7 Natural Remedies for Cancer in Dogs and Cats

| Modified on Sep 17, 2021

Budwig Diet
Posted by Amanda (New Zealand) on 08/14/2016
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2 years ago our Labrador/Pitbull X, at that time 12 years old, was diagnosed with Lymphoma. And of course the suggested treatment was Chemo therapy with the added comment that it only would prolong his life by possibly a year, but eventually kill the dog.

As we had trust in natural therapies for cancer and our dog disliked the vet anyway, plus him being so old, we started to research alternative treatment options on Earthclinic.com and other websites. One of the treatments we came across on Earthclinic was the Budwig protocol, which a few dog owners had used on their dogs with cancer successfully. After more research on that particular treatment we thought we give it a go.

So the regime we followed was that we gave him twice a day with his food 4 Tblsp quark+2 Flaxseed oil (mixed to an emulsion), we added 1-2 teaspoons of turmeric powder after mixing the quark and flaxoil. Also we changed our dog to a grain free diet. In this case we changed to Nutrience dry dog food.

Although the quark is low fat, our dog did gain weight over this time (maybe 4 kg). And also something very odd happened: he started to loose patches of hair all over his body. They came off with scabs of dry skin. At first we thought he is going to go bald, but after a few month the hair grew back shiny and beautiful. Not sure what exactly this meant, but we thought it might have been a sign of detoxification.

After 3 month he had an incident where he vomited a few times and we took it as a sign to half the dosage per day.

Then 2 or 3 month after halving the dosage he had a day where he didn't move, nor eat or drink, and we thought: This is it. He is dying today. Next day he was walking again though and he was back to normal after two days. So we decided to stop giving him the quark and flax oil.

During these 5-6 months he was quite lethargic and not really his normal self (already before he was diagnosed with cancer to be fair), he seemed to be depressed. But after his near death day, he started to be more clear again.

Before the treatment he had lots of fatty tumors all over his body. Today they are still there, but they all have halved in size.

He is now 14 years old, has a nice shiny coat, is in very good spirits and survived by far his 2-months-to-live cancer diagnosis (by 2 years so far). He walks slow because he has arthritis, but hey, he is 14 and even for his breed that's quite old.

We never went back to the vet to get checked if he still has cancer, because what's the point: He is the living proof two years later. We still have him on a grain free diet.

Whatever we did, it seemed to have worked. He won't live forever, but he sure got over the cancer.

Thank you earthclinic. What a wonderful source of knowledge of alternative treatments.


Essiac Tea
Posted by Susan (Ontario, Canada) on 07/02/2010
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Our cat, Jacob, was diagnosed with osteocarcoma (bone cancer) in 2000, and was given 3 months to live. We were told the cancer would metasticize and spread to his lungs very quickly, as this was the most aggressive kind of cancer. We started giving him Essiac tea, one teaspoonful in his wet food twice a day, and the cancer did not metasticize. Jacob in fact lived a happy life until November 2005, when he passed from cardiac arrest at age 15. I have always wanted to share this information, but until I found Earth Clinic, I was never sure how to get the message out there! This is an amazing resource tool - thank you for being there!


Baking Soda and Maple Syrup
Posted by Jane (Massachusetts) on 10/21/2016
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The protocol for Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking soda) for dogs over 100lbs is 1tsp a day. You mix one part baking soda (Bobs Red Mill Brand - no trace aluminum in the product-VERY IMPORTANT) with 3 parts organic maple syrup. So for 3 Tablespoons of baking soda you will mix 9 Tablespoons of Maple syrup. Heat over stove not in aluminum!!! . I use a stainless steel pan with water and put the mixture in a Pyrex (glass) measuring cup and heat for 5-10 minutes over med heat, don't boil. You just want the mixture to blend. I put in a sterilized glass jar and put in the fridge for use over 1 week. Discard after the week and make a new batch. If your animal is less than 100 lbs, like 25lbs, I would use a quarter of a teaspoon a little less for 17lbs. I use a child's medicine syringe to disperse into my dogs mouth. This will help you to measure for a quarter teaspoon. My dog has cancer and responds phenomenally to this treatment. Like a new dog. I use this once a day for 6-8 solid weeks. Go to the vet monthly to check blood work, you want to know that your pet is in the clear. I might even use the protocol once a week as a preventative.

