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Posted by Rita (Hialeah, Florida) on 08/09/2009

My cat Trivi has a large cancer tumor in liver & tummy area. I would like to apply Castor Oil to this area to see if I can shrink the tumor. How can I prevent him from licking off the Castor Oil from this area, can it be covered with a rag?

Replied by Ben
Austin, Tx
My wife's cat, Piglet (Apple of her eye), had his left hind leg removed b/c of the tumor there, couldn't get margins on it etc., and then it started back again on the spot where his leg used to be. He wouldn't stop licking it wide open, so we've just had him wearing the old Cone of Shame. They get used to it after awhile, and we take it off him every day or so for awhile so he can bathe himself (under our strict supervision so we can keep him from licking the tumor). You'll want to brush your cat a lot though, since they can't do it for themselves anytime they like with the cone on, and of course lots of scritches and petting around the neck/head where he can't reach anymore.

Posted by Ingrid (Geneva, Ohio) on 06/20/2009

I tried the castor oil and both times my dog got bad nosebleeds. He has a nasal tumor. Not sure if it was coincidence or if the castor oil actually caused it. I still have him on the essiac tea.

Posted by Rita (Plano, TX) on 03/19/2009
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I read about castor oil removing tumors for pets so I put castor oil and a bandaid on a tumor on my chihuahua's back leg. It did make it go away. I left it on for a couple of weeks changing the bandaid every two or three days and putting more castor oil on it. Yea for Castor Oil.

Replied by Jane
New York
How do you apply Castor oil on your dog? I need to know ASAP how many times do you have to apply it? Please email me at punk_latina34(at)hotmail(dot)com.
Replied by Dana
I know this post is almost 2 months old, but, thought I'd share; I found this lady's blog about how she applied the castor oil. It makes a lot of sense because it includes the use of heat.


Hope that helps! It also seems a lot of people are using band aids of some kind and leaving it on their dog. I'm sure there are a few ways!

if you haven't fixed the problem already, good luck! ^_^

Replied by Karen
Dundee City
Hi, don't know if anyone can help me but I've been to the vet with my dog Tabby and the vet wo'nt operate on his growth - it is on the left side of his bum area and it's the size of a golf ball and its an open wound kind of like a tomato cut in half all open. It is too near his bum area to operate in case he can't get the toilet.

What can I do? Nothing the vet is giving me is working. Can someone please advise me im at my wits end...

Replied by Dharmony
New York
First off, I would get a second opinion on operating since it is open, it may get infected.

If you are looking for an at home remedy to try, read through this thread.

In particular, look under "Large Growths". It is the second section on the page. Try the turmeric, coconut oil and lecithin powder as an external treatment. (Some have tried caster oil in place of coconut oil.) See the video

Let us know how you make out.

Posted by Francine (Playa Del Rey, CA) on 07/19/2008
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I wanted to share my experience with castor oil. One week ago I discovered a large lump on the throat of my dog, the size of a golf ball. Remembering I had found info about castor on your site, I quickly started aggressively applying it to the tumor. I personally have been brewing and drinking essiac tea for years. I keep the left over sludge and started putting that in my dogs food. Remarkably, the tumor is now gone. A little of a week has passed and after applying the castor oil almost 5 times a day. Thank you so much. On a side note, I have been using the oil on my face for beautiful skin, on my strained veins on my legs, which have been disppearing, and my mother in law's dog with tumors also as well as an enlarged liver, has been applying it to her dogs tumors and liver area, after a visit to the vet, the second tests showed the liver had shrunk to normal.

Replied by marie
Woburn, MA
When using castor oil on a dog for a non cancerous tumor, do I need to warm the castor oil, and if so, for how long?
Replied by Victoria
New Milford, Ct
Valerie I saw that you used castor oil successfully on your dog's cyst and you also indicated that it had burst. I purchased castor oil for my Boxer's cyst, which has also burst, and noticed that the castor oil has a warning which states "do not use on open wound." So I am wondering if you used it on your dog when the wound was still open. My Boxer keeps licking the wound and so it never seems to have the chance to heal. I was hoping that the castor oil would heal it quickly, but don't want to use it if using it on the open wound is dangerous.

Thanks VG
Replied by Dee
Metairie, La
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Did you get any response on the burst cyst and castor oil? I was putting castor oil on a large cyst / lump on the back of my dog's neck every day for about 2 weeks. All of a sudden it grew larger and got hard as a rock. It now has burst slightly. Any idea on what to do? What happened with your pet?
Replied by Dee
Metairie, La
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Update on my dog with cyst on neck that slightly burst after 2-3 weeks of castor oil. The original 3"lump turned into the size of my hand overnight. Slight opening of skin occured but no real expulsion of pus. Brought him to vet and excision of huge neck bulge resulted in massive pus/infection. Dog put on mega antibiotics, etc. Almost 2 weeks has passed and original lump is now gone too.... He has another checkup this week. Incision was kept open and cleaned 2-3 x daily to expell infection and cleaned with water under pressure and expelled as well. He was put on Clavamox, Zeniquin, Benadryl and Cimetidine. He weighs 112# Rhodesian Ridgeback. He is excellent and improved after 1-2 day of mega antibiotics.

