered herbs in her food. The tumor went away and she put weight back on. She is now 15 years old and doesn't look or act like a 15 year old cat. I've continued to give her the dropper of concentrate at least once a week up to every other day. I've also given the powdered essiac herbs to our dog for allergy eye drainage that would easily get infected. Since we started the dog on this, her allergy eye problem has been gone for over a year now. Again, about 1/2 tsp once a day.

Replied by Kate
Hightstown, Nj
Hi Gayle, My kitty has colon cancer and I was wondering where you purchased the essiac tea? I am a bit confused on where to get it. It seems like the ingredients have to prepared a specific way and there may be counterfeits out there... thanks.
Replied by Beatrice
Raleigh, North Carolina
Hello there. My name is Beatrice and I have a 14 year old cat named Papa. He is everything to me and just yesterday I was informed by by vet that he has a tumor the size of a small ball in his intestine area. I am devistated to say the least a have cried a river. My vet feels that hospice maybe my best direction because of Papa's age and the cost of surgery is high with no promises. I do feel hopeful however now that I have read these articles. Thank you Gayle from Tulsa and thank you Maria from Los Angeles! I am going to get Papa started on the essiac tea as well incorporating the other supplements mentioned. I hope to get back to you all with good news in a few weeks!! Thanks again for your all your help! -Papa's mommy.....
Replied by Brenda
San Antonio, Texas
this is not about essiac tea. it is about the tumors in animals. i have seen at least 6 animals get over cancer tumors by taking a weight loss product containg brown seaweed Undaria Pinnatifida, Laminaria Japonica, and Pomegranate seed oil. its called fuco somthing. the dose for small animals is 3 daily and for larger animals 4 a day. i was shocked that it worked so fast. 3 wks. at the most. sorry to say it does not seem to work as well on humans.
Replied by Natalie
Sausalito, Ca
I saw your comment about Fuco Thin for tumors in animals. You mentioned that you have seen 6 animals cured from this treatment. Were they cats or dogs or both? My cat has fibrosarcoma and I am interested in trying this treament. Has anyone else heard about this?
Replied by Catdogmom
Clovis, Nm
YES PLEASE... Any more/new info on fucothin?????? Please share your experiences!!

Posted by Ran (Charlotte, NC) on 05/25/2006

[YEA]  I cooked brown rice, green beans and fresh white fish every day. All was low salt. He ate 6 very small meals instead of one as most dogs eat. I also added Milk Thistle and SAM-E200 from GNC. He took Urdosal (Spelling??) for the gallbladder. This was the only prescription he took. I kept a Scottie alive 10 months longer than the vet ever thought possible. He had liver cancer. His stomach stopped swelling after he ate when he was put on this diet. This lowered his pain. He was still interested in the girl dog next door just 1 day before he passed away. He died with dignity.

Essiac Tea, Diet   0  0   

Posted by Ryan (Oaklyn, Nj, United States) on 06/10/2012

After receiving the devastating news on Friday that our 8 year old rescue cat "Tilt" has lymphoma, my wife and I began researching our options. Chemo was immediately suggested by the vet, although we won't get the final numbers until we see the oncologist. Personally, I'm not too keen on putting Tilt through the agony of compromising her immune system. According to the vet Tilt has 2 years to live if we don't do anything, I would like to try the holistic route.

I ordered ES Clear(which is basically the same as Essiac) and did further research on Essiac Tea. On Saturday we began the process of changing Tilts diet. We went to a local, all natural pet store and one the managers gave us some helpful information. He suggested we switch Tilts diet from canned food to raw food. We bought a 3lb pack called Balance. Balance is raw chicken with vegetables in the shape of individual patties. Since cats are true carnivores, it is only natural for them to eat raw foods. Because Tilt is so used to crap canned food, we had to mix it with the raw chicken. As we go along we'll mix less and less. The pet health food manager also gave us HomeoPet Cleanz-Detox for the removal of unwanted toxins from organs. Since our vet just removed a tumor on Wednesday, we can't start the detox until Tilt is finished with the antibiotics.

Again, I'm not used to writing all this health jargon but I will continue posting Tilts progress. Hopefully it will help others.

Replied by Ryan
Oaklyn, Nj
So it has been been 4 months since my last post. My wife and I decided to do a mix of homeopathy and tradtional treatments. The thought was to take out the intitial tumour and do chemo with the essiac(ES clear, now called life gold) to keep her balanced. We completely changed her diet to a low carb, non grain, all organic canned food and some freeze dried raw food.

