Essiac Tea for Dogs and Cats

| Modified on May 28, 2024
Mast Cell Tumor Dosage
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 02/01/2022

Hello, I just got the results from my vet of the x-ray she sent to a lab. It confirms that my little Honey Bee, part Chihuahua, that the lump on her hind leg is a mast cell tumor. I have some Essiac capsules that say two twice a day (for humans) for daily use. Then it adds, three, three times a day for "other situations". I'd like to start her right away. Does anyone know how to dose a sixteen pound dog with the capsules? Thank you!

p.s. Has anyone had a mast cell removed surgically, and how did that go?

Posted by Estrella (OR) on 11/11/2021

Hello, I just read your post and I know it was back in 2009. Our golden retriever was diagnosed with osteosarcoma couple months ago on his back right leg. The X-rays did not show that it's spread to his lungs. The dr advice to amputate his leg. We still undecided. I found this website and it gives me hope. I been giving him the tea because my husband is taking it for a month now for his prostate cancer. I'm thinking I should give it to Riley also. He's been taking it for almost a week. I found this website and read a couple of the post and it give me hope. I would like more updates on your dogs. Thank you

Posted by Jerry C (Sand Springs, Oklahoma) on 08/24/2021

To receive all the benefits of Essiac tea, it must be left to steep 12 hours in a covered pot.

Essiac Tea Dosage
Posted by Hope (Canada) on 03/02/2021

I know this is years later but it may help someone else. Add the Essiac to some chicken or other meat bone broth. Make your own as it's much better. Save your bones after a meal in the freezer. When you have enough, put them in a pot and cover them with water and simmer up to 12 hours - the longer, the better, but you can also shorten this time or put them in a crock pot all day or even a pressure cooker for 2 hours, such as an Instant Pot. Note: A simmer is not a boil but the smallest amount of heat with a few bubbles here and there. Best to do it during the day for safety. Strain out the bones and keep broth in the fridge. I always feed my dog broth with his meat/veg/fats.

You want to avoid sugar in the diet as that is what feeds cancer. Sugar is also carbs. Check out the Keto pet diet online. I am using that too. My dog (lymphoma) has no problem taking the Essiac in broth. I just started this today.

I think the vaccines caused this as well as terrible ear infections/allergies as he was a rescue, picked up by a Humane Society and the incompetent vet gave him a vaccine when he was starved and very sick. He did not have these issues prior, according to the medical notes. Vaccines should ONLY be given to healthy animals but most vets do it anyway. Lots of info on this online by holistic vets. For immunity to diseases, do a blood titer instead. Dogs usually have full lifetime immunity from their first set of vaccines, but it's a giant money-maker, so that's why it's pushed every year. Criminal, I know. You don't realize how damaging vaccines can be until something like this happens and you start doing the research and there is a ton of research out there, but it's buried. Don't believe what the media says, they are funded by the drug companies and have a financial interest.

Dosing: I found this info on an Essiac site. Best wishes for your pet.

Essiac Tea Dosing for Pets

Ideally, Essiac will be given once daily on an empty stomach. First thing in the morning or before bed are good times to give Essiac to your pet. If you need to mix it with food to get your pet to take it, use the minimum amount needed to get your pet to take Essiac.

How Much Essiac Tea for Cats?

1 teaspoon (5 ml) of essiac tea is the dose for cats. It should be mixed with 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of water and given with a syringe.

¼ teaspoon of powder or 1 capsule of Essiac can be used if a cat will not take the tea.

Be sure to have plenty of fresh pure water available at all times.

How Much Essiac Tea for Dogs?

Large Dogs – 1 ounce Essiac tea with 2 ounces of water.

Medium Dogs - ½ ounce Essiac tea with 1 ounce of water.

Small Dogs – 1 ½ teaspoons Essiac tea with 1 Tablespoon of water.

Posted by Flower's Mom (Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm) on 07/16/2018

In speaking with my naturopath about the uses of Essiac, he mentioned that he always saves the boiled herbs to use as a poultice for all sorts of applications, I.e tumors, cysts, wounds, abscesses, etc. He purchases the herbs in bulk and after boiling and straining them to make the tea, he puts the moist herbal mixture into a glass jar and stores it in the frig. If he makes up another batch, he dries the first batch and keeps it to re-hydrate to use later and puts the fresh batch in the frig, rotating the batches. The herbs still have a lot of beneficial ingredients, enabling them to be used more than once. Hope this is helpful. Take care!

Posted by Jessa (Philippines) on 07/16/2018

Hello Flower's Mom,

A few days ago, I decided to visit the vet coz I was kinda worried of the opening below her chin near the throat/neck and an inflamed part protruding where pus keeps coming out and the odor that seems to be getting worse. Vet gave some antibiotics and antiseptic and told me to apply honey to the open wound and not to cover it. As of today, the pus lessened and the odor was gone.

I'm still giving her Essiac twice a day and Seabuckthorn Berry Oil to boost her immune system. Earlier today, noticed that a portion of the tumor did burst. Keep you guys posted. Hoping, praying and keeping my fingers crossed that Essiac will do miracles on her coz my options seems to be running out. Hope this site would allow or post some photos for reference.

Posted by Flower's Mom (Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm) on 07/13/2018

Hi Jessa,

I administered Essiac for one of my older dogs who had developed a few small tumors. I gave her the tea orally every day as well as rubbing the tea bags over the lumps before putting them into the compost. The tumors reacted to the treatment by first getting bigger, and then by opening up and draining before they really showed any signs of shrinking or drying up. During the time when they were draining, etc. I placed some gauze or a bandage over them to keep her from licking or irritating them, but all in all, they really did not seem to bother her, so she pretty much left them alone. All during this time, her demeanor, appetite and energy levels did not change. I would not give her any antibiotics as the tea seems to me to be working, but I would give her something for immune support. Also, I always pray over my babies, laying my body over theirs, sharing your heart, life and light energy to her for added strength. Bless you and let us know how she is doing.

