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How to Get Rid of Growths On Dogs for Under Five Dollars

Updated on February 09, 2016

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I removed a benign tumor from my dog's nose using castor oil. Read on for specific techniques to help remove bumps and warts from your dog.
I removed a benign tumor from my dog's nose using castor oil. Read on for specific techniques to help remove bumps and warts from your dog.

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.

The growth on my dog looked like this one, but was on his nose. Imagine how scared I was when I noticed it!
The growth on my dog looked like this one, but was on his nose. Imagine how scared I was when I noticed it!

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.
Notes
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.


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    • jeanne mckenzie 29 hours ago

      thank you I will try this

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      Peggasuse 5 days ago from Indiana, USA

      To jeannemckenzie: When you do the treatment, at the end, just blot off the excess. It's ok if he licks it as long as there's not a lot to lick. If he was to lick up too much, the worst that could happen is that he'd get a little case of diarrhea. But castor is basically safe to ingest.

      To criscornfield1955: I don't know of anything else to use but it's perfectly safe to use in or near the eye. The best time to do that would be at night, before he goes to sleep. That way, his vision won't be blurry by the time he wakes up.

    • criscornfield1955@gmail.com 5 days ago

      My lap has one exactly the same size and color it's below the eye corner not near his tear duct .he never rubs it. Doesn't seem to cause any discomfort at all. It's hard. He's 8/12 .is there any thing else I can use besides castor oil?

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      Peggasuse 2 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Avishai: Well, I can't really recommend more than I have already. But if the vet can't help then, if it was my pet, I would try everything possible to get rid of the problem, since it doesn't seem like it can get much worse.

      I would continue the castor oil treatment and see how that goes. It might take longer than a week, since the mass is so large. I think it's possible that it might be breaking up and that might be causing his breathing to seem like it's getting worse. But it's always possible that after it does break up, his body might be able to expel it, and then his breathing could go back to normal.

      All you can do is try. There is no limit to how long you can use castor oil. If the treatment is the only option you have left, then I would just continue it. Don't give up hope. There is always a chance that things will get better.

      Good luck...

    • Avishai 2 weeks ago

      After 5 days of putting a couple of drops into the nostrils, twicw a day, his breathing became a little better, and 3 days later, got worse again. You recomended using it for a week. Do you thing I should try it longer ? Is there any limit on the duration of such a treatment (inside the nasal cavity) ?

      As I said before, it is a malignant tumor in the nasal cavity and it's a big mass. I didn't find any artical about using castor oil inside the nose for tumors and vets can't help us.

      Thank you

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      Peggasuse 3 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Avishai: Sorry, I don't have any more information than what I already told you. If he's having breathing problems, maybe you should take him to the vet, if you've tried everything else...

    • Avishai 3 weeks ago

      There is one point I don't completely understand. The tumor is inside the nasal cavity and spreads towards the eyes and the brain, which means there is the skull seperates between the outer surface (of the head) and the internal areas, where the tumor is. Do you think the oil from the outer surface be able to get to the tumor through the skull ?

      Do you have any other usful ideas ? (my dog has severe breathing difficulties right now)

      Thank you

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      Peggasuse 3 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Kat: That's great news! It's hard to predict how long it will take but that's why I always suggest that you keep doing it and not worry about how many days it has already been. You did the right thing by continuing....

      To Avishai: Well, it doesn't hurt to try the castor oil treatment on the tumor. I would, and then see if you get any results. After awhile, if it's working, you should see some sort of unusual discharge being expelled from the nose...

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      Peggasuse 3 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Kat: That's great news! It's hard to predict how long it will take but that's why I always suggest that you keep doing it and not worry about how many days it has already been. You did the right thing by continuing....

    • Avishai 3 weeks ago

      It's not a brain tumor. It is a tumor called Adenocarzinoma located in the nasal cavity and it spreaded towards the eyes. If I want to attack it through the external surface the oil shoud have the ability to penetrate trough the nose bone (because it's inside).

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      Peggasuse 3 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Avishai: Yes, it is acceptable to put a couple of drops into the nostrils, twice each day for a week. I've read articles that suggest this will have a positive effect and help break up the growths.

      In addition, if you use the drops, also put some castor oil on a cotton ball and massage it into the area of the face where the growth is located. So technically, you are treating the outside area and the inside area of the growth.

      On your second question, I really don't know if castor oil would work on brain tumors because I'm pretty sure that castor oil cannot penetrate bone. What you can do though, is do a search on the internet about natural cures for brain tumors. From what I've read, if you can catch it in time, there's a chance that you might be able to destroy the cancer cells with certain herbs that come in capsule form. I would try that and see if it works....

    • kat 3 weeks ago

      One month of doing this 3 times a day; not missing a treatment and the wart is all but gone..totally flat to the skin, no bump at all and it was almost as big as the eraser on a pencil. I did not do the 9 treatments tho, just once, three times a day. The first 2 weeks it got crusty and black. It bled a little then fell off. What remained was the same bump, only a bit smaller. I was kind of discouraged but kept doing it. This last 2 weeks it never got crusty, black or bloody it has just been getting smaller each day...quite amazing!!

    • Avishai 4 weeks ago

      Thanks a lot for your help.

      1. Do you think it would work through the bones of the skull that exist between the surface and the tumor ?

      2. What's your opinion about droping the oil directly into the nostrils ?

      Thank you

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      Peggasuse 4 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Avishai: If you know exactly where the tumor is (inside the nasal cavity), then you could use the treatment on the outside of that exact spot.

      Earlier this year, I came upon a article online, about this same type of problem. The owner used a similar treatment, but on the surface on the face, where the growth was. After awhile, the article said that the dog began to sneeze and finally expelled parts of the growth out of it's nose.

      If it was my pet, I would certainly try this. You might also search the internet for additional articles relating to treating growths inside the nasal cavity with castor oil.

      Good luck :)

    • Avishai 4 weeks ago

      Do you think it would work for a nasal cavity malignant tumor ?

      The way of treatment specified above cant be used for nasal cavity. How would you do the treatment for that internal area of the body ?

      Thanks a lot

      Avishai

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      Peggasuse 4 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Deweysmom: Yes, it should work on both types of growths. If you do the treatment repeatedly as I've described in the article, you should see results. About the fatty tumors, depending on their size, it might take a week or it might take a few weeks, if their very large. If they're still small, I'd work on them before they get too large.

      Happy Holidays to you :)

    • Deweysmom 4 weeks ago

      THANK YOU for this post! I'm going to try this on my Golden, he has a bump that looks very similar to the one in your picture (and almost in the exact same spot). He also has a few "fatty tumors" that the vet said are nothing to worry about. Would this work on those too?

    • Kat 6 weeks ago

      I wonder if I am putting too little oil. I wet the cotton, place it on the open bottle, tip it and place that on wart.

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      Peggasuse 6 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Kat: Ok, first dunk the cotton ball in very warm water. Squeeze out the excess water and apply it to the growth until it's not warm anymore.

      Then, dunk the cotton ball again, squeeze out the excess water, press your finger into the middle of the cotton ball to make a sort of cup. Then pour some castor oil into that cup. (Don't put the cotton ball on the bottle.) Apply this to the growth and hold it there until it's not warm anymore.

      Then do all this again, and then again.

      Each time you do the treatment, you should do it three times. So that means that if you do three treatments every day, that would total 9 times. You usually do have to do it enough times so that the castor oil can get into the growth and start to either shrink it or break it down.

      Try it the way I described above and give it a week. See what happens...

    • Kat 6 weeks ago

      I wonder if I am putting too little oil. I went the cotton, place it on the open bottle, tip it and place that on wart.

    • Kat 6 weeks ago

      We are coming up on 2 weeks Sunday in treating my dogs wart that is right by her nose. Has anyone else had a take this long to go away? My dogs is back and crusty but there has been no blood on the cotton ball for several days now. The part that attaches to her nose and under the black still has a pink color to it. We are doing the treatment 3 times a day, each time, once dabbing the cotton in hot water and and once dabbing it in hot water then the oil.

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      Peggasuse 7 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Kat: Glad to hear it :) It's an amazing cure...

    • Kat 7 weeks ago

      I am not surprised by this as castor oil is simply amazing and I have been using it to regrow hair on my eyebrows that stopped growing due to over plucking. It IS coming back! Today my dogs wart is getting black and it is Day 3.

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      Peggasuse 7 weeks ago from Indiana, USA

      To Kat: Well, you must be doing it right if it's starting to get crusty. That's a good sign. It usually means that the growth is breaking down. I would keep doing it until it starts to look healed....

    • Kat 7 weeks ago

      So, you did this 1o times in a row, 3 times a day? Not sure my dog will be that patient. I have been doing it 3 times a day for 3 days now and yesterday it started bleeding a bit and seems to be crustier. I am thinking that means it's working?

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      Peggasuse 2 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Lisa,

      As to how much castor oil to put on the cotton ball, just soak the ball in very warm water again, and then press your finger into the center, so that it sort of makes a cup shape. Fill that cup with castor oil and then apply to the growth. Keep it on there until the cotton ball is cold. Then do it again, as described.

      Nothing bad will happen if you put a little too much. But if you put too little, it's going to take longer to shrink...

    • Lisa 2 months ago

      Hi there!

      I just started the treatment just as you shared on my dog's paw.

      How much castor oil do you put on the cotton ball? Do you dab it on, or put a glob on?

      Thank you!

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      Peggasuse 2 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Sandy :)

      Well, usually, if it starts to bleed, it means that the growth is breaking down and that's a good thing. Just keep doing the castor oil treatment, and it should heal.

      As you know from the article, I'm not a veterinarian but I know how to do research and try to figure out what the growth is. From everything that I've discovered, that kind of growth is called a histiocytoma.

      But also, from my research, I discovered that castor oil works well on many different types of growth and is totally harmless to the animal. After trying it myself with my own dog, I was convinced that castor oil really works. Thus, the article was written because of my own personal experience.

      I wouldn't worry about the minor bleeding. The growth doesn't always break up like that. Sometimes it just shrinks. But other times, it actually breaks down, causing a little bleeding.

      In your case, I'd just wipe off the blood and keep doing the castor oil treatment. It should look better soon.

    • Sandy Bissell 2 months ago

      Hi, great info, thank you. I was just wondering how you determined that it was a histiocytoma? The picture you used looks just like the one on my dogs head. It doesnt seem to bug her, as she doesnt scratch it, but sill me thought I would put some cream on it to try and get rid of it. The size did go down somewhat but, there was a couple of drops of blood that appeared about a half hour later. It still doesnt seem to bug her, but I dont want to leave it like this. Any other information you have would be great. Thanks again. Sandy

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      Peggasuse 2 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Patricia: Well, it is ok to put a couple of drops into the eye. I would do it at night, before bed, because it causes blurry vision for awhile. I'm not sure about the olive oil. So I would just stick to the castor oil for a couple of weeks and see how it looks after that.

      According to other people's accounts, many times it will look worse before it looks better---as if the growth is trying to break up.

      If I were you, I would just stick to the castor oil and see what happens in a couple of weeks...

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      Patricia Ganswind 2 months ago from New Zealand

      Hi there, thank you so much for making this information available :) Our dog has something slowly growing on his eyelid for about 3 months. I started doing the treatment with castor oil one months ago and 2 weeks through I discovered that he has a sort of root inside the eyelid going down (away from eyelid). So I made sure that I put the cotton ball with oil on his eyelid while eye is open in the hope that some of the oil infuses the root as well. Meanwhile the thing on his eyelid is decreasing however the root has developed a kinda Tumor looking like thing at the end of the root which is very red. So for the last several days it is not decreasing is size but maybe growing slowly? His original thing on the eyelid instead looks like decreasing still even though it is already very small. Basically this is all connected and I am wondering if I should put a couple drops of castor oil straight into his eye? So that it can infuse this thing inside his eyelid. I started putting olive oil in his eye(2 days ago) since I read about it somewhere just recently. This morning I saw that he had a rash around his skin around the eye (under the fur). I don't know what it is so I spared him the treatment completely today so he can rest and heal naturally. I am hoping to continue a treatment tomorrow but just hoping that I hear from you at your earliest convenience - THANK U SO MUCH!! So happy to have found your page :)

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      Peggasuse 3 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Teriwitter: I wasn't sure how to apply it to the inside of the nose, so I looked it up on the internet and found the following article:

      Posted by David (Atlanta, Georgia) on 03/04/2012

      The Castor Oil works wonders for Sinus Polyps!!!!!!!! I was in the proceess of getting ready for my first surgery to have my polyps removed.

      After extensive research, I started applying castor oil drops 'inside' my nostrils each night before bed. I use about 3-4 drops in the nostrils. Within the week, my polyps have shrunk so much I can no longer see them when looking up my nostrils with a mirror! I can breath out of both nostrils now!

      I'm also noticing that my sense of smell is slowly starting to return. I'll continue this regimen until I can completely get my sense of smell back so hopefully by May/June of 2012 I'll be 100% again. :)

      This article came from a site called http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/sinus_polyps.html

      If I were you, I'd try this first before going to a specialist. Castor oil is amazing stuff. It couldn't hurt to try it before you do anything else...

    • Teriwitter 4 months ago

      We have had our dog at the vet twice now for what we thought might be allergies. She has more difficulty breathing through one side of her nose and the vet thinks it might be pollyps and referred us to a specialist. Could castor oil help for this and how would you apply it?

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      Peggasuse 4 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Barbara doe: I'm so glad :) Thanks for posting your success on this comment page. It gives other pets owners hope that many time, natural remedies DO actually work.

      Thanks again.

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      Peggasuse 4 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Barbara doe: I'm so glad :) Thanks for posting your success on this comment page. It gives other pets owners hope that many time, natural remedies DO actually work.

      Thanks again.

    • Barbara doe 4 months ago

      This totally is going to work. I did one warm compress and applied the castor oil and it is already looking smaller and getting ready to fall off. Unbelievable! Thank You so much. My Golden is a 2 and a half year old male. Vet checked it and said it was a virus and he probably got it at daycare. He was at dog care for a wedding about 5 weeks ago. Vet also said it is caused from a virus from another dog. thanks again!

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      Peggasuse 4 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Bev: I'm so happy to hear that part of the growth already fell off! Just keep using the castor oil and I feel sure that it will finish off that issue. I have read that sometimes, a breathing problem can be caused by a growth in the nasal area. If that's the case, I would keep using the c/o treatment and see how it goes. It certainly can't hurt and by all the comments on this page, I think it's definitely worth a try before you have to use a vet...

    • Bev 4 months ago

      I started using the castor oil on my Brussels Griffon's nose 7 days ago when I read the comments on this forum. My baby had a bump in the crevice of his nose where it meets his face. I couldn't get to the vet until yesterday so I decided to give it a try. The vet said it was a wart and I could use cortisone cream, but it turned black a few days ago and part of it fell off this morning. I know it was the c/o because he also has one on his leg that I didn't treat, and it remains unchanged. I am a believer.

      My baby has breathing problems and I am going to continue the c/o packs on his nasal area to see if his breathing improves. I know it's a longshot, but I have nothing to lose.

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      Peggasuse 5 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Kim: Please do try the castor oil treatment on that problem. According to the comments I've read here, it should work. Sometimes though, it takes longer than a week. It wouldn't hurt to keeping doing it for another week and watch the progress...

    • Kim 5 months ago

      Thanks for this. I've been working on a wart or lump of some kind between my Shih Tzu's eyes. Neither of us were bothered by it until she either scratched at it or bumped it and it began to bleed. It's been about a week now, and I'm not entirely sure, but I think it might be shrinking. I'll keep at it and update in another week or so. I wish I had taken photos!

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      Peggasuse 5 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Les: If you think that the wire brushes are causing irritation, then just stop using them. Go to a comb or a soft brush. You probably will have to comb more regularly but it's better then having their skin get infected.

      Meanwhile, do try the castor oil treatment on the areas in question. It's helped a lot of dog (as you can tell by a number of comments here). It should be better for your dogs and you probably will not have to go for another $1,000 at the vet's office.....

    • Les 5 months ago

      we have Shih Tzu dogs,, some of them have developed a hair follicle bacteria that causes these ugly infected bumps that when squeezed produces a combination of pus and blood coming up,, I looked online and it said that they could have Folliculitis,, the definition jived with their what we were looking at,, we went to our vet and he said that a possible cause could be by using those wiry dog brushes they sale everywhere in animal shop to deal with hair mats, although they r very affective, they also irritate their skin to the point where it gets irritated to where it allows bacteria to enter the hair follicles and cause infections, which makes them scratch alot and vigorously rub their backs on the floor,, called, Folliculitis,, we have used everything from rubbing alcohol to Douxo Chlorhexidine Mousse foam,, (fiollow directions),, to finally having our vet surgically removed them, ( $1000), which last a little while, but only for them to return, we will indeed try your Castor Oil concoction and see if we get better results,, news at eleven,, good luck,, ))

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      Peggasuse 5 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Lois: I haven't had any experience with homeopathic remedies. But I do know that the castor oil treatment works. After you do the treatment, just blot off the excess castor oil. It doesn't really matter if your dog licks it. It wouldn't hurt him. But yes, if you know of a better alternative, I'd try that first, before surgery....

    • Lois S Whidden 5 months ago

      do you need to keep the dog from licking the tumor after applying the castor oil? I want to try this - my vet has suggested surgery, but alternative is always what I want to try first. Have you had any experience with homeopathic remedies? Thank you.

    • Melissa 5 months ago

      IndiaB: I agree with the author here. Don't give up there is so much alternative medicine available. I have a lot of friends who have made a lot of suggestions based on their experiences. I'm doing tumeric, trying the castor oil, I'll also be getting Frankinsense oil (pure, DoTera) combining with coconut oil (to help spread) and applying that to the tumor. Since the bloodroot won't work for my situation, and likely not yours, we have to get creative. I have also had several supplements suggested: American Biosciences ImmPower, Allergy Research Group Super Artemisinin, and Vascustatin. Each recommended by a friend whose dog's life was extended or being extended with mast cell and brain tumors. I will be picking up the first 2 soon as they're the most affordable.

      My vet told me basically, nothing we can do, make her comfortable... I'm going to fight this B*tch tumor with everything I can throw at it.

