Cancer Remedies for Pets: Holistic Treatment

Bone Cancer Remedies  

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Posted by Ja (Philadelphia, Pa) on 05/15/2013
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My family golden retreiver was kicked by a deer for the second time a few months back. So when the site (joint of her paw) really swelled up, it was thought it was broken or damaged. Our amazing vet, who I refer everyone to, took one look and said "thats not swelling thats bone cancer". I was shocked, literally never expected anything like that. He is always right but I got the x-ray to confirm. Our poor Sadie has been really neglected. The sibling of mine that bought her and is supposed to take her to the vet does not work, is very wealthy, and apparently very selfish. The last time our dog Sadie, had been to the vet, I had to drive my boyfriend to work 40 minutes away so I could use our car, and my brother, my newborn baby, and I took her and paid for her appointment. This time, I had to take the kids I watch with me during work. She is such a good dog and deserves so much better so I am really driven. It has been a week and 2 days since the x-ray has confirmed and Sadie has gone from barely being able to get out to use the bathroom (we had to carry her up and down the stairs) and even crying at times... to running around, looking like a puppy again, and her paw has gone down half the size.

I cut out the dog food and have kept it to tuna, meats, and dark leafy greens. I fed her half a bulb of garlic (she was so ticked at me when the olive oil I disguisd it in gave way), I feed her coconut oil, budwigs everyday a few times a day, avaoado. I think the most important part was following one of Ted's regimens for cancer; aspirin every hour for four hours, vitamin c every hour for 6 hours, and lysine every hour until bed time. The aspirin is only supposed to be done one day every four days. Also garlic pills and turmeric. Hydrogen peroxide and kelp extract on the site of the cancer and internally. She does not like the Apple Cider Vinegar but eats the kelp and hydrogen peroxide off her paw and any drop I spill, and I chalk that up as she knows what she needs and give her more. I really think the aspirin is what helped the most. I am looking for the essiac tea and the ingredients ted recomends specifically for pets. We have an assi market right down the street so maybe they will carry the reishi mushroom, sabah snake grass, etc. ? I also want to try ground up egg shells and castor oil topically. Any more suggestions or success stories, I would be so grateful to hear! ? Thankyou to Ted, Earth clinic, and all the contributors!! : )

In my heart I know that Sadie will beat this (positive thinking) but if God wants her with him, at least she will have gotten to spend the rest of her time being spoiled, well nourished, and in no pain. Will update but wanted to let everyone know there is hope for this agressive cancer.

Replied by Jessica
Medford, Nj

Hello can you please give an update on your golden? I would also like more info about the Ted regimen?? aspirin ever hour for 4 hours ....??? My golden is about 118 lbs so any info you give I would greatly appreciate it you could provide amounts also?

Replied by Vreed27
Seattle, Wa
01/25/2015 has the Essiac tea already put together in the correct portions. You just have to brew it. The 4 ingredient blend.

Budwig Protocol  

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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 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.

Replied by Ann

Amanda, Thank you for sharing your wonderful story. My 10 year old mini schnauzer just got diagnosis with Lymphoma yesterday. The vet has recommended the chemo, and he received the first dose yesterday.

He is very tiring, no appetite, not want to drink, having diarrhea....I am heartbroken to see him like that. He was a happy fellow just a few weeks ago. I don't understand why his condition deteriorated so quickly.

I am in the crossroad right now. I don't know whether I should proceed with the chemo or should I seek alternative route. I am torn.

Replied by Jennifer
Yonkers, Ny
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Hi I have a rottie male, just turned 3 in January. He was diagnosed with lymphoma. I have him on the budwig diet twice a day - 2 Tablespoons flaxseed oil to 4 Tablespoons low fat cottage cheese along with vitamin b17 (3 ground up) with a table spoon of whole flaxseed ground up twice a day. I include 1 teaspoon of turmeric with the morning dose of cottage cheese.I also have him on brewed essiac tea 4oz twice a day mixed with dog food. God is good. He is doing great. Plus 20mg of prednisone once a day.

Everything organic.

Replied by Tracy
Noblesville, In

How is your Rottie doing? Our pit mix was just diagnosed with lymphoma and we are thinking of doing the budwig.

Posted by Adrienne (Idaho, USA) on 07/11/2015

Hopefully Om will read this and reply. I was just told by a vet at the vet school near us that we should stop giving our dog flax oil and cottage cheese because, she said, flax oil is fine for humans but causes inflammation in dogs. She went on to say we should stop giving her mushrooms because they are "hard on the liver": "We recommend you stop giving Feather mushroom powder due to the questionable function of her liver at this time. Mushrooms are known to be particularly hard on the liver and some dogs may be extra-sensitive to them so it is important to protect Feather." It was my understanding that some medicinal mushrooms are beneficial to the liver. Geez! There has not been a definitive diagnosis, more testing is wanted, but Feather has the symptoms of some sort of endocrine ailment, but possibly lymphoma.



