After receiving the devastating news on Friday that our 8 year old rescue cat "Tilt" has lymphoma, my wife and I began researching our options. Chemo was immediately suggested by the vet, although we won't get the final numbers until we see the oncologist. Personally, I'm not too keen on putting Tilt through the agony of compromising her immune system. According to the vet Tilt has 2 years to live if we don't do anything, I would like to try the holistic route.
I ordered ES Clear(which is basically the same as Essiac) and did further research on Essiac Tea. On Saturday we began the process of changing Tilts diet. We went to a local, all natural pet store and one the managers gave us some helpful information. He suggested we switch Tilts diet from canned food to raw food. We bought a 3lb pack called Balance. Balance is raw chicken with vegetables in the shape of individual patties. Since cats are true carnivores, it is only natural for them to eat raw foods. Because Tilt is so used to crap canned food, we had to mix it with the raw chicken. As we go along we'll mix less and less. The pet health food manager also gave us HomeoPet Cleanz-Detox for the removal of unwanted toxins from organs. Since our vet just removed a tumor on Wednesday, we can't start the detox until Tilt is finished with the antibiotics.
Again, I'm not used to writing all this health jargon but I will continue posting Tilts progress. Hopefully it will help others.
About four months ago, my 14-year-old cat was diagnosed with mammary cancer. Although her prognosis was poor, I declined any conventional treatment, and instead chose to try the natural remedies from this wonderful web site. First, I started giving her Essiac 4-herb supplements: capsules mixed in with food (1/2 cap. 3x day) and the Essiac concentrate diluted with a bit of boiling water (3:1) to evaporate the alcohol level. Both were purchased at herbal-healer.com and I am infinitely grateful to Gayle from Tulsa for sharing this remedy with all of us. I administered the Essiac concentrate, approx. 1/2 to 1 eye dropper full, once per day. Within a week, I observed a significant improvement in my cat's overall health. She has gained weight, became more energetic and playful. The most exciting change I have noticed happened within the past 2 weeks: my cat's tumor began to shrink in size! It was the size of a walnut and now I can barely feel it. However, I should point out that Essiac is not the only supplement I gave to my kitty (although I feel it was the most influential). Some of the other things I started giving her daily are: fish oil, astragalus capsules, beta glucans, milk thistle capsules... all approx. 1 capsule/day in several feedings. I also give her about 1/2 of a grinded apricot kernel per day- it should be initiated with an even smaller amount to avoid toxicity, and then gradually increased...(please research this remedy for yourself and administer very carefully to avoid possible side effects!) I want to also mention the importance of changing your cat's diet to a low-carb, high protein type. Two of my cat's favorites are EVO and Wellness. Lastly, to help my kitty heal, I've switched her from tap water to spring water (to which I regularly add a few drops of liquid stabilized oxygen) and her cat litter is now also the less toxic kind, called Swheat Scoop. The amount of all these vitamins, supplements, and herbs may seem overwhelming to you at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's actually quite doable... especially when it's your beloved pet's life that we are talking about!
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It took me a long time to write this review because cancer does kill and you cannot blame on something you tried. But I later read on earth clinic or the facebook group for this med that fenbendazole isn't recommended for dogs that have kidney issues. Schnauzers are prone to kidney problems.
I bought fenben (panacur brand, as recommended by J. Tippens) on 9/19. My dog was dead within a month, on 10/17. I know it has helped PEOPLE but on the facebook group (mycancerstory.rocks for pets) pretty much all the pets are put to sleep after trying this dewormer. And there aren't only schnauzers posted there. I only read 1 story that a dog beat cancer after taking panacur.
I think this medication might help human beings beat cancer, but not pets. Mind you, I was also giving my dog essiac tea internally and cansema (black salve) externally.
Cansema worked fast on literally pulling the tumor out of his paw pad, but the tumor was so big that it would take a while to remove the whole tumor (it was wrapping around his paw, I wrote about it on my post about castor oil and turmeric).
I suspect fenbendazole affected him in a negative way, because how come he had been diagnosed in mid 2020 and he was still eating and walking and after starting on fenben, he lost his appetite and became too weak to go for walks or even poop? He was losing his balance and seem uninterested in everything, even when someone knocked on the door.
