Tumor and Cyst Remedies

Feb 18, 2017

Tumors in dogs and cats can arise from a variety of factors. Natural remedies are quite effective at reducing tumor size and often eliminating them all together. Home remedies for tumors in pets include turmeric, castor oil, Essiac tea and dietary changes.

Tumors in pets can be large or small. Your pet may have one or many tumors. Sometimes benign tumors appear to be just a cosmetic issue. However, tumors are an indication that something is not quite right in a pet's system. Other times growths can cause significant difficulty. They may press on nerves, causing pain or discomfort. They may hinder movement if they are located near a joint. Tumors in ears and the nasal cavity can put your pet at risk for secondary complications, like infection, because the tumor is hindering normal air flow.

Herbal Treatments for Pet Tumors

Essiac Tea

Essiac tea is a combination of four herbs. (Sometimes you will find an eight herb combination. The four herb combination is the original formula.) Essiac tea is a gentle but effective way to treat tumors. It takes patience to use Essiac. The tea must be give daily. It can be mixed with food or given by syringe.

The four herbs that work together to reduce tumors are burdock root, sheep sorrel, turkey rhubarb and slippery elm. These four herbs can be bought in a combination powder form and the tea made at home.

Castor Oil

The oil from the castor bean has many healing properties and has helped many people and animals with abnormal growths. The oil is applied topically to the tumor twice a day.  Castor oil is a messy remedy. If you are able to cover the area after applying oil, this will protect bedding and furniture.

Sometimes growths will change in appearance or even become larger for a time after the castor oil treatment has begun. Sometimes the tumor opens and fluids will be released. If this happens, keep the area clean with hydrogen peroxide, and change the bandage twice daily, if a bandage is appropriate for the location of the tumor. Turmeric powder can also be applied topically to prevent infection if a wound should open up with the castor oil treatment.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a useful remedy for dogs and cats for many ailments, including tumors. Turmeric is usually given internally to treat tumors. Turmeric can be mixed with food. It can be given in capsules and disguised in food. Some animals will readily take turmeric. Others will need the ingenuity of their owners for this remedy. You will find dosing information on this page.

Dietary Changes

Poor quality diet is linked to tumors. Many pet foods contain multiple ingredients that are not part of the natural diet of a dog or cat. If your pet is suffering with tumors, feed a grain free diet and one free of fillers, chemicals, food dyes, etc. Many pets do well on a raw diet.

Pet Tumor Risk Factors

Pet vaccinations have been linked to many tumors in dogs and cats. It is not uncommon for tumors to form at the very site vaccinations were administered in the past. For this reason, you need to be your pet's advocate and avoid any unnecessary or redundant vaccinations.

Chemical exposure may also put your pet at risk for tumors. Pets that spend a lot of time in a yard that is regularly treated with chemicals to control weeds or pests are at higher risk for tumor formation than pets whose living areas do not have chemicals used in them regularly.

Have you treated a tumor in your pet? What did you use? We would love to hear your story.

Continue reading for reader experiences with tumors in their pets.

Additional Pages of Interest:

Natural Remedies for Cysts in Pets

Home Remedies for Lipomas in Pets



Aloe Arborescens Formula  

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Posted by Patricia (Downsville) on 11/29/2016 42 posts
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My cat has had a cyst for over 3 years and nothing has helped. I don't know if it is a cyst or a breast cancer. 25 days ago I started with father romano zagos aloe formula. 1/2 jar mountain wild raw honey. One leaf plus a little more with a good deal of the skin removed because it is not organic leaf. 4 tsp vodka.

As you can see it is not the true formula but I couldn't find the arborense aloe. I had been applying the aloe topically but nothing much had happened. The cyst started bleeding. Saw blood on counters and figured out it had to be the tumor. It was. I applied cayenne immediately and the blood did stop. Used alternately compresses of plantain and dthen aloe vera while taking the zago formula. The cyst/tumor has begun to shrivel up. from a grape to a raising. It seems never plump since. This is day 25 into the on 10 days and off 10 days. She receives absolutely no processed food.

Obviously until that tumor is completely gone, which I have no way of knowing it will be gone I can't say it is a cure. I wanted to post this to show others aloe vera, raw honey and vodka could help. This tumor at present has not plumped up for 25 days. From the poor results I have had with so many failed products in three years, keeping it in a shriveled state for so long, is in itself is a miracle. Right now I think I could cut the cord (it is attached through the skin not the rest of the body) and it would not come back. Will not try that.

Father Romano zago's formula found on cancer tutor reads:

1) Half a kilo (1.1 pounds) of pure honey. Synthetic or refined honey should never be used.

2) 350 grams (.77 lbs) of Aloe arborescens leaves (generally 3 or 4 leaves, depending on their size),

3) A distillate to preserve the product and open the path for the main treatment to get all over the body (by dilating the blood vessels). The distillate is a small (about 1% of the formula), but very important, medicinal part of this protocol. Only 40 to 50 ml (6-8 teaspoons) is used. It is generally whisky, cognac or some other pure alcohol.

