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Posted by Carla (Ramona, Ca ) on 09/25/2011

Can someone please tell me how much turmeric to give my Mini Doxie, she is 13 years old with Mammary turmors that started so small and grew very large in a short period of time. Please any advice would help. Her tumors are benign but large.

Replied by Vj
Victoria, Bc, Canada
Hi: about 2 tsps & drizzle some olive oil or broth to mix in over dry food.. I posted this just yesterday on the success I had with turmeric. Hope it works for you. :)

Posted by Carole (Palermo, Me, Usa) on 08/10/2011
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At the end of May, I discovered a small lump on my dogs neck just below the ear. I watched it and in July she was scratching it and it had grown quite a bit. I took her to the Vet and they wanted to remove it and biopsy it to the tune of $600. And they couldn't give me any idea of what it was. I decided to try the turmeric and started giving her 1/4 tsp 2 times a day in her food on July 20th.. She weighs 48 lbs. On Aug 5th it developed a dark hard scab which fell off by itself on Aug 8th. Now the lump is going down and I'm hoping it will be totally gone soon.. I will update on it soon.

Posted by Summatra (Reston, Va) on 06/08/2010
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My 13 y old dog, Jamie has had fatty tumors for several years, now. When he was eleven, the vet removed one at the "elbow" joint of his front leg but it has since grown back. He was dealing with it though, and the vet recommended doing nothing to the re-grown tumor, due to his advanced age and declining health.

Then about 6 weeks ago I noticed a different large, red, golf-ball growth in the same area. This was in addition to the re-grown tumor. The new growth looked like a water balloon.

That's when I started surfing the net looking for options. One night, I spent several hours reading about herbal medicine, and TCM/TCVM vs Western philosophies about cancer and tumors ... interesting stuff, but I just wanted to help my dog.

Also, as an aside, I noticed that Jamie's breath smelled a lot worse than usual ... (sort of sour.) He was in bad shape, and I was in the middle of a move.

There are "vets" out there selling their special blend of herbs and medicines ... but I wanted to "know" what I was giving my dog. So I was looking for something I could get from any herbal supply store.

Affter reading information here and elsewhere, I decided to try curcumin (which is a turmeric extract) It cost about $10/ bottle, over the internet and comes in capsule form. I take 1 capsule apart and sprinkle it over his food (I feed him twice a day).

After 3-4 days the big red tumor burst IT SMELLED AWFUL (sour like his breath) and it continued to leak for about a week. At first, the liquid that came out of the tumor was clear,and greasy. Later there was pus, but there was less and less each day.

By this time, we had moved, and Jamie was still moping around ... and I honestly did not know if he was in pain, or depressed about the move, or what. I decided to keep giving him 2 curcumin capsules a day (since it seemed to make the tumor go away), 1 with each meal, and I also cleaned the wound area with hydrogen peroxide, and kept the wound covered. Jamie did seem to be getting better, but I did not know if it was wishful thinking on my part ... so I took him to the vet a week later.

The vet said that the tumor had ulcerated, which was not good, and he had lots of tumors... but he did not recommend putting him down at this time. He said that this is just what happens to old dogs. He cleaned and shaved the area around the tumor, prescribed an antibiotic, wrapped the wound and sent us home (and charged $250).

It has been a month now, and Jamie has continued to improve. The (red)tumor has "dried up, there is no pus. He still limps a little (but he limped before). Also, the regrown tumor has shrunk ... he still has other tumors, though. I do not know if this is a "cure" ... but I do think that it has bought us some time.

I wanted to share this because I remember how frantic I was 6 weeks, when I was looking for information that could help.


