Essiac Capsules and Our Labrador's Thyroid Cancer

Essiac Capsules and Our Labrador's Thyroid Cancer

by Todd Jewett
(Gold Bar, Washington)

In November of 2009, our beloved yellow lab Tooty Anne was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We were heart broken as she was not yet even 6 years old. The vet told us the only hope was to remove the tumor surgically and start her on chemo therapy for up to a year. He said the cancer would likely return but it may buy her a little more time. The cost would have been staggering and we could not afford it. We asked the vet his opinion on how long she might live with the stage the cancer was at. He told us she may live 3 months, four at the most.

A friend of my wife's suggested we put her on essiac capsules and that she would make them up for us. Nothing to lose. So twice a day wife began giving Toots, as we call her, the capsules in pill pockets for dogs. Toots progressively got worse and was eating less and less. She had lost 12 of her 74 pounds and had become lethargic. She could not jump into the car anymore and would do nothing but lay on the floor. Although she had lived 2 months longer than expected, we made the decision to have her put down on June 1st as that would be her sixth birthday.

Now for the good news. On May 25th, my wife and I awoke to a sound we had not heard for a long, long time. Toots was in the living room throwing her favorite stuffed toy into the air and catching it. She began to jump up on the furniture and and chase our other small dog around the house. my wife and I looked at each other in utter amazement.

We put a bowl of food down for her and she devoured it. Her eyes became clear and bright. We cancelled her trip to the vet and watched her all through June, never stopping her treatment with the capsules. To everyone's surprise, Toots began to regain her weight. As of August 17 2010, she had put all of her lost 12 ponnds back on. The tumor that was the size of a golf ball on her throat has shrunk to the size of a very small pea and gets smaller every day. She has the energy of a puppy, chases frisbeees, jumps in the car, and swims to her hearts content.

The vet on her recent visit was completely mystified. The cancer had not spread to any other organ and was in complete remission.

Just food for thought, I was a sceptic at first too. I am looking forward to many more years with my pal at my side. Good luck to all.

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Oct 31, 2016
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Standard Poodle Diagnosed with Cancer
by: Anonymous

Our beloved standard poodle, Watson, was diagnosed with malignant tumors early October. He was given a few days to possible 2 weeks to live. One large tumor on left lung right by heart and another tumor in same lung, plus spot on liver. We also found lump under left arm and lump on right shoulder.

A good friend recommended ORIGINAL Essiac Tea from Canada. When we ordered, the company also recommended using Tru-Pine, 12 week program, capsules, pet formula. We ordered enough of both for the full program.

Prior to treatment Watson choked all the time unless he laid on his left side. Gladly that is no longer the case. He is eating and drinking fine, but he does sleep a lot. But on his walks he has gone from limping along to chasing every rabbit he sees. Wow - what a difference.

He gets two Essiac capsules 1 hour after morning meal, then two Essiac capsules and 1 Tru-Pine 1 hour after evening meal. I can't say enough great things about ORIGINAL Essiac Tea and Tru-Pine. The company in Canada is also very helpful with info. We have believed God for a miracle and it's coming to pass.

Sep 28, 2016
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How is Tooty Anne now?
by: Kristina

Hi Todd,

Tooty Anne's testimony of healing is such an encouragement! I'm so thankful you posted this! How is she doing now?

My trained service dog is currently undergoing chemo and I am looking for natural ways to kill cancer and help his body strengthen. He is 4 yrs old and is an 80 pound collie. An amazing and beautiful dog!

Tooty Anne is around his size, how much and what brand of powder did you use? Thank you for reading this and I look forward to your response! God Bless!

Apr 13, 2016
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Lymphoma
by: Tish

Hi all.

I love your story about Toots - that's incredible.

I have a 2 year old sharpei who has just been diagnosed with lymphoma also she is very poorly like your lab.

As soon as we found out last week we have put Winnie straight on Essiac herbal tea - we mix it in a jelly form to get it inside her.

She's our everything and she's far too precious to us just like your own pets to give up on. I'm praying that this will work on Winnie as she is losing so much weight, appetite has gone, depressed but still wants to go on walkies which is a good sign.

Your stories inspire me so thank you, I won't give up! Thank you guys so much.

Tish

Nov 03, 2015
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ESSIAC tonic with alcohol
by: Hazel, Site Editor

I wouldn't recommend using an ESSIAC tonic that is so high in alcohol content. As you said, dogs cannot metabolize alcohol, and it's toxic for them. There are ESSIAC tea that are made specifically for pets. Please see this page for more information.

Nov 03, 2015
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Can I use a human Essiac Tonic for my dog?
by: Anonymous

My dog was diagnosed with lymphoma - I bought an Essiac tonic to give him but I'm worried that it's got 36 - 46% alcohol in it (will this not harm him to drink? Dogs don't metabolise alcohol like humans can). His liver and kidney function are fine, and all blood levels are normal except for low platelets and high lymphocytes so he's healthy bar the lymphoma.

I have no idea how much to use for him - he's normally 20kg (now down to 18.5kg as he's lost so much weight over the past 3 weeks) - should I start with a drop or two and work my way up from there? I just tasted the tonic and I can TASTE the alcohol so I don't want to use too much... I can go back to the health food shop tomorrow and order the tea - it's actually cheaper than the tonic (but will take maybe a week or two to arrive probably).

The brand I bought is "herbal formula Essiac Tonic, professional strength" by HERBS ETC.

I will put a drop in his meal tonight and see how he takes it.

Sep 04, 2015
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Essiac
by: LILLIAN

Hi Todd,

My 11 year old dog was just diagnosed with cancer he has a small tumor on his bum. I just purchased Essiac herbal capsule at my local natural foods store. These do not indicate that they are for animals on the bottle - they are clearly for humans. Is this kind ok to give to my dog or have you been using the Essiac with the picture of the dog on the bottle?