Note: I have also been treating her for kidney problems like not urinating for 12 hours. I am dealing with two problems. So you can understand that I was thrilled when she suddenly started to love me again.

Note:

Two nights ago she bounded into my room pleading for food. She has been shying away from contact with me and I had missed her. I think she doesn't like to be around the computer because this didn't occur until I shut down. Two nights in a row. I wonder what damage the computer is doing to us. Found her at 6:45 am t his morning asleep on my left shoulder.

Patricia

Replied by Patricia
Downsville
11/29/2016
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If I have calculated correctly it is December 23, 2016 and I am now on day 50 minus 10 days that I was off the aloe at first and her tumor/cyst hanging from her body like a plump grape has disappeared. What is left is a dried pea scab that is left to disappear. You can see my post on my cat in the pet section. I found the dried up skin was bleeding and was very concerned and then realized that I was giving her cod liver oil and it is a blood thinner so stopped for a few days and then instead of 3 gel caps I gave her only one. It seems that the bleeding has stopped. Dr. R. McDaniel has provided much needed information about the plant. Here is a link to one of h is interviews. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpywvzRfIL0 There is a company that makes the juice that has left all preservatives out and ships frozen to customers. I watched an interview and he makes sense when he says that preservatives are killers. They kill bacteria so we don't put it into our aloe vera juice. Aloe1 is the brand.


Blackstrap Molasses, Turmeric  

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Posted by Dave (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania) on 11/30/2010
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I have 13 yr old Akita, that had a tumor on his tail and was the size of a half of a golf ball. Kimo is absolutley been the greatest dog I could ask for and was worried about the tumor, he's to old to get the tumor removed and my vet Dr Dave is the best vet in the area. Kimo is like a 1 yr old health wise, but I did what earthclinic said to do to cure Kimo's tumor and I gave Kimo blackstrap molasses and tumeric and the tumor got bigger and pinkish and then it started to bleed and started breaking open about 2 weeks ago, Kimo is taking cephlaxine and is still taking blackstrap molasses and tumeric and his tumor is is now shrunk about half the size and is clearing up, I wouldn't believed it if I didn't see it and it was nasty to look at and thank god for your website.

Replied by Barb
Mechanicsburg, Pa 17050
11/09/2013

Help Needed.

14 year old Shetland Sheepdog has/had a large growth above Left Front Elbow. (Hard to tape it shut)

Vet said she would need to take blood sample to determine what it was. We didn't have the $ to pay her. We left the vet.

Got on Earth Clinic.

Poured Castor oil on it and taped packed it the best I could and taped shut - 1 1/2 day gone buy with that on it. Went for more supplies today, , , Sat. 11/9/13 to remove bandage.

put in tub to wash and remove more hair and the dried blood on the Tumer.

Then the tumor or what ever it was just started squirting out all this chunky debre that was inside of it...it completely emptied out the cavity is empty.

I poured provadine iodine in it, on it and waited till it somewhat stopped dripping blood, lots of blood.

We have it with gauge pack and tapped shut.

I need help.. Don't know what I should do with it. The cavity is loose hanging empty .. Has 2 small holes in it where the chunky cottage cheese debre squirted out of it.

Help, help

Thank you in advance

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
11/10/2013

Hey Barb!

Despite the yucky experience, it would seem healing has been taking place and the body is working to expel this tumour.

Keep a closer eye on this thing. And keep doing what you are doing.

Is the bleeding stopped? Change dressing daily if not oftener to ensure the bleeding is in check.

Scroll down below/latest pet posts for "Jack Russell with Cancer" - Dennis from Mississippi posted his "Magic Milk "Tonic" that will fight the tumour from the inside via nutrition.

Consider adding turmeric to your castor oil - mix them 50/50.

Please keep us posted!

Replied by Dominique
Athens, Ga
12/04/2013

For any bleeding- you can use cayenne pepper. I would try sprinkling it around the area and gently add more. Cayenne stops bleeding. It is wonderful. Do some research online- you'll see. I hope your baby is better.

Replied by Kiley
Lawton Ok
12/04/2013

The tumor is closed and there is no bleeding or anything. Would castor oil cure him?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
12/05/2013

Hey Kiley!

To know if the castor oil will work onyour dog's tumor, you have to try it - no knowing unless you try it.

Some posts on the page indicate castor oil is contra indicated for malignant tumors; its hard to know what type of tumor your dog has with out further testing, however chances are its a fatty tumor/non-malignant.

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/skin/c_multi_lipoma

Ted has also posted an excellent plan of action for treating tumors:

http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/tumors6.html#ted

Replied by Sonia
Kansas
09/24/2016

This sounds like what is happening with my rat terrier. I've started giving him turmeric for the mass on his front wrist. It's getting larger and larger, more pink under the fur. Do you think it will soon 'break open'? He's been chewing on it a lot lately, too.