My dog's diet consists of ground turkey or chicken (NO MEAT, NO DAIRY, NO GRAIN) Fish is also acceptable, wild salmon a good option for cats.

This lightly cooked poultry is mixed with a little rice, 1 cup of raw spinach cut up it will wilt, 1 cup of raw watercress cut up and grated carrot, 2 cloves of minced garlic, minced fresh ginger, teaspoon of turmeric, sea salt, tablespoon of organic coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of ground beet root and some black strap molasses.

Poultry for B6, Spinach and beet root is for Iron as well as black strap molasses, turmeric and ginger are anti inflammatory, garlic is to boost immunity, watercress has B17 which fights cancer, coconut oil is anti bacterial, and sea salt for minerals.

Our vet wanted me to put my dog on Prednisone and do chemo/radiation. I said no, I can kill the cancer with baking soda and maple syrup, the anemia and inflammation are addressed with the ingredients in his food instead of the prednisone poison. Prednisone side affects include cataracts, loss of bone, loss of sleep, weight gain, headaches...... I only pay the vet for a diagnosis, I prefer to conduct my own treatment.

This works if you want to save your pet or a person with cancer. DO NOT DO CHEMO OR RADIATION it will kill. Go watch Dr Leonard Coldwell on youtube.

Essiac Tea
Posted by Spectrekitty (Dallas, Tx, Usa) on 05/28/2014
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I know this is late in coming, but I wanted to weigh in on both the Essiac Tea & the shark cartilage.

My 16-yr-old Himalayan (cat) was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma - he had a tumor in his mouth. My vet said it was always fatal, & gave him 6 wks to 6 mos. to live. I was devastated.

I looked into natural rememdies & saw that many holistic vets recommended Essiac Tea, with which I was totally unfamiliar. I bought a bottle of a brand containing 8 herbs - the 4 in the original Essiac formula, plus 4 more. I also put him on shark cartilage.

The mouth tumor immediately started shrinking. I'm convinced it was the combination of the Essiac Tea & the shark cartilage. They both seemed to contribute. And it was 100% safe for him.

Long story short, he lived to be just a little over 19 yrs. old - quite a stretch from the 6 wks to 6 mos. our vet had originally given him!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Iheartmybabies (Moorestown, Nj) on 07/19/2012
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My beagle was diagnosed with Lymphoma and I immediately went to work. I do not believe that anything is incurable. After extensive and exhaustive research, talking with everyone I could find, etc. , etc. , I changed my beagles diet completely and put her on numerous supplements. Cancer cannot survive in certain environments, so my first goal was making my beagles body a difficult environment for cancer to thrive. Without getting into all the "why's", I immediately stopped all commercial dog foods, all charbohydrates, ALL SUGARS, etc.. I switched to bottled water ONLY. I use a crockpot on SLOW cook (you do not want to cook their food on high heat), and toss in chicken, veal, veggies.... Apples are OK too. NO RICE, NO OATMEAL, NO POTATOES.

She's on Essiac tea (2 x per day), cottage cheese w/flaxseed oil (2 x per day), shark cartlidge, coral calcium, milk thistle, and red clay. I also feed her the crockpot mix 2 times a day. All swelling is gone, she's no longer lathargic or in any pain at all, in fact... She's happier, healthier and stronger than I can ever remember. She even looks like she's 5 years younger. Seriously, wow. Regardless of how it all turns out, I will say that TODAY she is happy, healthy and playful and in the big picture, that's really all that matters. I truly believe in my heart that she's going to be just fine.... I urge everyone to do their research, make the changes, don't give up. Oh, we pray a lot too. :)

Essiac Tea
Posted by Ran (Charlotte, NC) on 05/25/2006
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I cooked brown rice, green beans and fresh white fish every day. All was low salt. He ate 6 very small meals instead of one as most dogs eat. I also added Milk Thistle and SAM-E200 from GNC. He took Urdosal (Spelling??) for the gallbladder. This was the only prescription he took. I kept a Scottie alive 10 months longer than the vet ever thought possible. He had liver cancer. His stomach stopped swelling after he ate when he was put on this diet. This lowered his pain. He was still interested in the girl dog next door just 1 day before he passed away. He died with dignity.


