Essiac Tea for Dogs and Cats

| Modified on May 21, 2022

Bone Cancer
Posted by Susan (Ontario, Canada) on 07/02/2010
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Our cat, Jacob, was diagnosed with osteocarcoma (bone cancer) in 2000, and was given 3 months to live. We were told the cancer would metasticize and spread to his lungs very quickly, as this was the most aggressive kind of cancer. We started giving him Essiac tea, one teaspoonful in his wet food twice a day, and the cancer did not metasticize. Jacob in fact lived a happy life until November 2005, when he passed from cardiac arrest at age 15. I have always wanted to share this information, but until I found Earth Clinic, I was never sure how to get the message out there! This is an amazing resource tool - thank you for being there!

Posted by Vicky (State College, Pa. Usa) on 12/22/2011

I have just learned that my 11 yr. old cat has a malignant tumor on her small intestine. I am heartbroken. Can anyone tell me how much liquid and also the powdered version of Essiac I should give her? I have read this is quite helpful for tumors.

Hope someone can help me. Vicky

General Feedback
Posted by Spectrekitty (Dallas, Tx, Usa) on 05/28/2014

I have to say, I did use the 8-herb formula, and had great results, so I'd advise that it's NOT dangerous. My 16-yr-old Himalayan (cat), who was given 6 wks to 6 mos to live by our vet, lived to be 19 years old - largely, I'm convinced, due to the Essiac "knock-off" I was giving him!

General Feedback
Posted by Denise (Georgia) on 12/30/2015
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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 Ann Marie (Tyne And Wear) on 01/03/2017
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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 Todd (Lake Stevens, Washington) on 07/15/2011
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Two years ago, my yellow lab toots, was diagnosed with thyroid and had a lump the size of a golf ball on her throat. The vet said she would only live about three months. She had lost about 14 lbs. We were heart broken as she was only five years old. We began giving her essiac in capsule form. After three months, the tumor had shrunk to the size of a pea. Two more months later, all of her weight came back on and the tumor was completely gone. Took her to the vet and he was astonished. He couldn't find A SIGN OF CANCER IN HER ANYWHERE. We were giving her six capsules daily and have now cut it back to one a day. She is full of energy and I am looking forward to many more years with her at my side.


Mast Cell Tumor Dosage
Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee ) on 02/08/2022

Dear Adrienne,

Regarding Essiac, I honestly believe the tea is best. Prepared according to the directions (they are on the Earth Clinic Essiac page.)

The boiling and steeping allow for the herbal/medicinal properties to be extracted. Taking powders requires the body to do all of the extracting with less heat and less time.

Just my thoughts...

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Jerry C (Sand Springs, Oklahoma) on 08/24/2021
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To receive all the benefits of Essiac tea, it must be left to steep 12 hours in a covered pot.

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

Posted by Carla (Grand Rapids, Michigan) on 02/11/2009
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11 year old female cat diagnosed with hemangioscarcoma on 12/3/08. Tumor was on her spleen and was the size of a clemantine. Because of tumor size,the vet gave her 1 to 3 months to live. He removed both tumor and spleen, ultrasound showed no mass anywhere else and lungs were clear but gave no hope. Couldn't find much info on feline cancer/natural cures other than this site. They only do studies on dogs and cats respond differently. I made my own plan of treatment and she is thriving as of 2/11/09. She plays with her toys and runs around after my other cats daily, hasn't done this for years! Coat is the most beautiful I have seen it.