I think people should not give this to their pets to treat cancer because the pet cannot tell you if it is affecting them internally.
I wish I had not tried fenben because my dog was still interested in going for walks and walking himself to drink water and eat his food. But I am not angry at his death, he would have passed away eventually, even if it would have been 5 years later. I am glad he isn't in pain anymore. I don't have another dog now.
(Los Angeles, CA)
Feline Nasal Cancer - Adenocarcinoma
While I am hesitant to say with absolute confidence that my cat is cured, I wanted to post this because I know how heartbreaking it can be to have an animal diagnosed with cancer and feel completely helpless. I spent countless hours searching Earth Clinic as well as the internet for whatever small tip I could find to possibly help my cat and as it now appears that after about 3 months on this medication, it is nothing short of miraculous, all thanks be to God for answering my prayers.
My cat started having what appeared to be severe congestion about August or September of 2020. We had him to the vet several times, they always said it was upper respiratory and gave him several different types of antibiotics. Nothing helped. They wanted me to see a specialist but I had already scheduled an appointment a month earlier with a "cats only" vet, board certified.
We figured we would take him in there before going to a specialist. In early December 2020 we took him in, they sedated him and found a small growth at the back of his throat, removed it and the biopsy can back negative just before Christmas last year. We were overjoyed, he was his old self again and started eating normally, chasing his sister and just being the lovely soul we adored. Because he couldn't smell through his nose with his congestion, he wouldn't eat and we were syringe feeding him. We thought we were out of the woods.
However, in late March of 2021, we noticed he was snoring very loudly when he slept and started sounding congested again. I called the vet back and by the time we got back in, his nasal breathing was extremely blocked again and he had stopped eating wet food but would still eat dry food, but just not as much. Once again the vet sedated him to see if the growth was back, it was not but he stopped breathing during the procedure. Thankfully they were able to get his breathing started again and they did a nasal flush to try to see if they could get some discharge. They were able to get a small piece of tissue and said it didn't look good. The biopsy confirmed it was adenocarcinoma.
We were heartbroken.The vet suggested chemotherapy and radiation but since he was not a good candidate for sedation, radiation would have been out of the question and as we had a dog with throat cancer several years ago that we had radiation on, we decided the quality of life during that process just wasn't worth it. We did one round of chemo in early April of 2021 and saw absolutely no change. Even the vet indicated she did not feel it would be successful and that there was really nothing else they could do. I was determined to try to find something to help him, we had him on everything, Essiac Tea, Cat's Claw, Omega 7, Astaxathin, Apricot Kernel, Turmeric, and many different kinds of Chinese herbs and medicinals.
He was still eating Party Mix but we were struggling to get enough nutrients into him to supplement the Party Mix. We let him eat the Party Mix feeling that as long as he wanted to eat, we would give him what he would eat. He couldn't smell anything so he wouldn't eat, he would just walk away, no matter what we tried.
We bought the best quality canned food we could and added Cordyceps, Beef Liver, Nutritional Yeast, Beta Glucan, Transfer Factor, Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera Juice and blended it all in a NutriBullet until smooth and syringe fed him several times a day. His nose started running in late May, a thick, green mucus. We had to wipe it several times a day, which he hated.
We kept this up hoping something would kick in. About mid July, he was eating even less and fighting us on giving him his syringes which left us feeling like we were going to have to make a really hard choice soon. Around this time I was searching YouTube and ran across a video called "Cancer Treated with Animal Deworming Medication", by Veterinary Secrets. I watched it and then watched a video with a man cured of stage 4 lung cancer with the same medication (Joe Tippens cures Terminal Cancer with Pet Medicine). We decided that since our boy was going downhill, what did we have to lose. I went to TSC (Tractor Supply Company) the next day and purchased the dewormer (Fenbendazole). I bought it in liquid form (Safe Guard Goat Dewormer) thinking the liquid would be easier to administer and then I had to try to figure out the dosage. I search and search online and finally settled on about 1.4 ml in a small syringe. He promptly spit it out and threw it up. We then decided to put it in a vegetarian capsule which I got on Amazon. Filled up the capsule, popped it in his mouth after he had some food and he held it down just fine. The recommended dose was once per day for 3 days, then off for 4 days.