Posted by Jessa (Philippines) on 07/10/2018

I have a 13 yr old chow who has an oral tumor the size of a peanut when I first noticed it last november 2017, tried bringing it to the vet but explained that surgery was a risk coz of my dog's age and chemo was definitely out of the question for I'm aware of its side effects and thus no guarantee. Tried different kinds of natural treatment along the way but to no avail.

As of this day, tumor is about the size of a baseball. A few weeks ago, I happen to stumble on your website and found out about Essiac Tea, tried giving it at 20ml twice daily for about a week now and I noticed that underneath the chin there was swelling and that started to open and light reddish fluid along with some pus seeping out. Intense odor coming from her mouth and the pus I guess.

Good thing coz her appetite, energy and all seems normal like the usual. As for the tumor, still too early to tell the difference if its shrinking. Any advice, if this is a normal effect of Essiac on tumors? and is there a need to give antibiotics for the pus or will Essiac do the trick?

Posted by Lam (Malaysia ) on 06/01/2018

My 15 year old cat has lymphoma at his throat. The first lump appeared overnight and grew to 4 cm in 1 week. Started him on steroids which helped regain his appetite and shrunk it to 2cm. Stopped working after 2 weeks and two lumps appeared after that. They are huge about 4cm each. Started him on Essiac tea 12 days ago along with flaxseed oil, fish oil, essence of chicken, chicken broth and colostrum milk. He is very very weak and we took him for acupuncture 2 days ago. Today, one of the lumps opened and leaked out smelly light pink liquid. We don't know if that's a good sign or not. What happens now?

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Margie (Austin, Tx) on 04/28/2018

Janice, sorry to hear your cat's diagnosis. I never had much reply about the spots in my cats lungs his abdominal tumor was the main concern. I got a reply from Art S. who had success with the Essiac tea but added chapparel and echinacea tea to the mixture and it cured his cat.

His reply should be in this thread as well as how he mixed it. Humans with lung cancer have had results with flax hull lignans in yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. Don't know if it works for animals.

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Janice (Ontario, Canada) on 04/25/2018

Margie/Austin Tx: Did you ever get an answer about administering the tea for lung cancer? My girl has been diagnosed with lung cancer. I've been giving her Petwellbeing Life Gold (Chaga-mushroom, blessed thistle, red clover, burdock root, sheep sorrel, slippery elm bar and Turkish rhubard root). She has deteriorated since I started using supplements, but wondering if this is side effects of detoxing. Thanks

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Janice (Ontario Canada) on 04/13/2018

Hi Stacey: My cat has just been diagnosed with lung cancer (large mass + some small ones + enlarged lymph gland neck). How did you do with the essiac? I'm ordering a tincture of that and some of the Hoxsey formula herbs. I hope your kitter did well. The vet prescribed prednisolone but I don't want to give that to her. My fear is, if she's gone too far and may need the steroid + essiac etc. What were you prescribed? Many thanks

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Elli (Cyprus ) on 02/18/2018

Thank you for your comment, Stacey Hohn. I am looking for a homeopathist now also good to hear that your cat recovered. My cat has a soft cell sarcoma in inaugral region that was removed but I think it back again . There is a lump of fluid that builds up. I am using Essiac tea and Turmeric, raw food wheat grass, pro biotics. So far Essiac has been 2 ml twice a day but I think I can increase now ..Thanks all for your comments

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Elaine (Ct) on 10/18/2017

My cat had a CT scan today. They found masses in both his sinuses. He is 12.5 years old. I have had him for 3.5 yrs and he was a big 16 lb guy who has gone down to 13 lbs recently. Last week it seemed like he had a 'cold'. On day 5 he wouldn't eat (always a fabulous eater). I took him to the vets. Bloodwork and xrays showed nothing. With the CT scan they did a biopsy will have results in a few days. 90% chance it is cancer. I will not just let him go. I have been feeding him (he is easy to accept) for days now. With sinuses this way he just won't eat or drink. I am willing to try Essiac Tea. Any recommendations or suggestions please help! I will have him home tomorrow.

Posted by Nichole (Pace, Fl) on 09/06/2017

Hey, Todd! I have a 4.5 lb chihuahua named rocky with Thyroid cancer. His tumor is also the size of a golf ball and the bet doesn't give me much home. I have the Essaic tea and some other homeopathic remedies. Was there anything else you did with your dog for these results? I have the actual liquid tea, as my dog is very picky and too small for the capsules. I could break them in his food, but I know he would turn his nose up at the smell. I'm going to syringe it into his mouth. Thank you!

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Margie (Austin, Tx) on 08/06/2017

That is great that the Essiac tea worked for your cat's lung tumors, usually that is a fatal diagnosis.I was wondering if you could provide the specifics of how you administered the treatment and where you purchased the tea.Cats (as you probably know) are not easy to treat.Also, did you take your cat to a homeopath that mainly treated humans and what sort of remedies were they using?

Thx Margie

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Stacey Hohn (London) on 08/05/2017

Hi I used essiac tea for my cat who had 3 tumours in his lung last year, all cleared within 3 months. We also took him to a homeopath who gave him remedies, and we changed his pet food to decent food, as I was not aware of all the crap in most pet foods ect. Good luck xox

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Esther (Australia) on 07/26/2017 1 posts

Hi All! My cat is 14yrs old, her name is Claudia. She's been diagnosed (adenocarcinoma: The most common tumororiginating in the nasal cavity in dogs is adenocarcinoma, while lymphoma is the most common nasal tumor in cats. Animals usually present to their veterinarian for difficulty breathing through the nose, noisy breathing, mucoid/bloody nasaldischarge, sneezing, or facial swelling. This is the link about: Adenocarcinoma

I've read a lot story's that this particular herb tea helps: Essiac Tea

This is the email where you purchase the tea:

i don't know ALOT about this tea. Does anyone know about this tea. I need your help ASAP!! My cat is not well. I want to try natural remedies.

I look forward to someone response.