Immediately got her on Essiac Tea (Esiack Caps 450mg by Now Foods) 1-450mg cap in morning 1 hour before her breakfast and 1-450 cap 1 hour before her dinner. It is important to take on an empty stomach, 1 hour before meals or 2-3 hours after eating. I mix 1 cap in 1 ml of water in a small glass that I allow to sit for hours (while at work and again over night). To administer, I suck the Esiak Tea back in the plastic syringe. I kneel and sit on my feet, trapping her between my knees with my ankles crossed so she can't back out. I pull her chin up slightly and squeeze it into the side of her mouth between teeth and cheek. I also have her on 1/5 cap (at both feedings) of maitake mushroom (NewChapter Organics veg cap- 1000mg?) to build immunity. She takes Transfer Factor Tri-Factor Formula (4Life) which is only natural transfer factor from cow colostrum and egg yolk (think mother's first milk) also a powerful immune booster. This is not lactose free but 4Life makes one that is for cats with inflammatory bowel. A 300mg cap Tri-Factor administered 1 cap per day first week, 2 caps per day 2nd week and 3 caps per day week 3. Stop at 3 caps daily. This will pass the blood/brain barrier important for brain cancers. All above are human grade elements that will do no harm. All (except Esiak) are mixed in with her food. Vet prescribed a pet vitamin in liquid form-Pet-Tabs Iron-plus due to her severe anemia, 1 ml daily for 21 days after surgery which I also mixed in her food and stll give her half dose of till the bottle will be done. Very important* took her off all grains and cheap grocery store brand foods. I feed Pet Guard brand (health food store). She can't tolerate chicken so she eats only the Premium Choice beef at the moment. I credit Essiac Tea, Transfer Factor and my begging prayers to God daily as to why she is still with me.

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.

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

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 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 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.

Recommended Brands of Essiac Tea
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

Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Posted by Barbara (Tempe, Az) on 07/23/2013

Hello Everyone- My pet Minnie recently had a Soft Tissue Sarcoma re-appear after having it surgically removed 7 mos. ago.

Has anyone had success with Essiac Tea and if so, please help with the dosage. Also, anything else you can recommend would be appreciated.

Minnie is almost 10yrs and is a Border Collie and means the world to us.

Thank you very much. Barb

Posted by Fiona (London, England Uk) on 04/15/2012

Hi Maria and All, My 18 year old cat has just recently been diagnosed with lymphoma. I had already ordered Essiac tea from _______ when I found the swelling by her throat.

It's early days yet but I'd like to tell you that I recently read in a book by Dr Cass Ingram (naturopathic style doctor) that sardines are a good (almost) complete food and great for the immune suppressed. It seems the only thing missing is Vitamin C. She loves sardines anyway and has taken Essiac on it's own and with the sardines which pleasantly surprised me.

I'm going to put vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate in her food (to bowel tolerance by starting with 100grams 3 times a day and when her stools become runny with any increase in dosage that'll be the sign to reduce it to where her stools remain firm). Another thing is to look at enzymes and probiotics to help their digestion so they get all the goodness from their food; flaxseed oil, a good vitamin supplement; barleygrass, spirulina, chlorella. I'm not saying all these are right for your cats but they are recommenede by various naturopathic vets. I give my cats a combined spirulina and astaxanthin supplement as well a combined digestive enzymes and probiotics powder mixed into their food. A drop of apple cider vinegar in their mineral water too. Please avoid tapwater at all costs.

I recommend a book by Martin Zucker called "The Veterinarian's Guide To Natural remedies For Cats" which is a collection of many veterinarians' approaches and advice on the whole gamut of feline health issues including the foundation of good health, nutrition.

Kelp (and other brown seaweeds as I understand) has anti-tumour properties. serrapeptase is worth investigating as it dissolves dead tissue; fulvic acid is something else worth researching due to it's enormous health properties.

Lots of love and care goes a long way to helping your pets feel better and a relaxed atmosphere so please do not stress yourselves, there is hope despite what the allopathic vets/doctors may say

I wish you and your beloved animals well and the best of health to you all,

kind regards, Fiona

General Feedback
Posted by Missy T.o. (Toronto, On, Canada) on 03/03/2011

Hello fellow members. I have read the posts about the Essiac 8-herb tea as being the cure for pet cancer. Yet I have found that the Original Essiac company has a Beware disclaimer warning people that the 8-herb tea is NOT the original Rene Caisse's product or formula.