Replied by Merryanne
Orange City, Florida, Usa
Me and my family have had the same 'tumor' problem with pets,,check your dog food for soy protein,,it is poison to our pets and will kill them and you. google search 'toxic soy report' you will be shocked at the news for people and pets.
Replied by Summatra
Reston, Va
I wanted to give an update:

Jamie passed away on 9/26 (he was euthanized). During the summer, the tumor on his front leg, and the one between his toes had cleared up so he wasn't limping on the front legs anymore, but then his back legs started to drag more as he walked. Also, he gradually lost his appetite, and everything slowly worsened over the summer. The vet had said (in the spring)that the tumors had spread, and I think that this was the cancer just taking its course. Nevertheless, his last few weeks of life were full. As I said earlier, I thought that the tumeric was not going to be a "cure" but it would buy us time, and I think that is what happened. I honestly believe that the vet had written him off back in May. We got to spend the whole summer together and the past few weeks we got to visit many places "for the last time". I would like to thank the people who created this website and those who posted information to this board.

EC: Our condolences to you. Glad you were able to be with him a bit longer.

Replied by Lisa
Vancouver, Wa
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Hi Dogs that are fixed & 6 years old just get fat cysts or tumors, whatever U want to call them. Sometimes they pop up over nite. So Ur NOT necessarily doing anything wrong--Its just part of nature.

My ShihTzu had a fat cyst the size of a pea above his ear... it looked gross.

This sounds mean, but IT DID NOT HURT MY DOG.. OTHERWISE HE WOULD'VE YELPED & MOVED HIS HEAD AWAY FAST... He let's me know immediately if he's ever unhappy... He's Not shy... Anyway, I stuck a sewing pin in the cyst... To see if maybe it was sebacious... I then squeezed it... nothing came out, so I assumed it was a solid fat mass.

I put a Curcumin (Tumeric Root) capsule I got at the health food store in a pill pocket. He ate it & ate the 1 for his sister--she refused to eat it. I smelt the capsule & couldn't smell anything, but U know how sensitive dogs noses are.

Then 2 weeks later I gave him another...

1 week later I noticed a crust on the (cyst) bump, so I scraped it off with my finger nail & smelt it... Really Grose Smelling! I then squeezed the cyst from the base--VERY IMPORTANT.. I KNOW A MAN WHO LET THE BARBER SQUEEZE A ZIT ON HIS FOREHEAD... BUT HE DIDN'T GET ALL THE SEBUM OUT... SOME WENT BACK IN THE BLOOD STREAM & HE DIED OF AN ANURISM... SO HAVE UR VET DO THIS IF U THINK SOMETHING BAD MIGHT HAPPEN..

Anyway, it may have gotten slightly bigger after I started giving him the curcumin, but nothing really noticable & there was no oozing & grose open wound like the others said... When I squeezed it... 4... What looked like flat empty sebacious cysts came out... They stunk... There was about 1/4 of the bump/cyst left & no more would come out & he didn't want me to touch it anymore... He was Not in pain, but he was just getting annoyed with me messing with it, so I left it alone... The stretched skin eventually went back to normal & the cyst was totally gone in 2 weeks. Its been 1 month & I'm sure its not coming back.

This is a way more natural & cheaper solution... Than spending $400 like my friend just did to get a sebacious cyst cut off her cocker spaniel's back. From what I read here... they also come back after an operation, whereas, with the Tumeric/Curcumin they don't.

Thanks U Jesus for the Natural Cure! Thanks EarthClinic 4 Being here--Love this web-site!

Replied by Tammy Clarke
I have a 13 year golden. Awesome shape. I tried cannabis oil on the tumor which is in her front leg. Hiking mountains 1 month ago. I am frightened as its growing fast. But her energy is outstanding up flights of stairs. I am discouraged on the price and availability of the cannabis oil. Am trying Tumreric in the morning mixed with caster oil. So I will take pictures.

Ember is not ready to go as I made an appointment to put her down. she is running on 3 legs and is not even letting us say goodbye. Her friend Charlie 1 year old will heard and love here, just a bit longer until she is comfortable going to the other side. Any advice?