Replied by Sarah
Pittsburgh, Pa
01/23/2017

Cottage cheese looking stuff blowing out? Not a tumor at all, in all likelihood. It's probably a sebaceous cyst. Dense coated and double coated dogs especially are very prone to them, but they form when a sebaceous gland impacts and the sebum (the oil that lubricates the hair shaft) builds up. My dog gets them all the time.


Bloodroot  

Posted by Jordan's Mom (Lansing, Mi) on 01/09/2011

I never could get any answer for my beautiful cat, Jordan, and the horrible tumor in his mouth, but am now dealing with a kitty with a large nodular mass on his neck & have been giving him bloodroot pills tho unclear about dosage & don't think I have seen any change. In ordering another product for one of my cats on the site Plant Cures, I notice there is what I believe is more common sense use & application of bloodroot.

This is a quote from the web doc, who I personally have had wonderful help for cats with bladder issues re bloodroot- "Everyone now thinks that Bloodroot is caustic and can "burn off healthy skin" just because of the association of bloodroot with the highly caustic chloride of zinc that is in these salves! Chloride of zinc is, in fact, what is in dry cell batteries and it is simply hydrochloric acid soaked zinc powder. Please wake up people!"

I believe the man has something there! I am thinking of trying his drops on my baby's tumor and still giving him bloodroot capsules.

Replied by Rose
Chiang Mai, Thailand
11/10/2014

The scary stuff about zinc chloride is quite unfounded. It is a caustic but the safest one to use, and has pH 5.5 - not so far from neutral. Medically, it's injected directly into the bloodstream for zinc deficiency and for parenteral feeding. It's in baby food, cosmetics, livestock feed. Dr Mohs stated it was the best caustic for bloodroot salves because it does not effect normal tissue. Without its use, he would have achieved no fame. Dermatologists still use his paste today for skin cancers. (Though they still cut the tumor out before the immune system can push it out). It's basically the same stuff that Weldon Fells and Harry Hoxsey used. And it's what I used, too, to remove a melanoma. Pictures at natural black salve dot com


Bloodroot Cured Equine Sarcoid  

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Posted by Charity (Emmaus, Pennsylvania) on 09/10/2007
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My horse was diagnosed with a Sarcoid on his front right leg and I called the vet out. She immediately handed me a bottle of xxterra ( one of the basic ingredients is bloodroot ) and I began to apply it. Within 24 hrs the Sarcoid tumor on his leg was 1/4 the size and not ooooozy like it was... It has scabbed over and according to other who have used it the tumor falls off on its own! what an amazing product.

Replied by Ruth
Ohio
04/09/2015
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Turmeric with black pepper helps the turmeric work faster, also that is like black salve if it bloodroot and you have to be careful of infection after it cures you or your animal bless u all

Replied by Lawanda
Bloomingdale, Ga
09/01/2015

Where can you buy bloodroot? How much would I give my small 15 pound 13 year old dog? Thanks.

Replied by Maria
Englewood Cliffs, Nj.
08/19/2016

Can this product be used in a cancerous tumor? My 17 year old rat terrier has a hard mass in front right limb could be cancerous. Vet does not specify.

Replied by Patricia
Downsville
08/19/2016
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I don't know if bloodroot works alone. Two products I used will only work if the tissue is cancerous. One is Cansema found at altcancer.com and the other is indian herb http://www.lifelinewater.com/herb.html

They are each applied only one time unless you didn't put enough on the first time then apply it a second time.


Budwig Formula  

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Posted by Adrienne (Deary, Id) on 04/15/2015
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Hello,

It's been six months since our kitty Penelope was diagnosed with adeno carcinoma in her nasal passage, above her nose and under her eye. I have used a variety of alternative remedies, no chemo or radiation or surgery and Penelope is still in pretty good shape. She still cleans herself, comes over for petting and enjoys playing with a string...and eats very well.

I started with something from a vet clinic, lipids and green powder etc., that didn't seem to amount to much so I started giving her HP. That may have slowed the progression somewhat, but she hated it, even though it was only a drop or two in water given by syringe twice a day. She would hide all day after I gave it to her so eventually I switched to putting DMSO, HP and baking soda directly over the tumor (the tumor is under the skin). This seemed to cause the tumor to grow and there was more bleeding from her eye and nose. Eventually, I added Essiac Tea and then backed away from putting things on the tumor. When I stopped the DMSO, etc., the tumor shrank like crazy but is still there. I am giving her some antibiotic because of likely infection and am now starting the Budwig protocol. The bleeding has almost stopped altogether. So, it's been quite a journey, and, of course, I can't say where she would be if I'd done nothing. I can say that when I checked with the vet school about what to expect with this cancer I was told that the average life span of a cat given radiation for it is one year.

As for the Budwig formula, there is much information on line as to how to prepare it, but nothing concrete about how much to give a ten pound cat and how many times per day. If anyone can help with that I'd be grateful.

I've read that one should not do any oxygen therapies if they are doing Budwig, so I guess I can't do the DMSO and baking soda, but will continue with mushrooms, green powder and beta glucan, transfer factor, Essiac and turmeric and report back as soon as I see a change for the worse or for the better. Please let me know what amount I should be giving and how often if you happen to know.

