Cyst Remedies for Pets

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.

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Castor Oil   0  0   

Posted by Dana (Texas, US) on 09/25/2014

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.

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Posted by Boilbb (Anonymous) on 01/12/2013

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

General Feedback   0  0   

Posted by Karen (Hatfield, Pa) on 01/07/2009

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

Posted by Drizzle
Palisades Park, Nj, Usa
12/13/2012
I don't know If I am posting in the right place but I needed some help and opinions on a recent diagnoses for my Persian cat Caesar (13 y/o). Yesterday we took him for a routine check up to our Vet and we found a large mass on the xray. Today we did an ultrasound and it was not initally what my vet had thought, he thought it was cancer. But based from the sonogram they are cyst growths which are common for his breed. Some were in the liver making it 3x larger than normal. We have no treatment options other than holistic/herbal supplements to try to maintain good liver function. It seems that the cysts have reached it maximum growth but we can never be too sure. My cats a fighter and he shows no symptoms of any pain or abnormalities whatsoever. He his practically as healthy as he can be. I was hoping for some suggestions as to what he can take that wouldn't stress the liver since anti inflammatories are not an option at the moment. So it has to be herbal or holistic to refrain stress on the liver. Any feed back would be much appreciated.
Posted by Elaine
Flint, Texas
12/19/2012
2 Posts
You can give you kitty milk thistle which is an herb. Its good for pets and people alike with anything to do with the liver. My cat had a reaction to her vaccines and I took her right back to the vet and he did some test and told me he thought the vaccines may have damage her liver. He said take her home and that she may have to be force fed. I started her right away on milk thistle and even thought test showed liver damage she is still here yrs later and healthy. No more vaccines for her though.
Posted by Lisa
Vancouver, Wa
06/06/2013
Ox Bile & Castor Oil: Is a new treatment I'm starting on my LhasaTzu. I'm giving her a 500mg capsule once per day & am putting Castor Oil on the golf ball sized benign fat cyst. I'll let you know what happens.

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Posted by Judy (Bangor, Maine) on 01/20/2013

[YEA]  My dog had a growing cyst, a sty, on his lower right eyelid. I took him to the vet in early December and they said if it kept growing, they might have to surgically remove it and sent me home with antibiotic gel to apply. Despite daily applications of the antibiotic ointment, it kept growing over the holidays. I went on Earth Clinic and found two remedies that I wanted to try: the turmeric remedy and the spring water remedy for dogs with cysts. I started with the turmeric remedy, and for 1 week, put 1/8 teaspoon of powdered turmeric, two twists of black pepper, and a small amount of olive oil to his kibble twice a day. After 1 week the cyst had stopped growing but was not getting any smaller. I decided to stop the turmeric because his stomach was beginning to show signs of upset (slightly loose stools) by the end of the week. After that I switched to the 2nd remedy I had read on Earth Clinic. In his water bowls, he got 100% bottled spring water. No tap water, not even the filtered Brita water that I had been using. I put only bottle spring water that I bought in a 5 gallon containers from Home Depot in his water bowls. I continued to give him the same kibble that I had been feeding him the past year. Nothing changed except the water he was drinking was and still is pure (I hope) mountain spring water.

10 days after I started him on the water, the cyst is gone and his eyelid 100% healed!! It makes me think that the tap water that I had been putting in his water bowl, even filtered by a Brita container, was the cause of the sty in the first place.

This simple remedy saved me at least $800 in surgical bills at the vets. I am very grateful for the person who posted this remedy on Earth Clinic.

Posted by Janice
Epsom, NH
07/15/2014
Where can you buy turmeric?
Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
07/15/2014
542 Posts
Hey Janice!

I'm not an expert on turmeric, so others with more experience using it may have a better answer.

I use the turmeric from the spice aisle at the grocery store. I have found some stores carry it in bulk for very good prices, so check out whole foods co-ops and ethnic markets for good prices on bulk.

Posted by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
07/15/2014
The good organic turmeric is difficult to get but most turmeric (haldi) in grocery stores is adulterated with some other filler powder.

So you must emphasize you want the turmeric that is used in the temples for worship. (puja).