Essiac Tea
Posted by Art K. (California) on 04/08/2017
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My 12 yr old male cat had lymphoma with a tumor the size of a ping pong ball on his neck. I gave him 2 eyedroppers of Essiac 3 times a day and I also added some tea to the Essiac formula that Echinacea, Chaparral Leaf and Red Clover. And I massaged the tumor with pure, cold pressed Castor Oil twice a day. In 4 weeks it was gone and he"s his old self. Please try it.


Baking Soda and Maple Syrup
Posted by Donna (Fl) on 06/20/2017
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This does work. I did it with my 13yr old papillon who had liver cancer. This stopped the tumor and to the vet's amazement, restored normal enzyme values for his liver.


Essiac Tea
Posted by Dgjenkins (Maryville, Tn) on 03/07/2018
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HOMER'S OSTEOSARCOMA SUCCESS STORY

Osteosarcoma is a terrible diagnosis to hear. Last May, 2017, moms little dog, Homer, developed a limp in his back leg. She took him to the vet and when my mom called me crying, I knew it wasn't good. It was osteosarcoma and Homer only had three months to live!

I reminded her of the essiac tea I had given to my dad when he had cancer. I told her it could be used on pets. And since he also had a limp, I told her that golden paste could help with the inflammation. She really didn't want to have his leg amputated or have chemo. She wanted the time Homer had left to be happy, not sick. So, she decided to try the tea.We made the tea and about a week after his diagnosis he started it and the golden paste.

Since Homer weighs 20 pounds, his dosage is 5 mL (1 teaspoon), once per day. His dosage of golden paste was 1/4 teaspoon, twice per day.

Three weeks later, Homer had his first recheck appointment at the vet. The vet did X-rays and was surprised to discover his cancer was slightly "smaller and smoother". He said he had expected it to be twice the size it was, because osteosarcoma is so aggressive. He also noticed Homer's limp was nearly nonexistent. He told mom to keep doing what she's doing and come back in two months for another recheck.Six weeks after starting the tea and golden paste, mom decided to stop giving him the golden paste simply because he's a VERY picky eater and she got tired of forcing him to eat it. Plus, his limp was virtually gone by this point. She did, however, continue the essiac tea daily.At Homers next appointment, three months after his diagnosis, another set of X-rays were done. This time they showed the cancer was less than half the size it was from the previous visit! And, his limp had completely gone away! The vet was absolutely shocked! It was particularly surprising because, by this point, Homer was suppose to be gone!

Today, it's the end of January, nearly ten months since Homer's diagnosis, and he's doing great! He has no limp whatsoever! You would never know he had been sick. He's not been back to the vet because..he hasn't needed to! It's a REAL success story!

HOW TO GIVE THE TEA

My mother has done no other changes or treatments except for adding the golden paste twice daily for six weeks and essiac tea. She gives Homer the tea every day. She will use a small spoonful of high quality canned food or bone broth and mix the tea with this in order to have something appetizing to entice him to drink the tea. This works very well and she's never had a problem getting him to lap it up. She does it just before feeding him, though, ideally it would be given an hour away from a meal.

WHERE TO GET THE TEA

Moms tea herbs come from Blue Moon Herbs Rene Caisse Tea. She orders the 15% 4-herb tea blend, because, at the time, they were out of the 25% blend. She uses Blue Moon Herbs because they include the sheep sorrel roots in their mixture, which is essential, and they grow their own organic herbs. There are other reputable companies but be sure to confirm they include the roots of the sheep sorrel plant and not just the top. I would also look for a company who grows their own herbs and is organic.

HOW TO STORE THE TEA

The brewed tea should be stored in an amber glass bottle or jar. If a clear jar is all you have, simply cover the jar with a brown paper bag or foil to keep the light out. Once made, the tea must be kept refrigerated.

HOW LONG DOES THE TEA LAST

Once brewed, bottled and opened, it lasts 3 weeks in the refrigerator. I find it easiest to brew enough tea for six weeks and bottle it in two bottles. This way you can use one bottle for three weeks, leaving the second bottle sealed. As long as one bottle is left sealed, it will be safe for longer than three weeks. So by bottling the tea in two bottles, it gives you a six week supply.