Thank you, Adrienne

Replied by Lee
Jacksonville, Nc, Usa
07/18/2015

Hi, Adrienne,

I hope your kitty is still doing ok. I am also using the Budwig protocol for my scottish terrier who was diagnosed with cancer and has a tumor on and all around his eye. It grew within 2 days. The vet really can't do anything and told me to keep him comfortable and he is taking Tramadol for pain.

I searched several Budwig sites, some relating to dogs and cats. My Scottie weighs about 23 pounds. Your kitty should be getting half of my Scottie's dosage.

Dosage for your cat:

1/4 TBSP flaxseed oil equals 1 scant teaspoon

1/2 TBSP cottage cheese equals 2 "" teaspoons

1/4 TBSP freshly ground flaxseeds

Also can add, if using:

1/4 tsp organic Turmeric powder (to make sure the Curcumin is still in it is the reason for organic)

2 short grindings from a small peppermill (freshly ground pepper is needed for the Turmeric to be absorbed and activated into the cells.

Make sure you only mix the oil and cottage cheese with a blender until it becomes one. I bought the immersion blender with the stick blender and the whisk 2 in 1. The amounts I am making are so small that the stick blender is not blending it so I use the whisk attachment.

Then I stir in the flaxseeds, turmeric and pepper with a spoon. At the moment I am not using the turmeric and pepper because turmeric is also a blood thinner, and the tumor is making my Scottie bleed pretty bad from his eye and also the oozing lesions from the tumor. I wash it and put triple ointment on it.

During the first week I fed him this 3x a day, now only once, because my boy sometimes does not feel like eating. I also mix a little liverwurst in it or some good canned dog food to entice him to eat.

I hope this helps you. Wishing you and your kitty all the best.

Lee


Posted by Jilbert57 (Brinnon, Wa) on 04/20/2010
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After two weeks on Budwig Flax oil and cottage cheese... I can feel that the lump that was the largest and hardest over the left rib of my jack russell has gotten flatter, still hard. My husband, who didn't know I was doing anything special, was playing with him and said, Hey, I think Micks lump is smaller. I have been mixing 1T flax oil with 3T 1% fat cottage cheese with an immersion blender and feeding half in am and half in pm. He is on a special diet for urate stones. I will continue to give updates.


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Posted by Karen (Georgia) on 07/07/2016
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My pit terrier mix has a soft pliable, black tumor on leg. Was told I could use castor oil . I got grocery sore brand. Used it along with warm water compresses. The next morning it was bleeding some. I put tumeric in food and cleaned it with Apple Cider Vinegar and then put coconut oil.on it. Should I continue with this? Trying to shrink before removal.Thank you.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
07/08/2016

Hey Karen,

I have no direct experience with treating tumors, however it sounds like cause and effect - ie your treatment is working. You might consider dosing the coconut oil orally along with the turmeric regime. I would keep it clean as you are doing, and discuss with your vet about the progress in shrinking, how small you want it to get, and steps for removal. Your vet may also have ideas on treating the open wound as well.


Posted by Daniellem97 (Ireland) on 03/21/2016
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Hi all, cant believe it actually worked. After reading nearly all the reviews on this I was expecting the castor oil to work in a few days, it took 5 nearly 6 weeks.

We brought the cat to the vet and to get the tumor removed - it would have cost nearly 500 euro and because of my cats age of 15. It was risky to put him under, I found this site and decided to try it. at first the tumor (or cyst or large skin tag, not sure which) turned black and after about 2/3 weeks the black fell off and there was a pinky red lump still left, again we applied the castor oil and again the black scab appeared over it while it continued to grow, only a week later and this fell off revealing another smaller redish pink lump. We continued to apply castor oil this time soaking the growth in it, the growth was just under the cats eye, connected to the bottom lid and the cat is quite fiesty so it was hard to apply at times. 2 weeks went by and I was starting to lose hope as it just continued to grow and the cat started scratching it until it bled. But two days later and it all fell off completely and you wouldnt ever know anything was there.


Posted by Robbie (Illinois) on 12/22/2014
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Since applying castor oil for a week to my cats fatty tumor it has opened and looks painful. It is under her arm and is causing the leg to swell hugely. Is this normal? should I continue applying castor oil since it is open? She has a cluster of smaller ones too. I tried adding turmeric to her food and she refused it. Please help.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
12/24/2014

Hey Robbie!

You might consider applying the turmeric topically, either mixed in with the castor oil or applied dried onto the tumor area itself.

Replied by Betty
Texas, US
12/29/2014

I have found that turmeric capsules put in pet food works better - they cannot taste it..available at health stores or herbal internet sale, I use Puritain Pride for quality.

Cathy
Maine
03/12/2016

My Yorkie also hates blackstrap, which did not work very well. Got rid of smaller lumps but the big ones are still there. Will eat disguised turmeric though. I am going to try topical organic castor oil. I have found organic is way better than natural. for myself anyway. and going to try topical turmeric. he also had pledora bugs from damp hay. Need a medicine for that.