Because it is mammory cancer, our vet gave Tilt a year with chemo. The vet was also concerned that the cancer would spread to the lymphs. Which it did.

We were told there would be a strong possibilty that Tilt would be lethargic, lose her appetite, vomit, lose weight and her immune system would be compromised. Since we started her on the essiaic, Tilt showed little signs of the chemo. As a matter of fact, the vets have commented on how good she looks. She did lose her whiskers. Her blood work is fine. She dropped a little weight intially, mostly because we were feeding her friskies before the switch, and the operation that removed the tumour. She has since gained back some weight. Her appetite is as strong as ever and she is zipping around the house full of energy.

Last week our vet had discovered that the cancer had spread to her lymphs. And they wanted to start another round of chemo. There are little crusty pimples on her body the vet could not explain. Also a little thickenining of her skin on her belly. The vet wanted to biospy the skin thickening to make sure the cancer hadn't spread there too.

But honestly, I thought all this poking around was getting to be too much. I want to stop the chemo and biopsies so we can fully concentrate building her immune system. My feeling is the ES clear has been working and if given the chance fully go to work, without the toxic chemo, she could have a chance to live longer than the projected year.

Essiac Tea, Flaxseed and Cottage Cheese   1  1   

Posted by Kathie (Mesa, AZ) on 03/07/2009

[YEA]  Cancer and Essiac Tea and FOCC (Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese):

My boxer pit bull mix was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of his right shoulder last September. This is extremely metastastic and spreads to the lungs quickly, and in 95% of the cases, by the time of diagnosis it is already in the lungs. I initially did not amputate because he was 12-1/2 years and the vet said the prognosis was so poor. I immediately started him on 1 cup total a day of essiac tea (made by Resperin company, as research on internet said you should buy from the original company) and 1 cup total of cottage cheese a day mixed with 4 - 6 tbsp of fresh cold flaxseed oil a day, divided in 2 doses. He was still alive 5 months later which is almost impossible, but the bone tumor did not disappear and was causing him pain. I decided to amputate but docs wanted x-rays first to see if his lungs were full of cancer. There was NONE. He is a 3 legged, cancer free 13 year old happy dog today. The vets can't even explain it, and will not acknowledge it had anything to do with holistic treatments, only to say it is a fluke that it did not spread. They said he will at this point die of some other old age related dog disorder. :)

Replied by Kathy
Fair Play, South Carolina
I also have a golden retreiver 11 years old with osteosarcoma, I have her on essiac, 1/2 c per day plus 1 tbls wheat germ oil,beet juice powder, clorophyll,and sandthorn berry. All of the liquid is difficult to give to her, what did you do to give your dog essiac? thanks for your reply
Replied by Karrie
Los Angeles, Ca
[NAY]   I wished this had worked for my Chihuahua with lung cancer. I had her on this for 3 months and had her chest xray again and was told the mass was twice the size when it was first diagnosed back in October.
Replied by Debbie
Winchester, Hampshire, Uk
Hi I found out about the essaic tea, flaxseed oil and cottage cheese mix for humans and nowI see it here for dogs. I have a 14-year-old cat with liver cancer. He's already on steroids, liver tablets and has diabetes. I have read about the toxic effect some drugs can have on humans and am suspicious about why the liver tumour appeared. However he's happy in himself and leads a happy life so I'm starting him on this mix as soon as I get the essaic tea. I wasn't keen on having the scan; they talk about internal bleeding and wanted to give chemotherapy. I told them that we weren't going to put him through that. Thanks for all the advice. Really appreciated. I never realised that I would become so attached to him. He's loved by all of us.