Warm regards Esther

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Margie (Austin, Texas) on 05/11/2017

Hi Art,

Unfortuneatly my cats cancer progressed to the point that it could not be reversed. During all the research to help him, your post accidentally helped me to give him a better quality of life for his last 2 weeks. I went looking for some chapparal tea which was hard to find, apparently because there was a scare over its affect on the liver so I could only find it at an herb shop.It has a long history of treating cancers (imagine that! )Talking to the girl in the herb shop she told me about CBD oil for animals or people that have terminal illnesses or pain. My kitty got this 2X a day for a couple weeks before we had to put him to sleep, and I think he was not in pain while he got this.Glad that your cat recovered, and you may have discovered the right combination with the tea. There is some speculation that there were things that were added to the original Essiac formula that people did not know about. Thanks so much for your replies and help.


Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Art K. (California) on 05/10/2017

I'm so sorry this response is late. I get my herbs from Starwest Botanicals

I made a quart of the Essiac per the instructions included then made a cup each of the Chapparal and the Red Clover and Echanecea, as you would a normal cup of tea - a tsp of herbs to the cup of water. Let it steep for 10 minutes and added all of it to the Essiac. So each eye dropper got a mix of all the herbs. I mixed it in beef broth or Turkey Baby Food so he'd eat it. He also has a huge tumor on his neck which I shaved and massaged pure, cold-pressed Castor oil on it twice a day(about a quarter tsp). I judged his progress by the size and shape of the tumor. It hardened and grew a little for the first 2 weeks, started to soften the third week and started to shrink during the fourth week. After the 5th week it was gone and he was fine. Just to make sure I gave him some maintenance tea 3 times a week(1 eyedropper) for anoother week and that was it. I hope this helps.

Posted by Marie (Seattle ) on 05/07/2017

Turmeric powder is great for healing the infection.

Posted by Susan (Atlanta , Ga) on 04/19/2017

I am mixing the essiac tea, about 2 tsp (depending on weight), with home made broth, 1-2 tablespoons. My 35#, 9 year old standard long haired dachshund has hermangiosarcoma. I recently added, just 2 days, Essiac to his already complicated protocol. I'm very hopeful about the Essiac, as I have read and heard so many exciting testimonials about this amazing tea. We discovered a tumor on his back on February 3.

Recommended Brands of Essiac Tea
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/17/2017

Dear Faith,

Mountain Rose is my favorite herb place, too.

I get my activated charcoal from:

They have the best prices I have found on charcoal powder or tablets. I like to keep both on hand for pets, farm animals and people.

~Mama to Many~

Recommended Brands of Essiac Tea
Posted by Faith (Ny) on 04/16/2017

I trust Mountain Rose Herbs. I've been ordering from them for over five years. Haven't had a problem. Can anyone tell me where to buy activated charcoal. MRH doesn't have it.

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Margie (Austin, Texas) on 04/10/2017

Hi Art, thanks for your response, could you tell me where you purchased your products and in what amounts you mixed them and how you prepared your mixture.Which Essiac did you buy? I checked the product I am using (Floressence) It does not have chapparall or echinacea in it.It does have some other herbs not in the original formula.Have been using it for a couple of days now and my cat has started eating again, but seems to be drinking little water.Also, how long did you do the treatment 3X a day.

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Art K. (California) on 04/08/2017

My 12 yr old male who had lymphoma got 2 eyedroppers 3 times a day. But I also added Echinacea, Chapparall and Red Clover teas to the Essiac mix. It cured him.

Essiac Tea for Cats
Posted by Margie (Austin, Tx) on 04/07/2017

What dosage of Essiac tea have people been successful with? The website says most people had more success with higher than the recommended dosage for pets.I have seen other post here which say you should stick to the recommended.The dosage for adults on the bottle of Floressence says 2ounces of water to 2 ounces of tea. For my cat's weight, the website says it should be a little under a teaspoon of this.

Anyone know something definitive on the dosage? Thx

Bone Cancer
Posted by Jimjax (Jax, Fl) on 03/13/2017

Human or animal that has cancer, buying Essiac tea with the included sheep sorrel roots is absolutely necessary.

>>> "Dear Dr. Stock; I am worried about not receiving any reports on the tests. I thought about the way the lab had been preparing the material for the tests, and why they were not getting better results, so I read over their preparation and found that they were only using the leaves and stems, leaving out the roots, which are very essential in the 'Essiac' for treatments." ~ Nurse Rene Caissee, Essiac tea founder<<<<

Posted by Dana (Us) on 03/03/2017

Hi! I am loving this website and am so appreciative of the helpful information it contains! Thank you!!

In December of 2016 my almost 12 year old male terrier mix was diagnosed with a mass in his "cheek"... a terrible place to try and treat because he won't let me near it! He had the mass removed the week of Christmas and I opted to not have it biopsied because I knew I would not subject him to chemo/radiation, and the cost was already very high for the surgery. Prior to the surgery, I started making his food and treating him with turmeric, coconut oil, medicinal mushroom powder, food grade H2O2, and everything I could think of to try and boost his immune system and possibly shrink the mass. After the surgery, I continued with the same routine. At his last check up, the mass had already started to come back... so I started Rascal on essaic tea. This was about a month ago. I thought at first that the tumor was drying up, but then it seemed to grow larger and he had a very stinky clump of fur/dried blood... that formed and drove him crazy. Every time I tried to get near him to try and treat it, he would run. Fortunately, it fell off (FINALLY) the beginning of this week, and underneath is a VERY bright red spot that seems to be "swelling". Should I continue with the essaic? I am trying to get him to sleep on the side where I can see it so that I can try and drop some castor oil on it... I have also ordered Artemisinin and K9 Immunity which will be here tomorrow! Please help! He has a GREAT appetite, his eyes are bright and he doesn't appear to be in pain, although he is licking his paws incessantly... my funds are limited, but I am desperate to try and get rid of the cancer. We just moved back to Nashville 6 months ago and lost our sweet female dog 10 days after we got here... we were devastated. The thought of losing another beloved pet makes me so sad.

