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Cancer Remedies for Pets: Holistic Treatment

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Milk Thistle, Reishi Mushroom, Rooibos Tea
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Posted by Dan (Dublin, Ireland) on 02/08/2012

I have an 18 year old jack russel that was diagnosed with cancer in November 2011. She was very weak and little appetite with at least 5 visible tumors, the vet said the only option was to put her down. Sooner rather than later.

I visited a chinese herbalist who recommended I feed her milk thistle, reishi mushroom and a herbal tea high in antioxidants (rooibos), I started giving her 5 drops of reishi liquid extract and 100ml of strongly brewed rooibos tea along with the milk thistle.

I can't put into words but the results were simply miraculous. Her tumours shrank and her appetite increased tenfold. After three weeks there was no visible tumours, the vet couldn't believe it when the MRI scan came back clear. Just wanted to share my story and hopefully you can add this to the pet cancer section.

Replied by Marianne
Berlin, Germany
Hallo, Dan: I live in Thailand and have no idea what milk thistle is and how to get it. Could you explain this for me? Also does any Rooibos tea do or must it be a special one? Reishi mushrooms I don't know either. Wouldn't they work on humans as well? I love this website but I always find it a little difficult to understand many of the great suggestions because they are either band names or keywords not known in other countries. So I would really appreciate an answer from you.

Thanks in advance and greetings


Replied by Suzanne
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia (ns), Canada
Hi, my name is susan I am the proud owner of an Akita. I adopted her a year ago & she has taught me so much about myself. Dan I am so happy to hear your Jack Russel is doing great, there is nothing worse thinking you are going to lose your pet. I just want to add that green tea also has great anti cancer properties & then some it is an all around great anti oxidant, I am from cape breton, nova scotia, canada I have no problem picking up a box or tin of green tea at my local grocery store I hope you have access to this tea it is one of the best teas that you can purchace for a reasonable price. Could you please tell me/post what you feed your fur-sib? Thanks Akita Lover from cape breton.
Replied by Vince
Blooming Grove, Ny Usa
My 11 year old shepard has mammary cancer. She has had 4 operations and 4 treatments of chemo. The doctor seen spots on her lungs and a tumor under her right leg. I have had her on Flax oil-cottage cheese program twice a day for 1 month. She seems to be doing well however, I see the tumor has grown a little.

My problem is I'm lost on her regular feeding. No carbs or No meats.... I'm lost. What supplements will or will not work with Flax oil? PLEASE HELP....

Replied by Jr
Coloma, Mi
Thanks Dan. We need people who will share their success stories.
Replied by Darcy
Hemet, California
Try doing a parasite kill. Flaxseed and cottage cheese works well but you first have to do a parasite kill, but to do it you have to know what you are doing and I don't know if I can mention the person but I did this under Hulda Clark's direction's. My dog had bone cancer and was given 3 to six month's to live, this was over three years ago and he is still here. Look up mapel syrup and baking soda, sound weird but when you read the article you will find it makes perfect sense. All the luck and blessing in your venture of fight this horrible disease.
Replied by Dove
Columbus, Ohio
Hello Dan from Dublin, Ireland, and thank you so much for sharing this valuable information with everyone. I have started the exact therapy you recommended. I have a Brussels Griffon diagnosed with a Brain tumor. He is mentally there, however front legs go between non-functional, to barely working. I would very much like to hear more of your story with your Jack Russel. This is the second day of this therpy for my dog. I would love to hear from you Dan; I hope your Jack Russel is with you when you read my message. I have tried to find a Chinese herbalist in Columbus, however your advise comes to me as hope. Thank you for that! take care!
Replied by Dove
Columbus, Ohio, Usa
Hi Dan. This is just really encouraging. I would love to hear more of your story. I have a Brussels Griffon and he is having an MRI tomorrow. Thank you for posting your story of success. Take care.