We did this for two weeks and noticed that on the days he got the medication, he seemed to feel better. Don't know if that was just wishful thinking but he was sleeping better and his appetite picked up some, still just the Party Mix on his own and still an extremely runny nose. About week three we noticed that on his days off of the medication, by the second day, he was noticeably, not feeling as well as the days he got the medication and it was taking longer for him to "bounce" back on his med days so we decided to keep him on it for 4 days and try 3 days off.
Still noticed he went downhill without it. We switched to 5 days on, 2 days off and this seemed to work best for him. We continued his syringe food and he seemed to be feeling better.
We did supplement his diet with Milk Thistle to help his kidneys and liver since the Fenbendazole is hard on the liver and also added Modified Citrus Pectin, which is supposed to help keep cancer cells from clumping together. He also receives 100 ml of Sub Q fluids (Lactated Ringers) daily to help flush the toxins out of his body. He gets one capsule per day of IP6, Boswellia, Omega 7, CoQ10 with PQQ and 2.5 mg of Melatonin with 3 drops of CBD oil at bedtime.
We also would use Saline drops in his nose, sometimes with Hydrogen Peroxide mixed in and sometimes we put a couple drops of DMSO directly in his nostrils to help him sneeze and clear out his nose. He also received two Nebulizer Treatments a day with saline and hydrogen peroxide to try to help clear his nose. Nothing seemed to clear it though.
About the end of September we hit a wall, he didn't want to eat much again and his nose seemed more congested than ever. He just seemed miserable. On a Thursday afternoon, I put a couple of drops of saline with hydrogen peroxide in his nostrils and he got a nose bleed. Not too bad but enough to need to be cleaned up. The nose continued to bleed Friday and Saturday, we would take a warm cloth and clean it for him. On Sunday we had to go away for a few hours and when we returned we found him waiting by the door for us, bright eyed and bloody nosed.
We noticed quite a bit of blood on the floor and on the sheet in the bed he liked to sleep in. We got him cleaned up and I cleaned up his bed and notice there was a large glob of something in one of the blood puddles. We couldn't really figure out what it was, we now think it was perhaps his nasal tumor.
Since that night, his nose stopped bleeding, it also stopped running. He went around the house in wonder, smelling everything. He started eating wet food about 2 days later and now, almost 2 weeks later, he eats everything we give him, just like before.
We're not sure what exactly helped but it sure seems the Fenbendazole did something. We figured the vet wasn't able to help him so what did we have to lose and as of today, he is playing and eating and happy.
We are continuing the medication for a month and if he continues to do well, next month we may go to every other day and see how he does. I wanted to post this because I know how desperate I was to find something for him and I am hoping it can help someone else. We believe he hit the wall the end of September because the tumor was either loose in this nose or had shifted, making it harder for him to breathe and he was finally able to get it out. Such a miracle. We don't know if we can call it a "cure", but for now, we'll take it and pray the progress continues.
Flor-Essence for Cat With Mouth Cancer in Lower Jaw:
Hello, I read many testimonials about the effects of the tea for animals with cancer. As I live in Belgium I could only find the 8 formula, The Flor Essence. I read that many people give the 4 formula. Why is this?
Some people mentioned that the red clover in the eight formula could kill a cat. I did some research and I found this : https://www.vetinfo.com/medicinal-cat-herbs.html : The red clover may be used as an alternative treatment for cancer; this may slow down the tumor from extending.
At the moment I give between 3-4 tsp (20 ml) per day divided in 3 portions. For cats with agressive cancer they recommended even 2x2tbsp per day.
I read that for the Flor-Essence formula you have to mix 5ml (1tsp) with 5ml water of broth. Is this correct?
There ware some testimonials where catowners mentioned that the tumor was growing accompanied with some bloodloss.They asked for help but I only found one answer : have Faith in the tea and give it the time to do it's work. There was also told that it happens that the tumor can grow and then flatten. This is mentioned in the instruction paper which is delivred with the bottle. As I am from Belgium I purchased it in the Netherlands. Without Paper. Only recommendations for administrating.
Is it possible to receive such instructionpaper?