I can only assume that the castor oil prompted the cyst to progress that had been lying under his skin for a long time.

Vet was puzzled that she thought he had been bitten by a snake. I assured her that he had snakes in my yard. I repeatedly told her it probably was the castor oil........she doubted that is what caused the progress in the abcess.

EC: Thank you for the update, Dee!

Replied by Brittney
Cebu, Philippines
can you pls tell where to buy castor oil here in cebu city coz i realy need it??
Replied by Myst
Portland, Usa
This is frustrating. A fluid filled cyst and a fatty solid tumor are not the same thing. A cyst is easily popped and drained with a knife or even a needle, but what about a fatty tumor?
Does the castor oil force a cyst to become so large it ruptures? Therefore would it be BAD for a fatty tumor that will never rupture but continue to stay a mass?
Replied by Lynn
Sacramento, Ca
I'm confused also. I don't understand how the castor oil works on malignant tumors. My dog has 4 tumors in her mammary gland. Will the castor oil pack help with that? Thanks!
Replied by Mari
Poulsbo, Wa
Has anyone found the castor oil treatment to be effective on mammary gland tumors?
Replied by Linda
Toronto, Ontario
I was just reading on,

"Castor oil primarily contains ricinoleic acid, a fatty acid component that is notable for its many healing benefits for the human body. Ricinoleic acid possesses the ability to draw toxins and other poisonous components out of the tissues, thereby restoring the health of parts of your body that have been infected.

Castor oil, a natural plant oil extracted from the castor bean seed, is said to pull out tumors from the body, according to American psychic Edgar Cayce. It is often recommended for the treatment of tumors near the surface.

Aside from reducing or dissolving tumors, castor oil is also regarded as a natural remedy for other swellings in the skin. It can be massaged on bunions, moles, warts, calluses, and cysts. There are also reports that uterine fibroid tumors and ovarian cysts that are benign or non-cancerous may also be addressed by castor oil.

They also said, don't use it on cancerous growths as it may aggravate the condition.

Replied by Edith
Ventura, California
My nine year old poodle-mix has had what seems to be a fatty tumor that is a little larger than an eraser. When she was three years old, this was just a skin tag, but over the years it grew and it became mostly round and white.

After benefiting from so many of the remedies here on this site, I decided to try castor oil on the tumor to see if it would go away. Every night, for three weeks, I rubbed a bit of castor oil on the tumor and nothing seemed to be happening.

At exactly the third week, my dog started licking the tumor a lot for the first time and when I checked her, the tumor had split open and there seemed to be a bit of blood and pus. I panicked since I was afraid that she would get an infection (and with the bad economy, I have no money for either of us to go to a doctor at this point) so I put hydrogen peroxide on it to clean it and wrapped it in a bandage so that she couldn't lick on it.

I kept cleaning it regularly and keeping it wrapped, though the wrapping comes off easily and she starts licking it more.

The problem is that the tumor seems to not be healing. The open spot is there and it doesn't look right and I'm afraid to continue to put castor oil on it when it is like this, so I have been continuing to keep it clean with H2O2. I feel really bad that I put my girl through this when the tumor wasn't really bothering her to begin with.

Right now, the tumor is open on top and looks lumpy inside and there is a dark center (reminds me of the dark center that warts have).

I hope that this doesn't mean that this is a cancerous tumor. I just wanted to post this so that you will know what you might be getting into with the application of castor oil. It definitely does something.

Replied by Edith
Ventura, California
An update on Castor Oil and my 9 year-old poodle mix's abnormal growth:

Three weeks of nightly castor oil made the growth rupture.

I then treated it for two weeks alternately with hydrogen peroxide, alcohol and antibiotic ointment, and kept it covered to prevent licking.

After a month, the once large eraser-sized growth is now a flat, reddish, hardened and dry spot. I'm still not confident that this is a good thing since I would like for it to be completely gone. I think that I will let it rest for a week and then begin the castor oil treatment again.

Thanks for everyone's comments. They really help!

Replied by Edith
Ventura, California
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Update on "Tumor" with Castor oil treatment:

I had a veterinarian inspect the flattened, bumpy spot that was left after the castor oil ruptured the large growth, and the vet said that it is/was a WART.

So, apparently, castor oil is very activating to tumors and dissolves them. Now that I think that it's a wart, I think that I will use ACV to clear it up.

Thank you to everyone who posts here. This is the greatest resource on the internet and has helped me and my family very much.

Replied by Maggiem
Alexandria, Va, Usa
Hello, I just would like to share my experience. I have a 15 year old Lab who has had fatty tumors/lipomas most of his life. Last month (late July 2012), one of his largest tumor (the size of baseball) got ulcerated and infected; his back leg was swollen too. The vet put him on antibiotics. The medicines helped curb the infection, but the wounds were still open till now despite using the powder (PreDef) that the vet gave me. Anyway, I started to look for alternative medicines with minimal side effects.