That is more expensive but tastes different, close to, or the real thing. You get what you pay for. Om

Posted by Kt
Usa
07/16/2014
302 Posts
Dear Janice, For turmeric, see if you can locate a Penzeys Spices in your area. 1-800-741-7787
Posted by Linda
Detroit, Mi
07/16/2014
Janice, you can also find Tumeric in a bulk food store. I just saw it in it's "real form" today at Meijers!

Posted by Justicejanvier (Lake Oswego, Oregon) on 07/30/2011

[YEA]  My Australian Shepherd were getting so many cysts that I took them to the vet. The vet said that her dogs had cysts also and not to worry. I decided to give them the same spring water that I drink. Within a week of drinking spring water instead of tap water ALL the cysts went away.

Posted by Wayne
Nashville, Tn
12/28/2011
I have a Lab with lumps under her coat. She is about to be 9 y. O. And of course she is part of my family. The vet said biopsy but then what? I am not wanting to do chemo, etc. So, what is your spring water? I would love to do holistic avenues before anything further is considered and certainly don't want to make her life anything but better.

Turmeric   14  2   

Posted by Tiffyb1414 (Durant, Ok) on 05/03/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I have 5 dogs and all are in pretty good health, except for my oldest. Ricky is a 10 year old mini schnauzer that is the first dog I had as an adult. I've never had children, so needless to say, he's like my first child. Schnauzers are known for skin problems (dry skin, cysts, fatty pockets, ect.) He's had a fatty pocket on his left side kind of by his hip area for over 2 years now. My vet told me not to be concerned with it because it's not cancer and at his age, anesthesia to remove his cysts would be more dangerous than the cysts themselves.

So, fatty pockets and cysts on him seem normal to me. Until one started growing on his lower belly, right beside his "male parts" (he's fixed, so he only has one male part lol). This growth was aggressive and seemed to be getting bigger a lot faster than the others and also had a hard ball-like texture to it, whereas the fatty pocket feels just like chicken fat, squishy and moveable. I am supposed to take him in to get the growth looked at, probably a biopsy or something, but I don't want to put him through that anxiety yet, if I can help him myself.

That's when I found this site. I started giving all 5 of my dogs turmeric mixed with coconut oil in the dog food, once a day for the past week. The fatty pocket on Ricky's side is almost gone!! He's running around and playing like he's 4 years old again!!! I'm hoping the turmeric helps my biggest dog (she's 160 pounds and 9 years old) and her torn ACL issues she gets each spring when she likes to think she's a pup and runs around wanting to play! I just wanted to share my experience with the positive results I've gotten so far, and I expect many more. I'm Native American and believe with all my heart that these spices and earth-grown remedies were put here for a reason, and I will use them in every way I can!

I'm so thankful for this website and all the members that have posted their experiences. Without your posts, I wouldn't have been able to help my animals naturally.

I'm going to try the Essiac Tea for Ricky next...where can I get that? At an organic health food store, maybe?

Posted by Karen
Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm
05/09/2014
2 Posts
Hi Tiffyb,

I order the Essiac herbs online, but you could possibly find it in health food stores. Look for the original Essiac formula, because there are many versions out there. I understand it also comes in capsules, but I have never tried them. Anyway, I use the whole dried herbs and brew my own tea using non chlorinated filtered water. I strain off the liquid into in a jar and I also put the thick herbal "sludge" into a separate jar as well. I store them in the frig. I always have brewed Essiac on hand. I give my girl one tablespoon of the tea mixed in with her food and use the sludge to treat the spots on her skin. I, too, am Native American, and know that Mother Earth has given us everything we need, if we will just listen. I hope that is helpful, and good luck with your beloved furballs!

Posted by Shih Tzu Momma (Gibsonburg, Ohio) on 02/13/2014

[YEA]  My Boots got a cyst a couple months ago. Took him to the vet and $65 later I had a vial of antibiotics and the cyst took several weeks to ago away, long after meds were gone.

Monday I noticed another one growing in the exact same spot, gave him benadryl so he wouldn't mess with it but by tuesday it was broke open. So I got on the internet and found this site. I followed the advise of a few different people, mixed tumeric with coconut oil and applied directly to cyst. Also sprinkled a little in a slice of cheese and rolled it up.