Posted by Tamara (Big Bear, Ca) on 01/30/2009

just a comment regarding apparent cures using turmeric or any remedy that seems to cure a tumor, cyst, or any type ailment. If a remedy works, maybe it should be continued to possibly insure that the cause has been eliminated so it does not recur. If the animal or person is responding to a remedy or diet, as soon as you stop and go back to the environment that created the ailment, most likely it comes back. My Laddie is 14 and I just noticed a lump growing on his chest. I heard of turmeric for humans a few years back in a health magazine. Glad to know it is okay for pets. Need to pick up some for him. Thank you!

Replied by Shedoglover
Indianapolis, Indiana
Hello My dog is 10 years old and has developed a fatty pouch on his right side. I will try the castor oil on it and the tumeric in his food. Please pray for Cisco. I have no kids and he is like a child to me. Thanks.
Replied by Chloe
Kansas City, Missouri
Did this work for your dog?

Posted by Diane (Jacksonville, FL) on 11/16/2007
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Feeling it was worth a try... i gave 1 capsule every other day with one tablespoon of peanut butter to my Lhasa Apso. She had a lump that the vet wanted $200. to biopsy. Within one week, the lump came to the surface and drained. It was sooo gross and smelly. But it is gone! I will continue to watch her and report any post symptoms. This is pretty incredible!

Replied by Colin W.
Fife, Scotland, UK
i am just about to try the turmeric and the caster oil remedys i seen on your web site, as ive spent a fortune on trying to save our dog's cassies life she had a tumor the size of a pigs heart removed in january 2008, but it has returned as cassie is about 14 in june 2008 this could be her last hope as the vet wont opperate again because he said shes too old and it will just grow back again , cassie is a 14 year old yellow labrador, fingers crossed ,ps next to cassies tumor there is a big area of poison so hopefully this will help that go away... thanks colin from fife in scotland.
Replied by Linda
West Newfield, Maine
Colin, I hope to soon learn how your Cassie is...I, too, have a yellow lab with a large, fatty tumor on her underside; almost as big as my has grown bigger over the years and doesn't seem to bother her but I'm considering trying the castor oil - what can it hurt?

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Posted by Sunsierrae (Erlanger, Ky) on 05/30/2015
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My dog had a blood red tumor on her torso and I treated it once a day with a teaspoon of tumeric in one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses. Then I rubbed cold pressed castor oil on it and let it soak in for five minutes. The tumor looks like it is drying up but the dried looking part looks black. It is almost gone and I did have it checked to make sure it was cancer free by a vet. Is this discoloration normal?

Replied by Jacqie
Goldendale, Wa

I have been watching in dismay as my 1 year old Border Retriever lump under her jaw has been steadily growing. It does not bother her at all even when I gently squeeze it. It has recently gotten harder. It's right in the area where her jaw meets her neck. The lump is now growing very fast and is slightly bigger than a golf ball now. I've been using essential oils of Frankincense and Sandalwood. I don't like how strong the scents are, however, for her nose.

I came across earthclinic site this evening and am going to try the castor oil on the lump and turmeric in her food. I'm assuming that you shave the area first? Not sure how to apply a pac. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to what I should add? Thank you to all of you who have shared.


Replied by Tygerswife
Richmond, Texas
I need some quick advice; I have a seven year old Brindle Boxer whom I adore; his name is Tucson. This week, he developed a golf-ball sized tumor on his right rear lower leg. He has other bumps all over his body too, but we thought he had been bit by something (snake? Bug? Spider? Fireants?) But the vet told us it is a tumor.

On your website I see that castor oil has been used in conjunction with other things to reduce or get rid of tumors with some success. The vet put him on steroids and antibiotics, but after the series and the medication is gone, I plan on trying to treat him with castor oil and turmeric. I will let y'all know how it turns out. I have also added prayer to the mix. It would literally DESTROY me to lose my baby; we have been through SO much together!

Thank you for this site and I am praying the cure will work.

Can you use the tumeric they have on the shelves in the store by the spices?

Thanks again!