I began to administrate the Flor-Essence about 10 days ago.My cat is almost 17 years old. He has a big appetite and makes some little walks in the garden
What do you recommend?
I know that there is a very big chance that the cancer can't be cured. But I give the tea a chance.
Frankenscense helped slow cancer down. We were told our dog had 9 months to live, and to give her radiation treatments. I had heard of Frankenscense given internally for cancer, so we started her on capsules with a few drops of Frankenscense mixed with olive oil and skipped the radiation, since it would have stressed her out too much. That was 17 months ago, and she is still with us. The frankenscense is very high quality that can be taken internally, not the aromatherapy kind.
This is not about essiac tea. it is about tumors in animals.
I have seen at least 6 animals get over cancer tumors by taking a weight loss product containing brown seaweed Undaria Pinnatifida, Laminaria Japonica, and Pomegranate seed oil. its called fücoTHIN.
The dose for small animals is 3 daily and for larger animals 4 a day. I was shocked that it worked so fast. 3 weeks at the most.
I am sorry to say it does not seem to work as well on humans.
My dog contracted lymphatic leukemia. I went to the vet and she put him on a course of 4 rotating treatments with one week off for 4 months. He wasn't getting any better.
Right from the start I researched alternative cures to supplement his treatments but I'll get to those specifics later. I ran across information that ginger reactivates the mitochondria which shuts down in many forms of cancer. This controls the life cycle of the cell. When they're reactivated the infected cells that were supposed to have died off had they been healthy essentially commit suicide. This only affects the cancerous cells.
I was familiar with this from DiChloroAcetate, a generic drug now being researched at the University of Alberta with significant results on a variety of cancers. The problem with this was it's fatal to dogs.
I started grating ginger into his food twice a day, about an inch of fresh ginger at a time. Within 3 weeks he was clear of cancer. The vet was amazed. Previously she had not been into alternative treatments. Now she uses this and has included others that have been effective on this and other cancers.
Along the way I was giving him a variety of anti oxidants, mostly amino acids. Dylan never appeared sick. The only reason I found out were the lumps on this throat. Amino acids are the building blocks of the body so they helped keep him strong. The anti oxidants in them helped restrain the spread of the cancer.
The doctor said Dylan should have died 4 times and considered him a miracle dog. I credit the antioxidants for having kept him alive until I found the ginger.
Dylan's picture is now displayed prominantly on the wall of the veterinarians office and he's become something of a legend but he was always that way. He was a celebrity back when I lived in NYC. I couldn't walk him a block without someone asking about this big gorgeous giant schnauzer. Soon people were coming up to me asking if this was Dylan. He was known by name throughout the neighborhood by people who'd never met him. He was just a wonderful dog.
Unfortunately, I didn't keep him on the regimen. It seems theres often a reaction to chemo where after the cancer goes away it will come back later as a super cancer. It came on too fast and too strong.
The lesson is, even after you beat the cancer, keep treating it for at least several more months, particularly after chemotherapy.
I want to thank everybody for their helpful advice for Brutus.
I would like to share some vital information that I have stumbled upon in my search for answers. Brutus was neutered before he was 1 yr. old. When our animals are spayed and neutered they are stripped of their natural hormones that affect everything from bone marrow to bladder control. When humans have surgeries that diminish hormones, we are given necessary hormone treatments. Animals are not. All of the problems that Brutus is facing can be directly related to having no testosterone in his body for 12 years. Rimadyl is a hormone that stopped his pain but caused his incontinence. If Brutus was given testosterone at this stage he would be in extreme pain but the incontinence would stop. If you neuter your large, male dog when he's young, he will be over 50% more likely to develop osteosarcoma (deadly bone cancer) than male dogs that are not neutered! We put our animals through the torture of these operations because we've been convinced this is the best thing we can do for our beloved pets but these accepted, "standard" procedures strip them of the hormones they need. If you're thinking of getting your pet spayed or neutered, ask your vet about hormone treatments. I've never heard of any but maybe, if we're all aware, we will one day be able to change this barbaric treatment of our loved ones.