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      Peggasuse 5 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Melissa: Thanks for posting this comment. The more help we pet owners can get, the better. :)

    • Melissa Ronan 5 months ago

      Check out Bloodroot!

      For my dog who has a large mass near her rectum (similar to another commenter) I'm going to try this (castor oil) along with the tumeric and coconut oil. Bloodroot is too dangerous for her particular cancer. BUT for those of you dealing with smaller masses (for yourself and or your dog) look into bloodroot. It's cheap, and insanely effective. I've watched it with my own eyes on a boxer who had chronic cancers for 9 years. He lived 9 years with it! Just apply to small masses and watch as it consumes the unhealthy cells and the cancer falls out. The resulting open wound will be clean, simply keep clean as it heals.

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      Peggasuse 5 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To IndiaB: Thanks for posting your experience. It's posts like yours that help others to fix these types of stubborn pet problems that castor oil, by itself, doesn't help.

      To Help: The size of a grapefruit is a pretty big growth. Castor oil does amazing things so it's possible that it may help. If it was my dog, I would try it anyway because there is nothing to lose here. I think I would also get a second opinion from a different vet. I don't believe in giving up and by the way you describe what your vet said, it sounds like he doesn't want to be bothered. I'd get a second opinion if the castor oil treatment doesn't work. I would give it a couple of weeks to see if there is any change in the size....

    • help 5 months ago

      hello my mixed breed german shepherd has a tumor the size of a grapefruit on his rear end he can still poop but its so big at first it was the size of a golf ball but the vet said it was inoperable because so close to his rectum so told us leave it alone nothing more to do...and so it grew and grew now its grapefruit sized...my question is will this treatment help him or is it too late....

    • IndiaB 6 months ago

      Ok ppl here is what happened: My 13 yr old chihuahua had a solid mass grow above his right eye. So I began the Castor oil treatment. After 2.5 weeks , I got to be honest nothing was happening. So I also read that putting 1/8 tsp of powdered Turmeric spice & 1 tsp of coconut oil in my Jazzy's feedings would help internally dissolve lumps & bumps. So i did that religiously as well. To my surprise the lump was still growing almost doubling in size 1/4 inches long to 1/2 inch long. BUT although it was growing in size in was turning from a solid mass to a liquid lump, just like a big ol' fashion blister. About the 4th week I decided to pop this blister bubble. I grabbed my husbands sterilized tuberculin needles some hospital grade triple antibiotics cream and sterile gauze and decided it was time to pop it. After sterilizing the area with povidone iodine I gently grabbed the bubble poked it 3 x's with 1 tuberculine needle and tossing it using the 2nd and 3rd poke always with a clean sterilized needle as to prevent infection some clear fluid oozed out. I read so many post on other websites where excising lumps resulted in foul smelling cottage cheese discharges or bloody masses but folks I gotta tell you it was an uneventful no smell plasma leak just like i said a "blister"... I believe incorporating these 2 remedies together helped dissolve this mass. Now all that is left is just a small area that looks like a deflated flap of skin. I did treat the site after the puncture with triple hospital grade antibiotic gel and doggy amoxicillin the first 2 days but Jazz developed no complications. So this entire process , the castor oil regime and the spice regime along with loving patience took 4 weeks. nothing fell off or dissapeared. My experience overall was putting in alot of effort and being patient. Good luck and I pray you find your experience as successful as mine. One word of caution my chihuahua is 13 yrs old and only 4 lbs. Never give meds or spices without taking in their size and weight and age. Thank you for reading this honest post.

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      Peggasuse 6 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Toby :) Well, the fact that it's starting to shrink is a great sign that it's nothing dangerous. No matter what the vet says, I'd just keep using the castor oil until it's gone. In my opinion, there's no sense in exposing the animal to surgery if something simpler is working.

      Of course the vet isn't going to believe that simple castor oil can help but logically, a lot of not so honest vets are only in it for the money and would lose a good amount of profit if more people would use castor oil to shrink these growth.

      If it were me, whatever the vet says, I'd just tell him that I'd think about surgery but then I'd continue using the castor oil (with heat) for a couple of weeks and see how that goes. If you see dramatic results, then you're problem is solved...

    • Toby123 6 months ago

      I tried the castor oil for a few months but was doing it incorrectly i guess by not heating the cotton swab. He's had it since march and now it's July. I finally started warming and it was getting smaller but the surgeon was not convinced my method was working and suggested we test it just incase. Ugh. Now I am waiting for the results and praying things are okay. I will continue castor oil in a week or two once his nose heals. Keep paws and fingers crossed for good news

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      Peggasuse 6 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Toby 123: I don't think the biopsy will make it worse but why put him through that? If it looks like the castor oil treatment was working, then I would try that first. At least the castor oil is non-evasive and doesn't cost much. I'd make the vet visit option B and try the castor oil first.

      To Linda9: I would definitely try castor oil on the lump first. Do the treatment exactly as I described in my article and see if it looks any better in a couple of weeks. Sometimes it only takes day to start shrinking and sometimes weeks but in my opinion it's worth trying before anything else.

      To Karen D: Actually, the bleeding is a good sign. It means the growth is breaking down. I would clean the area with a little rubbing alcohol so it doesn't get infected and then continue the treatment. Usually, after it starts breaking down, it quickly disappears.

      To Jay R: Thank you so much for posting your results here. It's good that other people know that this treatment really does work.

      To all of you who have posted in the last 2 weeks, please know that I didn't get any of your messages until today. I don't know if HubPages was behind on the postings or if there's something wrong with my computer (because of all the storms we've had here lately in Indiana) but I'm glad they finally came in. Just so you know, I check this site twice each day, so please feel free to post anytime. Hopefully there won't be anymore lags in receiving the messages....

    • Toby123 6 months ago

      I am at the vet now with my darling Toby. He has to have a tooth removed once again so I am at the specialist office and made mention of his polyp. He's had it since March and it hasn't grown in size so I was reluctant to do anything but the castor oil treatment. I have used castor oil for other bumps and knew that it worked. I didn't realize you were warming the q tip and doing it so many times per day so for the first month or two no Changes and I was just applying the castor oil. Now it's July and it seems to be getting a bit smaller. Vet wanted to biopsy it and so he's in surgery now for the tooth and will have biopsy of nose done at same time. I am very worried. I didn't want to have biopsy done because I feel the castor oil was just starting to work and I hope the biopsy doesn't harm efforts. I don't think they wanted to wait and see but he doesn't really have any symptoms besides the polyp. Do you think removal will hurt my efforts? I am praying for good results. Prognosis isn't always good if cancer and they tend to be overly aggressive with approach when outcome doesn't seem very good.

    • linda 6 months ago

      My female lab has a tumor or lump on her milk sack would this treatment work? it doesn't seem to bother her, but she has licked a raw spot on it, i have her bandaged and been putting peroxide on it so she doesn't lick anymore. would your treatment possibly work for her. thanks

    • karen Deyton 6 months ago

      My dog Daisy, mixed pit got a mass tumor on leg about the size of quarter. Its not connected its plyable .I used this treatment 1 day.10 times. Next morning it was bleeding some, she wants to lick it.Sjould I continue since its bleeding? I put a wjite sock over it. Thank you

    • Jay R. 6 months ago

      I just have to say that I am so pleased with the results the castor oil gave the tumor on my cairn terrier, Toto's, nose. Honestly, I didn't think it would work, but I figured that I had nothing to lose. The bump on his nose started to grow alarmingly fast and the vets wanted to do a biopsy and then refer me to a specialist to have it removed. They said it would cost me around $1000-$2000 because they'd have to reconstruct the bridge of his nose. I also didn't want to put him through that kind of recovery, so I figured I'd give this castor oil method a shot before I headed down that road.

      I did it twice a day for a week, and finally the top layer of the tumor softened enough that it popped and bled everywhere. I used a little rubbing alcohol (which my dog hated, of course) to make sure it wouldn't get infected. But then the following days, the hole healed and the skin on his nose started to change back to black again... Now it's completely gone only 3 weeks after starting the castor oil treatment... Thank you so much for this! Here is a picture of the process of the histiocytoma, http://imgur.com/MROKgmd

      All the best,

      Jay (and Toto too!)

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      Peggasuse 7 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Hilary: Well, I don't know for sure but personally I think it can happen at any age but that it's more prevalent in older dogs. Still, I would try the castor oil treatment on his eye lid. It's worked for so many for various different aliments. I think it's worth a try. It's low cost and usually takes care of the problem.

    • Hilary 7 months ago

      Hi, I have a one year old Border Terrier mix and last night I noticed a small mass on his upper eyelid. I've been scouring the internet this morning as to what it could be before I call the vet, and I saw your article here. From reading all the comments, it seems this is more common in older dogs. Can this type of thing happen with young dogs too?

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      Peggasuse 7 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Amy: It's ok that she licks it sometimes. But you can be sure that the castor oil IS getting in there. Just give it more time. The fact that it looks better is a good sign. Sometimes it take a few days for it to shrink and sometimes it's longer but continuing the application is the right thing to do. In a week or 2, you should start seeing some results.

    • Amy 7 months ago

      Hi, I have started the castor oil treatment on my 11 year old put bulls front paw. She has a benign tumor, which has continued to grow. She chews at it and sometimes gets pieces off...yuck! Anyway i found your site and am now trying this treatment, I have been for 3 days now. Seems that noting has shrunk, but it looks much cleaner. My question is, she licks the castor oil off......maybe this is why it is not shrinking? Any advise. Thanks in advance.

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      Peggasuse 8 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Rita: How long have you been applying the castor oil? Generally speaking, it's said that if the bump begins to bleed, it may be a sign that it's breaking down, which is a good thing.

      Putting the castor oil on the scratch won't hurt it. But I'd watch the dog very carefully and try to deter him from irritating it further. I know this is easier said than done, but that's what I'd do. Whenever he starts to scratch, you might want to apply some warm compresses (warm water on a cotton ball) to stop the itch. See if that helps...

    • Rifa 8 months ago

      Hi,

      my dog has a skin growth on her lips. Tried the castor oil treatment but he started to scratch it after that which led to bleeding. is it normal that it started to irritate her? Can i apply the castor oil to the scratched area?

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      Peggasuse 9 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Steph: Yes, there really is a higher power. That's how I felt when I was trying to help my own dog. I prayed for direction. Took me 48 hours of intense internet searching and reading before I found the answer. I hope it helps you too...

    • Steph 9 months ago

      Wow...there's a higher power. I've searched everywhere for an alternative to this vet surgery bill I was going to have to pay and I found your article. I cannot WAIT to try this.

      Thank you!!!!!

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      Peggasuse 9 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Shirley: Truthfully, it is very hard to keep something like that bandaged without your dog ripping it off constantly, short of watching him all the time. But maybe there's another way.

      Think about the reason he's scratching. Maybe it's painful. Maybe it's itchy. If I were you, I'd try the castor oil treatment on the growth. If you do it 3 - 4 times a day, that might relieve the pain/itch and perhaps he'd stop scratching it.

      I'd clean it first with peroxide the first time, and then follow the directions as I wrote them in this article. It's possible that after awhile, he might stop the scratching and allow it to start healing.

      Sometimes, with complicated situations like this, you just have to get creative and try different things. Castor oil can't hurt him so don't be afraid that you'll make things worse. Just follow the instructions, do it several times each day and see what it looks like, after a week...

    • Shirley 9 months ago

      Sisco is a 100lb, almost 12-year-old pit bull with growths. The one causing trouble is very large and on his jaw/cheek. We decided against surgery - which the vet was very "iffy" about. Vet says it is probably a mast cell tumor. The dog keeps it bloody scratching it. We keep cleaning up the mess (on carpet and walls) with peroxide in a spray bottle. The place looks very raw. I am trying to figure out some way to cover it, with the bandage not touching the tumor - which protrudes almost 2 inches probably. Any ideas about bandaging appreciated. Also wondering if the castor oil treatment might work here since it is raw and bloody...? thx

    • SFGirl 11 months ago

      Peggasuse~Thank you for your reply- I have been applying the method for a couple of days now and am willing to continue for a few weeks to see if there is any improvement. I remember when I tried the home remedy for his ear infections that were costing me a fortune as they are frequent in shih tzus. I was skeptical at first but using the hydrogen peroxide/vinegar/warm water a couple of times per day really did the trick! I was spending over $100 for medication that would only last a week-infection would go away only to come back. I'm all for home remedies so when I found yours- which I also wish I'd found sooner- I was hopeful. I will keep in touch to let everyone know how its working on this big lump! Thank you so much for sharing with others-

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      Peggasuse 11 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To SFGirl: Yes, there is a very good chance that it will work, judging by all the comments that this article has gotten. I would definitely try the procedure and see if it begins to shrink. When these things get very large, they generally take longer to disappear so I would have patience. Do the treatment three times a day and see what happens. It will be much cheaper and less upsetting to your dog if this works.

      It's too bad that you didn't find this article sooner, before it got that big. It's easier to get rid of growths when they're tiny. But, better late than never. Just try it for a week or two and see if you get any results.

    • SFGirl 11 months ago

      Hi- I just came across your post and am hoping it might work. My shih tzu has a growth, was small, on his paw but now the size of a golf ball, soft, pink-starting to bleed as he may have nicked it with his nail. Last time I had a cyst removed it cost $1500. I don't have that amount right now and am very nervous. Care Credit is an option but expensive. I am going to try this starting today, before the initial visit next week and see if I notice any improvement. Do you really think this might work? Its quite large now.....praying.........thank you

    • Lexi 11 months ago

      Ok great will keep trying, Thanks

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      Peggasuse 11 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Katie: Yes, that's what I did too, with my dog. Usually in about a week, you can judge weather or not it's working...but it usually does.

      To Lexi: Yes, I would continue. From my experience, when you see changes to the growth, it means that it's trying to break itself down. I would keep using the treatment. With some growths, you can see results in a few days; with others, it could take weeks. I would just keep doing it and see how it looks in a couple of weeks from now.

    • Lexi 11 months ago

      Hi

      I have been trying this now for just a week and the papilloma is going a little dark in colour and black in places should I continue use?

    • Katie 11 months ago

      I just started doing this on my JRT. I really hope it helps! He has an ugly looking bump on the top of his paw. Wanted to try something natural before dropping hundreds of dollars at the vet.

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      Peggasuse 12 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Ss: I'm so happy to hear your good news! Thank you for posting the results. It will give confidence to others who are thinking of trying this treatment.

      Sometimes, it does take awhile for the growth to shrink, but most often, if you keep at it, it will work.

      Thanks again for writing and God Bless you and your dog :)

    • Ss, Bentonville, AR 12 months ago

      Thank you so much for your advice. I started applying edible castor oil end of November and it took almost a month for dime size histiocytoma to shrink. Now its just a tiny spot on his lower jaw. I stopped applying to see whether it go by itself. I took several pictures to compare and was amazed by the results. My vet bill to remove the tumor was close to $500. I'm so glad came to know about this website. Thanks. God bless.

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      Peggasuse 12 months ago from Indiana, USA

      You're welcome, Meg. Follow the instructions and see what kind of results you get in about one week.

      Let me know how it goes...

    • meg 12 months ago

      Thank you so much! Going to try your method now. Thanks again :)

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      Peggasuse 12 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Julia: Good idea. Try this castor oil treatment before you go to the vet and spend money you might not need to spend. It seems to work on most growths and certainly worth a try. Give it a week and see if it's starting to go away. If you can, post the results here so others will see how well castor oil works.

      Good luck :)

    • Julia 12 months ago

      Hi,

      So glad I found this! My two year old Jack Russell mix just got what seems to be (from research) a histocytoma. He's got a million skin problems to begin with but I freaked out when I saw this.

      I'm going to the store first thing tomorrow morning to buy castor oil to try this!! I really hope it works. I will give it a few weeks before I drop money (that I may not even need to spend) at the vet!! Thank you!!

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      Peggasuse 12 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Star: I was so happy to read your comment and I'm glad you found my post. A lot of times castor oil does the trick. It's fast and inexpensive and seems to work on most growths. Your comment made my day :)

    • Star 12 months ago

      I just want to say THANK YOU!!!!! I brought my dogs to the vet and paid $137 for them to give me medication that did not work. I have a 2 year old yorkie and the growth was very large on his neck. At some points i was crying thinking something was wrong. I found your post and this changed everything! My dogs began to get smaller within 3-4 days after applying the oil. 1 week and a half later it has dried out and is in the process off falling off.

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      Peggasuse 13 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To visionSisters: I am so happy to hear this good news. Thank God for castor oil! And thanks for sharing this story. It will bring hope to people who have pets with issues like this.

      To $$: The cracking is normal. It means that the tumor is breaking up, according to everything I've read. Keep using the castor oil.

      To: Seth: I don't understand your question. Can you explain?

    • Seth 13 months ago

      How about "liberating" as opposed to "depressing".

    • SS 13 months ago

      My dog has histiocytoma on his lower jaw. I have been applying castor oil for 2 weeks now. I noticed a lot of cracks on the tumor. is it normal?

    • VisionSisters 13 months ago

      We just wanted to share our story here for everyone to read. Our cat Breyers has been dealing with a fleshy mass in her left nostril. We noticed something in July, but thought maybe her nose was just congested. By late August we took her to the vet because we could actually see something coming out from her nostril and her nose looked swelled on one side. The vet suggested x-rays, bloodwork, rhinoscopy, and biopsy to be done. A very large amount of money quoted to be estimated between $2200-$2700. While we were in the process of saving the money, we decided to try some natural remedies. We searched online and found out a lot of fantastic things about Castor Oil. Which is nicknamed "The Palm of Christ". That's when we found this page and it was here that we were finally convinced that we had to at least try the Castor Oil and see what might happen. So with many prayers, we started using the castor oil on Breyers everyday faithfully for about 2-3 months now. Even went so far as to use a mini-paintbrush to get a little inside her bad nostril. Some weeks went by and it actually looked like the growth was receding. We weren't sure what to think, but in order to see it, you had to look deep inside her nostril now. And the swelling was gone as well....Well, only over a week ago, something happened. Breyers started sneezing uncontrollably. We noticed some blood coming out of her nostril. We started to worry, then with one big sneeze, something came out...To our amazement, there was a long pink fleshy growth about an inch long sitting on the floor! Breyers started purring and looking happy. She wanted to eat, so we fed her! She is still sneezing off and on, but we cannot even believe what has happened! Breyers just sneezed out the nasal polyp!! it is too good to be true and we couldn't be happier. We're still going to keep a close eye on her and make sure there isn't any more bleeding. But so far, everything seems to be fine. We don't think the vet could have done it any better. A miracle!! We will recommend Castor Oil to everyone that has this kind of problem! We got our Christmas present early this year! Thanks for making this page and sharing your stories! :) :)

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      Peggasuse 14 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Natalia: I'm so glad to hear the good news. Keep using the treatment until the growth is all gone. And thanks for writing me and letting me know. Happy Holidays to you :)

    • Natalia 14 months ago

      Just wanted to say thank you, have been using it on my Jack Russell for about a week and it's improving.