Multiple Remedies
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Posted by Linda (Vancouver, Bc) on 08/08/2012

I just wanted to inform you of an excellent website, that is very up to date on alternative cancer medicine for dogs. The vet, Dr. Eisen, has a Kindle book for $9.99, on Amazon, which, once you purchase, leads you to his blog, where he can help you with questions. What was so great about his site, is that he sources every product he recommends, you can buy the best liquid zeolite, Flax oil, AveMar, AHCC, Beta Glucan, directly from his website, etc etc instead of searching for hours on the internet. He doesnt sell it himself, he links to the product. He also recommends the parasite cleans of P. Clarke, and the Budwig Diet... I found it most helpful for those who are lost, and want answers immediately, and links to up to date products.

Posted by Vida (London, Uk) on 08/03/2012

[YEA]  I would like earth clinic readers to know that we have fought off our dog Poppy's soft tissue sarcoma. We were paying vet bills and oncology appointments plus some cancer medication but it did not help.

And its thank you to earth clinic I listed what other people were using and Poppy started : essiac tea, bromelain, astragalus, reishi mushrooms and flack seed oil. Still tumor was not giving up. Lastly we tried BLACK SALVE, it took few weeks to see improvement and after 3 months tumor is almost disappeared.

Thank you very much Earth Clinic. You have saved Poppys life.

Posted by Sweets (Sutton, Surrey) on 08/02/2009

[YEA]  2 months ago, we sent our 11.5 year old cat to the vet as he was losing weight, not eating and looking very ill. The vet diagnosed him through x-rays and blood tests (low blood count - putting him under GA twice) as having a fast growing cancer that was stopping him from breathing properly. As this was spreading fast, we were advised to put him down. There was no way I was going to do this without a fight so my wife (who is a GP) and I spent 2 nights researching online and came up with the following treatment:

1) Morning: 1 ml of flaxseed oil, 2 ml of Essiac tea, 4 - 5 ml of a well known brand of chicken essence; 1 pippete (c. 2 ml) of liquid multivitamin (for babies); 1 tablet of transfer factor (we take the powder out of the capsule, put it onto a small spoon drop it into his mouth.
2) Noon: 1 ml of flaxseed oil, 2 ml Essiac tea and 4-5 ml chicken essence
3) 5:30/6pm: As for breakfast PLUS 1 x 5mg prednicare tablet to stimulate his appetite
4) 10:30/11pm: as per his Noon time treatment

We also gave him steamed (I avoid microwaving!) cod or coley fish (which we buy frozen from the supermarkets - so very convenient).

Within a week, he was much better and eating really well. He has put on weight; his coat is glossy; and is pretty sprightly for his age - well enough to get into a fight with our neighbourhood rogue cat which ended with him getting a bitten - and now infected ear which I am treating with tea tree oil.

By the way, we brought him to the vet a fortnight after starting his treatment and the vet sure was shocked by his recovery.

From next week, I intend to reduce his treatment to 3 times a day i.e. leaving out the noon feed.

If your cat (or dog?) is in a similar situation as my cat was, try out the above. Naturally, you may have to up the dose if it is a dog.

Replied by Maggi
Bristol, Uk
Hi can you tell me if you have to dilute the essiac tea before giving it to the cat please? Urgent please as my cat is almost gone.
Replied by Leigh
Charleston, Sc
I wanted to know which brand of transfer factor to get? Thank you
Replied by Angie
My dog has been diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC). I am distraught :( It has been suspected for a while so I've had her on various remedies including turmeric paste (with coconut oil and black pepper), CV247, Coriolus, dandelion root, milk thistle and a range of things my holistic vet mixed up for me. I am about to up the dose of turmeric as it's now spread around the bladder and whole urethra (although not to other organs) and also start essiac tea. Anyone else have experience of TCC? She's also raw fed and seems fine in herself other than peeing frequently and slowly then licking the area. Thanks

Ozone Blood Replacement Therapy
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Posted by Jeffrey (London, Uk) on 06/12/2012

Last year my Irish Wolfhoud contracted lymphatic leukemia. No conventional treatment seemed to help and we were trying everything. Beowulf had been an integral member of our family for 8 years and we could not imagine life without him.