First, I change his diet from dry kibble to no-grain kibbles. I also made his wet food using chicken, celery, carrots, and sweet potatoes. I made sure that the percentage of protein to vegetables was approx. 80%-20%. I've found an easy recipe for this on the net. I substituted rice with sweet potatoes and mixed the wet food with his dry food. I also put 1 teaspoon turmeric per meal. I also put the mixture of castor oil and almond oil on his tumor but NOT on the open wound; only the sides which are not infected.

By week two, my dog has lost 10 lbs and I noticed the tumor has shrank about 30%; but the wound was not closed and actually got worse. I went to vet again and he was put on another antibiotic; at this time, I had to stop giving him turmeric because it does conflict with the antibiotic. By this time (week 4), I change his diet to completely raw food and give him yogurt between meals and one tablespoon of manuka honey to help fight the infection. I also put raw active manuka honey (I bought it at whole food) on his open wound. Three days later, the wound started to close. I've read on many threads that manuka honey is the best for closing wounds that have been resistant to antibiotic. Just do further research online regarding this. I also give 1 teaspoon of ACV in his water bowl daily. I take what he is taking too with the exception of raw meat.

The ulcerated lipoma is noticibly getting smaller, the wound starts to close; however, another side of the tumor is starting to look as if it will "burst". I don't know whether it is the effect of putting castor oil daily or it is the sign of something is working because all of those above. I'm encouraged though and will update later. I know it will take time and patient to see whether all the treatments actually cure his problem, but it is moving to the right direction. Thank you for all of people who have posted natural remedy, I'm benefitting the results.

Replied by Kiley
Lawton, Ok
Hello, today I just found a golf ball size tumor on my dogs neck, which isn't opened. I came across the castor oil cure and just wanted to know if it would work on the tumor if the tumor felt like it was connected to something inside his neck? It doesn't feel like a loose tumor. I don't mind taking him to the vet if I have to, not that I dont want to, just have to get extra money. I appreciate your time and answer. Thank you soo much.
Replied by Piya
Chesapeake, Va
Princess has a tumor on her leg and one on her breast, the one on her breast has grown to the size of a grapefruit, I will try these remedies ive seen mentioned her she is very old. I'm just praying this works for her.starting today with the tumeric and will be going out to get castor oil and gauze.
Replied by Delores
Albuquerque, Nm
I have a 10 yr old pitbull. She was diagnosed with a madt cell tumor on her leg a yr ago. I have put her on a grain free diet. She also has a very enlarged spleen and liver but no cancer there. I just started rubbing castor oil on her liver area, I hope this works but can I rub it on her mast cell tumor? I just want her to feel good. Oh tried chemo and it turned her skin black and she had a very serious side effect so I stopped right away.
Replied by Juan
Brookings Oregon
Is it used oil, and when it opens do I need to take her to a vet, I want to learn more about this.
Replied by Alisha
Goshen, In
So my dog has a tumor inside of her rectum, is castor oil okay for dogs to eat? Could this still help her?
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Castor oil can be used internally, but it is often used for constipation. So it could cause diarrhea. You might consider turmeric for your dog as it is an anti-tumor herb. Also, Essiac Tea.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Valerie (Minneapolis, MN) on 05/07/2008
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Castor oil cured a tumor on my dog. My dog had a tumor on his chest, about as big as a nickel and raised about an eighth of an inch. It was progressively getting larger and since it was on his chest was getting rubbed a lot from laying down. The result was a big, dry, cracked and oozing tumor- disgusting!! I read about the castor oil cure for tumors on pets and tried it. Twice a day I applied castor oil to the tumor and covered it with a band aid. Within one week the tumor was completely gone!! all that there is now is soft pink skin- Hooray!! I probably saved a few hundred bucks.

Replied by Debbieto
New York, Ny
I only just stumbled on this site. I have a 12 year old Yellow lab with a Gi-normous fatty tumor that has grown around her front shoulder/chest. It is impeding her ability to move around and causing the leg to 'go out'. It seems many of the people here are dealing with much smaller tumors and are able to apply the castor oil (is that with or without the aloe-vera oil?) and then cover with a band-aid. What if the tumor is too big to use a band-aid? Also, my dog has a small (its laughable really compared to the fatty tumor) mast cell tumor on it's belly. Will this treatment possibly work well for it as well? Can I use the oil in conjunction with the alkaline drops (will they help to shrink the cancer?)Any advice is appreciated. Aside from having trouble moving due to the fatty tumor she is not symptomatic as far as the cancer and still has much life in her.
Replied by Jilbert57
Brinnon, Wa
Have you tried the Budwig diet of Flaxseed oil and lowfat cottage cheese combined for the mast cell tumor? Just type Budwig diet for canine in your search engine and you will come up with a plethora of information. Hope this helps like other dogs have been helped.
Replied by Brigitte
Newport, Maine
I am curious even though it is a yr later how debbieto from ny made out with yellow lab and neck tumor as my Border Collie has the same problem.
Replied by Zenia
Hello, please help. Which castor oil did u purchase? And is there any way you can download a pic so I can get it for my dog? She has a tumor but vet doesn't want to remove it.
Replied by Italiandobergirl
I am a "retired, " Vet Tech yet will be back to open a Pet Rehab. I utilize both Eastern and Western Medicine on my Rescue kids. In a nutshell my Doberman may have a MCT. 0;(. I am going to an Oncologist for a second opinion this Thursday as our DVM so far has managed to introduce blood into his bladder from a cysto , preformed with an US. This led to costly , not needed Rads to check for stones and over use of Abx, and after a C&S with no diagnosis, I used ACV and guess what= gone. Now I found a tumor. Brought him in for a FNA. Now the more I read my books speak with collegues I realize it could be inflammation yet when aspirated that alone can release Histamines, one MCT & a few questionable Spindle Cells. The report came back AGAIN as improper collection and no definitive diagnosis. So frustrating. I have started the Diphenhydramine BID as it makes total sense and is reccommended prior to Sx to aide in the metatasis if it is even a MCT or malignent. I also picked up Famotadine as I read A LOT on many side effects of Cimitidine. Including elevated ALP( liver enzymes.) Well many Dobermans AL(K)P sits high, so to let all know I have had great success with Milk Thistle with ALL my Dobermans.