WHAT IS THE DOSAGE FOR MY DOG

I can only give you the dosage for Blue Moon Herbs because that is who we've used to buy the tea herbs.

This is their dosage chart for dogs:

5-10 lbs = 1-2 mL

10-20 lbs = 2-4 mL

25-40 lbs = 5-8 mL

40-50 lbs = 8-10 mL

50-75 lbs = 10-15 mL

75-100 lbs = 15-20 mL

100 + lbs = 20-30 mL

Budwig Diet
Posted by Kerstin (Emeryville, Ca, Usa) on 10/24/2011
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In February this year 2011, I had to bring my 8 year old Great Dane to UC Davis emergency and they found a huge mass on his spleen. They did surgery on him and removed his spleen and he was diagnosed with hemangioscarcoma and told me without chemo he would have 19 days to 2 months to live and with chemo 5 to 6 months.

At the time I was in a state of shock and agreed to do chemo but after doing some research and seeing what my poor dog had to go through (5 people holding him down and him crying howling 30 minutes straight!! ) Anyway, long story short, I decided to hell with chemo, I'd rather see him live a quality life for a shorter time than live longer in misery.

When researching the internet I came across "the Budwig Protocol". Basically what it is is Organic Flaxseed Oil (the kind you find in a bottle @ Whole Food's refridgerated section) and Organic Cottage Cheese Lowfat.

I hope you will check in to this because all I know is that it's been 8 months now since my Great Dane was given max 2 months to live and he is doing GREAT!!

Twice a day I give it to him and I will continue doing so all his life. In addition to the cottage cheese and flaxseedoil, I feed him raw meat (chicken turkey necks tripe etc) supplements like Glutamine, Arginine (spelling?), milkthistle, garlic, multi vitamin). What I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT feed him is dryfood, carbohydrates, rice, processed food etc.

I think the reason for his Hemangiosarcoma has to do with genetics and the toxic environment we live in but I blame in particular all the vaccinations that I unfortunately gave him the first years of his life. If I knew then what I know now.. but I didn't.

I have come across a Great Dane breeder who has a litter of puppies that are 4th generation with no vaccinations! That is the way to go! In the meantime I am loving and appreciating every single day that I get to enjoy with my wonderful companion!

Good Luck! Oh by the way, I have started the Budwig Protocol myself to hopefully prevent any future cancer or other desease.

Yes please do your own research! You will not regret it!

Kerstin


Turmeric, Baking Soda and Aloe Vera
Posted by Nicola (Bath & North East Somerset) on 07/19/2017
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I have a remedy that has worked for my cat. She's a elderly kitty she is my sweet soulmate. Shes been very patient but it was tiring her out all this treatment . So its taken a matter of few months of patience I will say to finally cure heal her skin cancer. Also her mites on her nose to make it even more stressful have come over the last week on her nose and in her ears. I was at my wits end praying for help. She is a fighter of the age of 19 years she is still holding on now well now. She has the sqaumous carcinoma on her ear tips. I noticed lots of posts on it on the nose but none on the ears. So like to be the first to help other beloved cat owners in the world.

I applied first turmeric for one month. It was a messy process but helped it calm down on her ears after 1 month. It was the golden paste: mix turmeric, olive oil and a bit of spring water heated up and cooled in fridge, then applied with a make up brush brushed on. Then after that it started to inflame up bit again when I stopped it.

So second month I applied bicarbonate of soda, just a tiny bit mixed with the purest aloe vera gel. It was very soothing for her and she didn't lick the ear at all this time anyhow. So it was safe to put on skin I researched it but not to lick it off. So to be careful that kitty cannot lick at it.

Well after a few weeks her whole skin has improved the red sore has gone. At the end of ear scab. just scabbed over for a week red inflamed. I kept going and then finally now by my amazement new fresh skin is growing now. Finally pink but that's new skin so I am v pleased relieved so far.

Red skin cancer gone new skin growing.

So to help others if your cat gets it don't give up, keep going if used twice a day small amount pasted on you will beat kitty's skin cancer naturally no operations.