Posted by Kathy Thomas (Henderson, Texas) on 11/15/2014

I am reading these posts about caster oil and tumeric for tumors in dogs. I am considering treating my dog, but one of the MANY tumors is quite large on her right shoulder. The size of my hand... Like I am holding a grapefruit. I am concerned about caring for something like that if it ruptures...

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada
Kathy, research on ESSIAC four herb with all roots from ESSIAC WEST online. It will remove those tumours and cleanse the system. I am using it for myself for detox. It could be your dog will be like new.

If a tumour does rupture, put loads of turmeric into the opening. Do not add pepper to turmeric - it is nonsense.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Bonnie
Madison, Nj
Our 14 year old Aussie has many lumps all over her body, but underneath a fantastically thick coat of fur.

She has recently started growing a very small growth on her upper eyelid.

Having read the various posts on Castor oil, tumeric, etc. I was wondering if anyone has had an aussie or very furry dog and used the castor oil/tumeric and if so, how. I do not want to shave her as the growths are all under neath. But I am also concerned with the very small one on her eye lid. Please advise. Thanks

Posted by May10777 (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) on 05/24/2014

I searched for help for my 9 year old mixed breed dog who weights over 80 lbs, with 2 fatty tumors. The vet wants to remove them but I wish to try something else first. He is not in any pain and if removed I understand they often come back. I read a lot of positive reports on Turmeric and Castor Oil. I started him on 1 teaspoon of Turmeric twice daily only yesterday. The only way I have been able to get him to eat it is in a little raw hamburger meat. The stores here are out of Castor Oil so will start that as soon as I can get some.

I hope it works. I will try to update but I don't expect it to be overnight. Thank you Earth Clinic.

Posted by Glsmith14 (Mobile, Al) on 09/24/2013

Turmeric: I have a 13 yr old lab mix that has some fatty tumors as well as something on her right flank and possibly the right one. I took her to a holistic vet for acupuncture as it helped a dog that we had years ago. She said that it could be a tumor but without X-rays she wouldn't know for sure. Maggie has had two bloat surgeries within the last 3 years and I don't wont to take the risk of putting her to sleep again. She is not limping and is still very active and eating well. I have decided to try the turmeric as well as the castor oil. I mixed the turmeric 1/2 tsp, with about a tablespoon of local honey and she licked it right down. I am not sure what to do with the castor oil. Do I make a poultice for her hip or does she ingest it? The vet ran blood work and everything looked pretty good except for her creatinine was a point over normal. The visit was close to 400$ and as with most of the folks here have other pets and limited income. So I am going to give this a try and will keep you posted. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. She eats taste of the wild salmon along with pork meat that I cook, about 2-1/2-3 cups daily. I have her blood test that I can send if it would help with suggestions. Thank you glsmith14

Replied by Rottiemom65
Ontario, Canada
The Tumeric you can put right into her food, I wouldn't suggest giving her honey everyday because of the sugar in it. I also used coconut oil in her food as well. The castor oil & tumeric I mixed together to make a paste then I soaked a piece of flannel in it, large enough to cover the tumor, then wrapped over the flannel with some gauze and self adhesive bandage. You have to diligent and do it twice a day. If the tumor is in aspot you can't wrap then apply the paste and leave it, but as soon as you notice the paste has worn off or the dogs has licked it off then apply it again. It doesn't work over night, it took us 2months of applying it and feeding her the tumeric and coconut oil, but now she is tumor free. Good luck and let me know how it turns out.
Replied by Rottiemom65
Ontario, Canada
I just noticed you said you feed her cooked pork? Please stay away from pork, and RAW meat is best, if you can afford it then try to feed her just raw meat, with cooked veggies, also a bit of oatmeal or rice with it. I have always noticed an extrmeme difference when feeding my dogs RAW
Replied by Sally
How do we keep a ruptured tumour clean after using turmeric and castor oil please? What's the best antibiotics naturally and what will help the open tumour heal up? xx
Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
Sally (London) ---

Turmeric is a natural antibiotic. On its own it will keep the wound clean and heal it. When the wound is dry, use coconut oil which will naturally remove the scabbing without scar tissue.

