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Tumor and Cyst Remedies

Last Modified on Sep 27, 2015

Milk Thistle, Chlorophyll   0  0   

Posted by Debih (Moreno Valley, Ca, Usa) on 06/04/2011

Our 6 yr old lab has had elevated liver enzymes for a few years now, not exhibiting many symptoms yet, also the vet has already tried the "drugs" with no improvement. After we had her just yesterday to get her teeth cleaned and she still is not herself yet, this is the last time she's going under anesthesia, unless an emergency. I came back to my tried and true Earth Clinic for help. After reading all the stories about the milk thistle and the chloraphyll, I took myself down to the local health food store and bought both. We also have a 3 yr old lab mix so he's getting it too. Shoot, my liver enzymes are usually elevated so I'm going to use it too! They love it just straight out of the bowl! I got the chloraphyll in Apple flavor and both of them lapped it up! Neneh also has some fatty tumors showing up the last year and I'll be watching them too. Her sister is 18 months older and is overweight (they feed people food! ) and also has quite a few smaller fatty tumors. I'm going to tell them about this too, they never take her to the vet except to get shots. I'll come back and give an update in a month. Thanks to everyone that posted!

Replied by Michelle
New York City, New York
My Bichon/Poodle was recently diagnosed with having the same high enzyme production in his liver and vets can't figure out why. They want to give him Pepcid AC to calm his stomach upset in the emergency clinic, but the doctor is also giving him a milk thistle derivative. Can you tell me if it worked on your dogs and details of your treatment?? Thanks!
Replied by Colleen
Be careful, shots are just as bad for pets as they are for people (in fact my dog has developed a tumor exactly where they gave her the vax - she is taking thuja (homeopathic) to detox and I have tried everything I have read on here esp. the castor oil and turmeric, Although it did not get bigger since the use; it also has not shrunk - so I have been using natural antibiotic such as grapefruit seed extract and colloidal silver (directly on the tumor) and it seems to be shrinking ever so slowly tho. Alternately I also saturate it with arnicare gel - (in case she is having any pain issues) not getting bigger and my be shrinking. (also since these things may be parasitic I put black walnut tinture occasionally) - no grain food - and good meat products are also necessary for the diet. (small batch, primal, natures variety are brands of wild meat for dogs and cats that are sold at some smaller pet stores in the freezer.

Molasses   1  0   

Posted by Glen (St. Mary's Newfoundland)

[YEA]  A friend of mine who's dog was riddled with cancerous tumors gave him black strap molasses each day for a month. she took him back to the Veterinarian and the cancer and tumor were gone! Her mother, who was a medicine woman in the hills of West Virginia suggested she do this as the ancient egyptians used the remedy for consumption (cancer).

Replied by Donna
Yellow Springs, OH
Years ago my mom gave me molasses when I was bead ridden with mono.I remember the doctor telling her I recovered in 1/2 the normal time! I am interested in giving it to my dog who has a non cancerous lipoma tumor.How much should an 85lb dog take without adverse effects?
Replied by ann
edison, new jersey
i have a question for glen from st marys newfoundland regarding the blackstrap molasses given to your friends pet for cancerous tumors. how far along were the tumors until treatment was started and can it help non cancerous tumors. i beleive my dog has the cancerous tumors, since his red blood cell count is low.
Replied by Jonna
Pittsburgh, PA
As kids we had a chiropractor "prescribe" black strap to us. We were maybe 10 and 7 and we each took a Tablespoon 2x per day so I'm sure the 2 Tablespoon dosage per day for your puppy would work also. Good Luck!
Replied by katie
oak view, ca, usa
i'm going to start my 11 yr old dog (a weimeraner) on molassas. she's got fatty tumors all over. i've had her on goldenseal, but 3 weeks into it, i'm not seeing any improvement. will try the caster oil on the tumors too, at this point what can either of these treatments do to hurt?

Multiple Remedies   0  1   

Posted by Meshel (Laguna Niguel, California) on 08/04/2015


I emailed a while back on my Female Hamster having a Tumor under her neck.