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      Peggasuse 14 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To jfbunnie: Yes. A lot of people tell me that this is what happens. Keep using the treatment until the wart is gone.

      To indalay: To me, this does sound like an allergy. I would go to a different vet and get a second opinion. Tell him all the details and what didn't work and see if he can suggest something different.

      To Breanne: This treatment is supposed to work on all growth so I'd try it if I were you. It can't hurt the animal in anyway. Do it for a few weeks and see if there's any change.

      To Pavithra: Yes, try the treatment and notice if there are any changes in a week or two. 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. You just have to keep at it.

    • jfbunnie 14 months ago

      I've been using this method for almost a week, the wart is turning BLACK, is this normal and do you think it is getting ready to fall off? thank you

    • Pavithra 14 months ago

      Hi, My Pug also has lots of Sebaceous Cyst on her Body. She is having too much of Hair Fall too.

      I would certainly try this for a week and drop my comments back.

      Thanks !!

    • Breanne 14 months ago

      Hi I have 11 year old lab would this help on a mast cell tumor

    • Breanne 14 months ago

      Hi I have a 11 year old lab would this work on a mast cell tumor

    • Indalay1746 15 months ago

      Hi, I have an austrailian shepherd, she is 10 years old. When we first got her she had sores was constantly scratching and biting had a lot of her fur pulled out. I tried so many different things , then it stopped. Don't know what made it stop. Now 3 years later it has started again, ( she does not have fleas) itching all the time, it seems the main area is on her back about 3" up from her tail. she lays on her back and rubs on the carpet and there appears a U shape . I don't feel any sores, nor do I see any sores. I have used herbal drops that you put in the water, I've had her to the vet, said it was probably allergies, gave her an antibiotic, nothing helps. I saw on anther site where they recommend sprinkling turmeric on the food. And she has a terrible odor, I bathed her 2 weeks ago, I know they say not to bath them to often it takes away their natural oils. Please can someone give me some advise ?

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      Peggasuse 16 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Zenia :)

      You need to get edible castor oil, the kind that people take by mouth. It should say "Edible Castor Oil," right on the bottle. You can get it at major department stores like Walmart, and you can even get it at drug stores. I have also seen it in health food store but they charge more for the same product. I'd look for it in a department store first. If they're out of it, then go to your local drug store.

    • Zenia 16 months ago

      Which castor oil do i buy and where

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      Peggasuse 16 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Meleena: Yes, it's perfectly safe to use 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. A lot of people do this at night so if the vision is blurred, the animal can just go to sleep and wake up with clear vision later. But if you're careful, you might be able to not get any in the eye. If you do though, not to worry...

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      Meleena Campbell 16 months ago

      Hi there. Sorry if this was already covered in one of the questions, but I was wondering if this would be safe to do on an eyelid cyst?

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      Peggasuse 17 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Lisa: It's a little more difficult to get rid of when it's inside but I've read account where the tumor was inside but the castor oil helped anyway. I'd just start the treatments and see if there's any change after a couple of weeks...

    • Lisa 17 months ago

      I have just started trying this today. My dog is 85lbs and has been diagnosed with a tumor inside his nose, it is causing a lot of snot to drain out of his nose (which I wipe off constantly) as well as down his throat I am sure. It has also changed the sound of his bark. I am hoping so much this works. I can see the bulges on the outside of his nose so that is where I am treating. Prayers for Scout please.

    • Lyne 17 months ago

      Bless you and thank you xox

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      Peggasuse 18 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Lyne: I totally understand. Just do what ever you can do. Do what you think is right, in your own heart. I think that's the best you can do. Every situation is different so I can tell you what I did, but you need to do what you feel is best. Whatever happens in the end, at least you'll know that you tried everything until finally nature took it's course. No one stays in this life forever. But while they're here, all we can do is make them comfortable and do our best to relieve their pain.

      I believe in the afterlife, even for animals. And I'll keep you and your dog in my prayers. Sending you and your dog peace and love...

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      Peggasuse 18 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Lyne: From everything I've read, it's actually a good sign when the growth starts breaking down and bleeding. It means the castor oil is working on killing the bad stuff that's in there.

      I don't know about all the other things that you're giving her, but I know that castor oil can work miracles for growths on both animal and human.

      I know it's sad to see them when they get old and unable to do what they use to do...a lot like humans. But we don't put humans down when they get sick and old so why do we do it to the animals?

      When I think about situations like that, I picture myself being very old and ill. If I was suffering way too much, then I would want them to give me something so that I wouldn't feel pain. But if that wasn't possible, I would take death over suffering. I feel the same way about animals. I just couldn't force myself to deliberately kill someone I loved, unless their pain was so great that no drug could lessen it. In that case, it would be inhumane to allow them to suffer. Otherwise no, I would never suggest that anyone put an animal down.

      I know how you feel because I just lost my dog 3 weeks ago. He was almost 16 years old but his health seemed good until the last few months on his life. Like you, I did everything I could but finally, he passed quietly in his sleep. His time on this planet was just over.

      You know, as much as we want to keep all of our loved ones with us forever, that just can't happen...at least not in this life. But it's important to remember that we will all be reunited again, one day.

      If I were you, with your dog, I'd just keep on trying and doing everything I could. That's what I did and I don't regret it. I did my best and he left when it was his time, NOT when I decided that it was his time. I don't think anyone has the right to end a life that's not theirs...

    • Lyne 18 months ago

      hello again

      my girls growts bled (bright red blood) alot last night and during the night, gave her phosphorus and arnica, Im giving also TF+ internaly Its stimulating her immune system and helping her go throe this, Ive put a paste of the TF+ capsule on it during the night seems to be less bleeding.

      will continue the castor oil also, here is pictures and videos its looks better on tehre then in real life. now she seems to have problems going up the stairs so I wonder if it attacked someting inside her.

      very sad this morning I wonder If it will be a decision to put her down or not. :'( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuEGxU7W7m0

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      Peggasuse 18 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To rayday1: You're right about a good diet. With people, as well as pets, the types of foods you eat, really does matter. Thank you for your comments and I'm glad that your dogs growth is nearly gone.

    • rayday1 18 months ago

      My pleasure. I know it's beyond the scope of this article, but a good diet for your pet is also very important to keep the growths from developing in the first place. Crappy dog food with poisons is definitely detrimental.

      My dog's growth is almost completely gone now...thanks again, Peggasuse.

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      Peggasuse 18 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To rayday1: You're right. This has happened to my dog, too. I'm very glad the treatment worked for you and I thank you for your comment. It's words like yours that convince people to try castor oil. It really is an amazing remedy...

    • rayday1 18 months ago

      Just wanted to say that 1 week ago I was a little disappointed when I saw little change on my dog's tale after 1 week...he had a quarter sized growth that had developed rapidly. Then it started bleeding and I added baking soda at the end of each treatment. It then started to break down and he always licked it. Put a cone on him initially when he developed hot spots all around the wound (even tried to wrap it every night...that didn't work). Well, it kept breaking down with each go-around. Yesterday I gave it a rest and did nothing. Today it is completely flat with a hole in the middle and continues to heal as I am starting the treatments once again. I think the 24 hours "rest" after 2 weeks has really helped the healing process. I am real pleased with the results. Keep trying if it does not work in the beginning. The consistancy will pay off. Just keep doing it. Thanks for this terrific castor oil method!

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      Peggasuse 18 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Brandee: Yes, I have read accounts on the internet, of dogs with this problem and the castor oil treatment did work. It's perfectly safe for the castor oil to get into the eye. Some people have actually used it successfully, to get rid of Cataracts, by putting a drop or two into the eye at bedtime.

      I've read that castor oil, coupled with warmth, goes deep to attack the growth. So I would just keep on doing the treatment and see, maybe after a couple of weeks, if the growth has gotten any smaller.

      Keep me posted, if you can :)

    • Brandee 18 months ago

      Firstly, I just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing this information. It is so hard to find treatments that are both natural and cheap, especially ones that seem to work. I have been reading your instructions and all of the comments on your page and was curious if you have ever known this to work on eyelid tumors? I saw a couple people had posted about eyelid tumors but never gave an update. I was curious because I have a 9 1/2 yr old English bulldog that has a small tumor on the inside of her eyelid. It actually started as only hanging off the eyelid and has now grown a bit and is on the inside. I started this treatment this week and am praying that it will make a difference because besides not having a ton of money my dog is up there in age and it scares me to put her through any kind of surgery. I will keep doing the treatment and will update you on the results, which I'm hoping are positive :)

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      Peggasuse 19 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To DonnaT: Yes, if I were you, I'd use the castor oil treatment on that growth. Just be aware that it may take awhile to shrink, given it's present size. But if you keep treating it, it's very possible that it could disappear completely. Castor oil can do amazing things. And coupled with wet heat, it seems to do even a better job.

      If you can easily see it and get to it, I don't think shaving the hair is necessary. It's not an open wound so you shouldn't have to do that.

      Also, it's really hard to keep a bandage on an animal so I wouldn't bother with that; again, because it's not an open wound.

      Let me know, if you can, in about a month, if there is any improvement...

    • DonnaT 19 months ago

      My 13-1/2 yr old Shih-Tzu has a LARGE ball on on her right hip. It was about the size of an egg when I first noticed it last yr. Vet told me it was probably a fatty tumor and because of her age he didn't suggest surgery, but he didn't suggest anything else either. It is about the size of my cupped hand now. It doesn't seem to hurt her any, but it sags between her belly & back leg. She is overweight and I don't want it to cause her trouble walking or running. I just found your article and will definitely try it when I get home from work. This mass is below the skin, it doesn't show. Do you think I should shave her hair all around it? Since it is so large I will use cotton gauze to soak with castor oil. Do you think I should wrap other cloth around her to keep it in place and leave it on the ball if I can find a way to hold it there? Thank you so much for posting this valuable information!

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      Peggasuse 19 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Thank you Salli, for commenting about the treatment. I'm glad it worked on your dog, but I'm deeply sorry that she passed from something else. I know how you feel. I had a beautiful and very smart Collie long ago, and she passed at the age of 7. I was so torn up inside.

      There's really no consoling I can give you except to say I'm sorry for your loss, and I hope at some point, you decide to get another pet that you will love equally and who will love you. I think your little Schnauzer would want that.

      Love and Peace...

    • Salli 19 months ago

      My schnauzer had one on her paw, did the treatment diligently 3 times daily, and in 10 days it was totally gone! It does work! Sadly my sweet girl passes away at the early age of 4 last month, due to illness she fought for a year. Wanted people to know this safe treatment works!

    • Lyne 19 months ago

      oh and will try peroxide

    • Lyne 19 months ago

      thanks so much to everyone it gives me hope to read you, xox will continue the castor oil, and I also put colloidal silver that is antiobiotic I also give it to her internaly its an amazing product.

      will try to drain it there is a holl.

      will keep you posted xox

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      Peggasuse 19 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Milly: Thank you so much for your last post. Hopefully, it will help Lyne's dog too.

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      Peggasuse 19 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Lyne:

      If your dog is licking the wound so much that she causes it to bleed, then it looks like you WILL have to cover it. With an older dog, it seems like it takes longer for something to heal. I know this because my dog is almost 16 and it's hard to heal them at that age.

      All you can do is keep on treating the problem and hopefully, it will heal if the animal is normally healthy.

      There is a post on here, just after yours. You should read it because it sounds like this woman's dog is going through the same thing that your dog is. It could help...

    • milly 19 months ago

      thanks peggasuse!! like i can't thank you enough. the lump is almost completely gone! i used hydrogen peroxide only 3 times and i believe that loosened up whatever was in the lump because the second time i used the peroxide i was able to press on the lump and chunky stuff came out. i don't think it was infected because it didn't smell and hasn't happened since. meanwhile i've seen a HUGE improvement since being drained, the lump is almost gone and the hole is healing. i am using wound medicine to treat/prevent infection though just in case it was infected.

    • Lyne 19 months ago

      thanks so much for your response, Im freeking out a little because I always leave a t-shirt or bandage so she does not lick her wood, but left her with out it for 5 inutes and ouf bleeding alot, now its really not good, If I could would show u a picture, Im trying polysporin with antiotic, its seems to hurt a little, she is 15 really dont want her to be anesthesie she is to old. im a bit discourage and sad :( xx

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      Peggasuse 19 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Milly: I don't think epsom would hinder the castor oil treatment. But if you just want to disinfect the area first, you can always use peroxide to clean it up and then use the castor oil treatment.

    • milly 19 months ago

      have you tried using epsom salt along with your castor oil routine? my dog has a lump that he has had for about 13/14 years now and never had a problem. last weekend it opened up (not sure if it opened on its own, or if he some how did it) and hes been licking it constantly so i wanted to use epsom salt as a sort of disinfectant before starting the castor oil treatment. will the epsom hinder the castor oil in anyway?

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      Peggasuse 19 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Lyne: Yes, sometimes, instead of just shrinking, the growth begins to break up instead. I believe that is the reason for the rupture and I think it's a good sign. Keep on doing what you're doing and let me know the results after awhile...

    • Lyne 19 months ago

      just want to say thank you, and that Im tring it on my 15 years young JRT Plume, been doing it 2 3 or 4 times a day for 3 days, and now it as sorry im french I would say rupture I think its bleeding a bit but looks good and better. will keep you posted on the developments.

      xox

      www.exmoorjrt.ca

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      Peggasuse 19 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Flyte1 - Some people have told me that they also did it only twice each day and the bump still went down...it just took longer. So I would just keep on doing it, as often as you can and look for some positive results within the next two weeks.

    • Flyte1 19 months ago

      Hi peggasuse, i finally managed to get a bottle of the type of castor oil that you got, its not been easy doing it 10 times every day 3 times, i do work a lot of shifts and find it difficult to do this all the time, im lucky if i can even do it twice a day, so far i dont think anythings changed from the time i started doing it but maybe thats because im not doing it 10 times at 3 times a day, i will keep you posted, and i hope and pray that this does work, i am running out of other options

    • Tammy Herman's mom 19 months ago

      Not sure.... But the large tumor look smaller in diameter after 6 treatments. Herman likes the treatment and also seems to be feeling better. Thank you and will keep you updated.

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      Peggasuse 19 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To FmrAnimalTech: Truthfully, I have never seen this happen. It doesn't usually get bigger before it gets smaller. It just gets smaller. I would suggest that you take your dog to a vet and have him do a test to see what's in that bump...

    • FmrAnimalTech 19 months ago

      peggasuse,

      We started this treatment 3 times a day on a bump on our 8 year old boxers leg; the size of the bump has doubled over the last seven days... is that normal? Should we expect to see it start decreasing in size soon... as you can imagine we are starting to get a bit worried at this point.

    • Tammy Herman's mom 19 months ago

      We took our 13- 15 year old schnauzer to our vet because he has a growth about the size of a quarter in diameter but about an inch high. He has had it for a long time but in the last few months has gotten much larger to this size. He scratched it or it burst somehow with blood (kind of a lot) coming out. The first thing the vet said was it looked like a melanoma. They did blood tests...I don't think anything was extracted from growth. Blood tests came back and they say his liver enzymes are very high. Now all talk is about this and another test to see how bad his liver is. I mentioned to a different vet about milk thistle and he said that's good but without the fasting test which about 100 we don't know what's wrong. I started your treatment on the growth today. Not keeping it wrapped anymore. Was putting antibiotic creme on it ...should I still? Going to try and get rid of growth and get some milk thistle for his liver. 3 months ago had to have surgery on our other dog for urine stones. He was only dripping urine, losing weight rapidly and was very sick. 2500 later he is great. I think they may think we have unlimited funds. I will keep you updated and bless you for all your information. If you know anything about liver disease please let me know! In the meantime keeping our Herman comfortable at home. Thank you

    • Flyte1 20 months ago

      Thanks peggasuse, i will let you know how i can get on

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      Peggasuse 20 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Steph: NO! Don't use the stuff called pukka castor oil! You see that it says "for external use only" meaning that it's not something you would want your pet to lick. It's only for external use and you can't drink it.

      The one that you told me about before, that said it was a laxative, that's the one you can buy and use. If it's a laxative, then that means a person (or animal) can take it internally, and that's what you're looking for.

      If Amazon is the only place you can get that, then get it there...

    • Steph 20 months ago

      Thanks so much for getting back to me, i went to one of my health stores and could only find stuff called pukka castor oil, its an organic cold pressed massage oil, thats what the label states. I dont want to use it incase its not the right stuff, it also states external use only. Can i ask your opinion if this is alright to use?

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      Peggasuse 20 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Benito: Well, according to my research, the treatment has worked

      successfully on lipoma growths. Naturally, when the growth is very large, it will take longer to shrink. But if I were you, I'd definitely try it and see if you notice any results in about 10 days. Even if it hasn't totally gone away by then, if it's working, you should start seeing some kind of difference in the size. Then just keep doing the treatment until it's gone.

    • Benito 20 months ago

      Will this work for a lipoma growth about the size of a golf ball hanging by her belly near her groin?

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      Peggasuse 20 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Steph: I've talked to several people who live in the UK and they told me that you can get edible castor oil at a health food store. The one that you mentioned above that says "stimulate laxative" will probably work too. The whole point is to find castor oil that you can take internally, not just use externally. So your "stimulate laxative"

      is ok to use.

      Follow the directions in the article and I'm pretty sure that bump will show signs of shrinking within one week. If I were you, I'd stop giving him all those pills and stop using the cream from the vet. I would just wash his chin with soap and water (to remove whatever cream is there) and start using the castor oil treatment.

      Send me an update after a week, if you can...