Posted by Kerstin (Emeryville, Ca, Usa) on 10/24/2011

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!


Replied by Courtney
Fairhope, Alabama, Usa

Hi Kirsten,

I have a 4 yr. old boxer with same cancer and he has huge tumor on his side, we are using the same protocol but would love to discuss further with you. Many thanks, Courtney

Replied by Allie
Aurora, Co

Our angel baby, Schugar had this tumor on her spleen too. She left us on 12/10/11.. But I think that it was secondary to another cancer possibly her liver? She was an 8 1/2 yo pug that I loved with my entire being...

She showed no symptoms other than on Nov 16, the inside of her ears were super RED and then a bright red scratch appeared on her tongue and spots followed. The Vet sent us home with Mometamax and told me to pick up some Benadryl in the event she was having allergies. It cleared up, then on 12/02 the spots came back, called the vet and was told to rinse her mouth w/hydrogen peroxide and water & to call on Monday if she did not get better... The spots started to turn black but I took her to the Vet anyway... He thought that maybe she had "Immune Mediated" disease put her on steroids and an antibiotic "in case" she had an infection. No blood draws, no x-rays, nothing. That was on 12/05.. I told hubby that I was giving it until Wed to see improvement and would ask for a referral to a specialist.

I did not see improvement, and a dear friend told me about a vet about 100 miles away. Drove her up on 12/08 (thurs).. She did several tests (and mentioned something about the BROWN tinge in her black fur... ????) She wanted to do an ultrasound as well... Of course, of course! she found the mass on her spleen and her liver looked "mothy"... So we scheduled to have the surgery for the next day. We got home that evening and her back legs got "wobbly" or weak (I might add that she was bruising EVERYWHERE)... So we rushed her to the Emergency Hospital, where we were told about the hemangioscarcoma... So blood transfusions and even some chemo... It was not enough for her poor little body... we said goodbye on 12/10...

HOW DOES THIS START? What could I have done differently??? My heart is shattered... She did have her baby vaccinations but we did not do anything after that until this last January when we lost another pug... I was frantic and had our two remaining puggies given the once over... I also want to add that Schugar had "bad" teeth... I would brush them and even scale them myself, between dental vet cleaning... I think this might have been a sign of illness as well. From Jan to Nov, she lost almost 4 lbs, but was eating well and probably more than usual... I am not a Vet by any stretch but should some of these things been SIGNALS???? ugh!!

Replied by Catdogmom
Clovis, Nm

Kirsten, I would be curious to know where the info regarding the chemo treatments came from. You mentioned 5 people holding down your dog while he screamed for 30 minutes. In 2005, our Chow mix had anal sac cancer. The tumor was removed surgically and then a regimen of 5 chemo treatments over the course of several months was ordered. We debated over whether or not we should put him through it. Our vet had a wonderful registered vet nurse who explained everything and put us at ease enough to decide that we would try one treatment and see how he reacted, then evaluate if we wanted to progress. He handled the treatment fabulously, so we opted to move forward with the remaining prescribed treatment plan. I would take him in the morning. He would receive a benadryl to help ward off any nausea that could develop and it would already be in his system if he had any allergic reaction. About 45 minutes later, they would start the chemo meds. Those were administered over a period of 45 minutes to an hour. Then he would stay for 2-3 hours after the treatment to be monitored for possible reactions. It didn't require him being held down by anyone and other than the needle stick for the IV, there was no pain or discomfort that would have resulted in him screaming. Trust me, if it were like what you described, he would have NEVER been tolerant of that. The only side effects he experienced from the chemo were some lethargy about the first 24 hours after each treatment and his hair grew in at a slower rate, but did not fall out.

We chose to use western medicine as well as holistic. We felt like that gave us the best of both worlds. We changed his diet and added multiple supplements. His cancer never returned (to our knowledge). His cancer was diagnosed in December 2005 and he completed treatment in April 2006. End stage arthritis was what finally caused us to have to say goodbye.

Replied by Maylin

Dear Kirsten on your Budwig diet for your dog...what is the amount for each? I have dog with hemangiosarcoma cancer/spleen is taken out and was told the same as you, possibly 3 mos without and 6 mos with chemo/radiation.

We opt out of this cause our Buster at 12 yrs old and he was so healty /energy levels up/all blood work was good til that day of surgery.