Yet on to the Castor Oil..I tried it today, yet I am inquisitive and wonder if it falls off or ulcerates, do you still NOT have dirty margins? Also can't this cause more Histamines to be released? My question is has anyone had any testing post Castor to make sure there is not any dirty margins left? Grazie, Blessings. As of now it is only .9 mm barely a cm. I despise surgery (Sx, ) unless absolutely needed for life, yet also worried that the CO could create what could be benign into Malignent? MCT's can arrise from inflammation and trauma as well as environmental factors. My guess is the latter that is another story about our toxic area and home. 0;(. We are all affected.

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Italiandobergirl!

Tumors can fall off cleanly or they can ulcerate. The margins are irrelevant when using these remedies because they boost the immune system and cause the body to reject the tumor cells so the histamines are not triggered. JMHO!

Posted by jes (alloway, nj) on 08/14/2007
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i am not sure if i read this cure from this site or not but if i did i want to thank whoever it was that posted castor oil as a substance to shrink tumors in dogs. it really really worked! my vet told me that the lump on my dog's paw was a non-cancerous tumor and that it should be removed because there is not enough skin on the paw to stretch for the growth of the tumor. i decided to see if there was any way i could shrink it before i decided to put him under for surgery. and so i tried the castor oil twice a day for three days and and the tumor is gone, with the exception of just a little left over skin that stretched from the growth of the tumor, its completely gone!!!! i spent $2.59 on castor oil instead of $200 for surgery. plus i saved my 10 year old boxer from having to go under for surgery.

Replied by Julia
Butler, AL
Jess, from N.J. stated that she cured her dog with castor oil. It wasn't mentioned if the oil was applied or given internally twice a day. If given internally, how much should I give Dutches? She is a 12 yr old golden retriever.
Replied by Jess
Alloway, New Jersey
to answer the question for your dog dutches, i applied the castor oil topically. right on top of the tumor. i wouldn't suggest giving it internally to your dog since castor oil is a stimulant laxative. you might end up doing alot of cleaning up! i hope it works for dutches
Replied by Rebekah
Jax, Fl
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This worked. I applied it several (3 ) times a day and thank God, it worked. I truly don't have words to express the gratitude I feel for this site. My Sadiebelle was miserable and had already went to the vet for this and endured a painful procedure that left me in tears. The thought of having to return for another procedure when I noticed it growing back was devasting for my husband and I. But then I checked this site and sure enough, earthclinic cured my girl. Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)
Replied by Victoria
New Milford, Ct
Can you tell me if Sadiebelle's cyst had ruptured? How long did it take to clear up? My Boxer has a cyst that she just won't let heal, as she keeps licking it as soon as it seems to be almost dried up. Although it is never completely gone it does look like it has shrunk alot, once the stuff inside (mostly blood)oozes out.

I am not sure that I can use the castor oil on the cyst when it is still open and bleeding a bit, as the bottle says not to use on an open wound.
Replied by Ann
Asheville, Nc
My dog Molly has a spindle cell tumor on her paw. It is starting to bleed alittle. I have started using castor oil along with aloe vera and it seems to make it bleed more. I was wondering if it is ok to use castor oil along with aloe vera oil on the tumor and if it is suppose to make it bleed
Replied by Kathy
Brisbane, Qld Australia
I have used castor oil on every huge wound on horses and big ones on dogs with no ill effects (for over 12 years), I have done it ever since a old bushie told me to use it on a horse that opened his chest on a steel fence post and vet advised to put down, horse healed without a scar and full muscle movement. It keeps flys away, though on a dog that can lick his self we had to bandage at first then, he then had a ice cream container on his head for a day. I am about to use it on a squamous cell carcinoma on a horses nose to see the effect will keep you updated... Oh and my mother had it placed on her foot when she sliced the ball just about off when she was a child and she has not had any problems with it, it doesn't burn but it does heat up so don't rub in at all pouring over is best and if you can not cover it it is better as have heard of it blistering. But have used on back legs of unhandled horses and if it hurt to apply they would have kicked me for sure, I hose down first so they get used to the water movement then pouring castor oil is not even felt and after the 3 day they just let me pour it on. It seems to settle the nerve ending and stop the pain...
Replied by Harsh
Meerut India
Hello I have a 7 year old rottweieler who has a tumour in his right side of mouth. I tried everything about it but no effect. Actually plz suggest me how to use castor oil and turmeric powder in this case. Any help is appreciated Thank you
Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
Use sea buckthorn oil in full dropper daily. You can scroll back on the recent pet section and find more info. Namaste, Om

Castor Oil and Aloe Vera  

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Posted by Panchoe (Calcutta, W.b., India) on 10/11/2011
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Oh Ted, Im Panchoe from Calcutta, India.