    • Steph 20 months ago

      Sorry peggasuse i didn't actually finish the above question i was asking, my device posted the above comment and i wasn't finished yet, as i stated, it never said ediable but it said stimulate laxative, it said it was castor oil usp? I dont know if this sounds familiar or anything, i dont want to use any random castor oil, i want to get the correct one that you used, please help me with this, i dont know where to find this in my country or to get the one i saw on amazon, please help me, or if anyone else on here can help too, my dog is my World like everyone else may feel about theirs. I just want to get rid of this thing under his chin and to stop putting the cone on him and make him feel better. Please help :(

      Thank you

    • Cathryn 21 months ago

      Thank you, you too.

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      Peggasuse 21 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Cathryn: That's great! I'm glad you're seeing some results. Sometimes you do have to try different things to see which one works best. Or sometimes, it could be a combination of treatments that will help.

      I'd go ahead and continue doing what you've been doing. If you see results, then to me, that would be the way to go.

      Thanks for updating. Your results not only help your dog, but the pets of other people. I'm happy to see that people are updating so that others will benefit as well.

      Have a good day :)

    • Cathryn 21 months ago

      Sorry I've taken so long to get back but I lost your site. Anyway I stopped the castor oil treatment for a week and it shrunk a little. I decided to try apple cider vinegar and baking soda, by sprinkling the baking soda over it then pouring some ACV on top. It is still there but only like a pin prick. I now sometimes add turmeric to the mix. If it's still there by the end of next week I shall probably try the castor oil again to see if it will completely disappear. Like you I don't really have that much trust in the vets. I don't really want to give him any chemical substance or have it surgically removed.

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      Peggasuse 21 months ago from Indiana, USA

      amitapatel166: Yes, that's what I would do because you can't be sure about what something is until it's thoroughly researched. I wouldn't trust anyone to make a definite judgement call, just by looking at something. He should have done more than just look....

    • amitapatel166 21 months ago

      Thankyou for ur advise. I will try castor oil for more 2/3 days and then i will take him to another vet. No he didn't took any sample or test. He just saw it and gave medicine and said if it doesn't go by this medicine in 10 days then will need a surgery as it might be cancer tumor. But u r right i will check another vet.

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      Peggasuse 21 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Moallen38: Yes, I'd try it because most times, people have gotten incredible positive results, my own situation included. Let me know if it works for you...

    • Moallen38 22 months ago

      I just came across your site and definitely want to give it a try. I just noticed this week a red blood blister bump on my 10 month cane corso's stomach. Of course I research it online and scare the heck out of myself but narrow it down to a histiocytoma but it could also be a mast cell tumor as they look alike. I will give it a shot and see how it goes. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      amitapatel166: You know, I was just thinking that if the castor oil doesn't work over the next few days, maybe you should get a second opinion from a different vet.

      You didn't go into detail in your original post, but how exactly did the vet come to the conclusion that it must be cancer? Did he take any tests or send out samples to be analyzed? Just because a certain medicine doesn't work, that doesn't necessarily mean that the growth is cancerous.

      If I were you, I would try a different vet...

    • amitapatel166 22 months ago

      No not different. But first whenever i use to touch it he use to screem but now sometimes he is allowing me. So i guessed it. Maybe but not sure.

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      amitapatel166: Ok, keep trying. What makes you think that it's less painful now? Does it look different?

    • amitapatel166 22 months ago

      Hi. Today is day 5. Still no shrinking of his tumor. But i think it is less painful for him now Will keep trying and hoping it to shrink. Thanyou

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To amitapatel166: See, my dog too, had a bad reaction when he went under anesthesia. So yes, do the castor oil treatment first and see if it helps. Keep me posted...

    • amitapatel166 22 months ago

      Hi. Thanks for your reply. Yes ive already started it today i did it for three times. I really want it to work on him coz of anethesia. Coz once he had been given anethesia and reacted to it very badly. At that time he was 7 and now he 13. Thankyou will keep updating.

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Amita: Well, castor oil has been known to do amazing things. If I were you, I would use the castor oil treatment first (start right away), because if that works, you should see it shrink within 5 days. Then you won't have to give him the medicine or have it surgically removed.

      In my opinion, it's usually worth it to try the natural way first, before resorting to chemicals or surgery....

    • amita 22 months ago

      Hi. My dog is 13 yrs old ànd has a hard boil on/ above his butt hole. I went to vet today and he gave me 10 days medicine and said if it doesn't get cured by it then it is a cancer tumor and will need a surgery. I dont want him to go through surgery coz of anesthesia. My question is, if incase it is a cancer tumor will it work for me.

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Monica: Sounds like what my dog had. By the time I started treating it, it seemed to have doubled in a few days. But then, it stopped growing and started to shrink.

      Sometimes, after you've tried all else, you may have to have it surgically removed and that might be the only way. Maybe you should make an appointment with the vet, to have it removed, but continue with the castor oil treatment until the day before you have to take him in. It's always possible that it may begin to get better before the surgery date...then you can just cancel that.

      Though I have the deepest respect for the profession, I no longer trust vets. I have had too many negative experiences to believe that they are in it, to help. They're in it for the money for the most part; and it's a rare thing to find a vet any more, who really cares.

      Anyway, my thinking about your dog's problem is to make the appointment for surgery with the vet, but continue using the castor oil until the day before the surgery. It's worth giving castor oil a final try before you resort to that...

    • Monica 22 months ago

      Hello , thank you for your replay.

      Today is day 7 of castrol oil treatment and still no shrinking on my dogs tail sufering with histicytoma . It grew somewhat bigger in size . Red and black. Ugly thing ! :-( But I am not giving up. Still using your technique and hoping for the best.

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Monicadussa: No actually, that isn't normal. With my own dog though, the growth was pretty big and got redder and uglier as I was treating it. But then finally, it started to shrink.

      On your dog, does the growth look like it's getting worse looking, or just getting bigger? I looked up "histicytoma" and it turns out that it's only a benign tumor and not really dangerous so if that's what it is, then you don't have much to worry about.

      If I were you, I'd continue the treatment for a few more days and see what happens. It's possible that it could suddenly start to shrink. The castor oil cannot make the growth worse so you shouldn't have to worry about that. Personally, I wouldn't rush off to have it surgically removed because, unless it's causing pain, you should leave something like that, alone.

      Let me know how things go...

    • monicadussa@hotmail.com 22 months ago

      My 11 years old Italian Greyhound has histicytoma on the end of her tail. She was diagnosed 7 days ago . I have stambeled on your article about Castro oil and have been following your advise now for 3 days. The tumor is not getting smaller , rather bigger. Is that normal ? It will get bigger before gets smaller ? If this method doesn't work she will loose the end of her tail having this tumor surgically removed. Please advice. Thank you Monica

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Cathryn: Well, the one that my own dog had, started out black and then turned a bloody red and grew very fast. From everything I've read, these things usually are NOT serious. But of course, we all want to be sure that it's not serious, hence, the visit to the vet.

      So now, if it were me, and I did take my dog to the vet and he said that it was benign, AND/OR if it wasn't swelling or growing or crusty looking or bleeding, I'd just leave it alone. Comparing it to something that people get, such as warts and skin tabs, there's nothing serious about those things so leaving them alone would be what I'd do.

      Do what you said in your last comment, and yes please, if you can, keep me posted and let me know if it's gone down on it's own or what the vet said.

    • Cathryn 22 months ago

      Thank you. I've been doing exactly as you said. Ok, I'll do the 3rd one tonight then leave it for a week or two. Hopefully that will work. If not it's off to the vets. I will let you know how things go after a couple weeks. Are these fatty lumps usually small and black? Thank you again.

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Cathryn: I'm not sure about turmeric, but I will tell you something strange that I've noticed (from what other people have told me). Sometimes, when you stop the treatments all together )after using it for a long while without too much results), the growth seems to begin to shrink by itself and finally goes away!

      Honestly, I can't explain this but my natural reasoning tell me that it's possible that some growths need to be fully saturated for a longer time, with castor oil, before they will shrink. (I'm assuming that you're doing it exactly as I described in the article, right?)

      What I'd do at this point, is just stop using everything for awhile and see if the growth begins to shrink my itself. Give it a week or two and see if there is any change.

      Meanwhile, I wouldn't worry about it much since, according to researchers, most of these growths are just benign fatty tumors which aren't dangerous. But if you're really worried about it, then take him to a vet and have the growth checked. At least then, you'll have peace of mind if and when the vet tells you that it's benign. That's what I'd do. And then, I'd just leave it alone...

    • Cathryn 22 months ago

      Sorry to bother you again. I've been doing the treatment on Kyle's leg for 3 weeks. After a few days it seemed to look a little smaller, but can't see much of a change since. I'm getting worried now. Do you think it is still going to work? I tried adding a little turmeric with the castor oil over the last week too.

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      Eva: No it doesn't need to say "cold pressed." It just needs to say "edible." And yes you're right, they have changed the looks of the bottle but it's the same thing...

    • Eva 22 months ago

      Thank you for the link. Does it need to say "Cold Pressed" the last bottle? The one I bought before was from Walmart, however I am not sure if it was the same as the one on the link you sent me. I am going to Walmart today to find this one. Thanks again.

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      Peggasuse 22 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Eva: I'm so glad to hear that the growth on your dogs back is gone. I was pretty certain that it would be, considering what you told me in your last comment.

      As far as where to get castor oil, it doesn't have to say "cold pressed" on the bottle. But it does have to say "edible." I'm assuming that you're in the United States. Here, we can get it at most Walmart stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and health food stores.

      As far as I personally know, the cheapest place to buy is at Walmart. I generally go right into the store to buy it but if they're out, I'm pretty sure you can buy it online, although you would have to pay shipping if you bought it that way.

      Just to make sure you're buying the right kind, I found the following link on a Walmart site, but I'm sure that they also sell the same product in their stores. This is what you should be looking for:

      http://www.walmart.com/ip/Humco-Stimulant-Laxative...

      This is the brand I always buy. If you don't live in the United States, then I'd suggest a health food store or a pharmacy in your area....

    • Eva 22 months ago

      The cyst on my dogs back is totally gone. I am having a hard time finding a store that ssells cold pressed, edible castor oil, that I can use on my other dogys tumor on her eyelid safely. Walmart doesn't have the cold pressed. Any suggestions?

    • Cathryn 23 months ago

      Thank you for your reply and help.

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      Peggasuse 23 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Cathryn: You can put a little extra on at the end of the treatment if you want to but I don't think it's really necessary. I would just keep doing the treatment as directed, until it's totally gone. Sometimes it takes awhile, depending upon what kind of growth it is. But I've noticed that 99% of the time, even the most stubborn growths eventually flatten out by using castor oil...

    • Cathryn 23 months ago

      My dog has a black spotty lump at the side of his elbow on his front left leg. After trying castor oil and occasionally a bit of turmeric for 3 weeks, nothing happened. Luckily I found your site last week, after 4 days of trying this it seems to have shrunk a little. Please could you tell me if it would be a good thing to tip a little castor oil over it after each treatment?

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      Peggasuse 23 months ago from Indiana, USA

      To Eva

      Well, however it works, what's important is that it DID finally work. Most of the people who tried the treatment and commented on this page, did what I did, to get rid of their dog's bump. But that doesn't mean that there aren't other ways to make these bumps disappear.

      I can't tell you why the bumps on your dog started to go away, after you stopped using the castor oil. Maybe it just takes some bumps longer than other, to start to heal. I don't really know. But I am happy that you're getting positive results.

      Keep me posted if you can. Let me know in a month or so, how your dog is doing.

    • Eva 23 months ago

      I stopped using castor oil after 3 weeks, thought I might have had the wrong one, this was on my dogs eyelid. During that 3 weeks I noticed my other dog had a hard cyst on her back, so I did this treatment on her for about 2 of the 3 weeks. Well I didn't notice a difference on the cyst so I stopped 2 wks went by without using the castor oil, and I noticed tonight that her cyst broke open. I was amazed!! I just wonder why it waited until I stopped and for two weeks to break open. Thanks for the tips on this treatment, now if I can get it to work on my dogs eyelid I will be very happy.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Culleoka: That's great! I'm not an expert either. I'm just happy to pass along whatever I discover. I also like to pass along what other people (like you) discover, because more information never hurts.

      Thank you for sharing :)

    • Culleoka 2 years ago

      I'm not the expert and you can choose not to post this but I never used the warm water on my dog, only applied castor oil twice a day and that did the job for us.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Cierra: Well, it's hard to tell without actually seeing it, but according to other comments on this page, that will happen sometimes. Make sure the water you're using to bathe it, isn't too hot. It should just be warm. Also, she might be scratching it, causing the redness.

      Is this a wart to a growth? Also, it takes more than 4 times before you see any results. If I remember correctly, I did the treatment on my own dog about one dozen times before I noticed that the bump was going down. (That would be 3 times/day for 4 days.)

      Generally speaking, castor oil isn't irritating. So if it's irritated, there probably is another reason...either the water is too hot or the dog is scratching it or sometimes, it just has to look really bad before it looks better, which was the case with my own dog.

      If I were you, I'd keep treating it with the castor oil and warm water, 2-3 times a day, and see what it looks like in a few days.

    • cierra 2 years ago

      I've done the treatment 4 times on my dog. And her wart seems to be very irrirritated and red. Is this normal? And should I continue to the procedure? Thanks in advance

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Randyreese: Ok. Whatever you think is best. Good luck to you.

    • Culleoka 2 years ago

      Thank you I will let her know. I know the treatment works as it worked so well for my own dog. Her growth has not returned at all. Thank you so much for your time, patience and knowledge.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Culleoka: Yes, I can understand why it would bleed when the dog chews on something hard. I think it's possible to treat that kind of growth with castor but you would have to NOT use too much. The only drawback of castor oil is that if you ingest too much, it will cause diareaha.

      If it were me, I would use the treatment, just the way it's described in the article (assuming that the dog will allow you to do it), but just use a little less castor oil on the growth, coupled with (mostly) applications of a wet, warm cottonball. (In other words, more heat and less castor oil, but just enough castor oil to try to get the growth to shrink.)

      I'd try that for a week and see if it's smaller. It's worth a try.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Randyreese: Did you try to treat all 12 of the growths at the SAME time??? Considering the fact that Yorkies are small to begin with, I'm not surprises that the dogs is a mess. You're suppose to work on one or two growth at a time and NOT all of them at once.

      I would be the first one to agree with you, if the castor oil treatment didn't work, but it does. You proved that yourself by tell me in your comment, that one of them flattened. If one of them flattened, the rest of them will flatten, but you have to have patience. The body will take it's own time to heal.

      If you stay with the treatment, it will work, but doing the growths one or two at a time, should work better. (Also, be sure to wipe off excess oil, after it each treatment.)

    • randyreese 2 years ago

      I hate to say but this treatment was a total waste of time! I wanted this to work so badly since my yorkie has at least a dozen various growths. I spent almost a week followed the instructions exactly and while one growth flattened it is still there abs looks worse in some respects than prior to starting this. The other wart which looks almost exactly like the authors dogs, has not changed at all. The only thing that has changed is my dog is greasy as can be!!! Don't waste your time or money. I used organic castor oil and it did noting but make all of us greasy. Thanks for the wishful thoughts. I truly believed it would work. No such luck!!!

    • Culleoka 2 years ago

      On the gums on the sides

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Culleoka,

      Where, exactly, in the mouth, are these growths?

    • Culleoka 2 years ago

      Thank you. Yes they are no problem except sometime when chewing a toy or bone she bites them and they bleed. Thank you for any suggestions you may have.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Sarah: Don't press on it. Just apply the cotton ball and hold it there. The growth you're describing sounds a lot like what my own dog had and it didn't burst. Just be gentle with your dog. Talk to him and follow the procedure that is in the article. My dog didn't like it either but after a couple of time, I guess he realized there was no pain involved, so he settled down. I generally kept him on my lap while I did it. Just be gentle and you should have no problem.

    • Sarah 2 years ago

      My terrier has a large tumor on his lower jaw, just below the front of his mouth. The tumor is about the size of 2 peas and very red but it's doesn't bleed. It looks like if someone were to pop it with a needle it would burst like a balloon. I want to try this castor lol treatment, but I'm worried that pressing the cotton ball on it will cause it to burst. Also, Baxter hates when we even try to look at the thing so I'm sure the struggle of applying the cotton ball will increase the risk. What do I do if it ruptures? Thank you for this article!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Culleoka: I have faith that castor oil would help shrink nearly any growth but the practicality of treating the inside of the mouth would be a problem.

      If the vet knows what he/she is talking about, then your friend shouldn't be worried. People, as well as pets, get benign growths all the time and they're really just an annoyance rather than a problem.

      I will, however, do some research on this and see if I can find any information on treating bumps on the inside of the mouth with castor oil. I'll let you know what I come up with.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Luna: You know I'm not a vet so I can't legally advise you about what to do. But I CAN tell you what I would do. I would schedule the surgery for a week or two from now. In the meantime, I would use the castor oil treatment. It's always possible that it could shrink the growth and make it go completely away before the surgery date.

      But in order to test this, you'd have to start the treatments immediately...like today! Schedule the surgery but give the castor oil treatment a week and see what it looks like after 7 days. If you see a big improvement, don't get the surgery. Just keep treating it yourself until it's completely gone. This is what I would do...

    • luna 2 years ago

      Hello again. Back to vet for follow-up, vet believes it is malignant, recommends surgery. If malignant, would castor oil work for this. Thanks again

    • Culleoka 2 years ago

      A friend mentioned her dog has some growths on the inside of her mouth. Vet check suggested not an issue and of course expensive surgery to remove. Do you think castor oil would work in the mouth?

    • Luna 2 years ago

      Thanks so much for your response. I will get started on the treatment. and let you know the progress. You know how much that doggy means to me!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi again Luna,

      Many times, there is no sign of illness when dogs get these sorts of growths. I have read though, that some vets believe that all these are just fatty tumors that aren't dangerous at all.

      I think what freaks us pet owners out is when the growth gets big, sometimes real fast, and then the dog starts picking at it until it starts to bleed. At that point, dangerous or not, you've just got to do something, right?

      If I were you, I would still use the castor oil to try to get rid of the growth. (It's obviously bothering her or she wouldn't be picking at it.) Like I said in my last answer to you, just follow the direction and wipe off the excess when you're done.