Posted by Sam (Sa) on 01/23/2017 18 posts

Hi Carolyn,

I am in Australia and my Mum just bought the herbs in the pack and I brew it up as per instructions.

I have been giving Maloo 5ml with 5ml of water twice a day by syringe.

It really has seemed to do wonders for him. Been eating, back to meowing and waking me up for food. Still sneezing however less blood. It got worse for a few days when first started the tea however read that is to be expected.

Wishing you and your kitty all the best. Prayers to you also.

Posted by Carolyn A. (Surrey) on 01/23/2017

Sandra, I'm so very for your loss

My cat has just been diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma on his nose. It looks really bad. They are busy doing some swabs etc.

In the meantime I want to get him on some Essiac. Which is the best form? The tea, capsules for pets or the liquid? And can someone break down exactly how I must administrate it, I'm lost. Thank you so much. My thoughts are with you all and your pets

Posted by Ann Marie (Tyne And Wear) on 01/21/2017

Sadly, we had to out our little cat to sleep. The tumour had started to spread within days and she was emaciated very quickly. I had noticed a slight reduction but it then just seemed to get too large. I wondered whether the tea would work much better on tumours in the stomach/intestines, which appears to be the most common site for lymphoma in cats. Ellie's was in her neck. We miss her lots, its awful x

Posted by Sam (Sa) on 01/15/2017 18 posts

Hello, I hope it continues to go well for your kitty. All the best for many healthy years together. X

Posted by Ashley (Davie , Fl ) on 01/09/2017

Can I ask what brand of essiac tea you used? I'm having hard time finding one. Thank you

Posted by Sam (S.a Australia) on 01/06/2017 18 posts


I am so so sorry. No words can easy the pain. I have been there too many times. I feel for you.

I know it's hard to hear (as I was the same) it is not your fault. We as humans can not possibly know everything and it is so hard with a fur babies. Especially cats they are super at hiding illnesses and it's too late. Had it twice.

Hoping not a third.

Love to you and cyper hugs


Posted by Ann Marie (Tyne And Wear) on 01/03/2017

Hi. Our 14 year old cat has been diagnosed with a High grade Lymphoma on her neck. It is (was) Huge. She was diagnosed 4 weeks ago and has had a couple of rough years with lots of immune system problems which we have been managing with Prednisolone only. I bought some 4 herb Essiac Tea last week and she has been taking it with food. I keep her on chicken or fish with occasional cat foods. She is obviously hungry because the Prednisolone ups the appetite. She has been a little up and down and yesterday I kept a close eye on her because she wasn't eating. Later on however she ate 3 small meals. This morning she was up and ready for breakfast and has had 2 small meals since. Her behaviour was brighter. I had checked the lump yesterday and it was hard and so massive in her neck. I can feel some very small soft nodules in other parts of her neck too. However this morning this tumor is not as big (I think I'm going mad!! ). I can still feel other small lumps but she is so much brighter today. I don't know what's going on but I do have little hope for her but I will keep going and update.

Posted by Sandra (Usa) on 12/11/2016

I am devastated to report, I had to put my cat to sleep today. I feel so lost. I did not get the Essiac in time to give it to him..he slid downhill SO FAST. The last couple of nights, his eye was closing shut and his nose was so obstructed, he could barely breathe. I hate myself that I didn't buy the tea sooner..I don't know, maybe it wouldn't have worked..his cancer was very aggressive. I am absolutely devastated.

Posted by Sam (S.a Australia) on 12/09/2016 18 posts

Thank you for reply.

I am desperate. The bad luck has hit this family for too long. A death of a family member every year from 08-2014. In 2014 I lost my soul kitty to intestinal adenocarcinoma. She was only 8yrs old. Then my cat at Mum's house the same year to lymphoma.

My pets are my kids too. I feel so awful and struggling with all this. My husband was involved in a serious truck accident early Nov. My mum (lives 9 hours away in different state has had op for cervical cancer) and we are trying to move house. My 5yr old daughter and I are distraught.

I am determined to kill this cancer and have him around for much longer.

He just seems so sad and getting skinner. Not eating much at all. Will lick up broth or gravy.

Thank you again.

Posted by Sandra Wade (Usa) on 12/08/2016

My cat has a nasal tumor, too..only his is fibrosarcoma--they found it through a biopsy because the tumor now made a lump on his head. They biopsied the lump. My poor guy has the same symptoms as yours. Sneezing blood..nosebleeds..when the nosebleeds happen, I wet a compress and hold it on his nose (it's only on one side so far).

He does these reverse sneezes that sound like he's choking.

He also has watery eye on that side, and a third eyelid. It's so awful watching them struggle like this.

I ordered the Essiac for Pets capsules. I'm also trying turmeric in his food..I bought 700mg capsules. I break them up and give him 1/4th twice a day.

My vet(s) also gave me prescriptions for amoxicillin..this really helps cut down on the bleeding. It kills opportunistic infections. I now have onsiar--it's an anti-inflammatory and pain med. For his eye, I use Genteel drops you can get at CVS or Walgreens. And for his nose, try "Little Remedies"'s a saline wash for kids.

I also ordered fish oil supplements to try.

When I get the ESSIAC I'll let you know if it seems to be working. Pls keep us posted about your little guy.

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 12/08/2016

Hello Sam,

I do not have experience with your problem, but I hear your plea for help. Things you can do:

Offer stinky food like canned tuna to entice him to take a bite of food. Keep him hydrated - this might mean fluids under the skin; being well hydrated may make him feel more comfortable. Continue the tea - consider dosing 4x day. Consider adding turmeric and vitamin C to his food if he will eat it - just use 1 capsule of each and mix well into the canned soft food. Consider the power of prayer and the laying on of hands to heal; hold him and comfort him and visualize Maloo sitting on a fine mesh net that passes through him and as it passes through it gathers up the bad cancer cells that cannot pass through the net. Imagine using the net to gather up the bad cancer cells in his body and head and pulling them out of his body and sending them in a tied up bag right into the sun. Consider holding him and comforting him and sending him all of the healing energy you have to help him fight. Consider dosing the Bach Flower Remedy 'Rescue Remedy' - dose for him with a little water as it has alcohol, and straight dose for you to help you both feel peace in this stressful time.