You are just great. My dog had a fatty lump a few days back, I found this article after googling. I just dunno how to thank or express my gratitude for this miraculous remedy for Dog lumps. I tried Castor oil with aloe vera topically on the affected part in my dogs body. After applying it for only 5 days the inflammation has gone down to 5%. I'm still applying the magic potion, expecting it to get vanished. THAAAAAANKS A LOT TED! May all the animals bless you for helping them out!


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Posted by Debbie (Manitoulin Island, Ontario) on 01/07/2014
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I have a 12 year old beagle with mammory cancer. The tumour was bigger than a baseball on her lower stomach. I have started putting castor oil on the tumour after applying very warm water to it, 3 times a day. I have also been feeding her a homemade liquid drink called Chaga. Chaga is a tumor on a birch tree. It is cut off the tree with a knife and is black. I boil a piece of Chaga in boiling water, until the water darkens. I store the boiled liquid in a bottle in the fridge, and give her about 3 ounces a day. Can also break up some doggy treats to put in it with a little tumeric spice. She loves it. I believe this restored her health considerably. She was very sick, and now has lots of energy. The tumour is shrinking slowly, however her health in general is back to normal. How ironic, "Tumor growths on the longest living thing on earth could be the answer, and right in your backyard". Won't stop looking for answers until it is gone, and certainly can't afford those outrageous vet bills. Also feed her salmon to give her the Omega 3 required. She really thinks that is a real treat.

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Debbie!

THANK YOU for sharing about Chaga!

It looks like a very helpful fungus!!

Please keep us posted on your Beagle's progress!

Replied by Turbo
Austin, Tx Usa
Chaga is actually in the Funghi family, medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries in Asian, Japanese cultures to enhance the immune system. They have also been known for their cancer fighting benefits. My 12 year old Lab has nasal cancer, I am using medicinal mushrooms (including Chaga) and herbs to try and treat him. Check out Paul Stamets/Mycologist. It has only been a coupleof weeks but I am hopeful from reports from some others. Best wishes for all in the healing of our sweet best friends.
Replied by Abby
Hi..I realize this is old but if you could contact me I would really appreciate hearing about your experience and what worked best for you. Going through the same thing right now..
Replied by Kristi
I am also going through this right now with my dog (Nasal cancer). Do you have any successful suggestions? It is such a hard place to treat.

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Posted by Vince (Philadelphia) on 02/05/2007
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Don't think I told you that Diablo had had a growth on his lower back, near his hips that Looked BAD. It was like cauliflower on a stalk. It was small but looked dangerous. I put some moistened cayenne and salt on it. It didn't bother him at first, but later I saw him lick it. A few days later it was Gone, never to return. I don't know if he bit it off, or it shrunk and shriveled. You have to try things, and figure the best way to use it.

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Posted by Helen (Christchurch, New Zealand.) on 07/01/2012
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Thankyou so much for this site. I found out about coconut oil on this site but have some suggestions based on my experience of it. I am using it for my old golden retriever to help extend his life as he is in heart failure(also on diuretics and Vetmedin). The coconut oil makes him more energetic, and I believe helps his old joints but the most noticable effect is it makes his "old dog lumps" resolve, even ones he has had for years. He is lump free at the age of 16. I tried the extra virging cold pressed coconut oil but it didn't help my own rheumatism and seemed to help my dog less too. I have also noticed my nasal polyps have suddenly gone. When I stop the coconut oil my retriever grows new lumps but they are gone within two weeks of starting the coconut oil again. I am also using coconut oil to prevent seizures for my red boarder collie/ blue healer cross. In his first year of life he has had at least four grand-mal seizures, which honey rubbed on his gums brings him out of. Hopefully the coconut oil will keep him seizure free. Coconut oil is amazing.

Replied by Marie
Question for the coconut oil. You give the dog coconut oil to eat? and how much? or how often?
Replied by Vcn
Mesa, Usa
Yes, coconut oil is excellent for dog's health. I use it to cook my dog's meal. A popular Holistic vet near us recommends not to use olive oil for dogs b/c it disrupts their digestive system.
Replied by Cj
Gr Mi
My furry boy was just diagnosed with a tumor Friday. It is pressing down on his brain stem. They think it is a Choroid plexus tumor. I have been reading for some kind of help for him and right now am drained. He just turned 9. He is 42 pound dachshund/cocker rescue baby. They put him on Steroids to see if that will help shrink around the tumor. I have been reading things today that say it will actually shrink the tumor. He has had four doses of the Steroid meds and was doing better yesterday. He stayed awake all day and into the late night. Today he is making noises as though he is uncomfortable but yet he likes to go out and walk and is wagging his tail and licking me as he has done. Coconut oil is mentioned, I've read and heard hydrogen peroxide will help. I am now so confused and I feel as though time is not on my side. Can anyone help me with what I can do for him please? Doses etc? As with the peroxide. I don't know how much to give him. Please help? Thank you, CJ
Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey CJ!