      Hope to hear back from you in a week, with good news :)

    • luna 2 years ago

      I am soooooooo grateful for your response. I have been looking for it. Thank you so much. My "puppy" is the most important thing to me in the world. The growth has now expanded to the size of a small grape and she keeps licking and chewing at it. I am afraid it might be, well you know, the C word. In the last 6 months since she has had it, she has had no physical signs of illness. Matter of fact, when I took her to the vet yesterday, she said her vitals show she is very healthy. Can I still use the castor oil on it with success, if it is? Can't tell me how much your devotion to others means...... ( I wrote you 6 months ago as Donna, now I am using my dog's name, Luna)

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Luna,

      I would use the castor oil treatment, even though the growth is open. It won't do any harm. If you follow the directions in the article, you'll see that I suggest to wipe off the excess, every time you finish the treatment. That way, the dog will have less to lick up and it's less messy.

      I've been told by people who have tried this treatment on open growths, that it does work so I think your chance of success is high. Give it about a week and then let me know how it's going. Try to do it 2 to 3 times each day, for best results.

    • luna 2 years ago

      my terrier has a histio for 6 months, just keeps growing, today it started bleeding she was licking it. Can I apply the castor oil if it is open? Naturally, she just wants to keeps licking it and that will prevent it from stopping the bleeding. The E collor does not work as the site is on her hind toe and she can reach it no matter what I put on her. Help. Thanks

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Ariel,

      I'm glad to hear the tumor is gone. And just so you know, once it's gone, you don't have to keep putting castor oil in that spot because it usually never comes back :)

    • Ariel 2 years ago

      Thanks so much it is completely gone but I will probably keep applying the castor oil because where the tumor was is bold but thanks again your information help very much.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Ariel: I'll send you a picture of the bottle. I got mine at Walmart. I don't know if you have a Walmart near you but if you don't, try a Health Food Store or a Pharmacy.

      To Dorota: I'm glad you found the right brand of castor oil. Sometimes you have to try more than one. Just be sure to read all the ingredients. The castor oil should be pure cold pressed and contain nothing unnatural.

      I'm glad I could help...

    • Dorota 2 years ago

      It took me about three weeks doing this treatment to remove the growth in the corner of my dogs eye. It was about 1 cm wide. I'm from Canada and at first I used castor oil from Lablaws, then I bought another one from Health Store named "The Palma Christi Castor Oil" for about$10, and I think it worked much better. Thank you very much for sharing your information, it saves my dog against surgery!!!!:)

    • Ariel 2 years ago

      Thank you so much for your help, Would you be able to email me a picture of the same castor oil you had ?

      If so my email is Yazmine92@gmail.com

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Ariel:

      Well, first of all, you need edible castor oil...the kind that you can actually drink. It has to say "edible" on the bottle. I usually get mine at Walmart over here. Last time I bought some, it was about $5.00

      The way that you're preparing the castor oil sounds a little complicated. You do not have to warm up the castor oil. All you need do is put some plain, very warm water in a bowl. Then, soak a cotton ball in that water and apply it (for about a minutes) to the growth.

      The next step is to soak the cotton ball in warm water again, and then put a little castor oil, right from the bottle, on the wet cotton; then apply it to the growth for about a minute.

      You just need to repeat this process, over and over again, for about ten minutes, three times each day. If you work and can't do it 3 times, then at least do it every morning and every evening. I'm pretty sure that will also work. It might take a few days longer, but it should work, only doing it twice per day.

      Finally, 2 days is too early to tell weather or not it's going down. It usually takes between 4 and 5 days before you see any sort of difference in size. Just be patient and keep doing the treatment.

      It's not necessary that you wrap it, but you can if you want to. If you think he's making it worse when he licks it, then wrap it. The castor oil will still work.

      Also, don't be concerned if your dog licks off some of the castor oil. It's not poisonous. The worst that can happen (if he licks too much of it) is that he'll get diarrhea. You can prevent that by just wiping up the area around the growth, after you're done with the treatment.

      Keep me updated...

    • ariel 2 years ago

      Is there a specific Castro oil you used my dogs histiocytoma is the size of a dime, I work so I would put hot/warm water in a bowl put the bottle of Castro oil in the bowl to warm it up then do as you said with the cotton balls and warm water then put Castro oil, then I would wrap with Castro oil in a cotton ball cause it's on his front paw and he licks it and he made it bleed by licking it so wrapped it he doesn't seem to bother if it's wrapped but it hasn't gotten smaller to me am I doing something wrong ? It's been about 2 days am i looking for results to soon?

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Tammy: I'm pretty sure it WILL go away completely because that was my experience with my dog. But you're right. You have to do it constantly because if you skip days or just do one treatment every day, it either takes forever to go away or else, it just doesn't go away.

      So keep at it until it's gone and by all means, write me again when it does. I'm always happy to hear how successful the castor oil treatment is :)

    • Tammy 2 years ago

      So I'm on day 4 of the treatment and at first I didn't notice much of a difference the first 3 days, but this morning after doing last nights treatment I woke up and went to do it again, and it is half the size it was! I just really hope it will go away completely. You definitely have to be religious with the treatment and don't give up so soon, it needs time to work. I will post more results in a few more days. As a side note I myself suffer from Psoriasis and have been treating myself each time I did Rex and to my surprise that also seems to be getting ALOT better just thought I would share that info too. Peggasuse I truly can not thank you enough! You are awesome :)

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Your comment is so kind. Sometimes I do wonder how many people I have helped by writing this article. I'm happy to hear that many get positive results with this treatment.

      Try the treatment for a week and see if the bump has gotten smaller. If it has, then it's definitely working. Keep at it until it disappears. Once it starts to shrink, it shouldn't take long for it to be totally gone.

      Thanks for commenting and I'll be awaiting your results :)

    • tammy 2 years ago

      My little guy has an eraser size bump on the back of his neck, its hard and has been there for a month. I have no idea what it is but it is not a bug bite, It does seem to have gotten a little bigger the last few days. I am going to the store after this post and DEFINITELY trying the castor oil. The vet told me to "keep an eye on it" but I just bother me it being there(I think more than it bothers him), however I figure what do I have to lose if it don't work I'm no better off than before, and if it does I'm helping him. Either way I will post back my results in the next week or so. I just really wanna thank you for this article, not a lot of people out there trying to help with no strings attached anymore. You are an angel for all the ones you have helped regardless of my results!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Erin,

      I'm glad you're going to try the treatment. Chances are excellent that it will work.

      About the fatty tumor, I would use the treatment on that too. When I was originally researching castor oil, I did come across many testimonials from people who used the treatment for fatty tumors. So, I would say, give it a try, at least for a week, and see if you notice any reduction in size.

      I haven't had this happen to my own dog so I can't speak from personal experience. But it definitely wouldn't hurt to try. Please write back and let me know if it's helping....

    • Erin 2 years ago

      Hello! This is all great, thank you! I'm about to start this awesome treatment on a growth on my basenji's side (aspiration turned out to be inconclusive, $250 later. $500 surgery is NOT an option; not putting her through that!) Question: She has another growth (fatty tumor) on her other side, under the skin. It's about the size of an egg. Will this work as well for under the skin tumors?

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Glad to here that :) And yes, I agree that it is amazing, the way it works. You would never think that something so simple could accomplish such amazing results.

      Thanks for sending this update...

    • Heather 2 years ago

      Blaze's "growth" has gone from looking like a little piece of cauliflower growing from his lower eyelid, to a barely noticeable bump in only a few days. It took me a while to find the castor oil, I finally found it at Walgreen's for $6.99. I have to say, I am barely getting it on him because he squirms so much, but it is amazing how well it is working.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Well, it sounds like this is going to be a little difficult, but if you want to get rid of that bump, you're just going to have to do the best you can to get him to stay still while you do the treatment.

      Sometimes it helps to have someone there (that the dog likes) to help you to keep him calm. They could be petting him, gently talking to him, etc., while you do the treatment.

      If you have no one to help, then you're just going to have to try calming him yourself...one hand could be petting him and talking gently to him, while the other hand is applying the cotton.

      I know it's not easy to help someone who doesn't want your help (because it's not bothering him), so just do your best. Maybe try to pick a time when he's had some exercise or when you think he's sleepy. He'll fight you less if he's used up all his energies on something else.

      When I was treating my own dog, I sat in a comfortable chair and put him on my lap (because he's small enough), and nestled his head against my chest, holding it there so that I could keep him steady. Then, with the other hand, I applied the cotton. At first, he didn't like it, but then I starting talking to him quietly, and by the second day, he was cooperating...

    • Heather 2 years ago

      http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/wart-on-dogs-low...

      The picture on this website is pretty accurate, I don't have a picture of my dog's growth. It is the one that looks like "extra" tissue, rather than the bump that blends in. As you can see, it slides right on the eye when the lid is in its normal position. It doesn't seem to bother him, but it is growing pretty fast. I thought at first it was a stye, but it just keeps getting bigger and I don't have the money for a surgery right now. I sold my car so I could afford to get him neutered.

      He is a very hyper dog, getting him to stay still for the treatment is going to be very difficult.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I'm assuming that you're referring to a growth like the one pictured at the top of this article. Yes, you can use the castor oil treatment to treat that.

      When you get to the part where you apply castor oil to the cotton ball, don't apply so much that it drips all over the place. Just pour a pea-sized amount unto the cotton and press the drop of oil into the cotton ball with your thumb, allowing the cotton to absorb it. That way, it won't leak all over the dog's eye. Then, apply it to the growth.

      If any of the castor oil gets in the dog's eye, nothing serious will happen because castor oil isn't a drug. The worst case scenario is that the dog's vision will be blurred for awhile, just like when you put eye drops into a person eye. Eventually, the person's vision clears up.

      But, as I said above, if you press the oil into the wet cotton ball and then apply it to the bump, chances are that nothing will leak into the dog's eye...

    • Heather 2 years ago

      Has anyone used this treatment on a meibomian gland adenoma? I don't see anyway to get it on the growth without getting oil in the eye, and want to make sure it won't be a problem.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Thank you dinakarendina, for sharing the information about GOPO. I'm sure that it will be useful to a lot of us who have older pets. If you discover any more natural treatments, please feel free to share those as well. All is appreciated, so we don't have to depend entirely on what vets tell us (that don't work).

      Also, I'm so glad that Sally's cyst is shrinking! That castor oil treatment is amazing, isn't it... :) Considering how large it is, it makes sense that it would take longer to disappear. But I think if you keep at it, it will.

      Best Regards,

      Diana

    • dinakarendina 2 years ago

      Hi Peggasuse,

      Well it’s the end of week one and Sally’s cyst seems to be shrinking. It was about four inches wide by one and a half high and now seems to be three and a half inches by one inch high. On the very plus side she had a patch of persistent dry flakey skin on her back and I rubbed a few drops of castor oil in with a warm dam coton wool pad. Two days later the flakey skin is all but gone and the skin underneath looks really healthy. I’ll keep you posted on her progress but thank you so much for posting your experience. For anyone who may have a dog with arthritis we used GOPO which is a rosehip capsule. A friend of mine has a mum with arthritis and she was using it with really good results. There is a doggy version, but we just got the human version and gave her one in the morning and one at night. She weighs about 30lb. She’s eighteen and about three months ago she could only walk about 30 metres without a sit down. We were really worried about her because she couldn’t get herself up from the sitting position without help. Anyway I was really skeptical, it’s supposed to take about three to four weeks to work. Nothing seemed to be happening but then after about four and a half weeks she started getting herself up by herself and was able to walk further and further without a stop. Now she walks about 1500 metres a day and everyone in the Park we go to is amazed. Just thought I’d share this because we tried all kinds of other things including vet prescribed medications but poor Saly couldn’t tolerate them. Thankfully GOPO has no known side effects.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Sorry about the delay in replying. I'm having a computer problem that won't be solved 'till next week so I'm using a friend's computer right now, to answer questions.

      Anyway, to dinakarendina: That's good news. Just keep on doing the treatment and I'm sure you'll get results.

      To Culleoka: That's amazing! You didn't use any heat and it still went away! I'm so happy for you and your pet. I think it depends of what type of growth it is. I know that I had a wart of my face at one time, and I just put castor oil on it every day (without heat) and it disappeared too, so it looks like you did the right thing. :)

    • Culleoka 2 years ago

      Hello. My old girl had a growth near her eye, trip to the vet confirmed a wart that had become irritated. vet said only way to remove it permanently would be surgery. Not wanting to put my old girl through that we returned home and searched for a natural cure. I found this site and went out to buy castor oil. We applied the castor oil three times a day without the compress, just using a q tip and today there is no sign of any wart at all. Nothing, no bump, nothing. I am so happy I can't thank you enough.

    • dinakarendina 2 years ago

      Hi Peggasuse, it's day two andI'm sure the cyst looks a little smaller and less angry. It's quite a big cyst so I'm not expecting it to disappear overnight. Sally doesn't seem to mind at all when I put on the hot compress and it certainly doesn't seem to be doing her any harm. I think it may take a couple of weeks but I'll keep you posted.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Ok Dina. I'll be waiting to hear from you :)

    • dinakarendina 2 years ago

      Hi Peggasuse, Thanks for getting back to me. I'm going to get some of the edible kind and keep a photo diary of the cyst. Hopefully if it works I can then post you the pictures. Fingers crossed.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You DO need the edible type. I wouldn't try anything else except the edible because if she some how ends up licking it, it could make her sick. So don't use what you bought. Get the edible kind.

    • dinakarendina 2 years ago

      Hi my dog Sally is eighteen. She is in pretty good health and walks about a mile a day. However she has a large sebacious cyst on her hip. We know it is a sebacious cyst because it has burst before and healed over. Vet says can only be removed with a general anasthetic but no way will I put here through this. Doesn't seem to bother her too much but am wondering if the castor oil tratment will work on her. I've bought some castor oil but not edible type - it says suitable for skin and hair 100% cold pressed oil. Will this be okay or do I need the other edible type? Hope you can help

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Believe me, I totally understand you. I feel the same way. Go ahead and try the castor oil treatment. Give it a week and I think you'll see good results :)

    • Kay 2 years ago

      Yes, my baby mandy has a tumor on her head and like some other i don't really have the money and like you said i have had vets tell me that i need to lay her down but there is no way on God green earth i will do this so i am gonna try using some castor oil and go from there hopefully this will help she is almost 15 she mite have four legs but she is my baby girl.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Deborah:

      This article details what happened to my own dog and how I took care of it. That was 6 years ago, and the bump never did come back. I've related this experience so that people can have another option while they're trying to decide what to do.....go to a vet or try the treatment for a few days first.

      If you've read the comments on this page, you must have noticed how much success there has been, using castor oil, versus going to a vet and having the growth surgically removed.

      I sense a lot of fear in your comment, and believe me when I say that I can understand it. I felt the same way when I found that bump on my dog. But I eventually pulled myself together and found a more natural way to fix the problem.

      What I would suggest is that you use the castor oil treatment for maybe a week, and then see how the bump looks. You can always go to a vet and have the bump removed, but if I were you, I'd try to castor oil first.

      As a side note, I have to tell you that surgically removing the bump doesn't mean that it will never come back. This is why I suggest that you try the castor oil first. At least with the castor oil, there's a better chance that the bump will stay gone. Can the vet give you any assurance of that?

      You have to do what you think is best. But don't let fear lead you into doing the wrong thing.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Christina: I'm very glad to hear that the treatment worked for your dog, as it has for so many others. Also, I'd go ahead and try it on the cyst on her spine. Chances are very good that it will work on that one, too. :)

    • Christina 2 years ago

      About a month ago I posted I had started the treatment, but hadn't been doing it as often as 3 times a day on a tumor on top of my dog's toe. I got back to doing it at least two times a day and wrapped it every night to leave on with the cotton ball and bandage. It went from turning red to dark red, then started to flatten one day seemingly out of the blue. I treated it a few more times and I am happy to report the tumor is flattened and normal color has come back and hair is growing back!! This saved my dog from possible surgery and I am very thankful I could help her myself naturally rather than through a surgery!! Thinking of trying this on a cyst she has near her spine that the vet said I shouldn't worry about removing. :-/ what could it hurt to use castor oil on it?! Thanks again!!!! :)

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Well, I'm glad to hear that you got results in just one day :)

      And yes, you should continue to use it until the bump is completely gone. Leaving it on overnight is fine, but I think it's a good idea after a few days, to take off the bandage and give the area some air. That often dries it up and helps it to totally heal....

    • Cherylclary 2 years ago

      I have been applying castor oil to my dogs tumor and wrapping with vet wrap and tape. I take the wrap off in the morning. Within the first day the tumor released its content. The tumor has a thick flap hanging over. Can I continue to use the castor oil? Is leaving it on overnight ok? Thank you for your help!!!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Pamela: I am so very thankful for comments like yours. It makes me feel like there was a good reason for my own dog to fall victim to one of these bumps, just so I could find a cure and help so many others as well.

      Feel free to share this article with anyone you know who has a pet. I'm sure it will put a lot of people's minds at ease, knowing that there is a natural way to get rid of these kinds of bumps. (And you're right. It helps people too! I had a couple of warts on my face and after using the castor oil for awhile, they both disappeared. )

      Again, thank you so much for your comment. :)

    • Pamela Murphy 2 years ago

      I want to give you my heartfelt thanks. After already spending thousands at the vet on a 3 year old dog that we just purchased 6 months ago, we received a new estimate of $800 to remove the tumor that our Bella had developed on her lip. I found your article and went straight to the drug store and purchased a bottle of castor oil for $6.99, I immediately stately putting it on her tumor 3 times a day. In 5 days it was completely gone! I also started using it on my face and shoulders as I was suffering from eczema. Within a couple of days it had also disappeared. After these great results, I purchased a large bottle of organic castor oil and started using it on my face each morning and night in place of all the expensive beauty products that I have. My skin has never looked better and my dark age spots have gradually started fading. I am definitely a big believer in castor oil and can now rid my bathroom of all the beauty products that I have collected over the years. THANK YOU!!!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I see your point, but the secret to the treatment working, is to put as much wet heat on the bump as possible. If you heat up the oil (which I don't suggest because oil can get very, very hot), and put only the oil-soaked cotton ball on the bump, basically you're cutting the treatment in half, because you're only applying the heat half the time. And that may not be enough.