Brusch - Paulhus 8 herb formula is not Essiac by Nurse Rene Caisse. So why are the Paulhus' calling their product Essiac?

The true Canadian Rene Caisse formula called ESSIAC consists of only 4 herbs. Don't be confused by the 8 herb formula developed by Dr. Brusch years after Rene Caisse had passed away in 1978.

Do your homework.

Our pets lives are at stake. If people are posting untruthful information as a way to promote their home business base, that is really sad.

I just discovered that my loving cat has cancer and I sure don't want to be messing around with a knock off of the original Rene Caisse's formula. I called my health food store and they only cary the original 4 herb formulas. That speaks volumes to me and it also should to you.

I hope the Earth Clinic staff looks into this info and sorts it out, as it could cost our lovely pets their lives.

Wish me luck, I want to save my kitty's life.

Bone Cancer
Posted by Susan From Ontario Canada (Owen Sound, Ontario Canada) on 07/20/2010
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I had not heard that rhubarb was toxic for cats, and can only tell you that the tea certainly seemed to work for Jacob. I also gave it to our other senior cat, Rusty, who just passed away this January at age 20! I have read many other positive stories about the effects of Essiac tea on cats and dogs and can only assume that if rhubarb is toxic, the doses are small enough not to matter or any toxicity is lost when the rhubarb is used in combination with the other herbs/plants in the Essiac. Best of luck to you and your cat!

Bone Cancer
Posted by Tracy (FL - Florida) on 06/29/2021

Can you tell me how this worked for your dog. Thank you.

Bone Cancer
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

Posted by Tiffany (Slidell, LA) on 06/12/2009

I have read everyones comments on Esiac Tea and I am very excited to hear of the results. My boxer Sadee just got diagnosed with a tumer that is attached on the side of her spine but luckily looks like it has not gone into the spinal cord because she has all of her motor functions. They are performing surgery on her this Monday. Most of the postings I have seen are with cats, is there anyone out there with dogs that has gotten good results? My other question is do you boil the tea and if so how many bags? Or is it better to do the concentrated capsules? If anybody with dogs or cats has any advice I SO APPRECIATE it!!!! She is my first dog and my heart. I now have 3 boxers but she is extra special and I will do anything to save her! My email is [email protected]

Posted by Mary (Regina, Saskatchewan Canada) on 03/12/2009
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I brewed Essiac Tea * cups of water to half cup of the mixed dry herbs. My little minature pincher had a boil on his groin. It was frightening looking with a bright red ring around it about an inch out. I made a compress of essiac tea dreges (the leftovers you strain out). I put it on him for the first night for about 20 minutes. The next night the same and it started to weep. We put 3% h202 on it and it sizzled, we did this twice with a q tip. then I gently squeezed it and lots of gross white stuff came out. previous to this this lump was hard. It seems the essiac tea liqufied it and allowed it to come out.

Just to see, I offered my dog a taste of the tea dreges right from the bag not mixed in his food and he took a bite and actually ate it. I am going to start giving him the tea to get rid of a lump on his lip that I am concerned about. Will let you know.


Posted by Maria (Los Angeles, California) on 11/28/2008
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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 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!

Mast Cell Tumor Dosage
Posted by MissM (New York ) on 02/02/2022

First MCT we had removed and wish we had not. It was a messy surgical scar, very big on back thigh.

Second one we used Benadryl/Tagamet Protocol.

Vera has a Facebook group. Dose and Frequency Chart.pdf

The second MCT got ugly before disappearing but it went completely away.

How big is the spot?

It worked for my dog, and also the first surgery was close to 1000 dollars.

Mast Cell Tumor Dosage
Posted by Deirdre (CT) on 02/01/2022

Hi Adrienne,

Sorry, I don't know the dosage for Essiac Tea, but you should check out the link Missy provided to the Tagamet/Benadryl cancer protocol for dogs. I believe it has a good success rate with mast cell tumors in dogs.