It could have been anything but we can not go over that now as to what caused it. Went that route for months while researching. WE did come across the Budwig but was skeptical on the cottage cheese part. We thought for cancer to not feed them milk, product fm animals? so we did not do it all the past 8 months.

Yes, it has been 8 mos and we have been blessed to have Buster here. WE took him off DRY foods and put him on 60% raw veggies/ 40% lean white boiled chicken.

Well his blood work fm Dec 2014 up to this month March 2015 has gotten worse on the RBC/HEMOglobin/Hematogrit getting lower each month since Dec last year.

Other stuffs are okay, vet says no bone marrow disease /no liver/kidney issues.

Keep telling us cause he has cancer....did a ultrasound last week and found few tumor/mass on the cavity of his stomach....biggest was at 4x2 inches. I can feel them and they feel very hard lumps.

Did you feel such lumps on your dog? Are they now gone?

Can you tell me the diet your dog and how much to give on Budwig? I am going to wing it for now....but like to hear fm you.

I think fm what we have done so far...has given him the 8 months.

Buster gets mushroom supplements/MSM/VitD3/Yanno Baiyou ( vet says to give to stop internal bleeding)FLAX oil and Seeds freshly grounded when he eats with his blended veggies and chicken, chia seeds/wormwood extract a couple of drops with each meal/and vitamin tablet.

I just wonder why his red blood count keeps going down?

If anyone here has been able to help their dog with the same condition, please I don't mind you emailing me at [email protected] .....

Buster has so much to live for and we are his parents. WE are fighting every day for him and doing the best we can...but I am so drained of trying to now guess what to do to stop what is making his red blood count so low and it keeps getting lower!

I thank you all for your ears and open hearts.


Tampa FL

Replied by Rebecca K
New York, Ny

Martin, what is making his blood cell count low is an INTERNAL BLEED. It could be a slow bleed or a small bleed but it is almost certainly a bleed. With hemangiosarcoma that is extremely common and the leading cause of death in dogs with this cancer. Please have him checked via ultrasound and CT Scan to make sure of what is going on. An internal bleed is the absolute leading cause of anemia in dogs with hemangiosarcoma. He could have had a hidden growth that grew and burst or is leaking. Please check this! Again, ultrasound or CT scan are the only secure ways to go without getting invasive.

Replied by Maylin
Tampa, Fl

To Rebecca fm NY, thank you and I will need to make time....on such a tight budget and every month it seemed I have taken Buster in for either blood work or go over them.

I did ask to do Ultrasound on Buster lungs/liver/heart cause I know fm all the info that the cancer he has hemang. will attack and make tumors on next close organs, but why is the tumors in the stomach area? I think cause that is where his spleen was removed it remained to grow in that area...

But back to the ultrasound, I picked up Buster and the oncologist said the did the liver and stomach area....and saw there were several metasis activities in the cavity area and there were a few bigger one , biggest being 4x2 inches tumor .

So the oncologist tells me that she did not want to waste any more of my time/money and not do the scans on the heart and lung.

She said that since it is there in the cavity of his intestines area...that it was the cancer why continue to waste my time.

It is what it is what she told me.

I was so upset cause I asked her to do the ultrasound on the heart/liver /lungs and this was what I got.

After I had spent thousands on the surgery already there and now since I turned down chemo, this is the kind of treatment I get.

Instead of working along with me....they tell me, it's cancer so deal is what it comes down to.

I will need to go to another vet but its not all vet that does ultrasounds....this place is one of the places that does it all. they are known to do surgeries and ER stuffs /

So I will need to call around.

I too like you wanted to know where Buster is bleeding...cause I have a suspicion that it could be cored fm a very bad fall /slipped off my high bed back a month before the ruptured spleen!!!

That could have caused possible an issue, bruised /inflammed area where he hit the floor really bad and it clotted and then it just rolled fm there?

But in any case, it caused for him to had the ruptured spleen with tumor on it or at least that is what I was told.

I am scared and lost.

It is just a shame that NO ONE out there, has done anything that can help DECREASE tumors fm hemangiosarcoma or tumors in the body in general.

Like I saw somewhere....thru all my readings...someone wrote that a TUMOR/CANCER is just a section of our body ...a cell, that just got out of control and out wacked and never knew how to get back to normal and grew ...into this tumor..which is cancer.

So are we saying NO one out there has found a way to heal/shrink/decrease/maintain fm growing...all these years...not a single sole has found anything that can help our pets in a natural /holistic///non invasive method?

I don't know if I can put Buster thru chemo. I am will to listen if they say the tumor can be taken out if safe, but it is just scary.

Maylin for the love of my Buster
Tampa FL

Replied by Mark H
Fairfield Ca

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.