Start by reading up on the Earth Clinic brain tumor page:

Given the weight of your dog the nutritional doses in the formulas on the tumor page could reasonably be halved.

The linking to topics is goofy - but this is posted on the real time page for you also:

12/09/2013: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "The best person to know how to help your dog is Skip Lenz, a pharmacist and PhD. He knows the most about low dose naltrexone for pets and how to compound it properly. He will work with your vet to find the best path to follow. He ships all over the world. You can call and talk to him yourself. He is very devoted to helping animals. Best wishes.

Replied by Lily
Mississippi, US
How to you administer naltrexone to the dogs? Do you rub it on the spots or give it to them orally? if so, how do you get them to eat it?
Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Lily!

I have no first hand experience with naltrexone but I did some research for you.

If you have it in liquid form, you can add water and draw it up in a syringe and drip that into your dog's mouth. If you have a tablet then hide it in some cream cheese or other soft food.

I hope this helps!

Replied by Nayibe
Raleigh, N.c.
Hi Theresa: You already helped me with Bailey allergies. She is doing great. I took her to the vet. today and in spite she found her better. She did a cytology on two tumors that she has on her mammary glands. Of course I don't know the results yet. But I have been reading all the posts about tumor and cysts home remedies on this page. What is your advice at this point. The only thing she told me was to change her food. 75% vegetables and 25% protein only mackerel, mixed with turmeric and cayenne pepper just a little bit. Can I start the castor oil ? I will keep you informed. Thank you again.
Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Nayibe!

Fingers crossed for the results of the cytology!

If this were my dog I would brew up Essiac tea and use it as a fluid to soak the kibble. And while castor oil can be taken internally - USP and BP grades can be taken internally, but have a laxative effect - you might have an easier time of it doing an oil pack; you wrap the area with the castor oil pack and let it sit for around an hour and then remove: the pack can be reused a few times. You should seek out high quality castor oil if possible as the regular drug store stuff doesn't pack the same punch.

I can see you doing the oil pack on your girl's belly, and giving her a nice chewy to distract her for a while. She gets the benefit of the castor oil pack and cleans her teeth to boot.

Can your girl have beef? I like to feed beef ribs or beef neck bones; I pop them in a 350 over for half an hour or so, just to the meat on the outside is browned and tasty but the bone is still very much raw on the inside. Feed the bone only when she is in the wrap, so the wrap = good stuff, and then take it away after the hour is up so she doesn't gnaw off more calcium than she can comfortably process ;-)

Replied by Nayibe Guarin
Raleigh, N.c.
Hi Theresa: No results yet about Bailey. I will start the castor oil packs and also the food. Thank you again and I will let you know about her results.
Replied by Nayibe
Raleigh, NC
Good morning Theresa. I replied to you yesterday in another conversation. I don't know if you already received it. I told you that vet called me yesterday with bad news. She said that the tumors are malignant. I am devastated and confused. I already started with the castor oil, turmeric and I bought the essiac tea. I don't know what to do. What is the best for her at this moment. The vet wants to remove the tumors. I told her I will call her back. I don't even ask how much it will cost me. I can't afford it. Is the removal necessary? Please help me to do the right thing for Bailey. Thank you thank you. God Bless.
Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Nayibe!

I got the bad news and did reply. The best way to find my replies is to go to the PETS tab and then select "Latest Pet Posts". This brings you all the recent conversations and just scroll down -you may need to go to the next page via the bottom tab, but all the latest posts should show if you visit the 'Latest Pet Posts'.

I copied and pasted my reply from earlier today - take a peek, in particular read the link about Bernie, and then check back please. I will have more on Thursday.

Here is the reply from earlier today:

Re: Cat With Fibrosarcoma From Vaccine

Wed, 01 Apr 15 11:18:53 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/01/2015

Hey Nayibe!

I am sorry to hear the biopsies revealed cancer :-(

You and Bailey have been together for quite some time; now is the time to really turn inward and turn the inner ears on. I say that because IF Bailey is going to leave you soon, it is important to know that her leaving is part of the plan, part of Bailey's solution to a problem that you may not be able to articulate, and the natural progression of her soul path. So in your natural attempt to keep her with you, please listen - and give permission for her to leave when the time does come, as all of us must do one day.

Now, a plan of action:

Essiac Tea - Om has much info on this tea, there is the original and then the knock offs, so get the original and brew it and add to her food 3x day or so.

Chaga - steep it and add to food as you do the Essiac. Read up on Chaga:

Read up on EC how Chaga helped a Beagle with mammary cancer [scroll down]:

Castor Oil pack/wrap - you have the info on this already, this seems very promising IMHO.