Wednesday it was the size of a ping pong ball. I repeated the same steps. This morning (Thursday) this thing is practically gone!

I suppose I was lucky that it worked so fast for us. I want to thank you all for your posts and Boots does too:)

Chantel

Posted by Tiffyb1414
Durant, Ok
05/03/2014
4 Posts
My 10 year old mini schnauzer has a fatty pocket, or tumor on his left side. I started giving him turmeric in coconut oil and mixing it in with his food. I've been giving this to him for a week now, and the tumor is almost completely gone! Also, he's been running and playing like he's 4 years old again! Turmeric will be a daily part of his diet regimen from now on!

I'm going to start giving him BSM for a growth the vet thinks is cancer. I've read a lot of others posting about how it has cured their pets cancer!

Posted by Sueyd (Harrison, Me) on 01/15/2014

[YEA]  Our dear family dog developed a cyst near his tail recently. We noticed it under the fur for several weeks before he finally started biting at it and removed the fur. It was quite a mess! My husband was afraid that it was time to put him down (he's a 10 yr old, big, furry husky/shepherd, etc mix). I searched online for a home remedy and came across your site - and was SO pleased to find that many others had experienced similar things with their dogs and offered solutions that seemed to WORK!!!! So - I bought some turmeric from the grocery store. We started sprinkling it on his dry dog food morning and afternoon - probably 1/2 teaspoon per day. By the end of the first week, the skin was growing back, by the end of the second week, the fur was growing in. It's been two months now - we give him a sprinkle a couple times a week - I think he misses it! - but the cyst is completely gone! AND - he is more lively and 'happy' ever since!

OK - that's only HALF of the story! My husband broke a tooth the other day and is experiencing flu-like symptoms since then, so I told him I'd go on-line and do some home-remedy research for him. Well...I've been reading on your site for HOURS today (we'll be starting the oil-pull soon! ), and was reading about the benefits of turmeric (for humans! ), and thought, "Oh! I should post on here that it works for pets, too! " and...come to find out - it's the SAME wonderful site that I had found that saved our dear dog!!! You guys are amazing! I'm so thankful and excited - and taking notes - that I found your site - what a great resource!!! And so thankful for all the comments from people that have tried the different remedies.

Posted by Bea (Sacramento, Ca) on 02/25/2013

[YEA]  I just had to share what success we've had with using turmeric as a treatment.

My 4-year-old German Shepherd had a strange growth on the back of her neck, almost an inch long but not very wide. Upon taking her to the vet to get it checked out, it tore off as my dog strained against her collar. This gave us a chance to see what was inside, and the vet believed it was a sebaceous cyst given what was coming out of it. Unfortunately, this was not my dog's usual vet and she didn't clean it up or treat it with anything. She merely suggested surgically removing it.

I immediately decided to search for homeopathic treatments, as I was worried about having my dog undergo surgery, having to pay for the surgery, and who knows what else. When I found the success stories on here using turmeric, I figured that would be the best path. I decided to treat her with turmeric both topically and orally.

I chose to mix the turmeric with coconut oil due to the oil's antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Since the cyst had torn open, I wanted to avoid any infections. I cleaned her up with warm water and applied the mixture. I've been cleaning the area and applying the mixture daily. I've also been giving her half a teaspoon of turmeric mixed with coconut oil twice daily. Sometimes it goes into her food, other times she'll lick it right off the spoon.

We've been at this for a little over a week now, and there is a noticeable difference in her cyst! The top of it has dried up and become almost scab-like. The bottom of the cyst has become much smaller and almost seems to be receding. We're going to continue treating her with this mixture in hopes that it'll completely go away and surgery can be avoided altogether.

Posted by Jazmine Turner
Keighley West Yorkshire
03/06/2014
Hi there I have a bearded dragon lizard, she has what looks like a cyst. I would really like to try this turmeric method:), please can you tell me how much turmeric and coconut oil to mix? Thanks, Jazmine
Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
03/06/2014
542 Posts
Hey Jazmine!