I would also like to let everybody know that since May 29, I have tried over 30 different supplements and remedies and I am finally seeing his cancerous forearm shrinking! Brutus now gets 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt (unprocessed sea salt) in his water twice a day and a little sprinkle of it on 2 meals. His first salt water was given to him on Sun. July 14. His forearm looked like a baseball bat. It was huge, hard and no definition. Today, July 19, it has shrunk to less than half the size it was and you can see the definition again. I went to watercure2 that was referenced from earthclinic and I believe it's saving Brutus's life! It is also known to help arthritis and many other ailments. It's the least inexpensive thing and so easy! Brutus is walking better, his appetite is back and he's acting like himself again.
Thanks to earthclinic and all the caring people that tried to help Brutus.
I just came back from my Homeopathic vet, and this is what she recommended for my dogs growth which could be cancer.... Essiac Tea twice a day, Vitamin A and D, liquid formula, once a day, and Calcarea Carbonica, once a week till the growth shrinks. We arent going to have a biopsy done, as this can irritate the cancer cells, and cause them to grow. But she said if she does have cancer this is what she recommends. And possibly surgery, since it hasnt gone to other parts of her body. She recommends lightly cooked meat, processed by Rayne. 1/8 teaspoon Tummeric for her 10 lbs, twice a day. Good luck to everyone, and keep your spirits up.
I want to try the hydrogen peroxide treatment for my small dog. He weighs approximately 16 pounds. I was told he has a nasal/sinus tumor. I've been treating with cottage cheese and flax oil and MSM and transfer factor plus at present. Also tried eissac, turmeric, and some other supplements. The lump was growing and shrinking, went away completely and now is very big. Surgery cannot be done due to the location behind/above his eye and being close to the brain. I'm a bit nervous to try the 35% food grade as it seems dangerous to try. Has anyone used the 3% regular hydrogen peroxide from the store and had any success? Would this be safer to use? What dosage would I use and how would I use it/administer it of the 3% and of the 35%? He's had this since April 2008. The first 7-8 months I was told it was a sinus infection (by 3 different vets). Nov. 2008 I took him to emergency for a bulging eye and was told it was carcinoma.
My sister in law's cat was a very butch 'husky' male. Long hair, gorgeous. He suddenly lost half his weight and became very docile. SIL basically left him to die, but I had a soft spot for him, and took him to the vet. Liver cancer, he's got 6 weeks at best. Surgery was possible, but would cost $$$. SIL would never bother. I made a jug of water, 4 litres water and put one oz of 35% food grade H202. Put some of this solution in his drinking water daily. He began to throw up daily, but kept gaining weight! His fur became thick again, one happy fat kitty. I believe he was 'throwing up' the cancer in a healing crisis. Whatever he was throwing up, it didn't look like his food, and it was nasty. This was 6 months ago. He's just well again.
Low Dose Naltrexone low low dose of 0.03 per pound call Skips Compounding in FL for exact dosing and ways to find a vet who will prescribe it.. Google it for humans and it does have info about cats and dose on LDN too. BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OUR BABIES
Low Dose Naltrexone
My husband and I had a three year old female with osteosarcoma. We lost Hedwig in September 2010, but she lived a decent life, and far longer, than we dared hope after we started giving her LDN (low-dose naltrexone). In addition to what you're already doing, it could very well help. Hedwig took .4 mg (a human top dose is 4.5 mg). We have another cat on LDN for pancreatitis -- extremely effective -- who takes .25 mg. )
There's an LDN for Pets list at Yahoo where you could ask questions about it, and you can also contact Skip (or one of his pharmacists) at Skip's Pharmacy (in Florida, but they mail RX's all over the place), who has a lot of experience compounding it for animals as well as people (it has to be compounded in specific doses). What it does is increase the body's endorphin levels so that the immune system is regulated -- and many, many diseases, including cancers have a dysfunctioning immune system component. (I take LDN successfully for Crohn's disease, and it works for a host of issues. ) I would urge you to check out Skip's (Google the name) and/or sign up for the LDN for Pets list. Chances are good your vet won't have heard about LDN.
In this very significant new review of meta analysis' of melatonin, it was shown that melatonin significantly increased the one year survival rate of cancer patients with a p-value of 0.005. How do oncologists not recommend melatonin to their cancer patients? I think vets should take notice also because melatonin is naturally occurring in animals just as it is in humans and plant life.