Essiac Tea, Supplements, Grinded Apricot Kernel   1  0   

Posted by Maria (Los Angeles, California) on 11/28/2008

[YEA]  About four months ago, my 14-year-old cat was diagnosed with mammary cancer. Although her prognosis was poor, I declined any conventional treatment, and instead chose to try the natural remedies from this wonderful web site. First, I started giving her Essiac 4-herb supplements: capsules mixed in with food (1/2 cap. 3x day) and the Essiac concentrate diluted with a bit of boiling water (3:1) to evaporate the alcohol level. Both were purchased at and I am infinitely grateful to Gayle from Tulsa for sharing this remedy with all of us. I administered the Essiac concentrate, approx. 1/2 to 1 eye dropper full, once per day. Within a week, I observed a significant improvement in my cat's overall health. She has gained weight, became more energetic and playful. The most exciting change I have noticed happened within the past 2 weeks: my cat's tumor began to shrink in size! It was the size of a walnut and now I can barely feel it. However, I should point out that Essiac is not the only supplement I gave to my kitty (although I feel it was the most influential). Some of the other things I started giving her daily are: fish oil, astragalus capsules, beta glucans, milk thistle capsules... all approx. 1 capsule/day in several feedings. I also give her about 1/2 of a grinded apricot kernel per day- it should be initiated with an even smaller amount to avoid toxicity, and then gradually increased...(please research this remedy for yourself and administer very carefully to avoid possible side effects!) I want to also mention the importance of changing your cat's diet to a low-carb, high protein type. Two of my cat's favorites are EVO and Wellness. Lastly, to help my kitty heal, I've switched her from tap water to spring water (to which I regularly add a few drops of liquid stabilized oxygen) and her cat litter is now also the less toxic kind, called Swheat Scoop. The amount of all these vitamins, supplements, and herbs may seem overwhelming to you at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's actually quite doable... especially when it's your beloved pet's life that we are talking about!

Replied by Anon
DO NOT repeat DO NOT give cats alchohol in any form whatsoever if u do this they might appear to be getting better from the herbal remedie but they will also get irreversable painful liver damage which may not become apparent for many months instead u can get essaic tea in water or make ur own
Replied by Maria
Los Angeles, CA
I'd like to post an update on my cat's progress. It has been 11 months since she's been diagnosed with mammary gland cancer and she is doing great based solely on my homeopathic therapy. Her tumor has decreased significantly and at some point I could barely feel it, though it is worth mentioning that there was a time when I regrettably had to pause her supplement treatment, and the lump became somewhat more pronounced. Nevertheless, the supplement regime was soon resumed and she is now once again an energetic, playful kitty. Based upon my observation of her reaction to various supplements, I adjusted her vitamin intake as follows:

She now takes, on a daily basis:
1. 1 capsule of Essiac 4-herb capsules mixed in with food (1/2 cap. 2xday). PLEASE NOTE ******I have stopped giving my cat the concentrated form of Essiac a while ago because despite the fact that I diluted the concentrate extensively, as Anon from UK pointed out, alcohol in any amount may cause liver damage and thus should not be given to animals****** Not to mention, she hated the fact that it had to be fed through the eyedropper, although the above-mentioned rationale still stands as far more critical.
2. Instead of fish oil, I now give her Shark Cartilage (also from - __ capsule per day, which I believe have done wonders since she was started on it (as far as vitality and energy level).
3. I continue to give her Astragalus capsules and Beta Glucans approx. 1 capsule/day in several feedings.
4. I've actually decreased the dosage of grinded apricot to a tiny __th kernel per day and I give it to her with intermittent breaks- approx once in every 2 days.
5. A few months ago I started her on ___ (crushed) Vit. D tablets (400 IU) once every 2 days, and she seems to respond well to it. I've researched its effects widely in theory and in practice, and so far feel that Vit.D has been beneficial.
6. She continues to eat a low-carb, high protein diet (Innova EVO dry food and Wellness canned food). Sometimes I feed her tiny amounts of home-cooked salmon and other fish just because she loves it, but I always make sure to add all of her supplements into it.

Last but not least, I want to emphasize the importance of researching the potential harmful effects of a vitamin or herb before administering it tp your pet!!! I mention this because I recently tried adding a tiny amount of Flax seed oil to the list above, but noticed an immediate negative reaction as in a radical drop in my cat's energy level, and so I discontinued it right away. If anyone has ideas or suggestions as to why this might have occurred, please do share. I am wondering whether flax should not be given to cats by and large, or more likely, whether some adverse interaction with other supplements that I am administering to her has taken place. I'll appreciate any comments in regards to this and will keep you posted on my kitty's healing process...

EC: Thanks so much for the update, Maria.

Unfortunately our database does not read fractions and changed yours into funny characters. Could you please re-send the dosage amounts again by typing the measurements like this: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8. Thank you!

Replied by Maria
Los Angeles, CA
Sorry about that. The dosage amounts are as follows:

Essiac 4-herb -- 1/2 capsule 2 x day
Astragalus -- 1/2 capsule 2 x day
Beta Glucans -- 1/2 capsule 2 x day
Shark Cartilage -- 1/2 capsule 2 x day
Vit. D tablets (400 IU) -- 1/2 tablet every 2 days
Grinded apricot -- 1/4th of a kernel every 2 days

EC: Thank you so much!