Also I treated her mites in her ears and swarmed on her nose all over her face with colloidal silver sprayed on nose away from her eyes gently. Then I applied cats sunscreen over the site twice a day. The cats sunscreen drowns mites and is safe if using a cats special sunscreen can bye online. I really hope I help cat owners. I will update on her progress. So far so good.

Namaste. Nicky UK


Red Clover Blossom and Coconut Oil Tea
Posted by Odin's Mom (Colorado Springs) on 03/21/2017
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Red Clover Blossom + Coconut Oil Tea For Non Estrogen Based Dog Cancer + Tumors

Hi, I have a 8 - 9 year old rescue husky who has Arthritis + now anal gland tumors + possibly others, the Vet suggested 1 of 2 option.. Major Surgery or "put him down", (He never had a life till now)

1 month ago after a ton of research, I started him on

Red Clover Blossom Tea +
Coconut oil, 2 - 3 Tsp.

Red Clover Blossoms Steeped for 1/2 Hour in 6 Ounces or less

Boiled Water, Cool then add 1/2 - 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil.. 1 Time every other Day ..

Husky's have sensitive systems (ya, except they can eat anything outside LOL)

At any rate, The Red Clover Blossoms (Only) also have Curcumin + The RCB's also produce an Estrogen like substance + RCB's also act as a Blood Thinner - So Careful Folks Don't Use RCB's for Estrogen based Cancers (makes it worse)

Well, this is 1 month later ..

Odin is running around, Talking up a storm, back to my bouncing Boy .. Looks like he might be shedding Tumors (liquefied?)

He is a little loose but nothing significant, I have stopped the RCB's for this next week or 2 because his skin was quite red during the RCB Tea Treatment.

His Skin Tone is almost Normal, I am increasing His Coconut Oil to 1 Tsp. per day now, He eats it in a lump, I tried to eat it like that (consistency of coconut flavored Lard).

I'll drink it in my Coffee, thank You..

I looked into Turmeric + many other remedies + found that Turmeric without Black Pepper is not very effective, can cause an Acidic System (You want an Alkaline system to fight Cancer) + can cause Kidney + Liver Problems..

So, I opted for my own creation of RCB's + Coconut to start + will return to the Tea if necessary, right now, I want to give his system a chance to kick in with the help..

I think this is working people, start slowly ..

Prayers for all of Our Pups + Buddies

I hope this helps someone else's "Kids" out there

Thanks


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Nora (Acworth, Ga) on 02/23/2017
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I used a multiple cure approach for a 12 year old cat with intestinal tumors; Essiac Tea, Turmeric, ground apricot kernels, baking soda & maple syrup, Astralgus, BioPrep+ (blue/green algae) IP6, DMSO, Neoplasene, Medicinal Mushroom Complex, a powder called NuVet Feline, colloidal silver and Pancreatic Enzymes. Her kidneys were failing, so I got her Astro's CRF oil, Creatinine Scrub, and Astro's predigested fish protein.

I put her on a mostly raw diet of organic chicken & turkey with a custom made vitamin mix with high dose vitamin D, occasionally, cooked wild caught salmon with organic brown rice. She won't eat raw voluntarily, so I made a paste out of it with the food processor and fed it to her with syringes, mixing the various doses into the meat paste. I fed her every two hours with the raw mixture, and gave her a bowl of cooked food overnight so I could sleep a few hours. She had symptoms of diabetes, (excessive urination and thirst) and that turned around in a matter of days with the addition of a concentrated mineral liquid containing chromium and vanadium to her water bowl. There are 74 trace minerals in it, and the results were dramatic. I gave four drops of the 99% pure DMSO mixed with seven drops of colloidal silver and 30 drops of purified water, three times a day. I brush her teeth with Orateen gel, following meals. She is back to eating very well and has gained back over a pound and a half of the weight she lost. The vet only does blood work, nothing else. Numbers for all values have moved toward the normal range. I can still feel the tumors, but they are really small now, and I can tell from the way she's acting that she's much better. The other thing I do every day is take this cat out in full sun. It's been four years since her diagnosis, and despite the bad teeth, she's still doing great.