Posted by Sam (S.A. Australia) on 12/07/2016 18 posts

I posted in here a couple of weeks back and have got no replies. I am desperate for some help and answers. Maloo my 8/9yr old cat was diagnosed with lymphoma. Not too sure which type. He was sneezing and had blood coming out his nose. Vet put it down to uri as he had one last year. He has also got fiv. Anyway after antibiotics which cleared the blood and sneezing for a week or two it came back. So back to vet and $1,600 later after nasal exploration and biopsy sent off I get a phone call to say it's lymphoma. I refused chemo. I have been reading all the great results of Essiac. So I started him on it. 5ml with 5ml water twice a day. He had a fair bit of blood come out first two days. Still sneezing and some mucus snot. Saturday just gone he came out with blood all over his nose. He started to eat after taking him off antibiotics which caused him to not want to eat. Put some weight back on. However last few days he has been so lifeless, lost weight again, fur looks dull and his third eyelids are coming out more and won't really eat.

Help!!!! Please what can I do? Continue the tea? Tomorrow will be his 3rd week on it. I want my baby boy to be around for many more years. Please

Bone Cancer
Posted by Sandra (Philadelphia Pa, Usa) on 12/03/2016

My beloved cat has nasal cancer too, although his is fibrosarcoma (as detected by a biopsy). I just ordered a 3 mo supply of ESSIAC for pets, from Canada, but now I am reading it doesn't have sheep sorrel ROOT, only the leaves. I don't know how essential the root is. But anyway, you can get the Essiac for Pets capsules on amazon. There are also quite a few suppliers of the herbs, so you can make the tea yourself. I also ordered organic tumeric..I am gonna try putting that in my cat's food, too. I figure, he will probably die soon as nasal cancer is horrible, so I might as well try homeopathic methods that have worked for others.

Bone Cancer
Posted by Sam (Australia) on 11/16/2016


I was wondering if there was any updates on this tea? I am in Australia. I just found out my 9yr old cat Maloo has lymphoma. At first it was diagnosed as URI and then he started to sneeze blood. After antibiotics he cleared for 2 weeks then it came back. He had a biopsy and the devastating news came yesterday. I did not hear exactly what type however I am guessing nasal lymphoma. He has FIV and was offered chemo but do NOT want to do that to him.

I am not ready to let him go. I have lost two cats one aged 6 to diabetes and one (my soul kitty) aged 8 to intestinal adenocarcinoma. I am angry and upset. I really would love for this tea to work. However have no information on it or dosage. I have been looking all day on net. My head is spinning.

Posted by Cd (Ontario, Canada) on 09/21/2016

Hi Cristina, how is your kitty now? Any successes you can share? I just bought the same 2 products for my cat with tumours on his liver.

Posted by Grace (Chicago, Il) on 08/28/2016

Hello Maria,

My 15 pounds dog was diagnosed with nasal carcinoma/adenocarcinoma. He start taking 1 teaspoon of Essiac tea 2 x a day plus artemisinin 100 mg 2 a day 10 day ago and he was doing fine.. At some point he got upset stomach and didn't eat yesterday at all. Today start eating but refuse to take Essiac with yogurt in the morning. I will try again in one hour and reduce a dosage, but I think he needs 1 teaspoon 2 times a day. This is really has to be on the empty stomach or there is maybe Essiac in capsules as good as a tea? I am worried. My Teddy means a world to me. Please let me know if you have any information. Than you!

Posted by Ted T (Arizona) on 08/02/2016

Dr. Becks Appetite flakes, you can get them on amazon. They worked great on my 13 + year old lab. I have some Essiacs tea for my 13 year old on the way and I really hope it helps.

Try those Dr. Becks bites worked 100 percent for my lab.

Posted by Stacey (Uk) on 06/12/2016

Hi, we used essiac tea for out cat with great results ...he was a 6 kg cat and gave him 5ml mixed with 5ml water

Posted by Bb22 (Muskoka Ontario) on 06/10/2016

Thanks for your comments, Suseeq. The wait and see a bit scenario feels right, given that the external masses are seemingly dissolving, with the much touted chicken fat substance emerging from an opening in the middle of the lower mass. He is still eating well and surprisingly mobile, but limping on it when he first gets up in particular. We are trying to discern whether the tenderness is from the superficial wound changes or from the lytic changes in the bone. So hard to tell. But he continually leads with the 'bad' leg going up the stairs...

Hanging in here in Muskoka for the moment.


Posted by Cristina (Ct ) on 06/08/2016

I have just ordered essiac together with tru-pine for pets from -- my cat Pucca, who is 12, have been diagnosed with Lymphoma (to her small intestine) last week.

if you already administered essiac and/or tru-pine capsules to your pet, did you noticed any side effects, for example diarrhea or vomiting?

Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 06/08/2016

Hmm. A hard discision. Go with your gut consider how long you have been treating it. If you have just started I would give it longer, have you seen much improvement? Look at all aspects before you make your mind.

Posted by Bb22 (Muskoka, Ontario) on 06/07/2016

Dear Jinx the cat carer,

We are in the throes of trying to treat a hind leg tumor on our 12 year Louis, as he has just been diagnosed with so much damage in the bone where the tumor is emerging at the hock joint, that the leg is considered unviable, and likely to break. In which case it would apparently be unable to knit and heal.

So, we have been advised to amputate the entire hind leg up to and including the hip joint.

He is presently on a very small amount of pain killer every 12 hours, and we are giving him essiac tea 5ml 2X a day on an empty stomach, as well as 5 -7 drops of Feline Gold fro Pet Wellbeing, 2X a day with food.

So far the protrusions which are considered a tumor and a secondary inflammatory response to the bone cancer, are intermittently shrinking and expanding. The lower one is getting open and oozing. We administer it daily with a warm salt water soak for 10 minutes and apply a smear of emu oil combined with essiac dregs, olive leaf extract, turmeric and colloidal silver.