Castor Oil  

Posted by Loretta (Benson, N.C.) on 08/01/2013

My cat had bone cancer, under her chin, could I have used castor oil or was there something I could have done for the cancer?

Chaga Mushroom  

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Posted by Don (Springhill, Ns, Canada) on 12/12/2015
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I have used the mushroom chaga on my cat who was full of cancer and it worked. The belly of my cat was full of lesions and had no fur left on her belly. She was very thin and looked as if she was just days away form deaths door. I bought a can of fish and started mixing powered almond seed into the fish, and fed it to the cat everyday. Within a month the lesions were gone and her fur was starting to fill on her belly. She is completely healed now and back to full health.

Replied by Rebecca
Viroqua, Wi

How did you use the chaga? Could you please be more specific? Did you make tea to mix with the food? How much, how often, and for how long? Thanks!!

Replied by Vickie

There is no mention of any "chaga mushrooms" in this post only powdered almond seed; so I'm baffled about your protocol. Would really like to know more. My cat seems to have a tumor/lump between his shoulder blades. I have had him less than 2yrs. At the time I took him to CSnip, the place that neutered him, he was a meanish tom that I rescued. I made it clear to them that I was keeping him as my boy and that I did not want any rabies vaccine given. They gave it anyone in error.

Just a few days ago I find this lump. I had just 2 wks ago given him the topical anti flea stuff. Am wondering if anyone ever had any reaction forming a lump on their cat from the topical flea stuff? I am presently using homeopathics. I started with arsenicum 30c for 2 days and believe the lump seems smaller and like it is breaking down. Have given him thuja 1m 1x day for 2days and it seems about the same. I also ordered lyssin 200c which is a nosode homeopathic for rabies.

Colloidal Copper and Aspirin  

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Posted by Lardiver (Abbotsford Bc) on 09/26/2016
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Colloidal copper and pure aspirin, cured my dog's cancer. 3 different vets said he would die anywhere from 3 days to 3 months and wanted to do chemo on him and of course charge me a lot of money to kill him with it. So instead I used colloidal copper and pure aspirin, in days he picked up and in a few weeks was playing like a puppy, he is 11 or 12 years old and never wanted to play before.

Replied by Susan
New York

Hi, can you please give us more information about this cure that you used for cancer? How much colloidal copper and aspirin did you use, did grind the aspirin and add it to cc? How often did you give it? How long has it been since you started this protocol? Thank you in advance.

Replied by Lardiver
Abbotsford Bc

You can make colloidal copper 2 ways, one the same as colloidal silver, or put pure copper wire in glass pot of distiled water and a pinch of citric acid, simmer 6 hours and use a parts per million tester that I bought at home depo. buy pure aspirin at health food store or animal feed store, it has no cemicols in it like the aspirin you buy at the grocery stores. I than took a gallon of distilled water added about an ounce to get about 10 parts per million. than I put it in the dogs dish and he drank it when he was thirsty, abot 2 weeks of doing this and now he plays like a puppy. Best is go to and where I got it from, u tube, Power of colloidal copper, by Tony Pantalleresco, he has the best cures of anyone I have found.

Dietary Changes and Turmeric  

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Posted by Suzie (Australia) on 01/17/2015
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Referring to the bi carb and sugar, yes it is a powerful friend for helping rid cancer, , but! Please use maple syrup, and it is to be warmed up and taken per day and not in the fridge, when it goes "off" make another brew. I do know of a lady that made this up and her cancer was beaten many times, her age was the other partner why the good lord took her, , , and the turmeric I have used for my sister’s dog, he is a big medium fellow a cross with lots of "who done it". He had tumors all over him , had a coat the color of an egg carton, hair falling out , couldn’t walk , swollen feet, seemed always hot and stressed drank water by the gallon, gulped food , got sick (vomit) etc.

So I decided to look into his diet, , get rid of rice, grains, one could be looking at Cushing’s disease here, just a guess, but with that, turmeric is a wonder healer, He gets a teaspoon of pure health cert organic, a table spoon of oco, organic coconut oil, a splash of acv, powered ginger, pure plain yoghurt, good classy mince, salad greens and cooked egg yolk, his tumors are gone. His coat is shiny black, he just drinks water normal, and can walk great. But with all that! Be patient, cook (steam simmer or warm up) salad mix, leaves of beetroot, strips of carrot and beetroot, rocket, there is a tad of lettuce in also, this is done with one of his meals with cooked egg yolk, and a few drops of vit b, , , if you wish I use some cooked chook for his meat, his other meal is raw mince roo or beef, (watch for constipation roo) and add all other ingredients with that meal do not bother to cook that one, reason to cook the salad is to activate the "greens". He loves it, eats and licks his bowl; start with a little for taste and for introduction, turmeric is fantastic for antinflam, and tumors, must be mixed with oco, good luck , suzie