I can't seem to find the dog one anywhere; I only have the herbal capsule suggested for humans.

PLEASE HELP!

P.S. Your story is so inspiring. I am glad to hear your pet is doing much better and hope that mine can be so lucky.

Jan 11, 2015
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Confused no one mentions long term use
by: Sam

When you visit the essiac webpage, it states in small print that essiac is not suitable for long term use and if the kidney levels are above the normal range it shouldn't be used. My 12yr old yorkie has a thyroid tumor and is having it removed in 2 weeks time, I am thinking about essiac tea but his kidney levels are slightly above average. I will check with the vet too see if this is ok.

I am very scared as he is my baby, I don't want to see him suffer as at present he is in good health, eats like a horse, not losing weight, but he does drink loads.

Here's hoping I can use essiac tea as chemo is so nasty. So I'll be seeking alternatives.

Good luck all.

Sep 15, 2014
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Essiac and my yellow lab
by: Todd Jewett

Hi all,

Just an update on my lab. Tooty Anne is doing great.

She is now over ten years old and acts like a puppy.

Several folks have wanted my email. It's toddjewett1691[at]gmail.com. Feel free.

Editor's note: replace [at] with @

Aug 23, 2014
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Essiac powder dosage wanted (not the tea dosage)
by: For the Love of Clark

Hi Todd,

You had mentioned that your success stemmed from grinding the Essiac in a coffee grinder and giving the powder to your dog in that form (rather than the tea method). I searched "essiac for pets" per your suggestion in a message but with the word dosage tagged on to it and could only find tea dosages--not powder dosages. Could I get your email. Mine is mymingling@hotmail.com or to anyone who knows the amount of the powder form. Thanks to all.

Aug 22, 2014
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Same situation
by: Anonymous

Hi Todd ... Is there anyway I could reach u via email?

My dog is in the same situation and I am
seeking help for the same - Need more details about the essiac treatment and how long it takes to start shrinking the tumor.

Jun 19, 2014
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Question for Todd
by: Anonymous

Hi Todd,
Came across this site while researching essiac tea. Not sure if you will even get this. We have a dog with lymphoma and she is on prendisone but also lots of protein, no sugar or carbs, raw diet and cancer herbs. I looked up the site you bought your tea from but not sure which one to get? Can you help me with that? I would appreciate it. Also what about dosage. She is about 40 lbs.

Your story was remarkable and so happy to hear you got more time with your baby. I'm hoping we'll have more time with ours. Just trying to keep her healthy and happy for as long as we can.

Nov 13, 2012
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Essiac tea choices
by: Karen

I purchased the Essiac Tonic at a health food store, it was about $23.00 a bottle. I have to use a dropper to give it to my sheltie because he got wise to the capsules. Is brewing the tea the same as the liquid? It has the same 4 ingredients, so I wondered if the capsules work any better or the tonic.

Oct 05, 2012
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Follow up on my dog Toots
by: Todd Jewett

Sorry to be so long getting back to those that needed info on where I buy my bulk essiac. I order it from a co. called starwest botanical. I order the 1 lb. bag. Be sure to grind it as fine as you can get it.

Toots is doing great. The vet calls her his miracle dog. I wouldn't go that far but she is still in complete remission. We continue to give her two capsules daily and it has now been three years since she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Good luck to all.

Oct 01, 2012
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Essiac Tea
by: Lisa

I am having trouble finding the website to purchase the original Essiac Tea. Todd, I know it's been a while since you have been on this site but I am wondering where you bought that large bag of Essiac Tea. I would like to purchase it for our Golden.

Thank you.

Sep 20, 2012
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Where do you buy your tea from?
by: Christina

My 7 year old just had a thyroid carcinoma removed and I'm hesitant to do radiation. We have an appointment with a holistic vet in a couple weeks, but I'm very curious about your tea. Where do you order from? My google search returned a great many places.

Thank you.

Aug 13, 2011
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One quick note for peggy
by: todd jewett

Hi Peggy,

In response to your questions about Toots and essiac capsules, Toots is doing fine. We did not have to put her down as she is now cancer free.

In regards to essiac capsules, we order the large bag of essiac tea as it is very inexpensive.

The manufacturer suggests you brew a tea with it and give the tea to your pet. Our success was grinding the tea in a coffee grinder and putting the dry tea into capsules. We have since began to put the dry tea directly in a pill pocket, available at any pet store, and folding it into a ball. Our dog loves them and thinks its a treat.

As to the amount, look up essiac for pets. They will suggest the correct dosage for your pet's weight. As it is all natural, it is safe for pets. Good luck to you and let me know the results.

Todd

Aug 13, 2011
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Follow up on essiac capsules and our labrador's thyroid cancer
by: todd jewett

It has now been nearly two years since my yellow lab, Toots, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She is doing great and the cancer has not returned.

The vet says she is in perfect health and has the energy of a puppy. We still give her two capsules of essiac daily as a maintenance program.

Look up essiac for pets for you that are interested. It saved our dog's life.

Aug 13, 2011
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Please respond
by: Peggy

My Dog Jewel is going through the same thing. I did not quite follow the post and I hope you respond. Your post said that the tumor shrank but ultimaely Toots was put down. Did the thyroid tumor return? What are these capsules and where can I find them? I hope Toots made it and that I misunderstood your post. Please respond.

Aug 05, 2011
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Malignant thyroid
by: Jane

If I gave my Labrador these tablets how many a day did you give yours? My dog has been diagnosed as too far gone after exploratory operation and biopsy results.

Apr 24, 2011
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what was in the pills?
by: Anonymous

I am desperate to save my foxhound that is in a similar situation. Please anything you can suggest will be greatly appreciated.

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