If your dog has an aggressive cancer like melanoma or has a malignant tumor, avoid turmeric and castor oil mixture.
My male, neutered, senior mini schnauzer has melanoma on his digit. It started small and round, like a wart. I applied castor oil + turmeric and the tumor grew fast BUT, at the time, I didn't make the correlation. I only recalled that now, as I was writing this review. I stopped using this mixture because it was messy and my dog tried to lick it.
When I finally had the money to book the surgery, the vet said the tumor was 40% of his paw and his leg should be amputated. I read many positive posts about applying castor oil mixed with turmeric topically on the tumor, so I decided to try again.
Within only 3 days the tumor grew to a monster size. It is literally WRAPPING around his paw. His footpad is disappearing behind it.
Most people say turmeric and castor oil mixture makes the tumor swell and then one day it bursts open, but those people had dogs who had cysts or other type of cancer or some tumor that they weren't even sure if it was cancer. I continued reading posts on earthclinic and saw a couple posts that this mixture should not be used on malignant tumors. I stopped right away. I tried to add 2 pictures to my post, before and after.
I am hoping to remedy this situation with pycnogenol 100mg, which he started the day after I stopped this mixture. I need the tumor to be a bit smaller to apply the black salve I purchased from altcancer. He is also drinking essiac tea since I stopped this mixture.