      Try to do it the way I explained it in the article. Since your dog is small, put her on your lap and maybe talk to her in a calm voice as you're doing the treatment. Maybe that will keep her quiet until you're done.

      My dog is also small and that's how I handled it. His bump was on his nose so you can imagine how difficult it was to treat that. But I picked him up, put him on my lap and was talking to him and petting him gently with one hand, while applying the cotton ball to his nose with the other. I think after awhile, he realized I was trying to help, and after that, sat quietly for every treatment.

      Try that and see if it works...

    • Donna 2 years ago

      to reduce the steps, do you think it would be a good idea to warm the castor oil to a comfortable temp and apply with a cotton swab to her toe area? (it is in between her toes and I want to reduce the steps if possible as she is a jumpy dog and does not like to sit still. thanks

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Donna :)

      Yes, it does seem normal for the bumps to get bigger, quickly. The one that my dog had on his nose, was that way. It seemed to go from pea size to three times the size in a matter of days, and it even got red and bloody looking.

      Don't be nervous about trying the castor oil treatment. It can't hurt your dog. Just follow the directions exactly as I wrote them in the article. You should start seeing positive results before a week is up...

    • Donna 2 years ago

      Hi, thanks for the advice about the synotic and zymox. Her ears are fine, so I discontinued them. Have just finished the clavamox today. There arer no results from any of these three drugs the vet gave me, very upsetting. Now that I have completed the antibiotic cycle, I will try the treatment, but I am nervous. It has been two weeks since the visit, and it seems to have gotten larger, is that normal?

      Btw, thanks so much for the concern. You know how much we love our doggies.

    • Erin 2 years ago

      Thank you I will try it.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Well, you could try it. Castor oil won't hurt her eye. It will just make her unable to see clearly for awhile, just as if you got something oily in your own eye. It's a tricky place on the body though, to have a bump, and could be difficult to treat.

      But what I would do is use the treatment, but don't put so much castor oil on the cotton, so that it drips all over and into her eye. Obviously you can't treat the bumps from the under side of the eyelid. So you'd have to do it from the surface of her eyelid, in the hopes that the skin will saturate the castor oil deep enough to get to the bumps.

      Use a cotton ball. Don't make the water hot...just warm enough to feel comfortable. Apply it to her eyelid and keep it on there until it isn't warm anymore. When the cotton is cool, dunk it into warm water again, squeeze it out, and then put a few drops of castor oil in the center of the cotton ball...just enough so that the cotton saturates it, and not so much that it drips.

      Keep that on the eyelid until it cools off, and then repeat the process (above), eight or ten times until the water is too cold to use. (The castor oil seems to only work with warm water.)

      I would try not to get any oil in her eye. Although it's not dangerous, it's annoying, even to a dog, not to be able to see clearly. So when you treat the bumps, just put the cotton where the bumps are, and not on the entire eye. If you see oil dripping, just wipe it off, right away.

      If I were you, I'd try it for a week. If you see no improvement, then you'll probably have to take her to the vet. But if it's going to work, I believe you'll definitely see results before a week is over.

    • Erin 2 years ago

      My ten year old lab has three of these on the inside of her eyelid. Would this treatment work for her eye? I'm concerned because they are on the underneath part of her eyelid and I don't want the oil to damage her eye. The very said to remove by freezing, but I don't want to put her under.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Well, I don't really understand why the vet would give you synotic and zymox, since both of these drugs are basically used for ear infections.

      If I were you, I would continue using the antibiotic, but stop using the synotic and the zymox, and start the castor oil treatment. The antibiotic will help clear up any internal infection, and the castor oil will do a much better job, I feel, to make the bump disappear quickly.

      Let me know how this turns out...

    • donna 2 years ago

      Has anyone heard of using clavamox for histiocytomas? That is what the vet gave me and she is one week into it, I will continue it for the second week as I don't want to interrupt an antibiotic cycle. It is the size of a small pea on her hind foot by the nail. There has been no change. I want to do the castor oil treatment and wonder if I should do it while she is on the antibiotics or wait. She does not even know it is there and it does not seem to be causing her any problems.

      Vet also gave me synotic and zymox in liquid form for topical use. Do you or anyone know anything about these for this use?

      Thanks so much for being there for us who have so much anxiety about this for our little buddies

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Well, whatever works, that's what I say :)

      I looked up Dicloxacillin and it appears to be a type of penicillin that fights certain types of bacteria. Maybe the bacteria that caused the bumps was the reason they didn't go completely down with the castor oil treatment. I know that castor oil helps many kind of bumps but sometimes they need a little help to disappear, depending on what caused them to begin with.

      I'm glad you found the drug. I'll keep this information on hand, in case anyone else has the same results (with the castor oil treatment) that you did.

      Thanks for the comment and the info :)

    • Dennis 2 years ago

      My dog had 3 histo's on his side. I tried this treatment for 2 weeks or so and the bumps seemed to get smaller but wouldn't go away completely.. The lumps would get really red (maybe the water was too warm) so I stopped. Two vets and a doctor in Mexico suggested I give him an antibiotic called Dicloxacillin. Within a week the two smaller lumps were completely gone. The largest is still there, but I assume it will take longer than the small lumps. I might continue the castor oil treatment to see if it speeds up the process.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Donna :)

      I understand how you feel. I felt the same way when it happened to my dog. Little did I know at the time, how much good was going to come out of that experience. It's what finally led me to discovering the castor oil treatment, and to writing an article about it.

      Before you do anything at the vet's office, try the castor oil treatment. It has worked for so many, that even I am amazed. There's an excellent change that it will work for your dog too. :)

    • Donna 2 years ago

      I have been in a panic since I discovered this histiocytoma on my terrier, took her to the vet who confirmed this, gave me $150 of meds and told me to bring her back in a week. If I choose the cytology test and sedation the charge is $400. I am a non believer in big pharma so I am freaking out! I will try this immediately. No words can say thank you to someone who cares so much to share this valuable information.

    • Donna 2 years ago

      You are amazing for helping us pet lovers who want what is best for our fur babies.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Christina: Yes, I encourage you to continue the treatment. It's been successful in eliminating these sorts of bumps on many animals, as you can tell from the dozens of comments above.

      Let me know how it goes and thanks for the comment.

    • Christina 2 years ago

      My 8 year old beagle/lab mix developed one of these on her back paw and the vet said to just keep an eye on it. It seemed to get a little bigger recently to about the size of marble cut in half. I cam across this article and I am trying this treatment. Day 2 and the once pink ball is now getting dark spots. Seems like that is in line with what others had experienced. Fingers crossed this works as well for me as it did for others!! I will update on the progress.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      No question is silly. I understand that you just want to be sure about how to do it. The answer is "yes", add more castor oil each time, and use the same cotton ball. Don't worry that it's greasy. That's just the way castor oil feels.

    • sydneysmom 2 years ago

      My little pit mix has 3 of these Histio things on her lower left leg. Two are on her "wrist" which has made it a bit swollen but they don't seem to bother her. I have just started to use the castor oil method you described and feel silly that after reading your instructions I am still not clear on exactly how to do it. I started the cotton dipped in warm water, then dipped again and added the oil, then when I dip it again do I need to add more castor oil each time? The cotton seemed pretty greasy so I alternated just redipping in the warm water and then the next time adding more oil. Is that right? Thanks so much for posting this remedy!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To ashleyruth23:

      Ok, good. And yes, please do keep my updated...

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Ashley:

      First let me say that it's probably irritated, not from the treatment but from the dog, rubbing it's nose on various surfaces, so you're going to have to stop her from doing that. The castor oil usually soothes the itching, so if you do the treatments correctly, she really shouldn't be scratching it.

      Also, you're supposed to use the SAME cotton ball. Soak the cotton in warm water, squeeze it out a little, and apply. Then with the same piece of cotton, soak it in warm water again, then pour enough castor oil into it to almost cover the top of the cotton (a pea-size amount is not enough...you're using too little), and then reapply to the area. Just keep repeating this until the water in your bowl isn't warm anymore.

      It's important to use only one piece of cotton. It's also important to use enough castor oil. The heat from the wet cotton will allow the castor oil to saturate the bump. This will force the bump to start to break up from the inside, and go down.

      Finally, you will need to do it 2-3 times each day because doing it once each day isn't going to help much (as you have already found out). Follow the instructions exactly and mostly likely, that bump will be gone in a week. And remember, don't keep changing cotton balls. Only throw it away when you've finished that particular treatment.

      Let me know if you need any more help...

    • ashleyruth23 2 years ago

      That's what I'm trying this time around. I'll keep you updated.

      Thanks for the response.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To ashleyruth23:

      Ok, I think I see the problem. You were suppose to use the SAME cotton ball with the warm water AND the castor oil. This treatment only seems to work when you apply the castor oil, damp and warm, so you have to do it with the same piece of cotton to get that effect. Try it again, following the procedure, but use the same piece of cotton.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Lacie,

      In answer to your questions:

      (1) You should keep the cotton ball on the growth until it isn't warm any more. The reason for this is simple. The treatment works because castor oil, combined with heat, makes the growth go down. So when you notice that the cotton ball is cool, just dunk it again into warm water and reapply.

      (2) I did some research on your question about warts being contagious, and this is basically what I learned:

      The warts are spread through saliva so dogs playing with each other would be a way to spread it. Also, it can be spread if dogs drink and/or eat from the same bowl.

      The disease (Papillomas), usually occurs amongst young dogs, under the age of 2 years. It's contagious but it's NOT deadly and generally disappears by itself in a couple of months.

      So, the answer to your second question is, if these are young dogs and they play together, eat and drink out of the same bowl etc., then the only way (that I can think of) to prevent the other one from getting it, is to separate them. That might be a problem though, because it could take a couple of months for the warts to disappear.

      Truthfully (and this is only my opinion), if I was in your situation, I would let them play together anyway because the disease isn't serious. I would though, give them food and water in separate bowls.

      Finally, from everything I've read, warts in dogs don't seem much different from warts in people. They are seldom serious so worrying about them serves no purpose. If there are one or two warts, use the castor oil treatment to get rid of them. The only reason you might have to see a vet is if the dog had many warts instead of just one or two. Use the treatment and it will most likely help...

    • ashleyruth23 2 years ago

      Thanks for the response Peggasuse.

      The first time I did this, I used two different cotton balls - one for the water and one for the castor oil. I would dip the one in the water, squeeze out the excess and then apply. After it cooled - I would take the castor oil and put on the other cotton ball that had been put in the water to start with, and apply it to the bump. The whole process took me around 20 minutes.

      If there was much change in the cyst, it wasn't much. That's why I gave up.

      I started again this week. With the bump being so large - like I said, almost the size of a grape, do you think it will go down within a week? I thought it might take longer.

      As for the redness, it was far less red the next morning. I think the water might have been too hot.

    • Ashley 2 years ago

      I'm back again. I've been doing the Castor Oil treatment for about 5 days now. At first only once a day and for the past 2 days I've been doing it twice a day. My poor baby, her nose isn't getting much better. For a day it looked as if the bump was getting smaller, then this morning after the castor treatment my dog started to rub her snout on her paws and on the sheets which in turn made the area very irritated, red, swollen and also made the area bleed a bit. I too hope that I am doing the treatment correctly; I take a bowl of warm water, sometimes it doesn't seem warm enough so I put it in the microwave for a few seconds but never allow the water to be too hot to touch. I get the first cottonball wet, drain excess and then put on my dogs snout until the cottonball begins to cool. Then I get another cottonball wet with warm water, drain and then I pour some castor oil on it, maybe about the size of a pea but I wipe off the access so it doesn't drip down her face. I'm sure her rubbing the area doesn't help but it's kind of an odd place to put a bandage.

    • lacie 2 years ago

      How long do you keep it on for? And they say the warts are highly contagious to other dogs? I have two.. what should I do to make sure my other dog doesn't get it?

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi ashley,

      Of course I have no way of knowing (since I can't see it and I don't know exactly how you're treating it), why the bump is so red. Usually, the castor oil treatment soothes the area. Do you think that maybe your dog is scratching it?

      Being so close to the ear, it would be easy for him to scratch there, as dogs often do. Watch him carefully and if you notice him scratching at it, try to cover it up with a bandage.

      You said that you don't think you followed the directions exactly, the first time. Can you tell me exactly what you did do? Just to review, you are supposed to use edible castor oil; when you soak the cotton and apply it to the bump, the water should be very warm but never hot; you should do the treatment at least two times each day until the bump is completely gone, which shouldn't take more than a week.

      If you did the treatment incorrectly, can you tell me what you think you did wrong? Did the bump go down at all? Did you do it until it was gone or did you stop after it just went down a little? Did you do it twice each day?

      At this point, with the area being so red, I would stop the treatment for a day or two and see if it helps. Then, go back to treating it, following the directions very closely.

      I'd really appreciate any information you could give me because it might help us both to figure out why this treatment isn't working. I'll await your reply...

    • ashleyruth23 2 years ago

      Hey Peggasause!

      I'm trying this treatment for the second time on my 8 year old cocker spaniel. I tried it a couple of months ago, but stopped after a couple of weeks. Looking back, I'm not sure if I was following the directions exactly. So, I'm trying again, particularly because since then, the bump has gotten much bigger. It is on the side of his face - close to his ear, and it's around the size of a grape now.

      My question is do you think this treatment will work for a cyst that size? It's pretty hard and dome shaped. Last night after treatment I noticed that it was very red. I'm not sure if that is a sign it is helping or what.

      Any advice would be great - thanks!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You're most welcome :) And yes, let me know how it goes...

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      gatorboy1978 2 years ago

      Thanks! Im also excited starting him on some arthritis stuff for his food next week. He's a great friend and I will do anything and everything to help my buddy. Ill keep you posted on his successes and again ty!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Thank you for your comment. I'm glad to hear that your dog's condition has improved. The castor oil treatment is an old remedy and it's amazing how many old remedies there are (that work better than drugs), that people don't know about. I'm so grateful to have found this one. It helped my dog in record time, and it has helped so many others as well.

      Yes, keep doing the treatments until the bumps are totally gone. Judging by the 90+ positive comments I've gotten about this article, I'm pretty sure you'll have success :)

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      gatorboy1978 2 years ago

      Hi! I have a coon hound mix lab named lucky and he's going to be 10 this year. Well I noticed two lumps on him leg and of course got worried. But then as being a tech guy I thought lets search this and before I take him to the vet and spend tons of money, put him and myself emotional hell to find a natural healing way. I also noticed since they got bigger that he has been slipping alot only on back legs. We switched food to Blue (Best) and we ordered him some arthritis stuff and know that my buddy will get better. Sine the food change that his energy level has sky rocketed! Let him out and he's hopping and running just fine. Sorry fir long story but now the treatment. The 2 lumps on his leg my wife noticed they are on joints possibly and could be bothering him and could be partially why on slick floors he has some issues with balance. We started the treatements of castor oil and in a few days I seen them go down and was amazed! But I wasn't as persistent and they came back up and down. So now im committed to doing 3 treatments a day 10 times. Again the long story is for others also like myself to believe that in this now age we have that we can save and prolong or dog friends life. I did today fine and will keep up yo date on his progress on castor oil and the stuff for arthritis. Thank you for your post and helping so many people!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Ashley: Yes, the castor oil that's used as a laxative is the one to use.

      To Sissy L: Thank you for commenting. I'm pretty sure the treatment will work for your dog, as it has done for so many others. (Read all the comments above.) I'm glad to help :)

    • Sissy L 2 years ago

      I really appreciate this information. Two months ago my dog had two growths surgically removed by our Holistic Vet. My dog has more growths and I am so excited to try the Castor Oil Treatment on him! I am having a hard time believing our "Holistic Vet" doesn't know about this gentle, nonsurgical treatment. Well, I have faith that this will work and save my dog from going through another surgery and save me $700.

    • Ashley 2 years ago

      Hello! The only Castor Oil I was able to find was from Walgreens. In the laxative section. The bottle doesn't have any other ingredient other than Castor Oil 100%, I just wanted to see if this would be the correct kind to use?

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Jez :)

      I'm glad to hear that your dog's ear is better, no matter what caused the healing. It's possible that the redness was a sign to stop the treatment (because it was enough), and then just let the ear continue to heal on it's own. But the main thing is, it's better....

    • Jez 2 years ago

      Update: Ear is healing up now! There is some scar tissue and has taken a small chunk of her ear corner but thats just what these things do. Only early days yet so it might all return to normal. Time will tell.

      Maybe the oil did help but I just dont know. It was very red and raw looking when I stopped using it which was almost two weeks ago.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You're welcome. Glad to help :)

    • Benny 2 years ago

      THIS WORKED - thank you so much!!!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I'm sorry the treatment isn't helping. It's unusual that it would get worse. What does the vet say to do?

    • jez 2 years ago

      Ive been using castor oil on my dogs ear for the past two days and it seems worse now. A bit larger and redder. Vet tested and said its same as top of page. Been there 2-3 months. What to do!? She keeps ripping the scab off it nightly when shaking her head around as dogs do

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Gretchen :)

      I haven't heard of any negative reactions to castor oil, but if the area is extremely red, maybe your should stop the treatment for a few days and then see what it looks like.

      It might be possible that the water you're soaking the cotton ball in, is too hot. After a few days, see if the redness has gone way, and then continue the treatment with water that isn't too hot.

      Also, you can't watch him 24/7. Maybe he irritated it on something, like the carpet or something on the floor or even a flea. I can't give you any more advice, since I don't know the complete, detailed situation.

      As I said, I've never heard of anyone being allergic to castor oil, but I suppose it's possible. I suggest that you do what I said (above) and see if it looks less irritated after a few days.

    • Gretchen 2 years ago

      Hey! I have been doing this on my dog for about a week and his histio turned into like a scab and fell off. The area where is was is still a little raised and red. Should I still apply the oil? Also, concerned because the area around the histio is extremely red and almost raw. Not sure if you know of any reactions to the oil. He doesn't seem to be scratching it and it isn't in a place that he can lick. Any ideas?

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Marilyn,

      I've been thinking about your comment for the past few hours. It's hard to tell what the problem is until the lump has been diagnosed by a vet. Did you ever do that? At least then, you would know exactly what it is and you wouldn't have to guess.