Most of these things can be given within two hours of each other, the only thing that needs to be given at a four hour interval is the IP6, which interferes with the adsorption of vitamins & minerals. Neoplasene causes nausea, so I mix it with cooked food. Because she is so small, five drops. The manufacturer gives your vet the correct dosage information, so when you pick up the product get a syringe to measure the dose.

I began with one thing--Essiac Tea. Did more research and added a thing at a time until I started to see real results. I'm convinced the organic, grain free, carb free diet, loaded with nutrients is the key.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jill (Indiana) on 01/02/2017
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My dog was dx'd with lymphoma in August. I started diet and supplements. It has made her so much healthier! She had lost 14 lbs over the 3 mo (prior to lymphoma dx) & quickly regained weight, breathing became less stressed & she feels better. I just iodered the essaic tea but the cottage cheese/flax oil, turmeric paste, 50% ground meat, 25% green veggies & cottage cheese, boiled eggs diet is very beneficial. Tumors haven't grown & I think have reduced some.

My dog was failing fast & after August, she had improved so much. We celebrated Christmas & New Years when it looked grave last summer

Good luck!

jill

Budwig Diet
Posted by Mark H (Fairfield Ca) on 08/24/2016

My beautiful Shiz-Tzu was just diagnosed with Osteosarcoma of her lower mandible. The vet I had been taking her too, mis-diagnosed her three times over two months. I took her for a second opinion to a new vet and within an hour I had the full diagnosis. So if you aren't getting answers from your vet, please seek a second opinion. It could have given me a two month jump on this. But since my baby is my life, I'm willing to spare no expense to make her better if I can or give her a good quality of life.

I immediately took her off canned / dry dog food and switched her to a keto diet, no carbs, no sugars, no gluten. I feed her an egg/chicken/veggie omelet with her meds and supplements in the morning and evenings. And in between I feed her budwig diet snacks. It has only been a few days but she is already feeling better, where she used to be very lethargic she now greets me at the door and has even went on a short walk or two. The diet if nothing else has at least made her feel better. Its very new and I'm hoping and praying for the best and know full well the worse is always waiting. I hope this can help someone else.

For my other dogs and all other dogs I own in the future they are going to get only the first set of vaccines, and then a homemade diet of fresh ingredients. Also dental care is extremely important, I lacked that on her and now I"m paying a price for it. The vet recommended plaque off and I have my other two dogs on the same diet and plague off and their breath has gotten better and I see increased energy in them as well.

Only God knows if Star will clear this cancer hurdle, the vet gave me a less than 6 month diagnosis, I'm playing the odd's and hoping for more.

The supplements I'm using were carefully selected and I avoided sugars and preservatives in them.

So far she gets.

  • Essiac drops
  • Milk thistle
  • Probiotics
  • Tumeric
  • doggie greens
  • Budwig diet

I also have dmso and msm, but she won't allow me to put it on her, still trying though.

God bless our pets, they are pure love.


Colloidal Silver
Posted by Flower's Mom (Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm) on 07/04/2020
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I must share my experience with using colloidal silver for curing cancer.

My 16 year old dog, Flower, developed a bump on the back of her leg right above her paw. I watched it closely and over the last month it started to change, partly because it started to irritate her and she had been licking it. First, the fur came off, revealing a pink lump. Then the lump started to change. It quickly grew to twice its size and turned different colors, black, yellow and purple, and was developing a few new small bumps at the base of the original one.

So for the last 2 weeks I have been treating her with a high dose of colloidal silver, both orally on an empty stomach 3 to 4 times a day and spraying the area with colloidal silver every chance I could get (she'd see me coming with the spray bottle and would run away). Orally I gave her a tablespoon each time. Of course, the lump grew even larger and uglier with this attack. It even grew tentacle-like things out of the top. It looked very scary.

Anyway, long story short, it finally started to shrink and turned more black on top with the base being bright red. Yesterday, it was pretty shrivelled up and was just dangling by a small piece still attached, and this morning it has fallen off! The skin underneath is bright red and bleeding, but I consider that a good sign as the blood with help filter any remaining toxins from the site.

I will continue giving her silver orally every day and spraying the area with silver until it has totally healed, and maybe for a month or so after that.


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