Last Modified on Nov 16, 2014
Natural Treatment for Pets with Cysts
Cysts are not uncommon on dogs and cats. Sebaceous cysts are especially common in dogs, with cystic acne, cysts in sweat glands, and other types of cysts occurring in cats and dogs as well. These cysts can be related to hygiene issues and can become infected, but more often the causes of a pet's cysts are uncertain and hard to prevent.
Your pet's cyst is a sac of fluid or semi-solid material contained within a membrane of cells. They are rarely painful and will often resolve themselves, but if drained or removed a cyst is likely to simply fill back up again or reappear. A dog cyst can cause a scare, as the growth can appear to be a skin disease in your dog, cancer, or look worse than it is. Cysts are more common among different breeds.
Find a Cure for Your Pet's Cysts
As with people, turmeric is thus far the most popular home remedy for cysts in pets, and with substantial positive feedback in turmeric's use for cysts in cats and dogs. It can be added to your pet's diet and/or applied as a paste to the cysts. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to get rid of your pet's cysts. Know of a remedy not listed here? Feel free to share your story with us.
I took my 15 yr old dog to pet ER about a bleeding mass on her head. The mass was hanging from a thin string of her own skin. They said she was healthy as could be and it would be $1300 for the pet ER to remove it. By the time we got to ER it was not bleeding because I had heard that spider web stops the bleeding and it really did stop it from that point forward. I went to the garage looked in a corner and picked and applied some to the mass. Then after pet ER, I began applying castor oil daily with a qtip. After about an hour I would cover her eyes and turn on the blow dryer on low heat and just let it warm the mass, not even 30 seconds.
Daily it got harder and harder, sort of like a dried up light weight black rock. Not even two weeks later, I cut most of it off with a sharp pair of sterile scissors. I was kind of scared to do that, but after I snipped just the end it was like clipping a toe nail. So I clipped a couple more pieces of this dried off tumor. There is still some hard dried up tumor to go but she is so happy and wagging her tail not to have that large mass dangling from the top of head anymore. What's left is so small now I may leave it, but its hard too. I DID NOT clip the string of skin, no way.
I first found out she was healthy too from ER, not dying of cancer or anything. I had read this works and it does. For a couple of dollars and some patience, a castor oil qtip application daily, then a brief period of warmth, I have saved a great deal of money and my pet, my baby is so much happier. Never cut the thin string of skin, as this would be cruel to the pet, only the edges of very hard dried up tumor little by little to see if there is a reaction from your pet. You will know when it is rock hard dead after some days of just looking at the thing/dried up mass. I have to make that very clear. I believe in spending money on your pet for shots and more, but if you can save a huge pet bill go for it, but be very careful and patient.
BTW I was also looking if anyone else had experience with using Tinactin to heal cysts and came across someone who saved a lot of money using it to heal dog inter-digital cysts. My family's dog suffers from this and the epsom salt baths and antibiotic ointment aren't helping anymore so will try this for the dog soon too. Here is the interesting website I came across on it http://voices.yahoo.com/how-save-hundreds-dollars-vet-bills-with-7118192.html
I just want to say thankyou for this site. Ive been looking for years for a site like this. My dog (Magnus) is the best friend anyone could ask for and I have found these wart like growths on him. Im so scared they might be cancerous. I lost my Bear (14 yrs. old) just a year ago to cancer and Im scared of losing Mag. Im gonna see a vet to find out if it is cancer. But as far as remedies and vet drugs and knowing what all they did to Bear before he died Ill try all the stuff mentioned in your site. Thanks Karen