The Vet said it is inoperable, and since 5/6/15 I have been giving her FLAX Oil w/ cottage cheese and banana, so she would eat it.

Also, Broccoli, Water Cress, Dandelion Root, Raw Carrot, Apple (no seeds of course), Mango, Cantaloupe, Romaine Lettuce, her seed blend, Yoggies & Fresh Cherry (no skin or pits).

Kale & Fresh Spinach (But the vet said they are too HIGH in Calcium)..could cause kidney stones.

We went a week ago for a check up, the VET likes that I am into Holistic, she said she is very open minded to "Natural Remedies".

Said the Tumor felt a little smaller, and mushy.

I also rub the FLAX on the Tumor every night after I read this amazing WEB Site about Castor Oil.

She said Hamsters do not have much blood in their system??.so the Castro OIL Remedy says it opens up,.which is great, but the bleeding scares me..I don't want her to bleed out.

Anyways, Her name is "Nala" and she has a great appetite, plays in her roller ball every night and runs around with more spunk than ever.

I just want this stupid thing gone. The Vet says it is not attached to anything significant as you can move it around like an OLD BOOB,is how I put it..

Any suggestions?

And this website is so amazing! Thank you so much.I felt so alone..I read for 3 hours the first night..and have recommended you to several friends.

Thank you.Michelle

Replied by Meshel
Laguna Niguel, California
[NAY]   I have already read ALL OF THE PET I said for (3) hours... But this is a Hamster -- and as mentioned I can't have her bleeding from Castor OIL..

The posts are for DOGS & CATS??... Like I mentioned I have read all these posts -- which is great -- but my PET is a HAMSTER?...

I am looking for a HAMSTER solution please. Thank you so much.

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hey Meshel!

We are all volunteers here, helping and advising to the best of our personal experience: Please do not scold your FREE HELP.

You have twice been given very good advice from Wendy/Columbus OH - any reason you are not taking that excellent advice?

Here it is for the third time:

Wed, 05 Aug 15 11:40:46 -0500

Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 08/05/2015

Have you tried added powered turmeric to your hamster's diet? Maybe a 1/4 teaspoon per day mixed in with the cottage cheese you're already giving her. Turmeric reduced and eliminated my dog's cyst in 2 weeks.

Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh
You say you've "read" all the remedies, but have you actually tried using turmeric in her food? Just a 1/4 teaspoon per day. Read some more about all the positive benefits of turmeric for cysts...for ANY animal:

I used it for my dog, yes, and it worked, but it's a universal spice that can specifically be used to shrink, reduce, and eliminate cysts.

Posted by Isabelle (Garden Grove Ca) on 09/20/2013

hello everyone! I was wondering if anybody has an idea why my 5 years old cocker is getting auburn hues on her back lately. I am giving her realy good food from orijen in canada, bison lamb for breakfast and for dinner, whole prey fishs from north canada. She gets since the last month also 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar and 1/3 cup of yogurt plain yogurt with live culture. And since I got her last year, vitamin b and d3 every few days and 1 tsp of turmeric with 1 tbsp of coconut oil. She had a tumor removed last year so I am very careful. To all thank you! Peace!

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Isabelle, what color is your cocker normally? If she is black and white and she is spending much time out of doors in the sun, then you likely are seeing sun bleaching. Also hydrogen peroxide will also bleach the hair coat, so if you are using any special medicated shampoos with any peroxides your black dog will turn auburn.

Do you think this may be what you are experiencing?