Replied by Robbie
Illinois
12/29/2014

Betty, I put it in her food and she turned her nose at it and wouldn't touch it. Thanks for trying to help. :) I have added a pinch of baking soda to her water and also a touch of H2O2. The tumor is now only a 1/3 the size it was before and sores are healing.

Rebecca
Ky
03/08/2016

Hey, I usually take amount needed / half of a ml and half of melted organic coconut oil in a medical syringe, shake ingredients together. Hold your pet by the fur under her chin, don't give her a choice for her own good, don't hurt her but simply put syringe at her back teeth and inject in her throat. This gets it done, its over.

Replied by Robbie
Illinois, US
12/31/2014

Strange thing happening. I have been putting the castor oil on my cat's tumors and the skin on top became black and hard and fell off. Under this I can see the pink tumors. I applied castor oil and aloe vera to them and am hoping this continues the healing. Anyone else have this happen with the castor oil?

Replied by Janice
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
03/07/2015

I have a pet rat with a large mammary tumor. She has had surgery for mammary tumors before. They were benign but keep coming back in different areas. I don't know that she could survive another surgery. I am giving her turmeric and molasses orally. Should I try castor oil and turmeric on the tumor itself? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Kit L.
Pa.
02/29/2016

I use organic human food grade turmeric for my pets. Recently I read that it is a waste to simply mix it in their food, that we need to make a paste with it.

Human grade natural organic cold pressed coconut oil is also good but in small amounts, maybe upping the dosage ( mixed with food) weekly a bit so as to prevent tummy issues. I've never had problems, but I would advise to research and ask professional holistic veterinarians before taking any chances. Each pet is different with their own issues. We also apply ONLY a GOOD GRADE of frankincense diluted with a bit of fractionated coconut oil to the cysts and tumors. My sister has had tumors shrink to nothing using frankincense oil this way on her pets, and people too.

BUT, NOT ALL ESSENTIAL OILS ARE CREATED EQUAL. PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE BUYING AND USING AS SOME MIGHT HARM YOUR PET.

Replied by Char
Tampa, Florida
03/24/2015

Robbie, I saw your post and have had a similar experience. My dog had a nasty black area on the back of her neck. I started rubbing castor oil into it several times a day, one day went to rub it in and the black area just came off and underneath it was a tumor that was attached to it, the skin had basically healed underneath and forced the tumor out.

Replied by Deanne
South Australia
07/13/2016

Hi Girls, I have been giving my little dog turmeric powder ( that I buy in 2kg bags for us) but also have been giving her Curcumin in capsules ( the concentrated extract from Turmeric) I bought them form Puritans pride for quality) she has been on the for a while now ans so far she is improving.. she has cancer Grade 3 tumor and was dying... she seems to be coming alive again now.. happy and going for walks and even put on weight.. of course she is on a cancer diet and other supplements as well but the capsules are ok for her


Posted by Adrienne (Az, US) on 11/05/2014

My dog has a possible sarcoma lump on her armpit. I have mixed castor oil and turmeric and have been applying it topically. Also giving turmeric capsules in food. After a month, the lump is the same size, but oddly the skin around it is red and bloody today. I heard that lumps seem to get worse before getting better, but the lump is the same color, the skin around it is red. I am wondering if the friction of the paste is causing a skin irritation since its in the armpit area. Anybody seen this?

Replied by Debbie
Portslade, UK
11/08/2014

I would imagine the turmeric is burning the skin. I would stop using it.

Carry on giving it internally. And, some virgin coconut oil.


Posted by Jackie (Oh - Ohio) on 09/18/2014

My elder Schnauzer/maltese mix has developed a bulbous growth on the edge of his gum right next to his incisor tooth. My friend recommended trying castor oil on it. Would it be safe and could it help since it's in his mouth? Any suggestions?

Replied by Pamela Gilbert
Earth
10/26/2014

See: http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/holistic_health/data/repalma.html

Castor oil was so well thought of ppl called it the Hand of Christ, Palma Christi, been using Castor Oil on self and animals with good results for years. PS

Do not drink it, use as a pac, however, other than having diarrhea no harm will come to your animal, as always check for allergies


Replied by R.s.c
Pennsylvania
02/23/2014

Don't know how your pet survived when he could have been licking the castor oil on his fur. It is considered one of the most dangerous toxin to pets according to the ASPCA pet toxin list. Anywhere on the internet you search it is considered a toxin to pets requiring vet care immediately if ingested. I would like to use it on my pet's small tumor if you can convince me it is safe if my pet licks the castor oil when it is on the fur.


Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
02/24/2014

Hey RSC! Please review the ASPCA website again as what you have posted is not correct.