Replied by Susan
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Hi Maria, From what I understand, Flaxseed oil cannot be metabolized by cats. The only essential fatty acid should be fish based I.E. Alaskan Salmon Oil. This is what I feed to my cats. Hope this helps.


Fibrosarcoma Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Alina (Ajax, Canada) on 12/29/2013

Please I need help!! It is urgent. My cat, 14 yrs old had been diagnosed wit fibrosarcoma from vaccine.He had this vaccine 7 yrs ago , due to our move from Europe to Canada.This bump under his skin came overnight!! It seems not attached by the skin..i can put my fingers under and lift is raised, not soft.I had a biopsy and the vet told me I should not operate him...I don t want to loose this baby, please help me!! I bought Essiac capsule..what should I do??should I ask for surgery, should I go holistic???what should I do???please , please help!!! He lost some weight couple a monts before, I was feeding a wet food"W...ESS"can chicken ..he started vomiting and I stoped the food.he stopped vomiting the next day. Now he eats mostly raw..chicken beasts, hearts, liver. Please respond to me..i will pay the consultation. Please help my baby! I cannot locate a holistic vet in ontario canada..if anyone has recommendations.Thank you so much!

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada
Alina from Ajax, Canada

Hi, Alina, I feel very much for your kitty. Have you seen any unusual things in her eyes? Usually, the nervous system is affected as well as the immune system, and severely. Please, do not use Essiac capsules. Best is the herb that you brew according to instructions in the package. Then you can brew just half a package and have for a few days in the fridge, morning and evening.

This will address the toxic load, improve liver and other organ loads. The taste is pleasant and my dogs take it by syringe quite readily. Place the syringe just behind the canine tooth so it does not point directly down the gullet. The bump will most likely disappear. Give it three months or so. And never vaccinate again. OMG this is in my experience with many rescue animals next to commercial food, a killer. But be positive and also give probiotics for babies once a day on the tongue.

Vaccinations are very lucrative for the pharma industry. Except for distemper shot, Nothing! Especially the four way shots are killers. God has given the immune system for what? Good food, Love and a warm place in sunshine are free from the heart. Love, Om

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Alina!

I am sorry to hear about fibrosarcoma in your senior kitty :(

As your vet likely informed you, surgery for this type of cancer involves removing large portions of the tissue surrounding the cancer, and the cancer is very likely to return after the surgery. If this were my 14 year old cat I would not put him through surgery, and would consider hospice care at home with the support of my vet to manage symptoms and pain. You need to decide what is right for your situation. I sent you an e-mail listing the holistic vets I was able to locate in your area; it would be a good idea to consult one, to see what your options are, to see what sort of treatment you feel is right to pursue.

Do read up on Earth Clinic's pages for home remedies for tumors:

Ted has sage advice:

Read up on the EC page on pet tumors:

Check out the section on Castor Oil - several EC contributors have used castor oil alone, or mixed with tumeric topically on tumors to shrink them; bleeding was controlled by applying cayenne pepper to the wound.

I'm sorry I cannot simply say *DO THIS*: you need to read the pages to see what resonates with you, taking stock of what remedies you may have on hand in your home or those you can access and aquire.

Replied by Alina
Ajax, Canada
Thank you Om and Sarah! I did read but there are so many..remedies to try.I will order essiac .shark cartilage, vit c, probioticsomega3..but I don t know what brand is best.Can I buy them from grocery or I should order them from a special place(soory, english is not my first language).i am also worried to give them all at once..separate..I need to restore his immune system.What do you recommend, he did lost weight but it is interested in food.Please, any advice anyone..thank you.I will appreciate if Mr.tED WILL RESPOND TO THIS. Thank you so much. After 1 jan I will try to contact a naturopath, but please anyone with some exp in this, please let the advice come. Thank you
Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Alina!

Ted is unable to respond at this time.

If this were my cat I do everything TED advised.

1. Alkalize your cat. Take a tablespoon of POTASSIUM citrate in his drinking water per liter of water. Add one tablespoon of potassium bicarbonate. Citrate and bicarbonate are necessary in 1:1 portions - you can buy them at most any health food or vitamin shop. Add a big pinch of sea salt.

2. Take about 1 teaspoon of a 5-10% fulvic acid solution [buy at health food store] to the 1 liter of water. Your cat will have some diarrhea on the first 1-2 days trying to expel the toxin, and he will be in much better shape.

3. ALWAYS USE DECHLORINATED water. If you cannot get distilled, pure water use the dechlor drops they sell in petshops, used for the aquarium fish tanks. Add about 10 drops per liter. The chlorinated water is one cause of cancer in pets.