Replied by Andrea C
Hi by on the dog's back, do you mean by the rear end? If so urine on the fur will do this, the only way to stop it is to wash the Dog's end with plain warm water. My Dog Was Black, but his rear end turned reddish gold from urine on his fur, washing as above solved it. Love Andrea C xxxxxx

Posted by Sally (Seattle, Wa) on 04/27/2010

My dobie Babe has a tumor on her upper leg on the humorous above the elbow. Six weeks ago I took her to one of the 2 vet's we see. He said the limp and the swelling was due to running into something in the yard. She'd been limping for about a week or so. He ordered 30 days of bed rest with potty breaks. We did that. At the end of the month, the limp was gone. I took her back in and the vet said she can slowly resume running and playing. Then the limp returned after another week went by. The first vet keeps costs down and doesn't have an ex ray machine. At that point, 3 weeks ago, I took her to the 2nd vet and she was diagnosed with the tumor. The vet said she can do nothing and that she's seen 3 other dogs since the first of the year with bone cancer on a leg. It must be what they're eating. She also said if the limb were removed, another tumor would grow back so she feels it's hopeless and all I can do is let her go. It seems cancer is everywhere both animals and humans..

Thanks to Earth Clinic and all that I've read here, I have her on Essiac tea. I brew the tea and put it in her water and have been putting it in her food as well, about a teaspoon both meals. I put 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of flax seed oil on it so she'll eat it as I mix it with liver, her favorite food. I give her turkey or chicken morning and evening with 1 tablespoon and 1/2 of flaxseed oil over the food. I add 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric for both meals. I mix it in with the turkey and oil and amazingly she loves the oil and the turmeric as she licks the plate clean. I've put flavic minerals in her water thanks to Ted on earth clinic. I'm giving her MMS several times a day. 5 drops of MMS mixed with 25 drops of the citric acid. I put it in 2 caps and put it down her throat after she's eaten. I follow each cap with a small piece of liver or chicken in case she's tasted the MMS. I was giving her a cap with a piece of chicken wrapped around it.. but she caught on after a few days and wouldn't take anything from my hand.. so I was left with the alternative. I also put a caster oil pack on the tumor every evening. I've put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in her water as well. I'm using everything I've read about on Earth Clinic to help her. She's only 4 years old!!!!

The vet suggested I come back in 2 weeks for another ex ray (and check for $120 ). She assured me that the tumor would be larger. I decided to spend the money on food and the supplements rather than another sad warning of why I should put her down. So I don't know if the tumor has grown or not and she is still limping. But the other thing is she eats like a horse and she's not growing thin as they do with cancer. She's started to play with her daughter and wants to run around more even with the limp. In the beginning she was quite lethargic and wanted to sleep on the couch much of the time. She's still sleeping more then usual but she's also playing more so something is going on with her and it seems to me to be positive. Thank you Earth Clinic and all the wonderful readers that share their stories. Sally

Raspberry Powder   1  0   

Posted by W (St. Louis, Mo) on 10/24/2009

[YEA]  I have a 12 year lab. He was suffering with 8 fatty tissues that were very large. I learned that raspberry powder can help dogs with removing fatty tissues and tumors. My dog was draggy and slow with the many fatty tissues. I came a cross raspberry powder and gave it to him for a month. He only has two left. I would put 2 table spoons over his dog food in the morning and evening. This is a real story. The two fatty tissues left have been reduced in size. My lab has more energy and moving around better. Also I give my dog 1 teaspoon of apple cidar vinegar in the morning and put it in his bowl and put his food over it. He does lick it up. W

Replied by Leah
San Diego, Ca Us
Hi where did you get the raspberry powder??? I need your help please- thanx


Raw Pet Food   1  0   

Posted by Laure (Woodlands, TX) on 11/27/2006

[YEA]  Our dog had a tumor on one of his ears. The vet said that if it continued to grow, it should be removed surgically. I'd had good results using raw food, and had heard of many cancer cures using raw food, so I did a search and found that the raw pet food I had once heard about, from Canada, called B.A.R.F. (which stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food), was now available within driving distance from a local distributor. The dog was put on this food immediately. In three weeks, the tumor had flattened and blackened into a hideous thick crust. At 6 weeks into the raw food experiment, it was just a small flat scab. At 7 weeks, the scab fell off and revealed perfect, pink skin, with only a trace that there was ever a problem. We have kept him on a largely raw diet since then. Today, almost 2 years later, I can't tell where the tumor was. And he always smells fresher and less "doggy" when he is on raw food. He also has a lot more energy. I love how the raw diet decreased the burden of digesting cooked food, and gave him more assimilable nutrition to help his body heal.