We came across ozone therapy but most of them seemed to have other risks. Then I was introduced to ozone blood replacement therapy. It consists of taking some blood from the body, mixing it with ozone and then reintroducing it back into the body. We researched this and found no side effects but some seemingly remarkable anecdotal evidence of success. The price was reasonable and there seemed to be no risk so we decided to give it a try.

It took several treatments over the course of a month but at the end of the month Beowulf was in complete remission. To this day there is no sign of cancer and Beowulf is happy, health and still the loving and loyal protector of my children.

This ozone therapy appears to be effective against a number of conditions, curing many and reducing the problems of others, including other forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, infertility, erectile dysfunction, macular degeneration and others. Reportedly, many diseases are a result of a variety of inflamations. In many cases the ozone therapy eliminates the inflamation (viral, bacterial, environmental, free radicals, etc. ), others it attacks the resultingly affected cells and eliminates them. All this without harming healthy organs or cells. I hear that someone wants to conduct clinical trials using their therapy on HIV patients. This should be rather interesting if it can eradicate HIV/AIDS.

This ozone blood replacement therapy was incredibly effective and saved our Beowulf's life. I would recommend looking into it for other conditions and considering trying it.

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Posted by John Wood (Stanardsville, Virginia) on 02/05/2012

[YEA]  I need to share what happend to my black lab, Teddy Bear. Maybe some of you reading this will be able to help your pet recover. Teddy developed a knot on his rectum around age 9. I thought it was just a hemmoroid but after several weeks it began bleeding. The area around the opening took on a bruised appearance with yellow, orange, reddish, and black colors and he began to act like he didn't feel well. I took him to the vet and was told it was cancer. He had surgery but withing a few months it was back. I took him in for more surgery. They removed several thumb size tumors and stiched him up. I was told that they didn't think they got it all. At that point I began praying for his recovery. The next day I received a cassete tape in the mail about a product called Pycnogenol. I listened to the tape on the way into work the next day. The narriator talked about all these folks that had cancer and other serious diseases taking this stuff and recovering completely. I had bought some of this stuff for myself about a year earlier in the hopes it would help me with chronic fatigue. It did nothing so I put it in the medicine cabinet and forgot about it. Anyway I heard the narriator tell that the most important thing about taking Pycnogenol is to take it 1 mg per pound of body weight. Well I figured Teddy weighed 90 pounds so I did the math and found that 5 capsules were needed to get close to his weight. I sprinkled the contents of the capsules on his food. Honestly I could not believe what happened next. Within one day of consuming just the first dose his rear end began to turn pink. He began to act like he felt a bit better. I gave him a second dose the next day and again daily from then on. By the time a week had passed you wouldn't believe it was the same dog. He was running and barking like he was a pup again. I kept him on the product until the bottle ran out. Withing a couple of weeks he began getting another spot on his butt so I put him back on the product. The knot went away. He stayed on Pyconogenol the rest of his life but he lived to the ripe old age of 17. I had to put him to sleep because his hips gave out, he couldn't walk, and he couldn't control his bladder & bowels any longer. I hated to do it but I had tried all that I knew to do. I stiil miss him....... But he lived 8 years longer than he would have if I hadn't had my prayer answered. Thank you Lord.

Let me say that there are differences between Pycnogenol and pine bark extract. Pine bark extract is a little bit cheaper than Pycnogenol but did not produce any effects for Teddy. I did not notice any difference between Pycnogenol brands.