Replied by Maylin
Tampa, Florida
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Dear Suzie from Australia

I have a dog of 12 yrs that had spleen w tumor that ruptured back in aug 2014. so we immediately took Buster off dry foods and all those treats he loved so much but we learned it was all so bad for him. We did not want to do chemo for buster and read up /research and so we started to do home made meals. We did a raw veggie/dark greens (kale/spinach/parsley/brocoli/cauliflower/apples 80% ) blended in blender to to fine and then we give other 20% boiled white breast chicken . mixed all up and give to him 3x a day with supplements: VitD/MSM/mushroom herbs/Yannan Baiyou for bleeding internally.

So did your dog have tumors and what size? How long did you do the diet for your dog before the tumors was gone? was the tumors inside dogs body or outside?

Our dog has several lumps on the under the skin and vet said they are fatty tissues but I hear that can be cancerous. Vet said that the cancer type is hemangiosarcoma cancer in the vessels so it spreads through out the body....He currently has a few bigger ones in his belly are that I can feel. They are very HARD ones.

Did your dog have the same and what size inside what part of your dogs body and you said it is now gone?

Can you write to us all about this? I don't mind to hear more details.

I am so scared if I am giving the wrong stuffs and not enough of something to fight off these tumors?

Much peace and to all here, please write back to us folks if you have this kind of case where it you were able to help decrease the tumors size as big as golf balls or bigger to go away?

like to hear from you folks, much peace Maylin, Tampa FL

Dog With Lymphoma  

Posted by M R (Grand Rapids, MI) on 01/23/2008

We have a 9 yr old dog that has Lymphoma. The inital prognosis is pretty grim and at the moment I'm not sure Chemo is really an option. Has anyone had any success treating their dog with any of the cancer or human lymphoma remedies listed on this site?

Replied by Daymon
Tombston, Arizona

Cancer is just that CANCER! I have a 4yr old Am. Pitbull Terrier named K.J. Last July I found out he had stage 5 Lymphoma. Over the last 5 months I have researched EVERYTHING I could and I only found one thing that has helped and unfortunately it was chymo! There are a few things you can do at home to help. Make their diet GRAIN FREE!! That is very important! Fish oil, you can buy it at most stores, pop open 2 or 3 jelltab and squirt it onto their food. Its not the best smelling, but its a great source of omega 3! GOOD LUCK and love them as much as they can stand and more!!

Replied by Angela Kaiser
Ellijay, Georgia

The Key to Cancer in dogs is GRAIN FREE and ACV and NEEM bark powder in their food daily!!! I have lost 3 dogs to cancer... Have learned that Grain Free is the first way to go... Grains produce sugars in the body, sugars creates cancers... GO GRAIN FREE... Neem is great all around for many many ailments including Liver cancer... I use Neem bark powder and give it daily in their food depending on weight and also ACV is a cure-all as well!! And LOVE THEM TOO MUCH EVERY DAY>>>it will be worth it in the end!!!

Elastrator Ring  

Posted by Anne (Melbourne, Victoria/Australia) on 04/23/2013

My 20 year old beloved cat has a tumor that has very quickly grown to be the size of two golf balls and is causing her a lot of problems - mobility, infections, energy levels, etc. I tried giving her some tumeric though she got sick soon after as she has very weak kidneys and I think some toxins went back into her body. The tumor has now split open quite drastically and if I don't do something urgently it will likely get infected again and she will get sick and stop eating or drinking again.

My question: our vet wants to urgently put an elastrator ring (like a rubber band) around the tumor so that the blood supply will be cut off and the tumor will fall off in up to 7 days. He will give her pain killers for this and antibiotics just in case. No vet will operate because of her age and I cannot wait the weeks it would take for more tumeric or castor oil to work because of the infections (and toxicity it will put her weak kidneys through). The elasticator ring seems a bit primitive to me - I know this is used to castrate farm animals sometimes still today - and the vet says he has used it successfully on many other older pets to remove tumors - though I want to know please if anyone else has used one on their elderly cat and if it worked okay?

Please let me know urgently if you have had experience with this. Thank you so much.

Replied by Wendy Simpson
Shelburne, Ontario Canada

We had a similar problem with a large tumor on our female Rottweilers elbow. I researched everything on the net and came across the castor oil and tumeric remedy. I would apply the castor oil mixed with tumeric and soak a piece of flannel into it then apply over the tumor. Twice a day I would do this for 1 month. The tumor gradually began to open up and it did look worse before it got better. But it shrank the baseball sized tumor down to nothing. It is now all gone. I also only fed her a raw diet. Cancer thrives on processed sugar. If you remove it from their diet it starves the cancer.

