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Dog Has a Growing Lump on Abdomen

Posted by JudyMoss (Sydney, Australia) on 01/10/2008

Dear Ted, Firstly congratulations on a truly wonderful and inspirational site. My dog has a growing lump on her abdomen. It was biopsied a year ago and found to be a fibromatous type mass. However I am a doctor and alternative practitioner and fibromatous masses may or may not grow and harden as the rate and to the degree that this has. Please send me suggested list of doses/weight for apple cider vinegar, H2O2 etc on your possible cancer list unless you have any other suggestions. The same dog, age 10 cross cocker/border collie (size of a cocker) has bladder incontinence and also very occasional psoriatic type small patches mostly on her back nearer her bum. Her blood test last year suggested a possible thyroid condition, though not definite or typical. She eats well and is boisterous, alert, so personality fab. Well that's about it. Many thanks

PS I am happy to give your suggestions a trial as all these remedies under cancer also work well for humans (client specific of course - test with kinesiology which, how much, how often) however i am unaware of dosages for animals. Once I know the dosages I will gladly send you the feedback to publish. Thanks again

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Dear Judy: - Suggested list of doses/weight for apple cider vinegar, H2O2 etc on your possible cancer list unless you have any other suggestions. The doses for apple cider vinegar and baking soda is calculated two ways. One is something like the imperfect RDI (Required Daily Intake) or more like RDA (Required Daily Allowance). Both are imperect and hence to prevent a mistake most of the remedies are minimum rather than optimum. An Optimal Dose Requirement (OPR), doesn't exist yet in current literature, but I calculated on the basis of its intended outcome using urinary pH and salivary pH, where the OPR is usually larger than the RDA or RDI. The first RDA is calculated on a per weight basis, and the second method OPR is calculated on finding the dose required to achieve a minimum salivary pH of values close to 7, where 7 neutral is often problem free. A mineral or vitamin can be calculated using blood serum too.

Therefore, the initial values for a dog of 25 pounds, which is one fourth of a small adult of 100 pounds is calculated to be 1/4 (25/100) the dose of a human, or 1/10 if the dogs weighs 10 pounds. Therefore assuming an ideal apple cider vinegar and baking soda dose, to be 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (more effective here when cancer is indicated, a 25 pound dog would require 1/4 of all doses. The mix can then be added into the drinking water. However when dogs drink water, it is difficult to do it this way.

Therefore the best ways is to add it at certain concentration of baking soda for example, based on average amounts of water consumed by the dog. Assuming a small dog consumes about 250 cc of water a day (assuming 24 hour clock), this means that the usual 1/4 dose apple cider vinegar and baking soda is added at per 250 cc of water. However since the remedy calls for this to be taken at least twice a day, but preferably three times a day. The dose concentration is multiplied by 3 in the same 250 cc of water. So this comes to about 3/4 of the human dose. In an agressive cancer, I may just keep it simple and assume the dog to take it 4 times of the day, which comes to equal the human dose of 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon added in 250 cc of water, for sake of simplicity. If I am mixing a 500 cc of water, then that dose is doubled and the dog is assumed to take it still at 250 cc of water. So it makes for simple way to calculate. All you need to know is the average amounts of the water the dog drinks.

While I haven't yet experienced the use of apple cider vinegar with baking soda for dogs with cancer, I have tried using the lemon and baking soda remedy and seems to help as the lemon also removes calcium buildup which tends to promote cancer and the vitamin C is an antioxidant in the lemon formula. The usual lemon remedy for humans is 2 tablespoon of lemon plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda taken three times a day. So this, using the same dose as above is added to the drinking water of the dog that he will drink in one day. Most of the reported cancer remissions I encounter is the lemon and baking soda remedy. It should be noted that the remedy should be increase if the urinary/salivary pH does not achieve 7 or not high enough. Most important in my opinion is the baking soda.

The large lumps of fibrous mass can also be applied three times a day of borax in 1% H2O2. The penetrant effect can kill the lumps in event the causal nature of the large agressive lumps is a viral one.