You just need a dab of both coconut oil and turmeric. I would start with 1/4 teaspoon of the CO and equal parts turmeric and mix into a paste - it should be firm and not runny. Paint in on your beardie's wart with a q-tip to control application. Do this 2-3 times a day and give it at least 2 weeks.

Please report back and let us know how it goes!

Posted by Cindy
Euless, Tx
11/16/2014
I am new to this site. I am happy about getting the information on Turmeric being used with the coconut oil for the cyst. My dog is a very fussy eater and I am trying to mix it to give to him. I have found and bought the Turmeric in a capsule with 500 mg. Can someone advise me more on this. I spoke with a friend and they are telling me to be careful. I would appreciate your help. Thanks

Posted by Haygottago (Ocala, Florida, United States) on 05/27/2012

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I have 2 peeks. The tumeric is working on the female who has cyst in the corner of her eye. So much smaller in just 2 weeks. The male has them on his body. Not sure yet if they are smaller. But think it will take a while before they go away. thanks so much for the advice. karen

Posted by Haygottago
Ocala, Florida, United States
06/16/2012
2 Posts
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Wanted to update this post.. Been about a month now.. Female's cyst is about a 1/4 the size it was. My male is doing great- his was as big as my fist. Now the size of a golf ball. I am so thankful for the help this site has shared. karen
Posted by Corene
Muskegon, Michigan
12/11/2012
2 Posts
Hi, One of my foster dogs has a cyst on his eyelid. Did you apply paste on your cat's or give tumeric internally? thanks
Posted by Wendy
Columbus, Oh/usa
12/14/2012
Put a teaspoon of turmeric in the dog's food each time you feed him.
Posted by Ruth
Aurora, Colorado
01/20/2013
My Saki had a cyst removed 3 years ago and it is now back. She is 11 years old and I don't want her operated on again. I am going to try the turmeric. This sounds like a good solution and a money saver. After watching a video it didn't look like my vet had $200 worth of work to do to remove the last one. The cyst isn't that bad. It just looks painful, but she's in no pain.
Posted by Jackie
Canton, Michigan
08/26/2013
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   My husky mix weighs around 60 lbs. And about 5 or 6 days ago I started her on turmeric and worked up tp 1 pill a day and she started getting diarrhea. So I took her off pills and put her on bland diet of rice etc.

Can I start her back on it slower? Her cyst reduced size by almost half. A week or so she scratched the cyst and it burst and I had a mess to clean up. I have had it drained a few times but this last time it filled up fast. It doesn't seem to bother her except the last time when she scratched it. Please let me know what to do.

Posted by Gato701 (Eustis, Fl) on 12/27/2011

My border collie mix has these sebaceous cyst on different areas of her body, in varios sm sizes.. I have verified that they are sebacceous in nature and "not harmful"... But they are annoying and one on she bites at them.. She had one rupture on her 'kneww' shin.. I see that the turmeric seems to work. But need to know dosage for a 48-50 lb dog... All the comments are great but people need to mention the appx weight of their animal with the "dosage"... Advise please

Posted by Wendy
Osprey, Fl Usa
09/29/2012
How much tumeric for a 50 lb. dog for sebaceous cyst?

Posted by Lainieg (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on 04/04/2011

[SIDE EFFECTS]  My plott hound Mielan has a large cyst on her head. It is soft and like a large grape. I have been giving her this turmeric capsule, opening a capsule and giving her one morning, noon and supper mixed with her food. All 3 together measures about a tsp., I would say, so don't think I'm giving her too much. Too much food yes (as she's pooping way too much), but not the turmeric.

It's only been since March 17th, but I stopped because she was sick one day and vomitted yellow substance and didn't eat all day. Of course cyst is still there, with no change. I am afraid to hurt her system with this powder. Did anyone else's pupper get sick?

Also, guess I should be patient, someone said it could take about 2 months? Is that correct? I cannot afford a vet bill or bills for this as I have 2 other pups and they are all due for their heartguard, and check up etc.

Did anyone happen to get this turmeric on their clothes by any chance? I did, not sure how, but my clothes are stained, how to get this out of our clothes. Anyone know?