WE also give him shark liver oil and co Q 10 in a syringe orally once a day.

this boy has been struggling with hyperthyroidism for almost two years. He is on 10 drops of thyroid support from Pet wellbeing 2X a day which helps a lot.

Anyway, we are on the horns of a dilemma. Do we amputate - scheduled for one week from now - or do we keep treating him at home and wait and see ...

What a huge decision...

We believe he has had this condition for a long time, but didn't let on there was anything wrong until he started licking the spot where the swelling suddenly emerged, and by removing the haired from licking so much we were able to see that there was something very wrong. That was two weeks ago.

Does anyone have any experience with the wait and see or amputate right away decision?

The Xray did not reveal any sign of spreading ( if this is even cancer- they're not totally sure as it could be fungal or even bacterial) but it did show that the lower half of the tibia bone looks lytic - compromised and weak and so very vulnerable.

Thank you for any comments you may be able to offer


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Posted by Julio (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 03/31/2016

Hello. My dog has the same bladder disease. He was operated on about 6 months ago to remove the tumor. Since then the cancer has returned. I have been reading alot about essiac tea for shrinking tumors and the one I have ordered is called bcct from a company called Only Natural Pet located in the usa. Of all that I've read and the reviews I've looked at, this product is the one that gives me the most hope. Good luck to you

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Posted by Stacey (London) on 03/23/2016

Hi Theresa many thanks for your reply. The blood is a bright red color, and I spoke to his homeopath vet yesterday, and he sent me some homeopath tablets for him to take, with the others he is on. So thankyou so much for your advice, regards Stacey x

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/22/2016

Hello Stacey,

When you say 'blood in stool' does that mean they are black and tarry looking stools, or is the blood bright red?

Black, tarry stools indicate bleeding in the stomach or upper GI tract; this could be a serious complication.

Bright red blood in the stools means the bleeding is happening at the end of the GI tract near the anus; this could be from something simple like repeatedly straining to make a bowel movement.

If this were my cat black stools would have us at the vet in short order; bright red blood would have me keeping an eye on things to see if they worsen/stay the same/resolve.

Posted by Stacey (London) on 03/22/2016

Hi, I have been using the Essiac tea with my 6kg cat Baby, who has 3 masses in his lungs since last Monday(7 days), and I have noticed blood in his feces. Do you think that's ok? He is bouncing about and eating and drinking ect. Thanks, Stacey xox

Posted by Maddie Moo (Chicago) on 02/19/2016

Thank you all for your stories. Denise, I was excited to hear about your cat as my Shih Tzu has lymphoma as well in the lungs. She did Chemo and was in remission and when it came back, we tried again, but unfortunately it's become resistant. I started Essiac today....I only gave her 1/4 of an oz vs 1/2 once and she had upset tummy an hour later and wasn't feeling well until this afternoon. I am going to try and mix with a little food tomorrow, but did anyone's furbaby react initially? Should I just gradually increase? Thank you all!!! Would love updates as well!


Posted by Luis (Fl) on 02/06/2016

How many mg was the capsules you used and what brand? Thank you.

Posted by Jo Ann (Palm Desert, Ca) on 01/28/2016

My Journey with Jinx and Her Cancer

May 2015 noticed large lump - came up overnight about the size of a half golf ball; took Jinx to vet next day. She thought it was an abscess so cut it open to drain and put in drain tube. When she started she noticed that it didn't have the consistency of an abscess and sent the tissue to be biopsied.When the results came back it turned out to be a very aggressive type of fibrosarcoma. Possibly vaccine related.

One week later I took Jinx to the Oncology specialist, Dr. Macy, He said they could remove the left hind quarter; but, there was a 50/50 chance it would come back. We decided to try to slow it down with medication (Proxicam) and keep her comfortable. She was put on Proxicam and given a chemo drug (Lomastine) one every 3 weeks along with blood tests to check her white blood cell count.

This caused the tumor to shrink substantially; but it started to get bigger again after about 3 months. I had started her on 1/2 capsule of Essiac tea, twice a day, at the same time. They tried three other chemo drugs during the next 4 months; non of them seemed to slow the growth of the tumor. She was taking the essiac all through this. She never had any adverse reaction to any of the chemo.

In December 2015, when the tumor was getting very large(about the size of my fist) I decided to gradually increase her dosage of Essiac and the Dr. stopped the chemo treatments and said he didn't think there was any more they could do. I was told to keep her on the Proxicam and that I would know when it was time to put her to sleep....... she would stop eating and groonming.

It is now January 2016

I had increased the dose of essiac to 1 1/2 capsule twice a day. The tumor started to get very soft in the center (it had been a hard solid mass) and in a few days started to open and seep. At first it was a light clear reddish fluid, then turning clear. At first there was no odor at all. After a couple of days it seemed to start to smell and she got quite lethargic. Still eating though. It is now completely open and the tumor looks to be receding.

I called the vet and started her on Amoxicillin. She immediately improved and the odor of the drainage went away. It continuing to drain and has decreased in size by about 1/3 (2 weeks after the chemo was stopped.) I have been spraying it with Veterycin a few times a day to help keep it from getting infected. I really think she had the infection in her body before this started to drain; but I'm not sure.

She is acting so much more normal and it appears to me that this tumor is purging itself. The hole are filled with a substance that looks very much like chicken fat only white. It doesn't seem to hurt and Jinx is cleaning regularly. I think this is removing the necrotic skin as it dies. She has really had a boost energy in the last few days.

Has anyone else had a similar experience? I would like to see what I might expect next.

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Posted by Allison (Maryland) on 01/28/2016

Hi, what amount did you give your pet?

Posted by Rhonda (United States) on 01/26/2016

Did the tumor size increase first?

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/12/2016

Dear Nao,

Om mentions that you are searching for Frankincense Essential Oil for your dog. I have found that Mountain Rose Herbs out of Oregon, and Hopewell Oils (Texas, I think) both have a high quality 100% Frankincense Essential oil, we have used both with success.

