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.
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.
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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!
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Posted by Diane (Jacksonville, FL) on 11/16/2007
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!
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Posted by Sunsierrae (Erlanger, Ky) on 05/30/2015
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?
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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...
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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
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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?
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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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!
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New York, Usa.
Posted by Pete (Ontario, Canada ) on 02/24/2016
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.
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