Thanks - Elaine

Posted by Lisa
Vancouver, Wa
04/16/2011
I used the pill pocket & put the curcumin capsule in it.... Curcumin is from the tumeric root... Well he did get sick & threw up spittle that was yellow... But he was ok after that. Now both of my dogs won't take it in the pill pockets... so I think I will make mayonaise & maybe deviled eggs & give it to them that way... It definaltye stains & my dogs rub their faces in the carpet, so I can't put it in their regular food... I just let them lick it off my finger. The stuff stains reaally bad, but I'm not sure how to get it out... I just soak the clothes right away in the sink w/ some laundry detergent.
Posted by Carol
Dillsburg, Pa
10/11/2011
[NAY]   I have been giving my Sheppard mix the Turmeric for about 6 weeks and I have not seen a reduction in the cyst yet but still hopeful. I did find a good way to to get the yellow stain out of my white fleece jacket. Used the new oxy clean power gel, let it sit for a few minutes, then put in the washer and it came right out.

Posted by Elaine (Gum Spring, Va) on 03/24/2011

[YEA]  I read about the turmeric remedy for cysts in dogs & cats. Our cat has had one for years that was never any problem and the size of a pea. Last year the vet drained it and it was gone for awhile. I noticed it was back the size of a pea then a little over a week ago the size of a grape. It was located on his neck so I was concerned. I tried the turmeric (just a dash mixed in the food) and as of yesterday the cyst was completely gone. We are so happy to have saved a trip to vet by using this.

Posted by Rosie
Adelaide, South Australia
04/11/2011
thanks for your comment on tumeric for cats - I take 1 teaspoon of tumeric daily and this has helped the asthma, allergies and arthritis in my joints! I get it in bulk from the local Indian store - it tastes really bad though! My cat just does not take it! She tolerates cod liver oil with her raw meat diet. She had a large 2 pound abdominal cyst removed 16 months ago only to return 4 months ago in the same area operated - this time there is no infection and it is benign - I know that the reason for the cyst was all the dry biscuits she had - no raw meat for 3 months straight - she is now on raw kangaroo, cod liver oil and wheat grass powder morning and night - she is much happier however the fatty cyst has not increased but has just become softer and she is not hissing when I massage her - she is 9 years old. The cyst is about 3 inches by 2 inches with a height of 1 inch - has anyone had success in reducing cysts? Thanks for this site ;-)
Posted by Jr
Coloma, Mi
04/13/2011
64 Posts
I have been trying to get my cat to eat raw meat but she will not do it. Do you have any suggestions to get her to switch over?
Posted by Anniebey
Levin, Nz
07/22/2013
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]   I have been reading with interest the use of turmeric in treating cysts in dogs. MY 13 year old Huntaway has a cyst (or lypoma (sp?)) on her back. Since initiating the turmeric it has certainly softened but is now weeping quite a bit. Is this normal? Is this part of the healing process?
Posted by Kaz
Townsville, Qld, Australia
07/23/2013
It does weep but you need to clean it and treat it daily about 3-4 times if possible. I used a combination of turmeric, castor oil and aloe vera(natural antibiotic) 1 teaspoon of each and mix together, apply to cyst and cover. My dog does not like the bandage so I sit with him for about an hour to prevent him from taking it off, then I remove it. Hope this helps.

Posted by Ashley (Laotto, Indiana) on 03/03/2011

Hello, I have a 16 year old cat. He developed a small cyst on his paw, about the size of a pea. It is growing, although slowly. It doesn't bother him, but I know the more it grows - it will. I am unable to take him in to a vet, because of his age/weight. He also gets extremely stressed out, has panic attacks. He hasn't been seen in years for this reason, & I fear at this point in his life it's not worth the risk. There are no vets in my area or surrounding that will do a home visit. Also, I simply cannot put him through a surgical procedure at his age. I feel helpless. So, I am searching for a safe home remedy to try. I've read about Turmeric & its use for pet cysts. Is this safe? Should I make a paste & apply it to the cyst, or sprinkle powder on his food? Are there side effects? Once the cyst shrinks or begins to drain, is there possibility of infection? Thank you for any advice, it's much appreciated!