Replied by Dee
Los Angeles, CA
What raw meat recipes are/did you use? My Cat has breast cancer for the 3rd time. The 1st and 2nd time she had surgery; she can not go through another one. So I would like to do anything possible to stop the tumors, they are growing over night... anything you have for Cat Cancer. Thank you, Dee

Have you been to

Seabuckthorn Oil   2  0   

Posted by Beanie (Newhall, Ca) on 07/14/2012

I searched this site many times looking for a remedy for a large tumor that appeared on my dog's head above her eye. She is a bichon and is 13yrs old. I tried the castor oil faithfully about 6 or more times a day for weeks but it did not work for me. The lump was getting larger and harder. I stumbled on seabuckthorn berry oil and started giving her half a dropper every day. It's been a little over one month and the tumor which had been there for about 9 months is completely flat!! It just amounts to raised skin now. I wanted to share this because I thought it was amazing and I always come here looking for help so I hope this helps someone. There is also a seabuckthorn seed oil available but I bought the berry oil not the seed oil. It tastes better and has slightly different make up. It is for human consumption - they both are - so it is safe for your pet. I guessed at the amount and it seems fine for my dog who is about 19 pounds. If your dog has lumps please try this. It also gives her more energy. I don't know if I can say where I got this but it is available on the internet. It comes in a small bottle with a dropper. It is easy to administer as she just licks it from her bowl. I sometimes rub some on her gums and it helps to keep them healthy and reduce bad breath odor. Please post here if your dog was helped by this. We need to keep our dogs healthy without drugs.

Replied by Neukum
Sussex, Nj, Usa
Hello, my best friend Freddy is a 19year old Shepard chow mix that I rescued 15 years ago. He is my world. He developed a fatty tumor on his side that started out about 4 years ago. The vet said don't worry about it, he is not suffering from it. Well, about 3 weeks ago he started licking it and it started out the size of a walnut. Now it's the size of a baseball. Every time the vet declined surgery cause they claimed it was not bothering him. Well now it is a problem. I have it bandaged and the vet now won't do surgery cause he is too old now and they said he won't do surgery cause of his age and they say the anesthsia can kill him. So I have been in the last day thinking about a vitamin called nuVet. The reviews are amazing, saying it shrinks the tumor but when something sounds to good to be true it usually is. So I came across your story. My dog is 71 lbs. What dosage do you suggest for his body weight and where can I get this sea buckthorn berry oil??? Please help.
Replied by Wendy
Columbus, Oh
Get some turmeric (real cheap, in bulk, at the Indian store... That's India). Add 1/2 tablespoon to his food, and mix it all up, each time you feed him. I did this with my golden retriever who had a cyst which was the size of a pea when it first started, but grew to the size of a quarter and got all red and oozing when her immune system was compromized. Within 2 weeks the cyst disappeared!

I'm not guaranteeing that this will work for your dog's tumor, but it might.

Replied by Beanie
La, Ca
Hi, I just read this. Sorry to hear about your dog. Please do a search online at Amazon or for the seabuckthorn berry oil. It is not that hard to find. Since your dog is 71 pounds I think you could give him 2 to three droppers per day. Maybe one dropper in the morning and one in the evening. You can always adjust it. It sounds like a lot but it is a fruit oil so it really is like food. However, this is not professional advice. I know it sounds good to be true but it really shrunk the tumors on my dog. She is still with me. Please try it. And, best of luck to you. Please post here to let us all know if it helped so others will know too.

p.s. As I posted, my dog is 19 pounds and one dropper full (not drop) was a good dose for her.