Other cancer remedy other people have tried, but I haven't is the black salve which tends to remove large cancer lumps with some success, although they also tend to cause scarring initially on the skin, much like surgical removal.


The same dog, age 10 cross cocker/border collie (size of a cocker) has bladder incontinence and also very occasional psoriatic type small patches mostly on her back nearer her bum. Her blood test last year suggested a possible thyroid condition, though not definite or typical. She eats well and is boisterous, alert, so personality fab.

Quite often thyroid and other psioriatic conditions are due to fungus, which are the most irritating to dogs. A borax remedy taken internally, as per dose in humans it was 1/4 teaspoon per one liter of water, but a person may take an average of about two liters a day. So this amounts to 1/4 teaspoon of borax per day. So in a dog, on per weight basis if it ways 1/4 of 100 pound small frame human the dose becomes 1/4 divided by 4, or 1/16 teaspoon of borax per day added into the drinking water of 250 cc. It helps if 10 drops of H2O2 3% is added to make the solution stronger or more penetrating. However, a local application of the skin using 1% H2O2 plus saturated borax to the dog's skin is also helpful to the skin. Other remedies using vinegar also works but pure vinegar is applied to the skin of the dog for psioriasis.

A bladder incontinence, or inability for the dog to hold urine, or leaky urine, can also be helped. I have done a lot of trial and error trying to find the bladder incontinence in humans and I have found that it is the magnesium, boron (borax), B complex and some vitamin E. Basically dietary magnesium is quite low in both humans and dogs, as well as boron (from borax) and vitamin B complex. Vitamin E is somewhat synergistic to the muscle strength too. In the event the dog has both, the borax is needed the most followed by magnesium, and vitamin B complex. B6 pydiroxine is synergistic with the magnesium. My dog of course should have bladder incontinence at his age, but he doesn't as sometimes add magnesium, borax, B complex monthly as a maintenance dose for prevention. Hence, in a human bladder incontinence, the dose is 250-500 mg of magnesium citrate (or chloride), B50 vitamin B complex (every other day), and weekly vitamin E 200 i.u. dose. That's the normal maintance. Interestingly sugar, calcium, vitamin B deficiencies contribute to muscle weakness. Also interestingly the reason why older people have bladder incontinence has a lot to do with their dietary habits, eating more grains, and less proteins which tends to cause muscle degeneration from lack of protein requirement. This happens because their teeth can't eat tough meat, so they avoid them. However, this does not have to be the case if whey protein, soy protein, glutamine, BCAA amino acid were taken to restore muscle weakness, where the bladder is most weak. I sometimes have some bladder incontinence (not the extreme kind but happens when you pee, and still there is more after you finished), but this simply disappeared completely with vitamin Bs, borax and magnesium. All of these are just my observations, but of course I can't find any other remedies off the Mayo Clinic and other websites, perhaps it's a trade secret, I don't know. Hence, I just decided rely on my personal observation and some simple logic.

A properly fed dog doesn't have that, with exception if the dog is fed with high carbohydrate, vegetarian and grains, which led to kidney troubles and bladder incontinence. But if it does happen, it's going to be B complex, borax, magnesium and some vitamin E. Other people may know a lot more than me here, but my general impression is they don't post information in the internet, while authoritive figures don't post anything regarding the remedy, either they are ivory tower or that it's a trade secret, or perhaps I am a bit rusty with Google searches.

I wish to write a bit more facts about cancer, just to get it out of my system, and try to forget about it, so here it goes:

It appears the tumor growth of your dog is agressive and very fast growing to resemble that of HeLa Cells. This cancer cells were taken from Henrietta Lacks in 1951, and still growing in labs all over the world more than 50 years later. Basically the speed at which it grows killed her. In this instance, slowing of its growth is important, as in the case of your dog.

If the growth of cancer cells grows faster than the ability for the white blood cells to consume the cancer cells, what you have basically is a cancer cells that the body can't be able to contain.