Namaste, Om

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Posted by Epsy (Georgia) on 08/17/2016
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My 4 year old Carolina dog had a cyst on her head for close to a year. It just got bigger and harder over time. The vet wasn't sure what the problem was and advised leaving it alone. I found this site and began giving her turmeric and coconut oil 3 weeks ago. She is 50 pounds and I gave about 1/2 tsp of each in her food once or twice a day. The cyst began leaking brown/black sebum and is now down to almost nothing. I attached before and after pics. This is my first post here. I was so impressed I called my vet about it, too!

EC: Hi Epsy, can you please upload the other photo. Unfortunately the program we use only allows one photo per post. Thank you!

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Posted by Lissa (Uk) on 01/06/2016

Hello everyone, I hope someone can help me please.

My 13 year old Newfoundland cross Dalmation has a very large lump on her front leg. I have been giving her Turmeric/coconut oil/black pepper for last year for her Arthritis but when she was at vets a few months back for suspected stroke/vestibular they took some cells to see what the lump was but it came back unsure. So just before Christmas they took some more and it came back with 'moderate Mesenchymal cells', 'moderate Cytoplasm', 'minimal Pleomorphism', Haemangiotericytoma considered'. Spoke to vet last night and she said it was a carpal tumor and due to her age and her possible stroke she wouldn't be able to operate to remove. She went on to say they need her in for an x ray to see if it has spread to her bone and if it continues to grow (which it is) and splits open there is nothing more that could be done.

I am going out of my mind with worry and just want to help her the best I can and reduce the lump or better still eliminate it. She has the turmeric mix once a day (two heaped teaspoons turmeric, four coconut oil, 12 grinds of black pepper). Should I increase the amount or apply it topically? I was worried about applying it topically due to it possibly spitting open after vets said if it opens or abcess then that's it for her. Please please can someone help me?

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hello Lissa,

Contributors cite Essiac tea and sea buckthorn oil as helpful in treating cancer in all stages.

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Posted by Betty (Texas, US) on 01/02/2015

How do I administer the turmeric/molasses to my dog for tumor, as suggested in your article?

Posted by Donna (New York, US) on 11/09/2014

Hi my shepherd mix had a fatty tumor on her front leg. It grew quite large and then the skin started to split. I took her to the Vet and he said it would take 3 surgeries and about $2600 to remove but suggested I go home and research some remedies to get it to shrink. I found this site and began applying a turmeric paste to it and then gave her 2 times a day a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon of black strap molasses in some wet food. In about 3 weeks the tumor started to oooze. It was in the evening so I just wrapped it up and let it drain. I brought her to the Vet. After examining it he said it had shrunk considerable and now was only one surgery and less than half the cost. He had me take her home and let it continue to drain. The next day she had her surgery and she is as good as new! It was amazing, I didn't think it was working but it did and it took awhile and yes it was gross when it was draining but certainly worth it.

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Donna/ NY

Why did you have to take your dog for surgery if the remedy was already working? Wouldn't that have completed his healing?

Replied by Liz
California, US
My 13 yr old female Jack Russell has a large Orange sized fatty tumor on her lower stomach area. I'm a little nervous to use the turmeric castor oil method for fear it will ooze too much and I won't be able to contain it. Suggestions?

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Posted by Aliceisalive (Reno, Nv) on 12/06/2014


I have a question... I have done a lot of research since my dog has been diagnosed with a non-cancerous tumor in her mouth/gums and has had it removed twice. I am using a more holistic method to help her out! I've done a lot of research on Organic Sulphur (msm) and it's amazing qualities to shrink tumors as well as Turmeric! I was wondering if ANYONE knew if there were any interactions between the two? Please respond if you have an answer! Me (and Luna) would greatly appreciate it before I start giving both to her at the same time!