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.

Posted by Sam (S.a Australia) on 01/06/2017 17 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 Sam (Sa) on 01/23/2017 17 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 Jo Ann (Palm Desert, Ca) on 01/28/2016
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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.

Bone Cancer
Posted by Rottiemom65 (Shelburne, Ontario, Canada) on 07/09/2011

I have started our 8 year old female rottie on Essiac tea after discovery a mass in the front of her throat. We are not sure if it is cancerous, but after researching all herbal rememdies the Essiacs seemed the best. The advise on the site however was NOT to give animals the premade liquid tonic as it contains alcohol. We bought the powder and made the tea our selves. I will let you know how she progresses on it. We did buy the liquid however for ourselves and are taking it as an immune system booster.

Posted by Laura (Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom) on 12/05/2011

Lymphoma in my cat

My 15 and a half year old cat was diagnosed with Lymphoma last week. The Vet wanted to put him down there and then! The tumour is in his intestines and I have been giving him an all fresh meat and fish diet this past week plus ES Clear and the Nu Herbs which came with the kit. My cat also has one prednisolone a day and fortekor for his heart condition (which is under control).

He is much happier in himself and has started going out in the garden again. He had very runny stools but they are now normal again. I am also giving him some raw chicken livers (as seen on this site) which he laps up and probiotic yogurt.

I would like to purchase some Essiac tea but I just dont know which type to buy. It seems there are two types - the original having 4 herbs and another with 8 herbs. Also am worried about the alcohol content. Can any please advise me so I can help my beloved cat more.

Thank you.

Posted by Maria (Dublin, Ireland) on 01/24/2012

Hi Laura, Like you my 13 year old female cat Sacha was diagnosed with cancer last week, a tumour in her abdomen the size of a half mango, the vet said, was inoperable and better to put her down. I have started feeding her, like you on fresh chicken and partially cooked fresh fish (which she always loved). I put powdered essiac tea into the fish dish and she laps it up. SO so pleased she likes essiac tea and usually she doesn't take easily to new foods.

For about a week now she has been getting progressively worse and is now losing the power of her left hind leg when she tries to walk, which she does by sort of swinging her body from side to side as she moves as tho to propel herself forward. She's so brave. She left droppings of her stools on the floor this morning, hard ones and looking too black. She's also dribbling urine sometimes.

However since I started her on the essiac tea, twice in her food yesterday - I just put less than a quarter tsp in just enough boiling water to make a sauce for her fish, I did think I noticed an imporvement today. 'I didn't even do a concoction then as was afraid it would be too strong. I have given her two more helpings of the tea in her food today and second time I had boiled it for 10 mins. Each time she ate it. My fingers are crossed. I also put a drop of Hydrogen peroxide in her water.

To buy essiac tea there is a charity in England that offers it against- a donation of £9. 00 They are called I found their website on another site that tells you all about essiac tea, it's devoted to the subject. The site name is

Best of luck with your remedies and success with your cat. My impression is that cats know instinctively whats good for them. If you give them sth that cures cancer, and they think it works for them they'll eat it, so long as it's not chemical but natural. Let me know how you get on.

If you like we can stay in touch, share notes and offer each other moral support. If you need a holiday from your cat perhaps I can go and cat sit for you, if you can do the same for me. Of course I'd have to bring my cat with me. I'm living in Dublin, and you?

I'd gladly give you my e-mail address here but not sure if we're allowed to do this; I'll chance it anyway. its mardnl at

Best of luck n lookin forward to hearing from you


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 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...

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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

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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.

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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.


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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Posted by Sam (Sa) on 01/15/2017 17 posts

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

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 (S.A. Australia) on 12/07/2016 17 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

Posted by Sam (S.a Australia) on 12/09/2016 17 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 (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 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

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