Posted by Doug (Bellflower, Ca) on 03/16/2010

[YEA]  I rescued a 2 year old (roughly) Boxer on September 26th, 2009 and named him Clyde. He is the absolute best dog I have ever owned! Shortly after I adopted him, though, I noticed that he had a lump on his face beside his right eye. It took me a few weeks to spot it because of his wrinkly boxer face. It didn't seem to bother him at all so I decided to keep an eye on it for a while. About a month ago I took him to the vet to have the lump looked at because it seemed to be growing (about the size of a grape at its largest).

They performed a "fine needle aspirate" to determine what it consisted of and they concluded that it was a "probable keratin filled subaceous cyst". (The test alone cost $250!) They said that it would eventually have to be surgically removed. I was pretty freaked out because I am getting married in May and cannot afford to fork out the amount of money that would be required to operate on him.

I was looking into the problem online and stumbled onto Earth Clinic where I read about using Turmeric as a cyst remedy. I ran to the market and picked up a jar of Turmeric powder and began sprinkling 1/2 tsp of it into his food morning and night (totaling 1 tsp per day). His first dose was on Wed (3/10/10).

On the following Mon night (3/15/10 (tonight)) I came home and found the cyst draining a brownish, reddish goo! Once I began treating him with the Turmeric the lump seemed to grow. I was beginning to wonder if it was going to work but I think it only appeared larger because it was bringing the material to the surface to drain.

The lump is not gone just yet but it is rapidly venting its contents and I am sure it will be gone in no time! (I'll post another comment if I'm wrong).

I am ecstatic with the knowledge that I don't have to spend a gazillion dollars and put by my buddy through surgery!

I don't usually write reviews and I am super skeptical when it comes to alternative medicine but this is no joke! EC saved me big money so I figured it was worth sitting down for a few minutes to share my experience. Turmeric rules and I plan to go tell it on the mountains!

Thanks EC!

Posted by Gilda
Fayetteville, Nc, Usa
05/18/2010
[YEA]   I was searching for a natural cure for my dog Lizzy's cyst on her head. My other dog had one in the same spot and it cost a lot to have it frozen off. I tried using the turmeric on Lizzy's food( I would say I used about 1/8 teaspoon on each meal, just sprinkling enough to cover her food) and now her cyst is almost flat!!!I have been using it for about a month. I am so happy for these posts about turmeric. I will start using it on my family's meals from now on!
Posted by Regina
Soldotna, Alaska
12/15/2011
I have a Lab/Australian Shepard mix. She has 3 tumors, one in her neck, one on her top front leg joint and one on her stomach. I have been giving her Curcumin in capsule form for about 3 weeks. Her tumors are getting bigger but she is not showing any discomfort. It is scaring me about the change. What should I do?

When the vet checked her he said they were fatty tumors.

Should I stay the course, I have read that sometimes they get bigger and then heal. Any help for my best FRIEND is greatly appreciated. Money is really tight for me but I want to make sure she is o.k.

Thanks so much, Regina

Posted by Maggie
Raleigh, N.c.
02/20/2012
My dog had a fatty tumor on her stomach, vet did a needle biopsy to make sure it wasn't cancer. Well about three months after that it begain to grow fast, took her back to vet, they said it had turned to cancer. They told me when it turned black and blood or fluid starting coming out then it was time to put her down. She was still very active and didn't act like it bothered her and played with my other dog. The only difference was she did sleep more and seems to be more cold natured. I decide to put her down she was 10 years old. She was overweight and that contribute to her getting the fatty tumor also age played a role. You could try getting your dog's weight down and if the tumors start to get bigger take your dog back to vet. I often wonder if it's something in the dog foods we feed our dogs that cause fatty tumors. Good luck.
Posted by Maritza
Casselberry, Fl
04/02/2012
Sorry, but to put down a 10 yr old dog just because her fatty "tumor" had fluid coming out of it is an outrage to me!!! Specially when she was so full of life, very active and playing, didn't seem to bother her at all... How could you reach that decision??? Why not put her in a diet and try home remedies??? The words I NEVER want to hear from my vet is exactly those: put down my dog.... Are you kidding me???? I'll make that decision if my precious dog is bed ridden and in terrible pain, only then will I profoundly consider it, but not while he is active AND playing: NO WAY!!!!


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