One thing to also consider - this thinking outside the box - is putting mind over matter and the laying on of hands. Consider EFT:

Consider Tellington Ttouch: [scroll down and read about Bernie's tumors please - *many* good ideas]

And it never hurts to hold and hug and say a prayer and ask for healing.

{{{{{{{{{{{Nayibe & Bailey}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Replied by Nayibe Guarin
Raleigh, NC
Hi Theresa. I read your response this morning and I went and bought the essiac tea. I am preparing it. I also have done the castor oil packs. I couldn't find chaga , but I need to go to another store tomorrow. What is your opinion on the surgery. I don't understand the fact that bailey is fine , she is happy, eating good. running happy as never before. Could this be happenning to her? Thank you for all you do,
Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Nayibe!

I have typed out lengthy responses on how I have both done the surgery and in other cases chosen against the surgery and they end up being 6 pages long. So the short version:

If Bailey were my girl, I would not do the surgery; the reality is that chances are great that the mammary tumors will not grow faster than she ages, meaning something else will likely be the cause of her eventual demise rather than the mammary cancer.

She is feeling good right now, so why screw that up by making her recover from surgery and anesthesia? The anesthesia, particularly at this age, is a huge hit to her immune system which in turn allows for other conditions such as yeast to get way out of control.

I would monitor the lumps; if they quadruple in size in the next 6 months I would revisit the idea of surgery, but for now with the Essiac and castor oil packs know that you ARE doing something and these are huge in terms of fighting any cancer and boosting her immune system to fight should this become a battle.

Do visit the Tellington Ttouch link on Bernie and about the cancer fighting supplements they used - you might get some ideas there too.

Keep us posted on Bailey please!

Replied by Nayibe
Raleigh, N.c.
Good morning Theresa. Some updates about Bailey. The vet took a chest x-ray yesterday and the good news is that it doesn't have spread. She said that she will consult with a pet oncologist to see what is Bailey's prognosis. she insisted in removing those cysts to avoid spreading . I also read your opinion about it. I am very confused at this moment I don't know what is the best for her. Remove or not remove them. She gave her Free and Easy Wanderer and Mammary PMG. I am also giving her the essiac tea, and the CC with flax seed oil and putting castor oil with turmeric on her tumors. The are real small. I know I need patience. Please Theresa help me to make a decision . Thank you again.

Hi Theresa . I forgot to mention that the vet said that she would use local anesthesia. Does it make any difference on Baileys skin reaction to it?. Thank you

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Nayibe!

From what has been prescribed, it sounds like you have a smart and savvy vet. Given that, and that she feels strongly on her approach to treatment, I would choose to follow her advice.

The tumors are hard and tiny and have not spread, and your vet can do local anesthesia [as opposed to general, where they are completely knocked out], and Bailey is in otherwise good shape, I think it would be reasonable to remove the tumors. The thinking for NOT removing them is that it could well be the tumors never pose a problem during the rest of Bailey's life - it could well be that Bailey passes of old age and not due to any complication from mammary cancer. But you have a competent vet who is savvy and who uses both western and alternative approaches to healing, I would not have a problem following your vet's advice in removing these small tumors.

About my concerns over anesthesia. The main thing I do not like about the *general* anesthesia is that it takes a while for the body to filter it out, and I have noticed changes in my animals when they have been knocked out - their hair coat turns dull, they got flaky and dry skin; the Free and Easy Wanderer is liver support so this is just what the doctor ordered [literally! ]. The other thing about knocking them out completely is that the skeleton relaxes to the point where joints will subluxate, so your dog gets knocked out with the bones in the right places, but can wake up with bones all out of wack and in need of a chiropractic adjustment. With the local anesthesia there is less of a tendency for Bailey waking out of it with bones all out of wack; her body will still need to filter out the anesthesia drug, but she will be on liver support and that makes me feel so much better about it :-).

Replied by Nayibe
Raleigh, N.c.
Thank you, Theresa. I will keep you updated on Bailey's health. God Bless you.
Replied by Barb
Fort Dodge, Ia
How much do you use for tumors and seizures in dogs? How do you get it in them? Thank you.
Replied by Janet
Knoxville, Tennessee
How is coconut oil administered to cats. What is dosage? Did (grey & black tabby 13 yrs. he has mass under tongue (vet doesn't know if it's cancer or benign. He's always been active mostly outdoor cat. He is now having difficulty eating. What would. Dosage administered be and how?
Replied by Nikki
Did you treat your cat with coconut oil? My cat has throat tumor. looking for more remedies to add to DMSO, Colloidal silver, bloodroot and artemisinin. Just found out yesterday it was a tumor and it needs to shrink soon so she can eat and breathe normally so far breathing is OK but we have to shrink this thing for her to eat. We put a feeding tube in, so I can get any supplements into her easily now as well as food of my choice (lots of raw organ meat, and organic raw meats). Thank you!
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Henry, California
Do I feed the coconut oil to my dog or rub it on the spots?