Replied by Maylin
Tampa Fl

Hi Wendy fm CA,

You said you fed your dog on RAW meat? I keep reading that CANCER loves sugars/carbs and Meats. I am confused. It is saying that meat is hard for cancer dogs to digest and since they need energy to heal and fight cancer, they should not eat any kinds of MEATS to spend time trying to digest it? I know of course fried meats/over cooked meat is bad for cancer dogs...but is it really safe for cancer dogs without a spleen to eat raw meat? what kind of raw meat?

Please share cause I keep getting different stories.

Thank you,

Maylin, Tampa FL

Replied by Britneyjean

I know, it is confusing. The more I read, the more I hear that grains, wheat, and certain veggies turn into sugar, therefore, a high protein diet is crucial. Brown rice is the lowest of the "sugar"/carb scale. So, use that as a filler if needed. But chicken, beef, turkey, liver, etc. is best with omega 3 oil, cottage cheese, and veggies. I do a happy medium of the 3 ways I've read the most about. Hope that helps a bit.

Replied by Nora

Important for all pet parents: there is a new alkaloid treatment for cancer called Neoplasene, made by a company who sells it to veterinarians, Buck Mountain Botanicals. This compound is available in an injectable form for external tumors like lymphomas, an oral form for internal tumors, and a salve. All three forms target only the cancer cells, there is no damage to healthy cells, unlike chemo and other conventional treatments which are harmful and hasten death. It's inexpensive. (You must have your vet order it, you cannot get it unless you have a DEA #.) If you go to their site you can read the technical papers and look at the photographs of tumors falling off and the skin and hair growing back! I am going to ask my vet for this for my cat with cancer, and try the oral form. This is a ray of hope for those of us too broke for conventional treatments, and who want to save our beloved pets the agony of cut/poison/burn.

There are other promising compounds if you do some research; IP6, Tim's Tonic (red clover), Pancreatrophin and Hoxley's.

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Posted by Petra Rajko (Hr) on 03/22/2017
3 out of 5 stars

My 15 years old cat has an abdominal tumor. Vet thinks it's a fibrosarcoma. I noticed it at the end of 2016., and she did Ultrasound and x-ray and the vet said it's not operable because half of it it's in abdominal cavitiy, half on the outside.

On 21st of January I started giving her ESSIAC TEA, so it is now 2 months. She seems ok, eating, playing etc., but the thing is getting bigger and bgiger. I read here that the tumors get biger before they fade, but I'm wondering in what period? Because for now it's just growing. And she vomits every morning around 5:00 am. Had some kidney failure 6 months ago and we have them under control with Reishi mushroom.


Replied by Jon
Ridgeley, Wv

Essiac probably good choice, also look into AHCC, this should help strengthen immune system.

Replied by Margie
Austin, Tx

My 11 year old Mainecoon cat was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his large intestine yestereday.He had started to lose weight and was very lethargic.The tumor is partially blocking his intestine, which they think caused a loss of appetite.We were considering having the tumor removed, but they found a couple of spots on his lungs.Decided to try some of the things I have read here to see if it will help him.I will start him on Essiac Tea today (bought Floressence in the bottle to be able to start right away.Also am going to try some shark cartilage with this)Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.They give him 2 weeks to live.

Replied by Art K.

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.

Posted by Sam (Sa) on 11/17/2016 14 posts


My 8/9yr old cat Maloo had sneezing for a while and was diagnosed with URI and put on antibiotics. It cleared it for a few weeks then it came back. We had been through the URI the year before and I pulled him through. This time it was different. So to the vets. He went under for surgery and the devastating news came this Tues that he has lymphoma. Not sure what kind however he is also FIV.

I am looking into using Essiac tea and hope to save him. I want him in our lives for many more years to come. I took him off the antibiotics as he was not eating. He is now eating and grooming again. However still sneezing a bit. Can anyone tell me ASAP a dose to give him and also any tips for a super fussy cat to get it into? How long do you give it for and how would you know if it is working? Will he bleed from nose?

Thank you for any advice and tips. Love to you all and your fur babies.

Replied by Natbnappy

Hi there,

I found out my chihuahua has a cancerous nasal tumor. They give him 6-9 months. I started giving him CbD oil about a week ago. I have been researching on holistic ways to help with tumors and cancer and found Essiac and Tru pine for pet. I just got it in the mail. Does anyone know if its ok to give the essiac and tru one with the CBD oil?