Replied by Jss
London, England
[YEA]   I live in London, England and I have a 14 year old American Spaniel, Boppo. In the past year Boppo has lost his sight and his hearing but he still has mobility and he gets around just fine. However in late January 2015 Boppo developed a tumour on his mouth. It grew rapidly and went from the size of a marble to the size of a small tomato. The vet told me that Boppo could not be treated as he was too old to be anaesthesised. Looking around on the net I found this thread from 07/14/2012 describing how Beanie had treated her dog with Seabuckthorn Berry oil (which I'd never heard of) and the treatment had worked. I obtained some Seabuckthorn Berry oil and I've been giving Boppo a whole dropper full every day for 5 weeks. It's quite incredible and difficult to believe but there is now no trace of the tumour. I have now reduced the dose to a half a dropper every day and I'm eternally grateful for having come across Earthclinic and to Beanie in particular.
Replied by Sharyn
Pa., US
I too, cannot afford expensive vet fees. WHY, if their profession is "caring" for animals do they put the cost out of reach for so many people???
I started reading these articles because my 10 yr. old Golden has several TUMORS, different sizes, different textures. I've removed two. Both oozed gross matter before removal. However, I've got an ongoing bill to pay. This berry treatment got my attention rather than turmeric paste, etc., due to oozing. Where do I get this product and how much for an 80 lb Golden Retriever. Risks???
Replied by Jss
London, England
[YEA]   Seabuckthornberry berry oil is for human consumption and as my dog has had no adverse reactions to it I would assume it's safe for all dogs. As I truly believed I'd be saying goodbye to Boppo within weeks and I was clutching at straws I went for a high dose, a whole dropper a day. When the tumour had shrunk to virtually nothing I decreased the dose to half a dropper a day and I'm giving him that still. Seabuckthorn berry is easily available in oil form and capsules. I bought the oil from the largest online retailer and it's made in the USA and produced by a company in Chicago, Ill.
Replied by Krystal
Anyone know if its safe for a cat? She's about 9-10 lbs
Replied by Lesley
I would guess if it is okay for humans and dogs, it should be okay for your kitty.

I found the sea buckthorn berry oil today at Whole Foods for $32. My 12 year old husky-chow has a tumour on her lower jaw and I hope this works.

Good luck!

Replied by Melissa

So my basset about 8 years old had a lump on her neck and I was not sure so I took her to the vet and got told that if it wasn't bothering her I must just leave it, so I did but now two years later it is still there and been bothering me because I didn't know what it was but then I decided to have a closer look...It was not noticeable until you feel it . I decided to push on it a bit and there was just water coming out so then I pushed harder and it popped with a huge amount of puss and I can tell that had been there for years now the lump is gone and just has some redness around.

Shark Cartilage   1  0   

Posted by Cheri (Lexington, Illinois, U.s.a. ) on 09/10/2011

[YEA]  Tumors in pets; Several years ago my cat developed a mass which my vet said was a tumor. I was taking shark cartilage for osteoarthritis (which did relieve the pain) and added some to my cats food. After a few weeks I took her back to the vet for an exam. He found that the tumor had liquified. If you read the book "SHARKS DON'T GET CANCER" it claims the shark cartilage cuts off the blood supply to the growth.

Spindle Cell Sarcoma Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Erika (Citrus Heights, Ca) on 06/14/2013

Hi there! My dog had a tumor on her gums. Spindle cell sarcoma. They want to remove a portion of her jaw in a couple of weeks. Anything you can suggest that may help her show improvement by then?

Ted's Remedies Feedback   1  0   

Posted by Jordan's Mom (Lansing, Mi Usa) on 09/02/2010

Can I use the Ted's above alkalinity formula for an oral tumor my cat has? It really fills much of the space in the back of his throat. I have been doing hydrogen peroxide therapy alternately with Mesosilver 2x day on each one. I understand adding silver to h2o2 makes it much more powerful but am searching for how much of one to the other to mix together. Have been using slightly less than. 5 solution of hydrogen peroxide orally and I also spray in his mouth on the tumor.