Generally essential oils are best used externally. But some are used internally for serious illness. I have used Frankincense for a bladder infection for myself, and I did that externally. I just massaged one drop into the abdomen, over the bladder area. It was surprisingly effective. So, you may not even need to worry about try it internally. It also gave quick relief to an ovarian cyst (along with castor oil) and again, I used this externally.

If you are not able to get Frankincense, perhaps the Essiac will be enough. You may also try castor oil, which has been helpful for tumors for some. Again, you could massage one drop on the abdomen above the bladder area. Castor Oil can have a laxative effect, even used externally. Just be prepared for extra potty breaks if you try out this remedy.

I hope you are able to get your doggie healed soon!

~Mama to Many~

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Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 01/12/2016

Nao (Jakarta, Indonesia)

At the present time of my writing I have the same problem finding the right essential frankincense oil as the percentage should be high and not as sold generally in health stores.

If you visit "The Truth About Cancer", in the blog you may find many leads to the right kind albeit it is in the US. I am trying to find a solution to the problem in Canada and will try US if nothing transpires.

While it is true that essential oils should not be ingested, expert advice is needed as many cancer patients have been helped with essential oils internally and externally. See also utube on essential oils for more info. For a little dog 1/2 to one drop seems enough. To make 1/2 drop, do one drop with the carrier oil and half the rest for the next time. I hope this is clear enough.

For instance, placing a drop or two on the site is the thing to do.

My advice is to ask Mama to Many on EC as she could give you valuable hints. She has a source that is reliable. Best wishes

Namaste Om

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Posted by Nao (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 01/10/2016

Thank you so much Om for your reply. I am researching frankincense now thanks for pointing me to that. Where do you usually buy frankincense from if I may know, since I read not all essential oils can be taken orally. Do you have any experience administering frankincense to dog? How much should we give a 7kg/15lbs dog?

Thank you again Om in advance

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Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 01/05/2016

Nao Jakarta Indonesia ---

Essiac West carry the original formula with roots and four herbs. This is from the US where I ordered mine. The herbs are fresh and fragrant. They also include an instruction booklet.

Frankincense high percentage in drop(s) over the site. Visit the Truth About Cancer for more info.

All the best. Namaste, Om

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Posted by Nao (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 01/05/2016

Hi, my 9yo dog is diagnosed with tumor in his bladder. I changed his diet to home cooked brown rice and simmered free ranged chicken and blended broccoli and shitake. I read many grave things about this kind of tumor, I am thinking to try essiac tea on him but confused where I should get it from? I live in Asia, I will need to order online either from US or Canada and shipped it to my country. So want to make sure I get the best essiac tea for my baby.

Posted by Conny (St. Augustine, Florida ) on 01/02/2016

My german shepherd has lymphosarcoma. He is 5 years old..i just started him on essiac tea. How much should I give him ..he has been through some chemo and it did not work. He has lost weight. Cause he won't eat ..i use a syringe to get some babyfood down him.. he has been vomiting a clear slimy white liquid. Is this from the tea? thankyou Conny

Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 12/31/2015

Dear Denise,

Truly happy for you that Khaki is doing better! Thanks for taking the time to update!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Denise (Georgia) on 12/30/2015

I just wanted to update on Khaki, my Himalayan. She continues to improve. Her appetite is better and her breathing is much better. I really thought I was going to have to put her down. I can only conclude that the Essiac is the reason for her miraculous improvement. I don't like to get my hopes up, especially with lymphoma, but if she can have a few more healthy months (or years) thanks to Essiac tea, then I am very grateful. Don't give up hope and give this a try if your pet has been diagnosed with cancer.

Posted by Denise (Georgia) on 12/21/2015

I'm not giving her the capsule...just emptying it into warm water and dividing it in half twice a day. She's been taking it pretty good with the syringe and her appetite seems to be coming back. I bought Essiac for Pets (from Rene M. Caisse R.N.)...of course it could be a knock off (hope not for $41.00) but it does list only the 4 herbs listed in the original formula. In this day and time you never know if you're getting an authentic product. Thank you for your advice. I am hoping for one of the miracles I've read about.

Posted by Om (Hope. Bc Canada) on 12/16/2015

Denise (Georgia) ---

Pleasse do not feed pets with capsules. Authentic ESSIAC do not advise to use capsules anyway. Make the tea with the four herbs and roots. That will be easy to feed with syringe. Best of success.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Denise (Georgia) on 12/15/2015

I have a 15 year old Himalayan who was diagnosed with lymphoma. I ordered the Essiac and the bottle says one half capsule twice a day. I have been emptying the capsule, mixing it with warm water and syringing it into her mouth (not too fond of it, but toerates it). Is there a better way? The gel caps are huge and she can only take half at one time. Her breathing is sometimes labored. I don't want to give up on her but I don't want her to suffer...especially breathing. She is still eating and using the litter box.

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/16/2015

Hello Michelle!

Castor oil is an excellent remedy for open wounds - it helps ward off infection. Turmeric is also excellent for open wounds and is a pain remedy to boot. You can apply twice daily or as often as needed when you clean the ruptured tumor area.

And please take Rescue Remedy - for both your girl and yourself. It will help the both of you feel more calm and centered through this treatment.

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Posted by Michelle (France) on 10/16/2015

hi, I am new to this site so I hope I have posted in the correct way. My cat who is 15yrs has a growth on her bottom it was removed two years ago. It has returned and vet will not operate due to concerns about her going to the toilet. They told me to put her to sleep but as yet I cant do this as she is so special to me and she still is showing good signs of enjoying her life.

The growth is weeping and getting large so god only knows what it is like inside. I have just began giving her wheat grass juice and then found this site. It interests me to try caster oil, tumeric and the herbs you mention on her.