      About the treatment, my suggestion is to continue giving your dog those herbs if it appears that the lumps are breaking down. Of course, we don't know if it's the herbs or the castor oil but if the lump goes down and then comes back, maybe it's the herbs that are helping more.

      Another thought is that it might be a combination of both the herbs AND the castor oil. People used to give their children castor oil to "clean them out." When you do the castor oil treatment, that's the goal: to break up and clean out those parts of the body that are infected. The herbs that you're giving, seem to be doing the same thing.

      Sometimes, the "secret" to a successful treatment can involve just one little over-looked thing. Like with castor oil, it doesn't seem to work until you couple it with heat. So in your dog's case, maybe the castor oil treatment doesn't work as well, unless you use the herbs with it.

      Keep giving the herbs, but do the castor oil treatment too, as much as possible. I think that's the best course of action.

      About her hind leg problems, is this an older dog or did these problems start after the lump became large? Does it seem to be getting worse or is it a little better since you've been giving her the herbs?

      Give it a couple of more weeks and then get back to me when you can and tell me how it's going. In the meantime, keep up the treatments of both the herbs and the castor oil. (For all we know, you might have discovered a new cure for Cushings disease.)

    • Marilyn 2 years ago

      Hi Diana,

      I just found my way back to this page. Honey's lump is still there, but over the past couple of months it has gone down when I am more consistent with applying the castor oil and cotton balls, and gets larger when I get really busy with school and can't do it. However, over the past couple of weeks I have been giving her herbs for Cushing's (my initial suspicion was Cushing's and still is) and most recently lion's mane and other vitamin supplements for degenerative myelopathy. I believe she may have one or both of those issues. Although I have not been as consistent with applying the castor oil and cotton balls, the lump feels suddenly much flatter and almost as if it is breaking up inside, rather than just shrinking in size alone. I think that something I am giving her internally is reducing the lump. I am also wondering if the lump, being at the back of her head, may have something to do with the nerve deterioration that is causing her hind leg problems, and I am hoping that if I can finally eradicate it, her hind legs will function better. I would love to hear your thoughts

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I am so happy for you and your pet and I feel honored that I was able to put together all this information that will help thousands of animals inflicted with this problem.

      In a way, I'm glad that my dog got that bump on his nose initially. If it hadn't been for his problem, I would never have searched so much and tried so hard to get rid of that growth. Maybe he got it so that I would find an answer and share it with everyone who needed it.

      I really appreciate your comment and I am grateful to you for sharing this information with other pets owners.

      Best Regards,

      Diana (Peggasuse)

    • Andyfrombc 2 years ago

      Well, day 7 and an update is DEFINITELY warranted. THIS TREATMENT WORKS! On day 5 after my post the whole histio was black and scabbed, by day 6 it had visibly shrunk, albeit only by 2 millimeters, and today on day 7 it fell off!(tho it may have lasted 1 more day without the dog scratching it, as it was hanging on by a thread) The area still looks quite dark and a little raw so we will continue the treatment until it has cleaned up a bit, but no crater was left in his leg. There is no doubt in my mind that this treatment really fast-tracked the healing process and I'm amazed at how hard I had to dig to come across such useful information. To be honest, because I couldn't really find other posts or info like this, I was skeptical until I read some of the replies and figured 'if its not going to hurt the dog in any way its worth trying', and wow, im glad I did. From myself my GF and our beagle Maya, thank you Peggasuse for saving all of us a lot of grief. I will spread the word of this post and the treatment to all my dog owner friends and family. I will also take great pleasure in telling the vets how we avoided their recommended surgery, as it feels like a victory over modern medicine and greed. Sorry to ramble I am just so happy and stunned by all this.

      *on a side note, for all those workaholics who cant do 30x a day, it worked for us doing twice daily on weekdays and 3x on weekends and I dont think we ever actually hit the 30x mark. Didn't matter, tumor gone in 7 days! Thanks again Peggasuse, im still in awe!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To andyfrombc: Maybe he's trying to lick it because the area is irritated from the biopsy. If I were you, I would take off the cone. If he wants to lick it, let him. If the only thing on it is castor oil, you don't have anything to worry about. To him, it's probably like an itch you can't scratch and it's driving him crazy. I would take off the cone and I bet he'll lick it a bit and then finally calm down.

      As far as the treatment itself, for each sitting, you should be applying first the warm, wet cotton, and then (with the same piece of cotton) the castor oil. And yes, you should do it ten times per sitting. The whole thing shouldn't take you more than take minutes...figure half a minute to apply the warm wet cotton ball, and another half minute to apply the cotton ball that you poured castor oil on. Doing that 10 times should take you no more than 10 minutes.

      About reheating the water, it's not really necessary. Like I said, it only takes 10 minutes and in that time, the water should be warm enough until the end of the treatment.

      You should do it regularly though, even if you have to skip the treatment a few times. Just keep on doing it. Sometimes, if the growth is very large, it may take as long as ten days before you see visible results. But this treatment is so successful that I strongly suggest that you keep it up until you see results. It's better than spending $700 and a lot less irritating to your dog.

      I wouldn't worry about the discoloration. It does seem to happen occasionally to some pets but it's not harmful. Sometimes I've noticed that castor oil will tend to darken the skin.

      Let me know how it goes...

    • Andyfrombc 2 years ago

      Hi there, Im new to this site and am here solely because of this article. My beagle has a histio about the size of a quarter on his knee. GF and I paid the 200$ for a biospy to confirm, however, we simply cannot afford the 700+ for surgery, and so here I am. After reading your article I immediately went to walmart and got the laxative type castor oil and started the treatment. Now it is day 4 and i want to say its getting smaller but it is basically the same size. (it is a bigger one at later stage and we havnt been able to keep up 10x3 everyday, so not that surprised)

      Here's the problem, the dog is wearing a cone, he is very irritated and obsessive about the histio, so much so that he has figured out how to get his knee inside the cone so he can either lick it, or worse, JAB at it with the edge of the cone. Before we started with the castor oil there was noticable scabbing on the side that he could get to. Since starting the treatment the dark scabbing has begun to cover almost the whole area of the histio. After reading Lisa's post I want to believe that this is a natural part of the regression process but because of all the personal trauma to the area, I can't be sure. Just wanted to know if the darkening and scabbing of the entire lump itself is something you or any of the other posters have noticed is common in a successful regression, or am I fooling myself and this thing is somehow infected? Also wanted to clarify that by "10 times everyday, 3 times a day" you mean 30 times a day in 3 sittings? Do you have to reheat the water halfway through, because I find that by the 4th or 5th time the water has gone from "boiled kettle" hot to lukewarm.

      Thank you for the article as there seems to be no other suggested alternative to surgery besides "just wait." Well we would wait, if the dog wasn't keeping us awake because he is so obsessed with it. I have lost faith in vets :(. Will post an update if one is warranted.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Yes, try it and see if it helps. I know from reading a lot of the research, that castor oil treatments can do amazing thing so the chances seem good that it will work for your dog too. Let me know your progress...

    • Flybyeme17 2 years ago

      Hello, my dog has warts 1 between his goes on left front law and some on his body and a pretty good size on his head and it looks like cauliflower and I've read it being about his immune system not being at 100% so I'm going to try this and hope that I can get at least the one one his head not so big bc it's the one that concerns me the most bc it will get smaller than bigger and right now it's the biggest it's ever been! I will follow your directions to the detail and follow up with you and let you know how it went! Thanks for your post I can see it has helped a lot of dogs! :)

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I'm confident that the treatment will work for your dog. Just follow the instructions in the article. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

    • Miranda 2 years ago

      I am going to try this first thing in the morning. I will post back in a few days!I really Hope this works for my doggy!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      (To Eve) You're very welcome. :)

    • Eve 2 years ago

      Thank you so much for posting this. My vet wanted $700 to remove a histiocytoma from my 3 year old boxer. I started using the castor oil and in 6 weeks the difference was amazing! It went from the size of a quarter to the size of a pea! Thank you so much for posting this!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I'm so happy for you and your pet and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to help. :)

    • Kathy 2 years ago

      Hi Peggasuse,

      I am back after a month or a little longer to just say "THANK YOU".

      I keep on going day after day - she was so good too.

      Her 2 warts are now gone - YES..............

      Thank You so very much again - sure glad I came across this site.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You're welcome :)

    • Babs 2 years ago

      I want to thank you for all of this information and thank Lisa for her recent post. The growth on my dog's eyelid is taking weeks, but it is shrinking and the process is just as Lisa described. Thank you for the extra encouragement to keep going!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Lisa :)

      I'm glad the process worked for your dog. I know that sometimes it might take longer than a few days but it's worth the wait. I stated "four days" in my article because that's how long it took for my dog's bump to start to disappear. But I think the larger and more serious the bump, the longer it takes to start disappearing.

      I'm glad that you continued the process and didn't give up. With things like this, sometimes it's just a matter of time before the treatment will work. I think sometimes people give up too soon. I'm glad you didn't.

      Thanks for your comment :)

    • lisa 2 years ago

      Just wanted to say this worked for my dog ... all the positive comments are what got me to try this, so I thought I'd add my own. It didn't really look like it was working at first, and it took a few weeks rather than a few days -- but eventually the growth disappeared. It was a bloody one at first, and when I started the treatment it helped stop the bleeding and the growth got black and crusty. One day it was pink, as if the black area had fallen off around it and left a smaller growth. I continued with the treatment and it got dark again, and then one day that part disappeared again and now there is nothing left. Just wanted to share my experience, it seemed like it needed to go through that process to shrink.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      That's it. If it's used as a laxative, it means you can take it orally. That would make it edible and that's the type you're supposed to use for this treatment.

    • Eddiebueno22 2 years ago

      Does the castor oil that is use as a laxative good for this? It's the only thing I can find at walmart

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      When they shake like that, it usually means they're afraid. Just comfort him by talking to him gently, petting him, etc., and then just do the treatment. It might hurt him a bit, but it's probably much less than you think. If it was really painful, he was run off when you touched it.

      Just be as gentle as you can. From what you said in your comment, you seem to be doing that :) Just have a little faith, do the treatments and there's a good chance that by next week, this whole issue will only be a memory....

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      Pitbullmommy7 2 years ago

      Thank you for your response! Since I posted last, I've been home from work and will be for the next 4 days. I started last night and was able to do it 3 times today. Hope it will work. It has been bleeding a bit when I've done it and think it may hurt him, because he shakes a bit when I'm doing it. I'm not putting any pressure on it, just gently holding it on, until the cotton cools down. Thanks again for the suggestions :)

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Well, I'm not really sure if doing it twice a day would give you the best results, but you can try that and see, after one week, if there's any difference in the appearance of the growth.

      You know it's just like with any other treatment. You have to do it consistently and a certain numbers times per day, or either it won't go away, or it will seem to take forever to go away. I can't tell you for sure, because I did it three times every day and never changed the routine.

      Maybe you could try doing it once in the morning (before you leave for work because it only takes about 10 minutes), then do it right after you come home in the evening, and then just before bedtime. That way, you could get in three treatments, every day.

      It shouldn't take very long to disappear. Usually, you will see results in about 4 days. Then you would just keep doing the treatments until the entire growth is gone, and then stop. If results run true to form, it will be completely gone, not just smaller. If it's just smaller, keep repeating the treatment until it's all gone.

      I know how it is to be so busy that it's hard to get everything you need to do, into one day. But consider the $800 you'll save, the peace of mind you'll get and the relief your dog will feel when he no longer has this issue. Do the best you can to give him three treatments every day. If on some days, you can only get in two treatments, then I guess that will have to be enough.

      All I can tell you is what I did to help my dog, how often I did it and what results I got. If you need to change the procedure a bit (2 times instead of 3 times each day), then do that. If you see no results, then I would suggest doing it more often. Just try to fit an extra 10 minutes into your routine. I think it will be worth it and it's not like you have to do it forever.

      I've noticed that the longest it takes to get rid of it (depending on the size of the growth) is one to two weeks. It should be totally gone by then. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask...

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      Pitbullmommy7 2 years ago

      Hello Peggasuse! I just came across your feed when search for a way to try and remove a skin tag/tumor. We took our Pit to the Vet for a basic check up. He already has thyroid problems and is on medication for it, so we are spending quite a bit of money for his blood work every 3 months and basic check ups. When he was in last, the Vet lanced, what appeared to be a skin tag that was growing...very slowly. He had that done about 2 months ago and now it is growing VERY rapidly. The Vet said that it didn't appear to be cancerous but the fact that it's growing so fast worries me. I called today to see how much it would cost to have it removed, and to have his teeth cleaned at the time because he was already going to have to be put under anesthesia. $1,070.78 would be the total cost!!! $300 of that is for the dental cleaning! I was SHOCKED to say the least. He made it sound like it wouldn't be a big deal to remove it, so I'm unsure of WHY exactly it costs so much. I'm guessing it would take no longer than 5 minutes to cut off and stitch. It's about the size of a malt ball now. It is oozing though and bleeding when he bumps it, so maybe that makes it look worse than it is? Anyway, my question for you is, Do you think it would work just doing the castor oil twice a day? With our busy work schedules, it would have to be morning and evening. If it's only twice daily, should I increase the length of time, maybe 15 days? Also, how will we know when we can stop? Will it be completely healed? Will it just appear to be smaller? Thanks for any advice!

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      That's the way it happened to my dog too...suddenly. Try the procedure I outlined in my article. Many people have, and saw positive results.

      Castor oil is not dangerous. Even if it doesn't help (which I doubt), nothing negative will happen to your dog, because of it. Be sure you get the edible kind. It needs to say that, on the bottle.

      Depending on how large it is, you should see it getting smaller within a week. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for commenting.

    • Tammy Scroggin 2 years ago

      I Just Noticed a lump on my 2yr old female Rottweiler on the top of her right front paw. I've been researching online & Im 100% Positive it is a Histiocytoma . I do Not want to have it surgically removed due to the risk. I'm Not comfortable with doing something so invasive to my Baby unless necessary. I'm going to purchase the Castor Oil & try this treatment tomorrow. I just noticed this lump and it's like it just popped up overnight I'm in shock with the size , I wish I could post a picture to see if there is anyone that recognizes the lump or if there is anyone that has knowledge of the situation. I want to make sure this treatment is successful in treating a Histiocytoma and one of such a large size.

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      Peggasuse 2 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I'm so happy for both you and your pet! And I really appreciate the fact that you took the time to post your comment here. Perhaps it will help other people believe that there actually is a more natural alternative to modern medicine, especially in situations where modern medicine has failed.

      Thanks again. :)

    • Jess 2 years ago

      Day Six

      Histiocytoma gone! A small "crater" remains where the tumor was. This is absolutely incredible. Heath's tumor was the size of a golf ball one week ago and the crater that remains is the size of a dime. I wish I could post pictures. The crater has some slough in its base, so I am continuing the treatment with castrol oil in hopes of debridement. I'm sure a small scar will result, but nothing major. I can't thank you enough for your advise!

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I'm so happy to hear this :) It's ok if he licks it a little. You can't watch him 24/7 so he's bound to do that. But the worse that will happen is that he may get a slight case of diarrhea. Shouldn't be a big concern though, considering the options. You could try to cover it but my experience is that the pet will rip it off, every time.

      Thanks for keeping me updated.

    • Jess Miller 3 years ago

      Day Three Update:

      The histiocytoma is definitely shrinking. It has now opened up slightly. No drainage and no bleeding. It's almost as if someone has "popped a hole in a balloon." It has gone from a bright pink/red to a deep purple. Heath seems unbothered by the treatment, he just doesn't like holding still. There is a slight odor to the area, nothing horrible. And you have to be very close to the area to even smell anything. I'm a wound nurse, my first instinct is to smell wounds. I assume it's the contents of the tumor that smell. Heath is doing well, his foot doesn't seem to be an issue for him. I do notice him licking it occasionally. So far so good....

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Thanks for posting. And yes, give it about a week (if it's large) and see if it gets smaller. Sometimes, when they're very large, it takes more time, so just keep doing the treatment until you see results. I've noticed that once it starts getting smaller, it's only a matter of two or three days before it's completely gone...

    • Jess Miller 3 years ago

      I'm so thankful I found your website. My Lab-Mix, Heath, has a very large histiocytoma on his front paw. I didn't want to take him to the vet for a surgical intervention and I don't want to wait three to four months for the tumor to regress on its own. It is starting to bother him, I assume it's itching as he keeps licking it. I started this treatment this morning, I will keep everyone posted on the results.

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Yes, keep doing what you're doing and be sure the wet cotton swab is as warm as possible, without actually burning. Depending on the bump, it may take a while longer with some of them.

      Don't take off the excess oil afterwards. Just wipe it a little with the wet cotton ball you've been using and let it soak into the bump. You don't want it to drip but you DO want to leave a thin layer on the bump, so it keeps working after you've done the treatment...

    • Kathy 3 years ago

      This is the 4th day of 3 treatments a day. The one on her head is getting smaller - bleeds a little while doing the treatment. I guess this is normal.

      The one on her leg is about the same so far. Should I keep doing the treatment on her leg or more than 3 times a day ?

      What do you use to take the oil off after all of this? Just wondering what to use.

      I'll get back in another few days to post how the warts are doing on my dog.

      Thank You.

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You should see a visible difference in 4 days or less. Just keep doing the treatment and I'm pretty sure you'll see results quickly. :)

    • Kathy 3 years ago

      Thank you Peggasuse, I started this after I went to Walmart this afternoon. Got the castor oil and cotton balls

      I have now done this 2 times so far. It doesn't bother my dog at all, she just lays there an let me do it all. Going to try an get the 3rd in before we go to bed tonight.

      I will get back in a few days to let you know if this is working - I sure hope...

      I will get back to you in a few days. Sure hoping this will be the end of her 2 warts.

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I completely understand. I know that there must be honest vets out there somewhere, but I am yet to find one. That's why I, personally, gave up on taking my pets to a vet for help. I also have lost a number of beloved pets, after allowing the vet to treat them. So now, when there's a problem, I search the internet for every bit of information I can find, and then try the treatment that seems most logical to me and has the best results. That's how I can up with the treatment that you're using right now.

      Also, thank you for naming the castor oil that you can purchase in Canada. I had a reader ask me about what I used, but the company that sells it here in the states, doesn't sell it in Canada. So thank you for that information.