Replied by Sam
14 posts

Hi, Lots of positive thoughts for you and your little chihuahua. I am unsure of the answer. Hopefully someone can chime in for you. X

Posted by Alex (Brooklyn, Ny) on 02/19/2015

Hey guys,

Just took my cat to the doctor yesterday for a growth that we found under her belly. It turns out its cancer : I've been reading all the different options I can give her on this great website and I have decided to give my cat Essiac tea. Just gave her a syringe full. How much should I dose her? Thanks in advance!

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada

Just follow the directions or phone the company. I hope you bought ESSIAC tea herbs with all the roots. I bought mine from Essiac West online. It is important to work up to the right dosage. Increasing the dosage to more, will adversely affect the healing. I am taking it myself and had to cut back severely because of overkill effects. In the end it works. Most people's testimonies point to overuse.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Alex
Brooklyn, Ny

Update: I've been giving my 13 y.o. cat Essiac tea for the past few days. She has had a turn for the worse, shes pretty much in a vegetative state. :'( Drooling, staring into space, not eating or drinking. We are giving her water via syringe along w/ tea. We are saying our goodbyes :(.

I am sure that the essiac tea works, but I think she's far too gone. The vet told us she has 3 mammary tumors and most likely it has spread everywhere. So sad.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

Hey Alex!

I am sorry to hear about your kitty. Sending prayers.

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada

If it is of help, in the texts on ESSIAC treatment it clearly states that there is an occurrence for the worst, before it gets better. Tumors become bigger and then collapse. Did you make poultices with the solution?

Wishing you all well. Namaste, Om

Posted by Jmeyer (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) on 06/25/2012

Hi folks: Anyone know if it is safe to mix shark cartilage with essiac tea for 14 year old cat with cancer and diabetes?

Replied by Iheartmybabies
Moorestown, Nj
5 out of 5 stars

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. :)

Replied by Spectrekitty
Dallas, Tx, Usa
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

This is awesome - thanks for sharing your journey!

Replied by Booger'smom
Houston, Tx

Spectrekitty, where did you get your Essiac tea and shark Cartilage?

Replied by Mary Lou
Huntington Beach, California

Spectrekitty - not late at all. Perfect timing for me and our 12 year old kitty, Roxy. I just got the call from the Vet this morning that a growth under her tongue is cancerous. I immediately came to Earth Clinic and so appreciate your post. I had heard about the Essiac tea but never thought of shark Cartlidge. Does it come powered? I will go to our local health food store ASAP and get all the info. I hope it works as well for my girl and it did for your kitty :)

Replied by Sol


My 12 yr cat has suffered from IBD (irritable bowl disease) almost her whole life. She now has cancer in her intestines. I was wondering if "Essiac Tea Softgels, 726mg, 120 soft gels 8 herb Essia tea" is what was Spectrekitty purchased. I want to make sure that these herbs are safe for my cat to ingest. Thanks, Sol

Replied by Om
Hope Bc Canada

Sol (California) ---

ESSIAC tea is not only safe but extremely beneficial for pets as well as people. The genuine way to use ESSIAC is by herbal solution NOT caps. This is explicitly stated in the booklet from genuine Essiac providers. and the nurse Renee Caisse who healed thousands of very ill people from all over the world. This being concealed by gov't.

I advocate ESSIAC WEST as I have their genuine "four herb, with roots included" and am using it. These are genuine people IMO.

I addition, I would suggest SLIPPERY ELM to heal the gut and do a lot of good if included in food or by syringe, if necessary.

There are some businesses that do not follow Renee Caisses's directions, so it is important to inform yourself well.

All the info is online and slippery elm obtainable from health stores.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Spectrekitty
Dallas, Tx

Sorry for the delay. I didn't realize I had replies! The Essiac I bought was a bottled liquid called FlorEssence. As I said, it had the original 4 herbs in Essiac Tea, plus 4 more. The FlorEssence brand worked very well.

You can also get it in tea bags & brew your own, but I don't know how well that works.

I was buying shark cartilage powder, but then no one carried it any more, so I just had to buy it in capsules & dump them out into his baby food. The capsules weren't as good, because they didn't want to mix with the baby food the way the regular powder had.

The Essiac - we gave him in a syringe, about a half hour before his meal. We did this twice a day. For the last 3 years of his life, all he ate was Gerber's baby food meat. We'd mix the shark cartilage into it.

As to dosages, I can't really remember how much I gave him of what. He got other medicines, too, but he had several health conditions.

Hope this is helpful to somebody. I hate that there is something good out there, and no vet or people doctor would dream of recommending it. It's just a shame.

Good luck, all!

Replied by Adeea
Romania, Bucharest

Hi! I have read about the miracles this tea did with your cat, and I wanted to know for how long did you give her that tea and how many drops/spoons a day! My cat is 19 years all and has been diagnosed with multiple tumors, and no possible treatment. I dont know how much this tea will help him in this stage but at least I want to give it a try! Best regards!

