Essiac Tea for Dogs and Cats

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Posted by Kokila (Roslyn Heights, New York, Usa) on 09/12/2010
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I'm submitting a natural cure I find remarkable: Essiac. It cured my little dog of tumors, and cysts. I feel excited about it, and am trying it myself to boost immune function.

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Posted by Teresa (Jonesborough, Tennessee) on 08/29/2010

Hi I have a 11yr old multi-poo and four weeks ago he was also diagnosed with cancer I can't remember the very long name all I know is it is stage two. They wanted to do a second surgery to "make" sure they got it all! But I said no. Not because I don't love him but because I don't want him to suffer anymore than he already has. I have been buying him food form the Natural Pet Food store that opened here a year a go and have been giving him milk thistle and now reading all this about the Essiac Tea I want to know how do you know how much? Cooper is 17.5 lbs and what is this about a castor oil pack (they took the tumor) but I want to know they said they would be more. Please e-mail me if you have time I don't want to harm cooper just make him better, I have also had cancer 2 1/2yrs ago, and I am not ready to lose him, he keeps me going. I lost my other dog right before Christmas last year I did not know all this stuff then and I'm fighting. Any information will be appreciated sorry this is so long. Thank you teresa .


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Posted by Arlene (Welland, Ontario) on 08/04/2010

Hi Susan, I was wondering if you brew your own Essiac or you get it from health food stores with the green label. I used to live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where I first came upon brewed Essiac. The lady, Ginny Darby who supplied the health food stores now resides in Tennessee, but doesn't ship across the border any longer due to the border not letting it through. I have tried a lady name Lynn from Ottawa who said they stock in Winnipeg. A lady named Ruth supposedly stocks it, but I get no answer and no machine. Any info would help. (I put my FIV kitty Smokie on it and tested her blood before and 6 months after, the results were very significant!! )
Thanks , Arlene


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 Cl (Chicago, Il) on 07/06/2010

My 11 year old cat likely has squamous cell carcinoma in his jawbone. The specialist did not do a biospy, as he was convinced that the tumor is cancerous. I was given the surgery and chemo as options. I am very interested to try essaic tea for my cat, but have read in several places that rhubarb, one of the herbs in the tea, is toxic to dogs and cats. Please advise. Is this tea safe? My cat is 15 pounds and thus far seems quite well. His blood is normal and nothing has spread to other organs. I'd also like to try castor oil and other supplements if anyone has suggestions. Please help. Thanks.


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!

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Posted by Luanne (New Port Richey, Fl) on 12/29/2009

I just found out my 11yr old husky/retriever mix has chondrosarcoma in her rt rear upper leg/pelvic area. I started her on the flaxseed oil/cottage cheese and am interested to know about the essiac tea. They want to amputate and we are still unsure what to do but have to decide soon. Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated.


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Posted by Tracy (Los Angeles, California) on 11/22/2009

How much essiac tea do I give her?....

My dog gracie is a whippet-yellow lab mix-she's 11 years old and was just recently diagnosed with a tumor on her bladder. we feel it's been going on for 10 months or a year because at that time, we first took her to the vet for frequent urination and they gave her an ultrasound and said she had "crystals" in her bladder that weren't to be worried about - just a nuisance. well it seemed to get a bit better at one point then definitely got worse.

so recently the frequent urinations got worse and she squats to pee for 2-3 minutes. she also recently lost a lot of weight - from 43 down to 35 pounds and her hips are extra boney. (she's a whippet mix so always thin but definitely extra thin). the vet gave her another ultra sound and said it was nothing-her blood work was fine, very slightly elevated liver count - in the 300s or something like that-but everything else was fine. we insisted it was something and they gave her a higher resolution ultra sound and said she has a long tumor on the outside of her bladder extending down to the urethra.

She eats either innova evo (most of the time) or Organix (whole foods sells it).

for the tumor the vet gave us 5mg capsules of piroxicam to be given once daily with food.

We just heard this news so sorry if I've babbled but I'm just desperately looking for alternative solutions and it seems like the essiac tea and the cottage cheese with flax oil is a good start. is the flax oil to take the place of fish oil?


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Posted by Carla (Grand Rapids, Mi) on 10/29/2009

I lost Sissy to cancer in March/09. Found out that the iron suppliment the vet gave me had corn syrup as the main ingredient. Sugar feeds cancer. I am done with western medicine for my cats. I was told by wholistic cat specialist Anitra Frazier that Sissy had probably been over vaccinated for years. I should have gotten her on Flax seed oil twice daily with the essiac minus the iron suppliment. The better nutrition she had at the end from Anitra's suggestion, gave us more time than we would have had. Anitra Frazier's book The Natural Cat is a must for cat and even dog people.