Replied by Nina
New York, Usa.
Do not worry, you can give Turmeric and MSM together. There will be no adverse reaction-on the contrary MSM makes cells more permeable, so the Turmeric will work better.

Turmeric though is not water soluble and it needs a fat for maximum absorption and a pinch of pepper(Cayenne Pepper). The pepper acts as a booster to the Turmeric.You can use coconut oil in the above mixture.So Turmeric prepared like this along with MSM is the way to go.

Hope this helps.

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Posted by Pete (Ontario, Canada ) on 02/24/2016
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I spent a few hours reading all these posts on the Pet Tumor page and no one mentioned the cause of these tumours, growths lumps. I hope people read all the way to my post. STOP GETTING YOUR PETS VACCINATED! These "shots" are what is causing the ailments in your pets. I have researched this for over a year. Research what is in these vaccines, toxic poisons like phenol, anti freeze, mercury, polysorbate 80, live and dead tissues from aborted babies as well as dogs & monkeys etc...

Many of you out there don't even realize that these lumps develop right in the same spot or close to where your animals received their shots! Look up Dr Andrew Molden MD on YouTube. He tried to warn everyone about ALL vaccines causing harm, in people and in PETS. A few years ago this brave man was killed by the powers that be to "silence" him. It is up to us to spread the word. We have the right to say NO to any vaccines given to us or our pets. Dr's and vets were trained by these pharmaceutical companies. Also the government's pass laws so we the people can NOT sue, so what incentive is there for these pharmaceutical companies to spend millions if not billions on research to see if they are actually safe? None!

Also look up testimonials on vaccine damage to people and hear their stories on how they or their children were perfectly healthy until they received a shot. It almost makes one physically ill to be honest. So next time you are coerced by your vet to get your pet vaccinated say No thank you. Our two dogs will never get injured by a needle ever again.

You see I am the owner of a vaccine damaged dog. She is 12 and had shots years ago but now she is covered in lumps and bumps one of them even popped on her neck. I came here for knowledge on how to try and heal my dog. I'm hoping my post here will open some eyes and save many people the heart ache of having to deal with a vaccine damaged loved one. YHWH (God) bless, Peace & good health to all. Amein.

Replied by Miriana

I agree with you about vaccinations but Rabies shots are required to go fly overseas, which I am going to do. I won't give any shots but can not get around the Rabies one?

Replied by Bernie
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Humm taking another path. April 2016 Basically 13 yr old ShihTzu (14#) had 5 small growths on skin and one large goozing one side above left leg. Vet wanted $600 for removal and no guarantees for regrowth.

Now my ShihTzu is acting like a puppy. Lots of energy.

Path I went to onlynaturepet Q10 capsule daily

and Pycnogenol1 tablet for approx 2 weeks and then 1/2 tablet daily The Original Maritime Prime with Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark extract.


Skin treatment Daily for 5 small growths on skin I came up with Black walnut oil, tea tree oil and a salve herbal savy by country comfort ( golden seal and myrrh). The growths have decreased in size by 60%. Apply w Qtip.

Now is the time for small black walnuts falling from trees. Thought if you get the small walnuts before they turned into a nut you can slice open and apply the oil to growth. Short window open. Been told squirrels never get cancer - they eat black walnuts.

Four (4) months later - all is good until today the groomer discovered a mass - not hard and no pain) (about 2") above rear right area - stomach area. Well researching this site I am going continue on what I have been doing but add capsule RED CLOVER to his daily diet. Read up on the benefits for dogs internet. Thinking I will give it to him for 2 weeks and see where it stands.

Replied by Memaryellen
Ohio Usa
Give the dog the rabies homeopathic remedy before and after the rabies Vaccine. The remedy will neutralize negative effects of the shot.
Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
Hello Memaryellen,

Can you please share the specific name of the homeopathic remedy for the rabies vaccine to which you refer? Thank you!