Posted by Kate (Lakeside, Ca) on 08/11/2009

[YEA]  Hi,

I have an adopted black lab, age 15, "Lady", with a large tumor that appeared on her right leg joint (started as elbow callus appearance). The Vet stated that I would probably have to "put her down" soon because she will stop walking due to leg discomfort. He did not recommend surgery or chemo; she does have an obstructed nasal passage since someone probably kicked and crushed her face at some point in her life. She often gets antibiotics for her nasal infections - we have to carefully feed her to keep food out of her nose.

I am writing to say thank you for your directions and the Castor Oil... it's been nothing less than amazing!

I began treatment a week ago as you directed and the large, mushy mass is now 1/3 the original size, no edema. She is walking around and even rolling in the grass. I will continue all phases of her treatment and wish to say thanks on our behalf, she feels very good, frisky and most importantly, she is able to truly enjoy her days more.

Replied by Holly
Martinsville, In
How did you treat it?

EC: Kate was probably referring to Ted's remedies here:

Posted by Marilyn (North Port, FL) on 04/15/2009

I have a few questions and I hope you can help. My Lab, Trev, is 13 1/2 years old. He has a non-cancerous tumor on his left leg. He has had surgery for removal but it keeps coming back. It is now bleeding constantly unless I keep it wrapped. Because of his age, the doctor does not want to perform surgery because it is so large it would mean removal of his leg. His back hips are bad and he has trouble getting up. Every time I change his wrap, it bleeds. I read your column about castor oil and bloodroot. I tried castor oil months ago and it did not help. I have never tried anything else. I don't know where to get bloodroot. If I can help him, I want to do what I can for him. According to the vet, he will have to be on antibiotics for the rest of his life and I have to change his bandage (it's a large wrap with an ace bandage around it), every two days. I am trying to avoid infection. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Marilyn

Replied by Diane
Pine Mountain, Ga

How is your Trev? I have an Italian Greyhound that is 13 and she has the same thing that Trev has. I had it biopsied and the vet called it 'hemangiopericytoma'. He said there was really no cure. It is a malignancy. It will keep growing back until it ruptures with bloody tissue everywhere, then maybe take it off again. But given her age I won't do that again. I have been looking all over the internet for some type of cure. I have seen several sites where people have used flaxseed oil mixed with cottage cheese twice a day and say that it has worked. Look for this on the internet to get a correct dosage. I hope this answer is not too late and good luck. I started my Lilly on it yesterday.


Replied by Luiza
Brooklyn, Ny, Us
Hi Diana, ive read about your dog with hemangiopericytoma tumor, my 13 yrs old siberian husky has the same thing, I was wondering if the budwig diet helped? I started my dog on it 2 wks ago.

Posted by Dominique (New Orleans, Louisiana) on 02/27/2009

I have successfully used Ted's Remedies and now I have a new problem. My dog just had puppies January 11, 2009. One of them was born with what I thought was a tumor but after using these remedies for 2 weeks with no results I have discovered that what I thought was a tumor is actually a perineal Hernia. There is not cure posted on this sight for hernias. I am trying a fully raw diet, castor oil, vitamin c and e. What else can I do to get rid of this hideous looking thing. It is like cottage cheese right by her vagina and when I squeeze it I can hear it ooze. I am thinking cayenne pepper, what can help my puppy. She is very happy and playful. She does not even know that it exists.

Replied by Dawn
Woodinville, WA
Pretty sure perineal Hernia's require surgery.
Replied by Danielle
Newburgh, Indiana
It sounds like an umbillica hernia and when the dog gets spayed or neutered the vet can close it then. Do NOT push on it as hernias are small openings in the muscle wall and the pups intestines are just poking out some. If you mess with it you can cause problems. Many dogs live they entire lives with them, but better to close if already undergoing anesthesia.

Turmeric   6  0   

Posted by Doglover92 (Ontario, Canada ) on 04/21/2015

I have a 10 pound Shih Tzu, she is 15 years old and our vet said he is very happy with how good her liver, heart, and blood pressure is.

She has a 3 inch wide tumor on her head above her ear, we started mixing a little bit of turmeric in with her food, and today is started bleeding. I don't know if it's because she has been trying to get the cone off from around her head or not. Has anyone else experienced this?

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