From the ASPCA website:

Most castor oil products, unlike the beans of the plant, aren't considered poisonous. However, ingestion of the oil can have a significant cathartic effect, and cause diarrhea and possibly vomiting. [Source: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/poison-control-okay-or-no-way ]

While its true that too much of anything can be toxic - drinking too much pure water in one sitting will kill you, ie 6 liters in 3 hours [source http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/ ] - studies show you can feed rats and mice a diet consisting of 10 percent castor oil with no ill effects whatsoever [source: http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/htdocs/st_rpts/tox012.pdf ]

It certainly appears that the health benefits of using castor oil topically to reduce tumours outweighs the risk of the dog licking some up and having a loose stool. JMHO!


Posted by Melissa (Austin, Tx) on 04/17/2013

I've applied castor oil to my dogs tumor on the side of her body. My question is, The tumor is now looking VERY scary, ugly, deformed, bleeding, and oozy. What does this mean? Is it breaking down? I try to keep it clean and bandage it, but she usually ends up ripping them off and licking the site. I have stopped the castor oil and try putting neosporin. Sometimes it looks like pus is forming but then it goes away. Any suggestions thanks.

Replied by Kat
West Bend, Wisconsin
07/24/2013

feedback for Melissa from Austin, Tx (4-17-2013)

Her description of her dog's tumor reaction from using castor oil pack treatment reminded me of the description I read of tumors being treated with a product called "Black Ointment". As the tumors are being destroyed and break down, they exhibit All the "symptoms" Melissa was describing! She might want to look up websites on "Black Ointment";some of them have photos of various tumors during treatment, from start to finish. Evidentially the Very nasty-looking "symptoms" should not scare you into stopping treatment;otherwise you halt the Complete elimination of the cancer. Treatment might even cause a fairly deep pit/hole, but this is a good sign, showing that the "root/s" have been destroyed. Hole will fill in from bottom out; just follow the "Black Ointment" treatment directions. (Or complete the castor oil treatments until nastiness stops & then maybe use aloe vera gel to help new skin growth).

Best Wishes & Blessings to You and your Furry Angel!!!

Kat

Replied by Shelly
Santa Rosa, Ca.
06/29/2014

Hi! Feedback to Mellisa, from Austin, Tx.

Also additional support to Kati's reply to Mellisa. From my understanding when skin growths as tumors are being treated with natural health remedies, they will have ugly looking symptoms when they are breaking down from the natural destroying process. So, I would not stop treatment. I know it can seem bad but it is a good thing in a natural healing process.

I have experienced headaches, cold like symptoms, slight rashes, swelling of the face and lymph glands from taking nutrional supplements and eating lots of veggies and fruits. These symptoms lasted only a day or two. I have also experienced upon each wiping of my nose to seeing blood and dark dried blood on my tissue for about ten days. I believe these are all symptoms of toxins leaving my body. Have patience and faith that all this will end and healing will be done.

God bless you all and pray for healing for all that believe in God.

Take care! Shelly :)


Posted by Diamondtia (Glassville, Nb, Canada) on 08/10/2011

I have a goffin cockatoo that has a small tumor on the inside of his leg. I don't have any avian vets in my area. None within 2000 miles, so I do my best to care for my babies. I love them with all my heart. Two of them mutilate (both males). The one with the tumor, I have been heating the castor oil and putting it on his leg, then wrapping with gauze and leaving overnight.

I read about how it helps dogs, but will it help shrink the tumor in my parrot's leg? I know it bothers him and I give him natural pain killers. He mutilates that same leg. The tumor showed up about two weeks ago and I started the castor oil about 1 week ago. I sure could use some help with any suggestions.

Thanks!!

Replied by Noelle
Elkhorn, Nebraska, Usa
09/14/2012

I have two standard dachshunds that each have marble-sized fatty tumors on their lower necks (at the top of each front leg) Both dogs are approx 10 years old and overweight.

I am going to start a 'castor oil pack therapy' on them. Each has a different, separate condition that might also respond well to the packs. One (Jeau) has chronic pancreatitis, high liver enzymes, and a 'sludgey gall bladder'. The other (Linus) has intestinal adhesions from surgery and develops blockages that are painful. I will update in two weeks!

I also have a 13 year old bald dachshund (Telly) that gets warts that need surgical removal. They start out flesh -colored (he's considered a 'blue', so his skin is dark grey) but then they change to light pink and then dark pink. And they grow. I am going to dab some castor oil on these growths each day. He has approx 6 warts right now in varying degrees of needing removal. Will also update his condition in two weeks! (he's also paralyzed and gets frequent UTI's... Will castor oil help with this??)

Replied by Hannah
London
06/26/2015

Try coliodal silver in his water and add a little food grade organic castor oil and turmeric in his food or on a treat.

Replied by Bernice
Arizona
08/07/2015

Try oregano on Warts...my niece had a wart on hand and her grandma used oregano oil on it and 3 days later it was going away. It is very hot-spicy so don't get it in eyes or pet's mouth...its like a hot chile....I apply to my Chihuahua's chest so he doesn't sound like he has a breathing problem anymore.....kind of sounded like asthma before.