4. Get castor oil (mix with some aloe vera oil to aid skin absorption) and apply thickly to the area of tumor. Apply this after taking a bath. Do this daily. Also apply castor oil around the neck areas of the cat. It will raise the cat's immune system. Once a month, you may apply some iodine in the tumor area also. It seems to help.

5. If your cat is old, which means over 10 years, old. Give the cat a cheap vitamin D2, at 20, 000 I.U. every other day for about a week or a month as you see fit. It will raise his immunity. If you feed it for a month, don't be surprise, that the cat will develop large muscles.

6. Try mixing his food with some FRESH olive leaves. Fresh olive leaves are anti-tumor.


7. Bloodroot - the powdered form mixed with pure water and made into a paste maybe good for the cat's tumor.

8. Turmeric - herbal or the kind you get from the grocery spice aisle, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mixed well into wet, canned cat food fed am and pm will help combat the cancer.

9. Essiac -brew the Essiac tea and administer as OM advised.

Replied by Alina
Thank you for help.Tomorrow I will go and buy these things.A day ago I bought some omega 3 softgels and astragalus(NATURE S WAY.I am still not sure about the best source for essiac..i will start looking again.Bloodroot powder...should I make a paste to apply to the skin?, and aloe vera from the plant or should I order a special gel?.AGAIN, HE HAD A BIOPSY DONE, SO 2 SMALL POINTS ON THE SKIN ARE NOT HEALED.AFTER 14 DAYS I HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE VET TO TAKE OUT THE STICHES.SHOULD I WAIT WITH THE TOPPICAL APL.?Thank you again and I apologise for so many qsts.I also gave him some grated ginger mixed with chicken.
Replied by Alina
Replied by Alina
Does anybody knows about Neoplasene? I spoke with one naturopath and he mentioned Artemisine.Injected in the tumor and in the belly?! I am not comfortable with this ..i didn t find anywhere that it should be done this way..and more, he recommends surgery after the tumor gets smaller.Any thoughts on this, please.Thank you.
Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Alina!

I feel your stress and am so sorry for your burden.

My feelings on your naturopath's recommendation: you are paying this professional for their advice. If you are not comfortable with their advice, discuss your concerns with your naturopath why you are not comfortable -and if you are still not satisfied, take your business elsewhere.

I cannot comment on the artemisin as I have no direct experience with it, however check out the links for more info about atremisinin - you may be able to contact a veterinarian who routinely uses this remedy and pose questions directly, and there is also a support forum for those are in your very same shoes:

This is an anti cat cancer regime that worked for one person's cat:

This is a modification for that approach for a cat in remission:

Neoplasene sounds like it is very promising and something to discuss with your naturopath if you have not done so already:

Bloodroot powder, turmeric, castol oil - or a poultice or paste of any of these combined: my feeling is yes, apply to the skin, but since you are working with a naturopath ask them also as they may be aware of contra indications with any remedies they may have prescribed.

Continuing to send healing prayers for your kitty.

Replied by Alina
Two days ago I finally met the holistic vet from Newmarket, Ontario.I am more confused than before.Here is the treatment :

a mix:traumeelamp, nux vomica homaccord1 amp, pulsatilla comp:64cad

21 Naltrexone 4mg capsule :86cad

B12 injection:42cad

Lypospheric Vit C:51cad


0.70 biopuncture and autosanguis :86 cad

and the visit :190 cad.Why the prices..maybe it will help choosing your vet.

Why I am confused, the vit c contains:corn.The naltrexone it will help the immune system but what about the tumor.I didn t ask the right questions becouse I thought he knows what is better.T he next visit in 3 weeks...but I don t feel I DID GOOD..THE TUMOUR SEEMS BIGGER.WhAT SHOULD I DO ?I did ask him about cannabis oil..he promised me he will look into it..I hope he will keep his word.Should I ask him about Artemisinin.It is complicated with this vets to tell them what to do and in the same time I am afraid he will not give me the best becouse he wants to sell stuff.Any opinion , any advises, please. The cat started vomiting in the morning ..the 2nd morning the same. I will still give him one more time , if he will vomit again ..I don t know..

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Alina!

The tumor may appear bigger because time has passed and - if I am reading this right- you only began treatment 2 days ago. 2 days isn't a lot of time for a treatment to make a visual difference IMHO.

I know corn = bad in pet foods, but trace amounts of corn in a vitamin C tab prescribed by your holistic vet is not something I would sweat. Again, JMHO.

