How to Get Rid of Growths On Dogs for Under Five Dollars
As most of you probably know, there are many different kinds of warts, bumps, and growths that can develop on an animal. When you find one on your pet, the first step is to identify the growth.
I'm not a vet. I'm just a pet owner with years of experience with dog issues. Personally, I keep my dogs on a natural diet and give them lots of love and attention. When I found a weird-looking bump on the bridge of my dog's nose, I went into panic mode. The growth was very solid and about 1/8" high. It just looked liked the rest of his nose, but it was obviously a growth.
After I calmed down, I began to realize that my dog was older and that bumps will occur as time goes by. It happens to most dogs. So I just put it out of my mind, as it didn't seem to change even after many months. I can't remember how long it was until I noticed it again. We'd just moved into a new house and he was all excited and running around the kitchen. When I finally looked at him, I noticed that he was trying to look over the bridge of his nose but he couldn't.
I knelt down to see what was bothering him and saw that the original growth was four times as big and had turned blue and blood-red! If you're a pet owner, then I don't have to explain the fear that ran through me. I decided to search for a way to treat the growth myself. I got on the computer and found an answer.
I found information about people whose tumors and other growths were healed with castor oil treatments. The results sounded promising and non-invasive, so I decided to try it on my dog's growth.
What You Will Need
• Cotton balls.
• Castor oil (be sure it's safe for internal use).
• A small bowl.
• Very warm water.
My Castor Oil Regimen for Removing Bumps
I gave my dog this treatment and his bump shrank until it was gone.
1. Pour some hot water into a bowl. The water should be extremely warm, but not burning-hot. Heat plays a major role in this treatment.
Heat plays a major role in this treatment.
2. Sit the dog on your lap. Dunk a couple of cotton balls into the water. Squeeze out the excess and lay them on the tumor. Hold until the cotton begins to cool.
If your dog does not like this be gentle and talk to him as you're doing it.
3. Dip more cotton balls into the water. Squeeze out the excess and pour some castor oil onto the warm cotton. Apply to tumor. Leave in place until it begins to cool.
4. I repeated this treatment ten times, three times a day, for one week.
By the end of the fourth day the tumor began to shrink. At the end of the week it was completely gone.
Answers to Questions From Readers
• Depending on what kind of growth it is, sometimes it goes away in a few days, and other times it may take a few weeks.
• It's perfectly safe to use castor oil on the eyelid. Just know that if it gets into the eye, the animals vision might be blurred for awhile but it will clear up.
• If the tumor is inside the dog's nose or mouth, it's a little more difficult to get rid of but the castor oil should still work.
• The tumor doesn't usually get bigger before it gets smaller. If your dog's bump gets bigger even after a few days of this treatment, I suggest taking your dog to a vet to see what's in the bump.
The Same Treatment Worked for my Warts!
I might also add that I had a couple of warts on my face. After the dramatic results I got with my dog, I decided to try it on myself and the warts completely flattened out. I still have faded marks from where the warts were, but the warts themselves are completely gone.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.