My concerns are as the growths seems to be an open wound and weeping is it still ok to apply tumeric and caster oil? I have ordered the herbs to make essiac ( not the finished product as the web sites look a bit dodgy to me) I use herbs all the time on my farm animals so its not new to me. Im just not sure about her bottom looking so red would it hurt her? I hope someone can help me as I cant stop crying about her. thanks

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Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 10/13/2015

Susi (Ontario) ---

When you buy ESSIAC it must be the original. I bought mine from ESSIAC WEST online. It has to have all roots and four herbs, not more not less. It will be very beneficial and in fact, I am making mine for prevention and detox. Make sure you start with smaller than suggested dosage and work it up gradually, watching for herx. reaction, that' s over kill as the herbs are very potent.

Be aware that tumors will blow up before they collapse. Then you can use turmeric powder and coconut oil mixed with castor oil on the wound. Also give turmeric powder internally, about 1/4 tsp. with some coconut oil as the t. powder is not water soluble but it binds with oil.

The instructions are included. Namaste, Om

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Posted by Susi (Ontario) on 10/13/2015

Just curious as to what the alcohol content does to my pet, should I give her the liquid essiac? Does anyone know how soon one would see it working?

Posted by Vicki (Manchester) on 08/15/2015

Wow. You said you gave her 6 capsules daily. I'm only giving one a day as directed. How did you decide to go with more? Thanks.

Posted by Rebecca (Tasmania) on 05/27/2015

hi, try aussie well to buy your essiac tea, it's around $60.00 for 1 pound which equates to around 500 grams and it's also 2 day free shipping (they get it from starwest botanicals in U.S.A.).

Posted by Lucy (Brentford, Middlesex, England ) on 05/24/2015

Hi Cveta, I've read in a blog that you could use the Essiac for human for pets. You could get the tea from this website by donation:

I'm sure if you contact the organisation, they would be able to help you with dosage and what extra postage would be to post the tea to you. Good luck and hope this reply is not too late for your cat Lisa.

Please post and let us know how Lisa is.

Posted by Cveta (Burgas, Bulgaria) on 03/05/2015

Hi Alex, my cat Lisa has also a mammary tumour .I can`t find Essiac for pets in Bulgaria and dont`t know if it`s save to give her Essiac for humans. Which form of the remedy are you giving and what is the dosage. Are you feeding Sasha low carb diet, or giving vit.D and shark cartilage? Thank you and good luck!

Posted by Natalie (Montana, US) on 02/23/2015

For authentic Essiac tea, which you brew, please visit rene caisse tea dot com. Deb works with Mali Klein, and they are extremely ethical in providing a superior product which is the same formula which Rene Caisse used.

Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 02/20/2015

You can also make castor oil compresses and use ESSIAC soaked and do as the castor pack.

Posted by Alex (Brooklyn, Ny) on 02/20/2015


How did this work out for you in and your cat in the end? My cat's name is also Sasha. She has mammary cancer. She is shutting down, not eating, or drinking. I've started her on Essiac today. Wondering if there was improvement with your cat. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Posted by Sue (St. Jospeh, Mi) on 12/17/2014

How do you give the Essiac tea?

Posted by Deb (Northern Ca., US) on 12/09/2014

How's your dog doing? I'm scared my cat has tumor, but I've heard of essiac years ago. My 85 yr old friend suppressed 5 tumors with it. Bad flu virus got him and wife, doctors discourage people. I'm looking for support for my cat. Let me know what happened. I'm proud to hear of you brave pioneers, as I am also.

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/29/2014

Hey R. Fisher!

I don't have any advice to add, only posting to agree with your comment on dog food and seizures. There has been a direct correlation with a certain grocery store brand of dog food and seizures in dogs. The key ingredients in this awful kibble are corn, along with red food dyes. The package on the outside gives the impression of wholesome ingredients; if you feed kibble you really have to look beyond the packaging and on the ingredient label to ensure you are feeding a truly healthy kibble.

Posted by R Fisher (WV, US) on 11/27/2014

Take your dog off of dog food and treats. Dog foods and dog treats are killing our fur babies.. We have a beagle and when he was young he started having seizures. We took him off of dog food and dog treats and started boiling him chicken, deer meats, ground round, brown rice, and a veggie twice a day. I would prepare him enough for four or five days and that's what we would feed him. Give him some of the good fruits, carrots and celery for treats. Our beagle never had another seizure. Good luck...

Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 10/07/2014

Angela --- for your thirteen year old ? with lung trouble.

I obtained my Essiac tea from ESSIAC WEST online. Theirs is the four herb tea with roots included.

It comes with a booklet where all your questions are answered.

Start with a lesser solution on page eight, para. four.I am doing one tsp. daily, hoping to do one tsp. morning and evening.

It is best to go slow and watch the thirteen year old. Is it a dog?

Namaste, Om

Posted by Angela A. (Bluff Dale, Tx) on 10/06/2014

More info on the dosage please. Are ya'll brewing the tea in small batches and giving how much, how many times per day? Or sprinkling the whole tea on their food. And for that too, how much and how often did you use it. Thank you for any info. We are dealing with several small tumors in the lungs of our 13 yr old.

Posted by Ping (Portland, Oregon, Usa) on 08/31/2014

I have a 11 years old Golden Retriver Tahoe. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma on her right front leg two weeks ago. After the initial diagnosis, shoe couldn't walk anymore and limped badly. The only time she would stand up and walked a little bit is two meal time and potty time. She lost weight, had reduced appetite even though I started to feed her homemade meal after the diagnosis. Most time she just lie in her bed and seemed in pain and listless. Three days ago, I started to give her 60ml Essiac tea twice daily on empty stomach. I can see her condition improved just after one dose of the tea. After two doses of the tea, she walked outside with me for two blocks after dinner. This was the first time she ever walked since the initial diagnosis. Now, after three days of taking Essiac tea, her limp improved a lot. She walks twice a day, finishes her meal completely, go potty twice a day, and seemed gain back some weight. I am so grateful of the site caninecancer introducing Essiac tea to me and my lovely dog Tahoe. I am keeping my fingers acrossd and hoping Tahoe will make a full recovery and put the cancer into remission.

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