Replied by Jr
Coloma, Mi
John Wood from Stanardsville, Virginia, Thanks so much for sharing that information.
Replied by Amber
I was recently diagnosed with severe endometriosis. After doing some searching online, I found that pycnogenol is supposedly good for endo, so I ordered some for myself. I decided to see what else pycnogenol is good for, and I found out it's also good for cancer. That got me wondering if it's safe for dogs to take. I found this review and decided to give it a try for my yellow lab, Lily. Lily is almost 11 years old, and she has a cancer tumor on her breast. It's been slowly growing and getting really hard. We don't want to put her through surgery at this age, and we don't want to get her put to sleep because she's not acting like the lump is bothering her. Anyway, I just started giving her a 100mg capsule of pycnogenol each day like maybe a week and a half ago. No word of a lie, within 2 days, it seemed to me like her lump was changing. Now, it is obvious that it's shrinking. I asked my husband yesterday to feel the lump to see if it feels any different (he's been feeling it periodically for months). He said the sides of the lump are still hard, but the bottom of it is definitely softer. I hope I'm not getting my hopes up too high for my girl, but at this point, the pycnogenol definitely seems to be helping her. I hope it helps me out with my endo, too. I ordered another bottle yesterday since we're blowing through this bottle pretty quickly with both of us taking it.
Replied by Amber
Me again. I can't believe the difference the pycnogenol is making. The lump is very obviously shrinking. She's now able to comfortably lay on her left side again. I didn't think she was in pain before, but it must've been bothering her because now that the pycnogenol is in her system, she has her "puppy bark" back and is acting like a dog half her age. I just can't believe it.

Spindle Cell Cancer
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Posted by Marika (Pacifica, Ca) on 12/27/2010

My 10 yr dog Dillon has a lump in his throat. I took him to the vet and they told me it's spindle cell cancer. I love him and will do anything to make him better. He is going to get x-rays and blood work to see if he can handle having surgery. He will have to go to Uc Davis to get the surgery because it's right near his jugular. I just got laid off a couple of weeks ago and even if I could afford the surgery the thought of it terrifies me. Help! Would castor oil help him? How do I give it to him and how much? He weighd 62 lbs. I am devasted please reply.

T-Cell Lymphoma Remedies
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Posted by Rayven1lk (New York, Usa) on 04/29/2013

My boy Pluto's been diagnosed with this type of cancer after an exploratory surgery was performed in his abdomen. After the cancer was identified, the prognosis wasn't good (~2 months) as gastro-intestinal cancer spreads/ regrows rapidly. It's very nearly 3 months now and the doctor gave us some antibiotics, steroids and pain medication due to the symptoms re-emerging. They worked briefly for a few days, but he's again gone back to worse. I spoke to the doctor and all she said she can do is to wait for him to pass naturally or to put him to sleep.

I'd like to hear from some of you reading this if there is any alternative treatment I can look into?

I'd really appreciate it. Thanks for your time.

Replied by Joe
West Palm Beach, Florida
Regarding Ted's dog cancer remedy 10/8/11 Posted

The remedy for dog cancer is as follows: reishi mushroom, bromelain, and sabah snake grass. I gave another dog, in addition to that, lysine, butyric acid, and DMSO, for the tumor that is growing and it also disappeared in 3 months. The reishi mushroom was powdered, and mix in 10% bromelain and 10% sabah snake grass powder. The two substances that I know convert cancer cells to normal cells (that I also tried) were DMSO and butyric acid, so it is a 50/50 mix.

My dogs has internal lung tumors. He might have a week left to live. I have tried lysine daily, Vit C, curcumin, homepathic phosphorus remedy. I going to try HP in water now.

  1. Do we have the dog take DMSO by mouth or transdermal ?
  2. Is it the Butyric acid a powder or liquid form?
  3. How often and what strength do we give both DMSO & Butyric acid?
  4. I have a 99.9 % DMSO pure strength.
  5. Is the 10% bromelain mixture a powder ?