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Posted by Middlebunny (Jersey City, Nj, Nj) on 09/28/2009

Hi:

I just read Kathie's post and wanted to request more information regarding the Essiac and Flaxseed Oil/Cottage Cheese combination. I understand that Essiac has Rhubarb which may be toxic to Dogs which has caused me to reconsider using it for my dog's tumor. Did Kathie, Linda or Tiffany use the Essiac with the guidance of a holistic Vet? What did they say about the potential Liver harming prospects of Rhubarb? With regard to the Flaxseed Oil/Cottage Cheese combination, it sounds like the dose recommended for Kathie's dog was 1/2 cup cottage cheese to every 2-3 tablespoons of Flaxseed old. Is this correct? How much did Kathie's dog weigh? Getting back to Essiac, I actually purchased the original formula in liquid form from the original manufacturer. Although Kathie seemed to give her dog a cup a day of the brewed tea, I wonder if Kathie knows how much of the liquid Essiac is the equivalent to the amount of the brewed tea that she used. Please reply back with more information. Thank you


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Posted by Suzanne (North Bay, Canada) on 09/23/2009

My dog is 12 years old. He is only 4.8lbs. He recently started having seizures and my vet thinks that it is a tumor in his brain. It is so sad to see him like this.

My question is: did you find out how essiac to give your dog before giving him/her some? does it go by weight?

Thank you in advance. Suz


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Posted by Amelia (White Plains , Ny ) on 09/15/2009

I have a kitty with a large fibrosarcoma and wanted to try Gail's (from Tulsa) Essiac concentrated tea, but don't know where she purchsed it. Can you please inquire for me? or tell me a substitute I can use for this type of cancer.


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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]


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Posted by Ingrid (Geneva, Ohio) on 05/26/2009

Where did you buy your eissac tea? I'm assuming it was for human use? And what do you mean by "sludge" from the tea? I also don't understand how to use the castor oil. I tried it on my dog. I heated it and then just rubbed it on with my finger. He has a nasal tumor and the lump is above his eye so I can't bandage it. I also read you are supposed to use flannel to apply it. Why is this? I stopped using it as it didn't seem to help but I'm not sure I was using it right. He also had a severe nosebleed after a few days of use. It may not have been from that as he does get them although that one lasted for 4 days. Also is there a certain amount of "sludge" I should put on his food? He is 15 pounds.


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Posted by Linda (Brooklyn, New York) on 04/26/2009
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Later for the doubters of natural cures, I know some do work. My beautiful, intelligent 9 year old Westhighland White Terrier had a lump on her upper right leg about a year ago-then aged 8. The Vet did EXPENSIVE surgery, blood tests and biopsy. The diagnosis was a canine cancer which is localized-cannot recall the name right now-hermangioma something or other. The diagnosis was that she would have a re-occurence of the lump so the VET encouraged me to take her for radiation/chemotherapy or an amputation-no way, Jose! I resolved to never allow surgery on her again. Immediately next day began my pup on daily ESSIAC and nightly castor oil packs; she now has ESSIAC about twice a week. The lump has not come back-thank goodness for Nurse Caisse.

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Posted by Francine (Playa Del Rey, Ca) on 07/19/2008
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I wanted to share my experience with castor oil. One week ago I discovered a large lump on the throat of my dog, the size of a golf ball. Remembering I had found info about castor on your site, I quickly started aggressively applying it to the tumor. I personally have been brewing and drinking essiac tea for years. I keep the left over sludge and started putting that in my dogs food. Remarkably, the tumor is now gone. A little of a week has passed and after applying the castor oil almost 5 times a day. Thank you so much. On a side note, I have been using the oil on my face for beautiful skin, on my strained veins on my legs, which have been disppearing, and my mother in law's dog with tumors also as well as an enlarged liver, has been applying it to her dogs tumors and liver area, after a visit to the vet, the second tests showed the liver had shrunk to normal.

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Posted by Ginger (Columbus, Ohio) on 09/07/2007

Friday, 9/7/2007. I Have a "Question" and an "EMERGENCY NEED" to contact "Gayle"... (ESSIAC TEA 12/31/2006: Gayle from Tulsa, OK)! Can you "PLEASE" contact her for me and give her my email add.? I have a 14 year old CAT (Patches) in critical condition. Her Vet can not operate, and expects me back "SOON"... to "put her to sleep". They don't call it, what it really is! (Taking Her Life!) I "Must Know" QUICKLY: Which version of ESSIAC TEA, she used for her CAT. "4 Herb" or "8 Herb" and specifically, "WHICH HERBS" are in it! One Version has "RED CLOVER" in it, which can be "FATAL" to "CATS"! Patches is just to precious... to just give up on, and not even try to save her. And I fully believe: She can be saved by the ESSIAC TEA and other natural means - if I can just get it in her "A.S.A.P."!!! PLEASE HELP ME - SAVE MY PATCHES! I, NEED HER!!!


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Posted by Jay (Cumberland, New Jersey) on 09/14/2007

Gayle i have a question about the essiac tea you used on your pet for abdominal tumors. i also wanted find out more about the condition your pet was in before you started the treatment and for how long she was in this state before you started treatment. my dog has been having the exact problem your pet seemed to have and its been for 9 months. i am hoping it wont be too late to help him. i have only been giving him blackstrap molasses to try to help. please contact me as soon as you can! i appreciate it! gecik/at/hotmail.com


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Posted by Catherine (Brackettville, Texas) on 12/28/2007

I have both a cat and a dog with tumors. I was reading the posts to try and find help for them. I came across the posts on Essiac and the request for info on where to find Essiac without red clover. Here's what I found http://www.essiac-canada.com/index.htm. I will be ordering some and let you know the results.