Replied by Carolyn
Lake Forest, Ca
09/18/2016

Was just reading your post with interest as I have a tiny 5 lb. dog who is partially bald and is developing several warts or some type of growth that grow quickly. One of them is ulcerated and he licks the growth a lot how are your dogs doing and did your treatment you tried work? I hope that your little ones are doing well.


Posted by Nicole (Phoenix, U.s.) on 09/18/2010

Need Help Please: My sweet pup has a Nasal Tumor that has taken over her left eye, is protruding, but not broken through her skin yet and is also in the middle of her nose and the top of her head. I have been putting a Chinese Herb topically with vitamin E on it & it is now "suddenly" getting larger VERY QUICKLY. Last night I put Castor Oil on it & she seemed more uncomfortable.... Yet I realize that the tumor, as most write, gets larger before it goes away. She also is taking Herbs internally & just recently started on an NSAID.. Only giving her 1/2 dose prescribed. Question: Should I continue with both the Chinese Herb & vitamin E TOPICALLY during the day & alternate w/ CASTOR OIL.. Using it as well during the day & leaving it on all night? Or does that seem too much?

My goal is to get rid of the tumor asap w/out hurting my pup. Obviously Cancer hurts. Feedback from all dealing with a similar situation/Nasal Tumor or "who have had current success" using Castor Oil or? would be so very very greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who respond as I am scared. Also, please tell me how long it took to get the tumor to go away, did it bleed/ooze/get infected & if you gave anything natural to your pup for pain? Thank you again. My email: [email protected]

P. S. At her last Vet visit after being on the Herbs for only four weeks, the tumor shrunk! It did not grow or stay the same which was a true miracle. But as I wrote above, I can see I have very recently made it much larger from what I am putting on the eye & tumor topically. Is this the STORM BEFORE THE EXIT OF THE HORRIBLE TUMOR?

Replied by Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
11/17/2011

Is your dog better? I have a dog with the same condition and I'm treating her nasal tumour with homeopathic Hekla Lava 6x given 2ce a week. Other than discomfort breathing (mucus blocks the passage) she's eating well and active. Hekla lava seems to help with the mucus and with a bony growth on her right hindleg - but I can't see any improvement otherwise.

I will try the castor oil application as well.


Posted by Molly (Texas City, Texas) on 01/27/2010

Our 10 year old dog..all of a sudden grew over night a hard lump on her left back leg right above her paw 3 weeks ago..

Since I'm a senior I could not lift my 85 pound dog into the car....I took a picture of my sweet Molly's back leg..and took it to the vet that had seen her for 5 years..( She is a farmers daughter country vet)

The look in the vets eyes was horrible..then she says that all she can do is surgically remove the tumored bone and attempt some chemo and radiation to the tune of $7000-$12000.00..but would not suggest it because doing that procedure would not prolong my dogs life any longer than not doing the surgery.. I almost passed out with fear..gained my composure and asked for any holistic methods out there since nobody in my town has $7000-$12000 laying around in their cookie jar....

Frantic I started searching for holistic ways to help my dog..I came across this site.. It is day 8 of putting castor oil on my dogs leg 5 times a day.. I am praying like the other people reports in here... that the egg shaped hard lump surrounding my dogs back leg will start to shrink.. So far no shrinking..

Question..If it in fact does start to shrink..and if it bursts..WHAT do you apply to the opening when it bursts??

Again this is only the beginning of the second week..No shrinkage as of yet..She is still eating like a champion morning and evening...going to the mail box down the drive way with me and going out to get the newspaper..on three legs and holding her back leg up.. she would walk/hop around the block on her leash if I let her.. (on three legs)

Her spirits are high for a 10 year old doggy..

One concern is last week after about 3 days of the caster oil...She started hopping on her good back leg and pulling her bad leg up..She is eating like a champ and still racing outside to the fence with my other dogs to inform the neighbors dogs in barking that she is STILL the big dog...

EVERYBODY PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR MOLLYBIRDIE (in Texas)!!!!

27Jan10

Replied by Mollybirdie - This May Help!!
Newton, New Jersey
01/29/2010

Please please try the spice turmeric. Check the pages here for it that's where I learned about it many months ago my dog had a growth and I couldn't afford treatment, I posted about how it shrank within weeks, I put turmeric in his food (it's good for people too and they are now experimenting with it for cancer cures for humans) please read the turmeric postings on earthclinic! I posted about my golden retriever Zeus. Also google it on the internet! It's an Indian spice, it's not uncommon but it ain't basil or oregano, so if you can't find it in your town order it overnight from a good spice site - a nice big bag - it's not too expensive. You should feed it to him in his food twice a day, mix in with a little water or wet food so he'll it - use a level teaspoon full each meal. Also apply externally like a paste to the tumor. This should not give him upset stomach - my dog has super sensitive stomach but this didn't bother him a bit. In fact turmeric is antidiarrheal - read what the humans used it for here too. Great for pets and people and safe, though I think it makes my dog smell funny but who cares? I believe this may really help you and it can't hurt because it's not dangerous. I gave it to my dog and I take it too.