Thank You, Joey

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc. Canada
You may want to supplement with hemp seed oil. I have this from research online where lung cancer was cured several times. Om

Ted's Remedies
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Posted by Skipper523 (Nv) on 11/10/2014

I saw Ted's cure for cancer in dogs, mentioned in other posts but can't seem to find it anywhere. Can someone tell me where it is located? Other links just show user!! Our 11 yr old dog was just diagnosed with B Cell Lymphoma...Thank you!! Namaste

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Posted by Michele (Mill Creek, Wa) on 12/07/2012

I'm wanting to buy a home and tight for money right now. My dog weighs 68lbs and is approaching 8 years old. How much tumeric powder should I give my dog and what are the best foods to sneak it in with. My dog eats a dry dog food of duck and potato. Should I be giving my dog more meat? Some where I came across sardines? Can the meat source be chicken/ turkey or beef/ goat? Can my dog have veggies? My dog happens to also like broccoli and carrots. Can my dog also have cheese from cows milk or is goat cheese better? Thanks, michele

Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh/usa
Do not give milk products (any kind of cheese) to your dog. It just gets them constipated, and will not help the cancer.

I'm no expert, but the dry dog food of duck and potato sounds fine. Go ahead and add broccoli and carrots to your dog's food. Make sure it's chopped up really well OR lightly steamed and cooled and cut up.

And, put 1 teaspoon of turmeric into his food and mix it all up, each and every time you feed him.

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
My own Shep. has a small external tumour and I just have put her on Essiac and turmeric. Get the best grade turmeric (haldi) from an Indian grocery. I teasp. with coconut oil dissolved into the food each time you feed. Lots of good veggies in the processor and ideally, no dairy. I take turmeric for diabetes. Read up on turmeric on the net. Turmeric is the royal treatment for numerous diseases while an important spice for cooking. Essiac is suppressed by you know who. But relax, you'll be relieved. Even if a cancer is too far progressed, the body will live longer and have no pain. Add a good vit. C and ACV. Also read up on Essiac. Om

Posted by Casey (Yuma, Az) on 12/17/2011

My dog of 7 years, Pippie, developed a tumor back in July of 2011. We had it removed in September 2011. Once removed it clustered into numerous tumors around the surgery line. At this point we knew she had mast cell tumors. The first surgery didn't remove all the cancer, this new cluster of tumors spread fast and moved into her lymph node. We have removed the tumors on the skin along with the affected lymph node and she is currently going thru radiation treatments. Once radiation is complete she will start Chemo next week.

I just learned about turmeric and Curcumin and found a dog food that contains turmeric (Solid Gold). I've started to feed her this food and have high hopes that it will prevent any other tumors from forming. My concern is how much turmeric is in this dog food. Is it enough? Since the tumor made it to her lymph nodes, the cancer cells could have traveled anyway. I wonder if I should take her off the dog food and give her a manual dose.

Any suggestions?

Replied by Dogma
Honolulu, Hawaii
My dog was diagnosed w/cancer in April. I've spent the rest of the year learning about every natural cancer treatment, most used in humans too. These tid bits will guide you and give you the power you are feeling lacking right now. You CAN help your pup! All the best to you both.

You need more than turmeric to get this cancer stopped but yes, you have to supplement - they put in enough just for a healthy dog. 1. Get some Modified Citrus Pectin. No Citrus Pectin - has to be modified. Shown in studies = stop the ability of the cancer from spreading. Give it daily with food. Tastes fine, I take it sometimes too. 1/4 to 1/2 tsp 2x/day depending on size of dog.

Next: read this article (below). You need to attack the cancer from different angles: 1. Detox, 2. Change the diet to natural human grade, biological, grain free, sugar and carb free food. I feed real food, as much organic as I can and always grain free. 3. Starve the cancer 4. Increase Oxygen. And more. Coriolus Versicolor is fantastic to help kill the cancer (Turkey Tail Mushroom). DMG is also up there. I'd also add BINDWEED asap. The article will tell you more and why. Also Chinese Medicine (Stasis Breaker) and Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils are very powerful. Suggest thinking about Frankincense, Immupower, Myrrh, Clove: Read up on it though and if you use another brand make sure is is medical/therapeutic grade - not the cheap stuff in stores or on line. Those probably have toxins and will harm rather than help.