      Anyway, now you have the knowledge to solve these sorts of problems without the help of anyone. :)

    • Marilyn 3 years ago

      I think you're right - I'm not imagining it - it really feels a lot smaller this afternoon! I am using Palma Christi Organic Castor Oil from the Vitamin Shop in Victoria, BC for any Canadians trying to find it. Thank you so much for this, I had to put two of my angels down last year and I cannot do it again right now. Seriously, thank you, I was so worried about her!

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You're probably NOT imagining it :)

      I held the cotton ball on the bump until it wasn't warm any more. Remember that this seems to only work with castor oil and very WARM water. It won't work with cold water. So keep the cotton ball on, until you feel that it's not warm anymore, and then warm the ball up again and reapply.

      So happy to hear this good news from you :)

    • Marilyn 3 years ago

      I could swear this morning that the lump is smaller but of course I worry that it may be wishful thinking. When you say you did it 10 times 3 times per day, how long would you say you held the cotton balls on for during one of the 3 times? I have been placing the cotton balls on her head whenever we are at home and replacing them or adding warm water to them as they get cold. If she shakes them off then I start over with new ones. I will try holding them on though. Thank you so much for this information! You are truly an angel.

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Keep your hand at all times, on the cotton ball when you are treating the bump, so it doesn't move when she shakes her head. The warm water and the castor oil has to be absorbed into the bump when you're doing this treatment, so you want to make sure it stays in place while you're doing it.

      The hardness of the bump is the same type that I experienced with my own dog. If you do the treatment the way I explained in the article (and hold the cotton ball in place with your hand, as you're doing it), you should see results in about 4-5 days.

    • Marilyn 3 years ago

      Thank you Peggasuse, I started doing this last night right after I found your post. My dog's lump is quite a hard one, though, and it's on her head right at the top of the spine. It does not seem to be a fatty deposit as my first dog used to get. Thankfully the cotton balls stay in place quite well, but when she shakes her head I have to start all over. I will bookmark this page and report on our progress. I am very nervous as the lump has gotten a bit bigger recently.

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Thank you so much, for posting your comment. Usually, people read this and never get back to me, even though results are so important to the subject of this article. I appreciate the fact that you trusted me enough to try the treatment and realized that it really does work. The chances are excellent that the bump will never return.

      If you know of any other people with pets who have the same problem, please feel free to direct them to this article. Whenever I can, it is always my pleasure to help. I feel like I haven't wasted my time, when I get comments like yours. Have a great New Year :)

    • Ramirez1 3 years ago

      My Cocker Spaniel had one surgically removed a couple years ago on her upper eyelid. I then noticed a month ago that it was coming back in the same spot! She lives to roll and it would bleed from her rubbing it. The thought of surgery again made me sick to my stomach! I started reaserching online and came across this post! I've been doing it now for a week and you can barely see it!!! My husband was very sceptical about it working and he's truly amazed with the results! Thank you for sharing this!

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      It won't hurt the eye. I've never tried it on the eye lid but castor oil doesn't burn so I think you're safe there. It might make your pet's vision blurry for a time, because that's what would happen if you yourself got oil in your eye. But if you do it the way I instruct in my article, there shouldn't be much castor oil remaining, after you've bathed it in warm water. Remember that you're supposed to put the castor oil on the cotton first, and then put the cotton on the eye lid. Don't put too much...just a little bit.

    • anita 3 years ago

      Will it hurt the does eye to put the on the lower lid

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Jessie, edible castor oil is NOT dangerous to anyone. The worst that can happen is that the animal will get diarrhea from licking too much of it. But if you follow the instructions in my article, there shouldn't be much of it to lick so getting diarrhea shouldn't be a worry.

      I understand why you asked your vet for advice. But, although some vets are honest and caring, some are just in it for the money. So they're not going to advise you to use something natural, versus buying drugs that really won't help at all.

      If I were you, I would try the treatment that I suggest in my article. It can't hurt to try. In about 4 to 5 days, you will know if it's working. You should see a visible reduction of the bump.

      You don't have to believe what is in my article. You can do your own research on the internet, to discover all the benefits of castor oil and how many people, as well as animals, it has helped.

      For the sake of your pet and your own peace of mind, please just try it...

    • jessi castleberry 3 years ago

      My female has a histiocytoma tumor on her right leg/paw i took her to the vet and they want $250.00 to remove it witch they told me what the best way and fastest way to get rid of it i have 2 other dogs and clearly can not pay 250.00 no matter how much i would love to but i read your post and some of the comment i called my vet to ask them what they tough if it would be ok to try bc i would do anything (that will not hurt her) that will get this thing to go away and they told me they could not tell me yes or no UGH they did give me some meds to keep bacteria from growing and a cone (they said she would not get out of whitch she did 2times) to keep her form liking it she dont mess with it much but she dose lick at it when we tell her no to stop she dose for a while but when we put the med on it she wants to lick it off so its hard to keep it on her i just dont know if its getting better or worst i am looking to get her an inflatable cone that hopefully she want be ale to get out of im just scared to try something i dont know much able...

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Hi Ro :)

      I used Castor Oil distributed my Humco. I got it in the pharmacy at Walmart. I don't think it matters about who makes it. What's important is that it's edible (it generally says on the bottle that it's a laxative).

      Try to find the one I used but if you can't, or if you don't have a Walmart near you, then just go into any pharmacy. I'm sure they'll have edible Castor Oil there.

      Good luck :)

    • Ro 3 years ago

      Hi! Thanks for your advice with dogs' warts. I am not currently home with my dog, but my mother just did something TERRIFYING this morning (basically, she pretended to be a surgeon--one without common sense) so now I know I have to take matters into my own hands to save bucks and to save my dog. Your post is very thorough, thank you for the hot water advice. I just have one question: What brand of edible castor oil did you use or recommend?

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Ok. I've done a little research on the internet, about where to buy edible castor oil in Canada. Apparently, as you say, you can't find it in regular grocery stores.

      I called the company that makes the kind I use (they're in Texas), to see if they could ship it to Canada but they said they don't have a license to ship it there. So I'm guessing that there are rules and regulations about shipping it from one country to the other.

      But from what I've read, you can find it in most pharmacies and health food stores in Canada. I would suggest that you call every pharmacy and health food store in your area, to see if they stock it. Make sure that it's "cold pressed" and "edible."

      On second thought, I think I'd try the health food stores first because they're more likely to know what you're talking about.

      About the licking, if you follow the procedure that I described in the article, there shouldn't be much castor oil left to lick, when you're done. The area will just feel greasy but there won't be a lot left. The procedure causes the castor oil to be absorbed into the skin. So most of it should be getting into the growth, and not much should be left. If there is, just blot it a little, so there's almost no excess. If he licks it, the most he'll get is a loose stool.

      I'm so surprised that you can't get it at the grocery store, in the laxative department. But I guess, each country has their own rules. Try the health food stores and then the pharmacies see if you can find it...

    • Martina 3 years ago

      Just read your article I have always know about castor oil and its benefits. My question is my golden Pluto has bone cancer in his wrist the tumor has gotten quite large I have always wanted to put castor oil on it but he am worried about the licking which he will do now you said that there is edible oil but I have not seen any some of the reading I've done said it to be toxic to dogs. I'm in Alberta . If you have any answers that would be great.

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Well, if you apply heat from water first, then you wouldn't need to heat the castor oil. Truthfully, I'm not sure what actual heating of the castor old (heating on stove or in microwave, for example) would do to the chemical composition of the oil. As you probably know, when you heat oil, it tends to be very, very hot, and might be too hot to apply to the animal's body. You can try it if you want to but be careful. If it works just as well, I'd appreciate it if you'd write me back and give me the results. If it works, it could shorten the procedure by one step.

    • d taylor 3 years ago

      Could the castor oil just be warmed and then applied to the area

    • Karen 3 years ago

      I just started this castor oil treatment on my cocker spaniel.......he has a tumor on his head that he keeps scratching when he rolls around on the patio or deck. I hope this works because I do not want to have it removed surgically. Thanks for the info......I will post back later with an update.

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Erika:

      Well, first off, the castor oil that you use, has to say "ediable" on the label. You can put it in her mouth, but of course it depends on exactly where it is, in her mouth. If you can get to it easily, and she'll let you apply heat and then castor oil and then heat again (as I've described in the article), then I would try that first, if I were you.

      Sounds like the vet is perscribing some drastic measures. Again, if it were me, I'd try the caster oil treatment first and see what it looks like, after a week. And then, I think I'd go to a different vet, for a second opinion. If this was my dog, I don't think I'd let her go through all the suffering, especially if she was older. But that's something that you have to decide for yourself.

      Try the castor oil first. (And by the way, the worst that can happen with castor oil, is that the dog will get diarrhea from ingesting it, so make sure you only put it on the growth.)

    • Erika 3 years ago

      I have a question! my toy pom was diagnosed with spindal cell melanoma, a tumor thats in her mouth. They want to remove part of her jaw and I'm just terrified! Shes my service dog as well as my best friend. Anyways, can I put the castor oil in her mouth? I'm not sure if it would hurt her since she's so small.

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      Melissa A Smith 3 years ago from New York

      Oh wow, I used castor oil on my dog's growth but saw no results. I didn't use the hot water, thanks for the advice Peggasuse.

    • scotias mom 3 years ago

      Can I try the castor oil on a skin tag on her lower eyelid? Will the castor oil harm her eye if some were to get in there while treating the tag on the lower eyelid? Also, thank you for your help!!

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Yes, castor oil can be applied to an open wound. It is supposed to help heal it, quicker. You may want to try to bandage it though, because as you know, castor oil is very greasy.

    • Donna 3 years ago

      My 15 year old black lab/border collie cross has a tumour on his toe (front paw). The tumour is "raw" and sometimes bleeds. Is castor oil okay to apply to an open tumour?

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Yes, do try it. You should see visible results in less than a week. But remember to do it every day, several times each day, and try not to skip treatments. Just be consistant and see what happens...

    • Jonae 3 years ago

      I really hope this works. I have a Yorkie-Poodle with a tumor on the side of his nose, and its starting to get bigger. He's only 4, and the thought of him going into surgery and having anesthesia with him being so small scares me alot, and ontop of that we dont have enough money for the surgery reguardless, and leaving it alone with it getting bigger and worst scares me alot also. This looks sensible, so Im going to try it. I pray that it works.

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      Peggasuse 3 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Wilson: If you can get your pet to let you do the treatment (requiring her to let you put your fingers in her mouth to apply the castor oil and hold it there), then I would try it. It can't hurt.

      To Lynn: I'm so happy to hear this :) It's amazing isn't it, how the simpliest, old fashioned remedies work so well. Just keep treating it until it is completely gone, and then, keep it in mind, for the future.

      To Denise: I don't believe in "putting down" an animal, just because they're ill. I think it's only natural to let them live out their lives, no matter what physical problems they have. So I commend you on your decision, not to do that.

      I would definitely try the castor oil treatment on your pet's bumps. The great part about natural remedies is that usually, they have no negative reactions on the animal. So go ahead and use the castor oil, as I've directed in the article, and give it a few days to work. You should see some results.

    • Denise 3 years ago

      My puppy is 16 she has a wart like bump on her right side head near her ear it was a little like tag bleeds and smell horrid. it is bigger now I clean it put neosporin and cortisone but she pumps it and it starts to bleed, now she has another one same side but lower, three on her back, yesterday one on her paw and elbow. Than one like your picture on her neck. she is a mini merican eski and her fur hides them. Only the one on her neck does not bleed of smell. I am not sure I can do this with an open booboo. I really can not take her to the vet she freaks out in the car she went blind 2 yeasr ago I attribute it to her rabbi shot. She had seizes when she get stressed so i try to keep her to one room and walks once a day. She is amazing and gets around, uses a litter box can find her food just fine. So putting her down is not an option. I want to try this but afraid since her bumps are open like a wart thing. what do you think

    • Lynn 3 years ago

      Thank you so much! My 9 month old pitbull has a terrible one on the side of her paw. Bleeds all the time too. Tried your castor oil and it has gone down so much in just 1 day. WOW

    • Wilson 4 years ago

      Hello Peggause!

      I came across your article and was wondering if this method will work for oral tumor thats located inside of my dogs mouth on the bottom left side of her month? I took her in for surgery 3 times already and the tumor continues to grow back, I was hoping this method can slow down or even stunt the growth of the tumor. Hope to hear back from you soon. Thanks!

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      Peggasuse 4 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You're welcome, CR. I hope it helps.

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      Pamela Hutson 4 years ago from Moonlight Maine

      Interesting! I noticed my dog has a little tag behind one of his ears. Maybe I will give this a try. It doesn't seem to bother him though, so I might just leave it. Thanks for sharing your experience. :)

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      Peggasuse 4 years ago from Indiana, USA

      The internet is the best source I know, of finding things out. Since you stopped using the meds that the vet prescribed, go on the internet and see if you can find a more natural treatment for your dogs' problem.

      First, I would look for causes of the disease. And then, search out natural remedies. Before I wrote this article, I spent 3 days on the computer, looking up possible cures. It was tedious but it was important to me. When I discovered the castor oil cure and after I'd tried it, I realized that the answers are out there. You don't have to always depend on professional help. A lot of times, you can help yourself.

      Anyway, try to search out the causes for your dogs' eye problem and then the natural cures and see what you come up with...

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I'm really concerned about this medication, cyclosporine, which is the ingredient in the human eye drops Restasis. If people read the "small print" with these drugs they would never use them! In lab tests, Restasis caused mutagenesis and carcinogenesis in several types of cells (lymph, pancreatic islet, and I think the other was liver).

      The vet prescribed a drop medication with the same type of ingredient, but 100 times more potent than the cyclosporine. I used it briefly, but stopped because I was afraid of it. Side effects can be worse than what the meds are treating!

      Thanks, again, for the info about using castor oil. I'll let you know what happens with my dog's lesion after applying it.

      Jaye

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      Peggasuse 4 years ago from Indiana, USA

      If you start right away, it should be nearly or completely gone in about 4 days. Try to clean up the drops of eye medication as soon as you notice them. Some of these cures (like the eye medication) are worse than the disease and end up causing something else...

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I'm so glad I found this hub! My dog is going through a difficult time anyway (with dry eye syndrome), and the medication she gets in her eyes several times a day sometimes drops on her skin. A rounded and inflamed lesion of some sort has developed about an inch above her eye. (Actually, it looks very similar and about the same size as that one in the photo at the top of this hub, only it's above her eye and partially hidden in her hair.)

      Although she has another appointment at the vet's in less than a week, I'm going to get some castor oil tomorrow and try this treatment every day until then. Thank you! Thank you! I will be so thrilled if it works for my fur-girl. I don't want her to undergo anything more invasive.

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      Peggasuse 4 years ago from Indiana, USA

      I'm overjoyed that it worked for you! Tell everyone you know, who has a dog, about this treatment. You'll save a lot of people from worrying and a lot of dogs from suffering...

    • Julie 4 years ago

      I just wanted to leave a short comment to tell everyone this really works!

      My dog had an eraser sized blood blister on the side of one of his front feet. Since it was a lot smaller than what the author had to eradicate, I only did the treatment once a day instead of 3. The blister/tumor shrank within 7 days and is now barely noticeable. It does take a few days for it to shrink noticeably so hang in there!

      I did have problems with the blister bleeding (not uncontrollably just enough to notice on his blanket) but I think it was because the blister was in a "lick-able" area. I simply took my time treating it and when I had completed a full treatment, wrapped his foot with self-adhesive stretchy bandage tape (with the wet cotton ball inside). He's a calm dog so he would keep the bandage on for several hours without messing with it.

      I also was unable to locate edible castor oil in my local area so I chose an organic castor oil (home health castor oil) that is free from toxic materials. It worked just fine, no side effects, I would just be careful that your dog does not ingest it.

      Thanks again for the frugal tip --it has saved up $100's of $$!

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      Peggasuse 4 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Please read my comment to you, below.

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      Peggasuse 4 years ago from Indiana, USA

      To Jana: I would suggest that you search the internet for "natural cures for heart worms." I'm sure there are many sites on the net, with info about this. I know that it took me a lot of time before I found the information on certain bumps in dogs, but I was persistent, and finally, I found the answer. Hopefully, you will too :)

      To Mzpena: As I said in the article, I'm not a vet...just a regular person who wants to share important information. Considering that, I can't really say, where the fluid is going, once the bump goes down. I'll take an educated guess though, and say that it's probably flushed out of the body, in the usually ways, and doesn't remain in the dog.

      Without treatment, these bumps don't just disappear on their own. You have to treat them, to make them go down.

      You probably scratched the bump with the brush, causing it to rupture. It normally doesn't break. But once it heals over, I'd use the caster oil treatment on it, to make sure that it goes totally way.

      My dog never got another one of those bumps, after the first one disappeared. But if he ever does, I'll just do the treatment again.

      Thank you both, for making a comment on this article. I'm glad the information helps.

    • mzpena 4 years ago

      hello i am currently treating my cocker with castor oil just started yesterday and already it appears to be shrinking down in size. My question is? where is this fluid going? it appeared to be filled with blood. are these toxins going back into my puppy? I would think it would burst. does appear to be getting darker though. At first it was bright pinkish/red. its on his hind leg so i covered it with gauze containing a bit of castor oil and wrapped with sports tape to keep put. My dog doesn't mind it at all. is it normal to just dissappear? Has your dog gotten any more since removal of it? my dog's "blister" appeared to appear out of nowhere one day i was brushing him and he started to bleed and it was very small at that point like an eraser head size. I put peroxide on it. but since then it had grown to not quite the size of a grape. Now its shrinking a bit again. Is that normally how it works?

    • Jana schmidt 4 years ago

      Love your post .I am totally with you on the caster oil.It has so much healing power.Thank you for sharing .One of my older dogs is dealing with heartworms ,like you I am trying to find natural cure.

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      Peggasuse 4 years ago from Indiana, USA

      You're very welcome. I'm honored to have helped over a thousand pet owners, with this advice. When my dog developed that type of bump, I was as relieved as you probaly are right now, that I finally found a better way to get rid of the problem. Thank you very much for writing, and acknowledging this information...

    • Lilly 4 years ago

      Thank you so much. My dog has been through a lot of operations to remove her growths and I don't want to see her go though the pain anymore. She is going to be fourteen and I think it's time to try a different approach. Thank you!

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