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Posted by Gayle (Tulsa, OK) on 08/28/2008

In answer to Ginger and Jay, I use the 4-Herb capsules and 4-Herb Liquid Concentrate from Herbal Healer - www.herbalhealer.com

I'm so sorry that I did not see your posts until this late date and did not provide an e-mail address for you to contact me. I hope that you found help elsewhere before this.


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Posted by janet worcester (Inkster, Michigan) on 04/27/2008

I cooked 2 Tablespoons of isaac tea with tablespoon Brer Rabbit Molasses put in a empty yogurt cup for my dog. I am hoping to cure two lumps in my dog.


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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.


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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 herbal-healer.com and I am infinitely grateful to Gayle from Tulsa for sharing this remedy with all of us. I administered the Essiac concentrate, approx. 1/2 to 1 eye dropper full, once per day. Within a week, I observed a significant improvement in my cat's overall health. She has gained weight, became more energetic and playful. The most exciting change I have noticed happened within the past 2 weeks: my cat's tumor began to shrink in size! It was the size of a walnut and now I can barely feel it. However, I should point out that Essiac is not the only supplement I gave to my kitty (although I feel it was the most influential). Some of the other things I started giving her daily are: fish oil, astragalus capsules, beta glucans, milk thistle capsules... all approx. 1 capsule/day in several feedings. I also give her about 1/2 of a grinded apricot kernel per day- it should be initiated with an even smaller amount to avoid toxicity, and then gradually increased...(please research this remedy for yourself and administer very carefully to avoid possible side effects!) I want to also mention the importance of changing your cat's diet to a low-carb, high protein type. Two of my cat's favorites are EVO and Wellness. Lastly, to help my kitty heal, I've switched her from tap water to spring water (to which I regularly add a few drops of liquid stabilized oxygen) and her cat litter is now also the less toxic kind, called Swheat Scoop. The amount of all these vitamins, supplements, and herbs may seem overwhelming to you at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's actually quite doable... especially when it's your beloved pet's life that we are talking about!


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Posted by Kathie (Mesa, AZ) on 03/07/2009
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Cancer and Essiac Tea and FOCC (Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese):

My boxer pit bull mix was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of his right shoulder last September. This is extremely metastastic and spreads to the lungs quickly, and in 95% of the cases, by the time of diagnosis it is already in the lungs. I initially did not amputate because he was 12-1/2 years and the vet said the prognosis was so poor. I immediately started him on 1 cup total a day of essiac tea (made by Resperin company, as research on internet said you should buy from the original company) and 1 cup total of cottage cheese a day mixed with 4 - 6 tbsp of fresh cold flaxseed oil a day, divided in 2 doses. He was still alive 5 months later which is almost impossible, but the bone tumor did not disappear and was causing him pain. I decided to amputate but docs wanted x-rays first to see if his lungs were full of cancer. There was NONE. He is a 3 legged, cancer free 13 year old happy dog today. The vets can't even explain it, and will not acknowledge it had anything to do with holistic treatments, only to say it is a fluke that it did not spread. They said he will at this point die of some other old age related dog disorder. :)

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Posted by Angie (Sparta, MO) on 10/21/2008

Hello, you can buy essiac from www.mountainroseherbs.com. this is a very reputable herb place, I buy almost all my herbs from them.


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Posted by Beatrice (Raleigh, North Carolina) on 01/20/2009

Hello there. My name is Beatrice and I have a 14 year old cat named Papa. He is everything to me and just yesterday I was informed by by vet that he has a tumor the size of a small ball in his intestine area. I am devistated to say the least a have cried a river. My vet feels that hospice maybe my best direction because of Papa's age and the cost of surgery is high with no promises. I do feel hopeful however now that I have read these articles. Thank you Gayle from Tulsa and thank you Maria from Los Angeles! I am going to get Papa started on the essiac tea as well incorporating the other supplements mentioned. I hope to get back to you all with good news in a few weeks!! Thanks again for your all your help! -Papa's mommy....


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Posted by Kate (Hightstown, Nj) on 10/20/2008

Hi Gayle, My kitty has colon cancer and I was wondering where you purchased the essiac tea? I am a bit confused on where to get it. It seems like the ingredients have to prepared a specific way and there may be counterfeits out there... thanks.


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Posted by Gayle (Tulsa, OK) on 12/31/2006
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Over 3 years ago, our cat, Flora, developed a mass (tumour) in her abdomen and lost a significant amount of weight. She was about 12 years old at the time. I started giving her a dropper of concentrated essiac tea once a day and mixing about 1/2 teaspoon of the powdered herbs in her food. The tumor went away and she put weight back on. She is now 15 years old and doesn't look or act like a 15 year old cat. I've continued to give her the dropper of concentrate at least once a week up to every other day. I've also given the powdered essiac herbs to our dog for allergy eye drainage that would easily get infected. Since we started the dog on this, her allergy eye problem has been gone for over a year now. Again, about 1/2 tsp once a day.

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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.

Mary


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