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Is it safe to give a dog a shot into a tumor? I have never done this before.
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Posted by Scentophile (Columbus, Ms) on 08/17/2016
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Four months ago my dog (Sam, 65 lbs) had a lip tumor taken off by the vet. He also had several fatty tumors removed. The vet wanted to biopsy the lip tumor because he said it was different from the fatty tumors. I didn't have the money after unloading $400 for removal of very large tumors. I don't believe chemo etc works so I decided not to have the biopsy. One month later the tumor was back and triple the size and growing fast. At that time I also noticed a large mass on the same side that appeared to be in the lymph node area of Sam's neck. Sam was losing weight and energy though still eating.

I decided I had nothing to lose and started him on Essiac tea powder. I would decoct the tea and give Sam 2 oz/ once each day. I added some sardine juice and he would slurp it down each time. I also changed his diet from commercial dog food to cooked chicken, cooked eggs, beef, sardines and canned wild caught salmon and sometimes a cooked sweet potato or other veggies that dogs can have. Immediately his tumors begin to swell. I knew this would happen but it was still difficult to watch. I cut back the dosage a tiny amount if I thought they were getting too big and threatening the integrity of his skin. Eventually there was a point where the tumors begin to shrink. I did notice the beginning of an ulcer on one of the tumors but when I backed off the dosage for a day or two it got better. He did have diarrhea but we just tried to give him access to the yard as much as he needed it. Essiac (the company in Canada) does sell something else to combat that, but with essiac at $50/box (includes 15 in shipping from Canada) I couldn't afford another remedy.

It's been three months since we started Essiac. The lip tumor is gone. The throat tumor is almost non-existent. I am beginning to wean him off the essiac. I don't know if that is necessary but it seems logical to me. As a side note, his coat is unbelievable since he's eating good food. His bad breath and inflamed mouth is gone. I think commercial dog food is a horrible idea after trying meats and eggs and seeing the difference it made in Sam. He has so much energy and he is not plagued by any arthritis or pain. Sam is 12 years old going on 5 or 6 now!

Posted by Jeff (Morgan Hill, Ca) on 08/24/2015

Hi everyone:

In June, our 7 year old cat, Cece, was diagnosed with a feline fibrosarcoma tumor at the injection site for the feline leukemia vaccination shot. We feel we got it early enough, fortunately. Since the proposed veterinary treatment was far too unpleasant for my wife and I to consider for Ce, we discovered Essiac West tea and have been using it since the diagnosis as per the directions. We give her 3 ml in the morning and evening, which she at the very least doesn't seem to mind (huzzah! ). We are at the stage where the mass seems to be growing and getting harder, as per what has been written in the 'what to expect' sections of both the Essiac West pamphlet that came with the tea, as well as what many of the testimonials here have shared. Our veterinarian has also said that this will happen, so we're not sure what to expect or what to do if/when the mass erupts.

For those who have experienced a similar issue with their beloved felines, can anyone provide any sage words of wisdom as to what to expect, what to do if/when it erupts (application of a concentrated Essiac tea poultice), etc.? There has been much uniformity in what I have read about what happens (mass hardens and may grow, may erupt, it sloughs off, and eventually kills off the cancer), so we are quite hopeful.



Posted by Claudia (Tacoma Wa) on 08/11/2015

I have read a lot off good reviews about essiac for pets on this site, so I tried it on my dogs growth on his nipple area. At first it looked like it was working but now the lump is growing very large and it is spreading. It is also hard and today I noticed something like a sore forming? Is this normal? Do I discontinue or keep going? It is not painful when I touch the area. She does not mind me doing that..appetite is good.

She is a 8 year old bostie. I am retired on a limited income and can't afford surgical bills..I'm af4aid I have to put her down.

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Claudia!

Sorry to hear about your Boston girl :-(

When you say it looks like the mass is spreading - it could mean that the mass itself is growing or it could mean the mass is being expelled by the body and being pushed to the skin's surface. When tumors or masses come to the surface they make a sore or a lesion and the tumor drains out; it is messy and may smell and there likely will be bleeding. People then treat the open lesion with turmeric or castor oil or a pack of both. Sea buckthorn oil is also a remedy that may apply.

It can be hard to know if the mass is bad/cancer or just unsightly: a simple needle aspiration test at the vet might help determine what you are dealing with - and knowledge is power. You can then better choose your path with your girl. If it is not a bad mass you might continue with the Essiac and deal with the mess of an expelled tumor. If it is a bad mass you can then prepare for your girl's journey to the other side - be it by saying goodbye at the vet's right away, or by supporting her with good food and the satisfaction of your company until the bad days outnumber the good days and then you can choose to cross her over with dignity. Either way, knowing what type of mass you are actually dealing with will help with your peace of mind.

If you are unable to pay for vetting you might consider contacting a rescue group or your local humane society to see if they offer medical assistance for seniors. If you have been a long time client with your vet you might approach them about a payment plan.

Posted by Dennis (Indianapolis, Indiana) on 01/24/2013
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Hi Ted, I have a couple of questions. I follow Dr. Christopher's herbal remedies. I have a cat with an abdominal mass, I have been giving her Essiac Tea but she started having diarrhea. What other cures do you recommend?