Hence, in an immunity suppressed condition where the white blood cells and the immunity is depressed a cancer cell growth is unchallenged. This can take place whenever zinc status is low, which tends to suppressed the body's production for white blood cells.

But interestingly zinc, is also antiviral and in some cases of cancer cells, they are indeed viral in nature. Take for instance sexually transmitted Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which causes cancer. Zinc can be used or added to the dog's supplements just the same. Just calculate a 50 mg dose of zinc gluconate and find the dog's dose.

This case of viral nature of cancer is easy to prove because it is sexually transmitted. But in instances of the dog, whether the cancer cells are indeed viral, are harder to prove, but in practice of using natural therapy using natural remedies, whether the virus is the cause can be assumed to be one possibility I can try giving zinc supplements, only on the likelihood of suspicion, and use a zinc as an antiviral remedies, which may help cancer virus conditions.

In conventional medicine, everything has to be proven beyond all certainty until the patient dies, without any viable natural therapies on hand to try it out. So proving things out is a relativistic concept. I don't need to prove it's there since the remedy is safe. But if the remedy is potentially dangerous such as chemotherapy, it's funny that they need not to prove the cause either, except by simple removal. That's a problem of course. Assuming it is viral in nature and the immunity condition is suppressed, the cancer comes back again. Virus can exist in the bloodstream even if the visible cell mass were actually removed, or destroyed.

In my personal observation a lot of cancer in dogs were nutritional in nature that initiated the cancer growth. I had one friend whose dog, as a case study, was dying of a major tumor growth, kidney disease and I decided to inquire what food she was feeding. Basically the dog was fed with chinese cabbages (chinese mustards and pak choi), fish and rice, with plenty of sweets! Obviously the oxalic acid in chinese mustard will lead to kidney problems. While a high dose of high glycemic foods lead Followed by very frequent sweets with lots of sugar, almost every other day! Complex carbs actually lead the dog to bladder incontinence. The protein source were insufficient in this case and the dogs nutrient should come more from chicken, beef and pork. My dogs is nearly entirely on meat, no vegetables, so he doesn't have any problems - the dogs are carnivorous, humans are omnivorous.

Because my friend fed the dogs with rice, fish, and chinese cabbage, and lots of sweets, the dog was already sick and dying. So my friend fed her with an even worse nutrient that further accelerated cancer growth by giving it a baby's milk formula (brandname withheld -but a famous "high quality" U.S. brand product ) had the following ingredient in a vanilla flavored one. You'd think my friend would have listen to me, but of course she followed the advice of conventional doctors, and the dog died within about a month or two after human milk was given. Bladder inconitinence unsurprisingly became worse with human milk formulas due to the destruction of vitamin Bs (potassium hydroxide) and the lack of bioavailability of magnesium (magnesium phosphate), and a somewhat useless vitamin E in acetate form (humans can't utilize acetate form vitamin E properly), and a completely missing boron in the human milk formula. Obviously she was asking for trouble.

The formula is flawed, if anyone bothered to read the ingredients and here it is (please read the labels!):


Water, Sugar (Sucrose), Corn Maltodextrin, Milk Protein Concentrate, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Soy Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Medium Chain Triglycerides. Less than 0.5% of the following: Soy Protein Isolate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Cellulose Gel, Dextrose, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salt (Sodium Chloride), Potassium Phosphate, Cellulose Gum, Choline Chloride, Soy Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Ascorbic Acid, Calcium Carbonate, m-Inositol, Carrageenan, Taurine, Ferrous Sulfate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, L-Carnitine, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Cupric Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Selenate, Sodium Molybdate, Phylloquinone, Vitamin D3, and Cyanocobalamin. (FAN 8151-02) Contains soy and milk ingredients. ------

