Coconut Oil and Turmeric
My 20# dog has a fat deposit the size of an egg by his stomach. I've read some of the threads and people are giving turmeric and coconut oil as a cure for fat deposits. I try to keep my dog on a low fat diet which is what I've read to do when a dog has a fat deposit. I would like to try coconut oil but I'm afraid it may make the fat deposit bigger since he'd be eating so much fat. Has anyone tried coconut oil and had the fat deposit get bigger? Does anyone know why coconut oil works even though it's a fat?
Coconut oil is absorbed differently. That is why it became a health fad for people. Humans found they lost weight when they added coconut oil to their diets.
Low fat diet is not the way to go. Dogs need healthy fats just like humans. They NEED omega fatty acids. Keeping a dog on a low fat diet will give the dog heart disease and skin issues like itching and flaking.
You should really do more research on holistic remedies for dogs before you give your dog a heart problem.
Cotton Thread and Clear Nail Polish
My 13 year old dog had a large skin tag the size of a quarter growing on her elbow. Though ugly, I didn't want to put her under the stress of anesthesia just to cut off a benign skin growth. I researched and found two methods on youtube which I used simultaneously.
First, I tied a cotton thread, wound twice as tightly as possible and then knotted off around the very base of the skin tag. Then I coated the skin tag with clear nail polish. If you go to youtube, you'll find a kindly man who has treated many dogs with these two methods (separate videos). Urls are below.
At the 3 day mark, I tied another piece of thread to ensure as the skin tag had shriveled considerably in size and you need it tight to cut off the blood supply to the skin tag. I also coated it again with clear nail polish.
It took a week before the large skin tag had completely shriveled up and turned black. I then sterilized some good scissors under a flame and then snipped the dried tag off at the base being careful not to snip her skin. She had no pain when I snipped it off and there was no blood. Also, it doesn't appear that tying a string around the skin tag caused any pain or discomfort at all. She didn't lick the skin tag once the whole week.
It can also work on other growths besides skin tags like cysts and tumors.
The videos I watched first before attempting this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Wi5Gn6cB4 (the string method)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9uzmYJvehA (clear nail polish method)
Sebaceous Cysts in Dogs:
About a year ago I noticed a large 1 1/2 boil on the back of my German Shepard. I tried lots of natural remedies with no success. Some time later I took her to the vet and he looked at it and then took a small lance and popped it open and out came this pimply white poop. He said it was basically a clogged oil gland, like a large pimple. He left a small hole and gave me some antibiotic ointment to inject into the hole to clear it up. I did that for a while, but it didn't work. It kept filling up, but the hole was still there. Again, I tried all my natural anti infection remedies and I have lots...nothing working worked. It kept filling up again. Then I had a flash. What's happening is the gland is clogged and coagulated. It needs something to dissolve the gook that's blocking it. DMSO I thought...it's a solvent and presto...
I squeezed out as much as I could and then I soaked a Q tip with DMSO and applied it for a few days and it completely dried it out.
Many months later, I noticed another one closer to the tail. I tried popping it, but it wouldn't budge for me. I thought maybe it's something else. Coco went for her regular vet visit and I asked him to look at it. Again he lanced and drained it. When we got home, I squeezed out what was left and again applied DMSO with a Q-Tip and then poured a little over it and again it completely dried it up.
Just to clarify, this is not the more flat fatty tumors, which are more jelly like to touch. These are like round boils, but I'm sold on the DMSO for this.
DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide
Just wanted to report PHENOMENAL results using DMSO and 12% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide on a skin tag/growth/mole on my 15 year old dog's head.
Thanks to whoever wrote in about DMSO and Peroxide combo in EC's pets section. Inspired me to try this remedy combo.
Note: I tested this out on myself first (and am still using it) to make sure there were no side effects like burning and am happy to report there aren't any side effects with this concentration other than white skin on fingertips if I hold a supersaturated H202 cotton ball to an area fon my body for over 8 minutes. This disappears an hour or two later.
I simply added a few drops of DMSO to a small dish containing 12% FGH2O2 and applied with a qtip to the mole on the top of my dog's head the first night. The mole started to flake apart within a few hours after application.
The second night, I held a cotton ball doused in the same mixture on the spot for a minute.
To my utter amazement, the growth simply fell apart and off his head right then and there!
Now, the vet had frozen this same mole off his head last October and it caused him considerable pain at the time. It also took 3 weeks to disappear, during which time it bled from time to time. Then it grew back a few months after that.