Replied by Diane Widdifield
Campbell River, Bc

Please can you help me with this. Why have I read that Essiac could actually make cancer cells grow. I have gotten Essiac for pets but now I am afraid to give it to her. I have to find an answer today or tomorrow. It's a long story but I have to get her bladder cancer under control by October. Please I hope you may be able to help. I have a 12.5 year old Belgian shepherd. The vets don't offer much hope

Replied by Diane
Campbell River, Bc

Please can you help me with this. Why have I read that Essiac could actually make cancer cells grow. I have gotten Essiac for pets but now I am afraid to give it to her. I have to find an answer today or tomorrow. It's a long story but I have to get her bladder cancer under control by October. Please I hope you may be able to help. I have a 12.5 year old Belgian shepherd. The vets don't offer much hope

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney, Australia

Please don't be afraid to help your cat give it the tea along with a good raw diet turmeric vit c and if it will drink water I would put some ACV in it, it has helped many animals.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

Hello Diane,

Can you source the concern about Essiac making cancer cells grow? I am sure many of us will be interested in reading it as well.

If you have reservations about using Essiac, then consider other approaches such as turmeric in the diet. Alkalizing the water with baking soda may help, and certainly switching to an organic raw diet will help.

If this were my dog I would be tossing the kitchen sink at this, ie RAW diet, any fresh cancer fighting herbs I could find added to the diet, chaga mushroom supplement, alkalizing the water, as well as TTellington touch, hands on prayer healing, tapping, Contact Reflex Analysis - you name it. Read up as much as you can and then choose what feels right for your dog. No one approach, many approaches, and some will resonate with you so go with what feels right. Read up on EC's cancer pages for humans as well as pets as what works for people can help animals and vice versa. Please report back!

Replied by Bijoue & Bello
Miami, Fl

What link did you find your info from please?? I'm interested in the tea for my pooch. A good site to read is

Replied by Bijoue & Bello
Miami, Fl

I believe Diane refers to this site I found, I didn't read in full detail but it does mention in the article the growth of cancerous cells. Let me know if you find it. I would like to buy the tea for my pooch Bichon of 18 pounds, I found out the day before yesterday he has tumors.

Replied by Athanasia

One always has to consider the source of info. If it's the government I always, after studying it come to the conclusion, I should do the opposite.They have vested interests in their sponsors Big Agro, Big Banks, Big Pharma and BIg oil. It's the same everywhere.

Replied by Marina

I know this post is old, but I need your help ilovemybabies. I'm in the same situation. If you read this message could you please give me advice. My dog was just diagnosed with lymphoma and I love him so much, he is my baby. I have to save him. Thank you for your time!

Replied by Jill Wise

reply to Marina in CA

My dog was dx'd with lymphoma in August. I started the diet & supplements used in "ilovemybabies". 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 irdered 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 havent 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!


Replied by Lorraine
Victorville, Ca

Please what exactly do you cook for your dog, my girl was diagnosed with lymphoma 4 days ago and I don't know where to start she does have trouble breathing at night so I really need your help she is 20 lbs what to feed her and what vitamins to give.

Replied by Dean
Radford, Va

My 17.8 yr old also had a squamous cell carcinoma on the bottom of his tongue n removed surgically December 27,2016. A sample was sent off for biopsy n came back malignant. I'm giving him essiac tea also, (cammas praire essiac 4 herb tea). What dosage did you give your cat? I'm currently giving 0.8 ml 1-2 times a day til I see how it effects him with diarhea, I may decrease or increase depending on that but I would appreciate some suggestion on the dosage. Last time he was weighed he was at 8.2 lbs, may be lower now if that comes in to the factor. Thanks for any help you can give, dean.

Replied by Rockel

What was the formula, is it a brand name, can you elaborate? My ill babe needs to know asap <3

Posted by Jmeyer (St. Louis, Missouri, United States) on 06/19/2012

Hi, Julie from St. Louis again - My cat Einstein is 14 years old, diabetic with cancer, tumor on shoulder of front leg. We couldnt remove tumor, vet suggested not to do surgery after reviewing pre-blood work. Lost my last cat over Christmas with cancer, and also fighting stage four colon cancer with my brother....... trying to win this one with Einstien, I have to have hope.

I am giving him Essiac tea, 3 tablespoons twice a day with baby food. After I give it to him he wants to lay some place cool, dont understand that.

Another kind reader, suggested the Budwig treatment in addition to Essaic tea? Any pros or cons exist out there with combining the two?

Any suggestions are welcome please.

Thank you, Julie