But please read up on it thouroughly first. It contains curcurmin, a super food, a super spice. Very good stuff.
I have a bag of it. My dog's big round growth of an inch shrank away and within maybe 5 or 6 weeks was a couple of millimeters only!

Please read the pet postings on turmeric and search the web for the latest scientific findings on it!
Good luck to Mollybirdie, my prayers are with you!
Eva

Replied by Betty
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
01/30/2010

I wrote about my 17 year old Shih Tzu and castor oil shrinking her tumor. Molly from Texas wrote sounding desperate like I felt. I just want to say that as hard as it is try to be patient because this didn't work overnight. I'm on week 7, the large bloody one is completely gone and the small one is slowly shrinking and the large one in the wrist is smaller. You asked about what I did when the tumor burst. I continued to put the castor oil on and wrap it. If you read other cures using castor oil they refer to a castor oil wrap. That is what I used. Apply the castor oil, wrap it in cotton and secure with tape. Then bandage with a self adhesive bandage found in pet stores. One thing to be very careful of is if the tumor does burst then there is a good chance it could become infected and your Molly would need antibiotics. I should note that my Mollie is 10 lbs and I have been giving her a tsp. of flax seed oil, and 1/8 tsp of tumeric once a day. Hang in there.

Replied by Rachel
Corona, Ca
06/30/2010

I know this post is late but I thought I could share some research I have been doing. I have an older boxer who had a tumor in his left leg, my husband & I were talked into getting Care Credit and after a $1500 vet bill another one grew back a year later. The vet told us that our dog should have chemo therapy but I did not want to put him through that. I have since given him natural supplements and tried various homeopathic remedies to keep him healthy. Overall, he still has a great energy level but the tumor has gotten larger. It is the size of a baseball at this point. He does not seem to be in pain and from what we have been told it is benign. I stumbled upon a great site that gave some of the following helpful advice that I would like to share: (since i cannot post the link, here is the info)

Homeopathic Treatments:

Homeopathy views the symptoms of disease as signs of an underlying imbalance that must be corrected if your dog is to recover. Because they treat underlying conditions and not just the fatty tumor, homeopathic remedies take time to work. A homeopathic vet will choose which remedies to apply to your dog based on the dog's individual symptoms.

Dr. Jill Elliot, DVM, recommends treating your dog's fatty tumor with the homeopathic remedy Thuja 30C, administered at least once as an oral dose of three tablets. If your pet's overall condition appears to improve in the three weeks to month after the first dose, she advises a second dose and further observation to notice if the tumors are shrinking.

Dr. Elliott mentions that many holistic vets believe fatty tumors may result from over-vaccination. Thuja is commonly used to treat dogs that react badly to vaccines. Dr. Messonier adds Viscum Album and Arsenicum Album to the list of homeopathic remedies.

Herbal treatments:
Dr. Messonier also suggests a variety of immune system-strengthening herbs to treat dog tumors of all types. Among them are alfalfa, burdock, dandelion root, garlic, goldenseal and milk thistle. He also recommends using immune-strengthening mushrooms, including reishi.

Considerations
Get guidance from a homeopathic vet before attempting to treat your dog's fatty tumors with homeopathic or herbal remedies. Locate a certified homeopathic vet in your area at the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy website (see References).

I am going to try a homeopathic treatment system this week and I will post again regarding the measurements, reaction and treatments I felt most helpful for our big guy, Sampson.

Replied by Mary
Regina, Saskchewan
07/13/2010

Thank you so much for your research. I look forward to your observations. My dog also has a fatty tumor(2) actually. I have had them operated on before but they have come back. Am going to clean his liver with the Essiac tea and then think about homeopathy. Best of luck with your dog. Mary

Replied by Reb777
San Antonio, Texas
06/20/2012

Turmeric does work... We have 2 dogs with the same problem and we have been using it with Pomegranate extract and Broccoli extract and also use the Turmeric Extract... Go to a holistic health store and tellthem what it is for and they will tell you how much per pound your dog is to use. Also don't feed them store bought dog food anymore... Make your own with Organic Chicken and buy some liver and cook it and mix in Broccoli and spinach and Shiitake Mushrooms. Also Beets are good for them too. Organic Coconut Oil is good for them. A good Krill Oil is good too. You can look up a good diet for dogs that have cancer and it will tell you more to put in it... The Dog Foods now have alot of not good stuff in it and is actually causing the cancers.... when you start them on a new diet it's ok to get them slowly into the new food by doing parts to parts on it till they get used to the new.

Replied by Bigwoods
Mpls, MN
08/23/2014

What kind of castor oil is used? and where do I get it? thanks!

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
08/24/2014

Hey Bigwoods!

Others with more experience should chime in, as I have only started working with Castor Oil.

I found castor oil at Walgreens, for about $6.00 for maybe 8 ounces.

Replied by Sandy
Raleigh, Nc
01/31/2015

VitaCost.com is great for the Turmeric. I purchase Organice 1#for approx $12. The castor oil too.. organic..Heritage brand. If you use the caster oil packs I buy the flannel from them as well.



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