So imagine my hoorah when this ugly looking thing just fell off after such a short time. No blood, no pain. So amazing. I should have taken pics, but I didn't think it would work that fast.
I continue to use this combo on another skin tag near his bottom lip and also on my other 15 year old dog who has a few benign cysts on her face and neck. Can't tell if it's going to work. They seem to have shrunk a bit but hard to say. However, definitely not the dramatic instant cure like the skin tag/mole. So the success of this remedy really depends on the type of growth it is.
P.S. Would 3% peroxide be strong enough to achieve an almost instantaneous cure OR just the peroxide on its own (without the DMSO)? Not sure about that. Try it and let us know. I'm happy with the 12% after testing it extensively on my own skin for 5-10 minutes at a time.
Brilliant! That's very interesting. I recall just barely touching a horrible weeping hot spot on my dog's neck with a cotton ball with some apple cider vinegar on it before he bolted - wasn't even on it for a second - and how it had dried up by the next day.
Our 8 year old pit bull has a pea size bump on her upper back hind leg. It is firm, not squishy. She has no other health conditions. We have been giving her a 1/2 tsp of both turmeric and coconut oil twice daily internally. We have also been doing a hot compress, then spraying with colloidal silver and then applying a 50/50 mixture of DMSO and distilled water 2x daily. Originally the bump was flesh colored, it is now red. It has not changed in size, however it has gotten a tiny bit softer. Could these changes be reflective of it working its way to the surface and trying to heal? Or is this an indication something is irritating it further? Any input would be appreciated, this is our first time using these products.
Often, with tumors, dogs do well with some salt. Two water bowls, one with some salt and one plain. You could actually do 3 water bowls and check iodine levels at the same time.
My Golden Retriever had a similarly-sized cyst which grew. You don't say how long you've been using the turmeric & coconut oil, but I added these to my dog's food each time I fed her (2x/day) for 2 weeks. Make sure you're using Organic UNrefined Virgin Coconut Oil since unrefined VCO is best to ingest.
Here's the EC link to my post about my dog's cyst: https://www.earthclinic.com/turmeric-and-coconut-oil-for-cysts-in-pets.html?toc=Turmeric+and+Coconut+Oil&ratingvalue=5&sortby=latest
Frankincense oil is very effective in clearing the excess sebum and unblocking the blocked sebaceous glands. It also helps in reducing the problem of inflammation and itching very effectively. Therefore it is advisable to apply some frankincense oil over the affected areas to get relief. Frankincense essential oil has been very helpful to my family for cysts. It is gentle and can be used on broken skin. I think Now Brand sells one that is 25% Frankincense so it is already diluted and ready to use. Turmeric and Coconut oil is good for internal medicine.
I have two puppies that are suffering from Sialocele. They both are young, and I don't want to have surgery for them so so kindly give me information about natural treatment for them.
EC: Definition: A sialocele is a cyst filled with a collection of mucoid saliva in the tissues surrounding a salivary gland.
I would try massaging the cysts with a bit of castor oil a couple of times a day.
Also, see Earth Clinic's page about using turmeric for all sorts of things in pets, including cysts.
~Mama to Many~
Vinegar + Coconut Oil
Our lab mix had a pea-sized sebaceous cyst on her head, right by her "egg" bump. Paid $88 at the vet for him to barely even LOOK at it and say "definitely needs surgery" - which would have cost at least $400. My neighbor who's a vet at a different practice an hour away, said "That's crazy! It's literally just a pimple! It does not need surgery! " My dog had already half-popped it by chasing squirrels in the bushes. So I popped it again, as much as I could get out of it, and then kept cleaning it with apple cider vinegar and then put coconut oil on it (just 3-4 times a day). I kept the ACV in an old dropper bottle from liquid stevia and coconut oil in an old makeup squeeze tube, just to make it easy because she doesn't love the smell of ACV and she LOVES to eat coconut oil!
But within a week, the hair had grown back completely healthy and there was NO remaining bump. Previously, even after popping, it looked almost like a bit of a wart was left. Within a day or two that had fallen off and it was just a hole that we kept clean as we kept applying both 3ish times a day! I wish I had taken this route in the first place as we already knew it was just a simple sebaceous cyst.
Keep this in mind if your dog gets one! It worked wonders for ours! (FYI: Apple cider vinegar with the "mother" works best of course, but others will be fine. BUT the coconut oil MUST be unrefined or else it will just make things worse because it's basically fryolator oil if it's 'refined'! )