And heck yes, ask your vet about Artemisinin and anything else that crosses your mind; you are paying him for his educated and experienced opinion - get your money's worth.

And if your cat continues vomiting, call your vet. Your cat is his patient now, and you should keep him informed of any apparent side effects of the prescribed treatment. So tomorrow if your cat vomits again, get on the phone and tell the receptionist that you saw the doc three days ago and the cat has vomited three mornings in a row and that you would like to speak to the doctor because you are concerned. The doctor will call you, or relay messages through the receptionist. This is part and parcel of what you pay your vet for, and if you found a good vet [sounds like you did] then they will want to be kept updated on your cat in case they want to alter the therapy as prescribed.

Read about low dose Naltrexone here:

The therapy prescribed by your vet sounds reasonable - again JMHO.

Replied by Alina
Thank you Theresa.I am still giving the treatment but is harder and harder to hide the powders in his food.Definitly he doesn t like it and his appetite is decreasing and I am worried about that.I am using again commercial food to hide the powders ..I hope I am not doing any harm with those (stella &chewys, Nature's variety Instinct, Orijen).I did read about Avemar, a product from Hungary (immunity4pets?). Did anyone use it? THANK YOU.
Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Alina!

I think you are doing more good than harm by feeding the commercial caned foods that you are feeding. I've fed a few of my seniors canned Whiskas when I knew we were on a one way downward spiral; its not like the food was going to kill them at that point, and it did serve to get them to eat and keep quality of life there until the very end. So no preaching about feeding commercial foods for an ailing senior from this choir!

Some advice for Dee and senior beagle Maki may apply for your senior kitty; consider using a syringe to get honey/vinegar water or electrolyte solution laced with the turmeric into your kitty. Maybe delivering the powders in that fashion will allow your kitty to eat his food without the supplements that are making him turn up his nose.

Replied by Alina
Hi, here is an update: no visible improvment on my cat. I still have to improvise in order to feed him. He seems hungry but doesn't like the real food very much any more. I mix dry orijen with grilled chicken, liver ..weruva wet food...I contacted the holistic vet concern about the tumor being bigger and he recommended a diff clinic for I THERM therapy. I called the clinic and they couldn't tell me about good stories in their practice becouse the treatment is new in Canada.The cost:200 cad first time+ 3 meetings for treatment 550cad +taxes or 5 meetings=990+taxes.They don't guarantee anything....I am concerned because on I thermal site it is a cat with fibrosarcoma and in the end still needs surgery. I can not find testimonials.. just what is on their website and that it is not encouraging.Tomorow I booked a meeting with an oncologist. All the best to all of you.
Replied by Violets
Seattle, WA
Changing flavors and smells when giving meds is good so they are not just associating the sick feel that a tummy full of stuff gives. I have the same problem w/myself, and pets in the past. Then you also risk the lack of trust that happens in the long run, they often believe every food has a hidden medicine. So I always try to make sure that pure food that has nothing in it. even if it is a tiny bite to just create a trust happens a couple times a day. I hope this makes sense and help at least a little also "OM" is not a name it is a word from India that is used in Hindi. Loosely meaning I honor the god in you, All and nothing, the vibration that created (GOD). To honor another. And more. with the use of yoga as a very regular exercise. Not just a Hindi practice, pop culture has changed it a bit. SO the word "om" a few paragraphs back meant love , peace, respect for the person they were talking to. I hope I did this justice please correct anything I said on the person's behalf that used it.
Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
Hey Violets!

While you may use the handle 'Violets' in your post as a sort of name, Om's handle IS her name/her name is Om.

And FYI it's Namaste = I honor the God/devine/perfect in you.

I hope that helps!

Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese   0  0   

Posted by Neil (Bourbonnais, IL) on 04/30/2008

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I have read that 1 Tbsp. of Flaxseed Oil and 1/2 cup of Cottage Cheese 3 times a day for 10 weeks can help cure cancer in dogs. Has anyone else tried this remedy before?

Replied by Samantha
Grosse Point, Michigan
I had heard of this recipe (cottage cheese and flax seed oil) for cancer treatment. I think is made of one part flax seed oil and two parts cottage cheese. This is also known as the Budwig Diet/Protocol. Here is a link to a video that explains in detail how to prepare the mix: You can also do a search on the web. I hope this helps.
Replied by Kerstin
Emeryville, Ca, Usa
Yes the Budwig Protocol works! Check out my earlier post 10/24/11 My Great Dane was given 2 months max to live, that was 7-8 months ago! And he is doing GREAT!


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