Find a holistic vet in your area OR find one that will do a phone consult with you if there are none - or none you trust. All you have to do is fax or email the the records. Still, continue to do your research as no one person can know everything. You are connected to your dog and your instinct will also help you pick and choose what is right.

Lastly, I think this is critical and rarely discussed - brush the teeth at least after eating at night. All the bacteria, etc that grows in there goes straight into the bloodstream, adding to disease. All dog toothpastes contain sugar (feeds cancer), even the one brand that advertises as no sugar so I have been using the tooth gel products. They say to just put it on the teeth but to get all the bacteria off, you HAVE to brush.

Also be at peace in your own heart and life - dogs often pick up on what is going on with us and manifest it in a way to make us listen.

All the best, you are on the right track! Keep going!!

Posted by Shelagh (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) on 09/14/2008

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  My 'peaches & cream' cat, Jasper, has just been diagnosed with skin cancer on one of his eye lids. I've begun painting the area with turmeric & aloe (from my garden) with a make-up brush. I am adding turmeric to his food (1/4 tsp. 2x a day). Will let you know how this goes, but so far, so good!

Replied by Althea
Austin, Tx.
My 20 and 1/2 year old cat Lenny has cancer on his eye also. I have taken him to the vet for years and have had no success with any treatment. I hate for him to suffer and hope to get him well. He other wise is very healthy loves to sit in the sunshine and is loved by my other pets as well. He gets around very well and has no other physical problems other than gray hair and old age. He loves to eat and I feed him more than the others as he seems to want it. He eats it all and is not over weight(8 lbs.). Except for his eye, he shows no signs of illness according to my vet. I need help for him I have tried everything the vet has given me. I will try the tumeric and also some of the remedies for cancer as listed. I hope it helps. I will let you know. If anyone has more information to help him please let me know.

Sincerely, A.

Vitamin C
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Posted by Patti (Avondale, Az, USA) on 02/01/2013

My female 7 year old Doberman, Lexi, developed a huge lump, almost over night, above wrist on front leg. Jan. 21 Oncologist diagnosed her with Osteosarcoma. Amputation was recommended and chemo as this is an aggressive, fast spreading cancer. I chose not to do that.

I started her that day on a shot of Immunocidin which is fairly new at $250 a shot which is given every two weeks. I also started her on Intravenous Vitamin C therapy which she goes to office for about 4 hours at a time twice a week but you must have one day in between. Shots are $75.

Lexi is also on Myforte Mushrooms from the vet as well as Conc Statis and Bone Stasis Herbs 2 x a day. I also started her on Budwig, Baking Soda/Pure Maple Syrup, Essiac powder, Artemsinin and Butyrex. She has been raw fed since a puppy but I am now making her fresh veggie soup as well so I can add garlic, ginger, vit d, the chinese herbs, and probiotics. I also soak her leg daily in warm water with magnesium chloride flakes, baking soda and epsom salts with tumeric then wrap the tumor with Vit. E oil with the chinese herbs.

I gave the Oncologist of a list of all products I found on dog cancer sites and she dismissed all of them except the Artemesinin, Essiac and Butryex. She also told me to stop the Budwig and the Baking Soda/Pure Maple Syrup. The one conflicts with Vitamin C therapy and the other was heavy sugar which feeds the tumor.

Has anyone tried the Immunocidin or the Vitamin C therapies and had any success without amputation. So far, for Lexi, the tumor has not grown, but has not shrunk either which I was told it will not as it has been infiltrated by the cancer. The xrays showed no mets in lungs so we caught this early and I want to keep it that way as long as I can.

Please advise if success with any of the oncology treatments versus amputation.

Thanks! Patti and Lexi