The case to be learned was that the dog has received constant dose of excessive sugar (reduces the body's mineral status especially zinc, chromium, tungsten, magnesium etc.), and puts more pressure on vitamin Bs and lack of bioavailability in major macrominerals from the milk which do not generally dissolve in water, as well as the milk formula is even some of the worse forms of corn sugar (with dextrin -glucose, and maltodextrin - poly glucose) limiting the mineral blood serum of those nutrients, especially magnesium (in form of magnesium phosphate - try dissolving ones in a glass of water, actually several formulations are not bioavailable due to limited water solubility, these are:

Calcium carbonate (a more suitable one is calcium chloride, calcium gluconate) Calcium phosphate (it's not water soluble, and the body's phosphorous status will be low, and calcium is not bioavailable) Magnesium phosphate (it's not water soluble so the person receives neither the magnesium or the phosphate)

Along with some questionable ingredients such as:

Potassium hydroxide (much like Lye, this could well degrade the Thiamine Hydrochloride and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, so who ever took this will have low thiamine vitamin B1, and vitamin B6 status) Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, which is thiamine. Commercially this is unstable and a more stable, thiamine mononitrate is a safer choice. This is because the hydrohloride is relatively unstable whenever other alkalines such as potassium hydroxide is present. Ascorbic acid (it's a pro-oxidant, not antioxidant like the sodium ascorbate).

As you can see the dog, will have a low Thiamine B1 status, and a low Pyridoxine B6 status. The amount of ingredients is somewhat useless measurement of RDI (Required Daily Intake) or RDA (Required Daily Allowance) since those system doesn't make do whether the ingredients actually goes into the bloodstream at the required levels. Some of those ingredients are insoluble in water and they just don't get into the bloodstream, in an effort to reduce the costs of the ingredients. A better measure is blood serum levels of these (a closer measure) to whether the dogs (or infants) get the required nutrient. I often don't like to argue with people whenever they say, but "your RDI nutrients is over 100%". My common answer is, it can't be over 100% because it's not even water soluble. Try taking some of this and measure the blood serum status, and you get almost zero rise in water insoluble mineral nutrients. Thiamine is essential for dogs and human in that it helps with glucose metabolism, synergistic with B1 thiamine, B6 pyridoxine and magnesium. These three components is necessary for sugar control and metabolism. In a simple milk formula, B1 is reduced because potassium hydroxide degrades both B1 and B6. And since magnesium is also essential to sugar control to prevent cancer growth, magnesium here is not water soluble.

It should also be noted that a required nutrient, such as silicon, boron and vanadium, which are both silicon and boron somewhat anticancer and antifungal in nature, are not included in the milk formulas. While on the otherhand, vanadium in my personal observation is the single most important mineral even before chromium in controlling blood sugar. Flavonoids, rutins and other essential antioxidants were not considered in formulation. Rutins and flavonoids are anticancer and helps capillary growth, which prevents cancerous growth as it helps greater access of the white blood cells to eat up the fibrous cancer cells.

Finally, the biggest thing my friend made besides giving the dogs too much sugar, is that when I was a student in microbiology, a very easy way to grow cancer cells and virus culture is to give them milk. Cows milk grows the best because apparently the industrialized farming has injected cows (laws are different in various countries) with growth hormones which tends to cause the cows to grow faster, but it is also present in cow's milk. This causes the milk formula to accelerate the tumor growth in her dogs. Thus, with these growth factors, it further fueled the cancer growth.

Therefore certain nutrients required to slow down cancer growth from this case study is to avoid glucose, dextrin and maltodextrin. Watch out for lack of bioavailability or nonexistent in the mineral such as magnesium, boron and silicon. It should also be noted that cancer growth can be slowed down if some DMSO, garlic, onion, and ginger is added, but mostly garlic is added. So that not too much garlic is given to the dog, 1/2 cloves of garlic is added to the dog that weights 10 pounds should be relatively safe, especially if it is not given on the long term basis. I prefer to use observations to determine whether to reduce or increase the use of garlic based on the dog's feedback. When cancer cells slow in growth, it gives time for the immune system or the white blood cells to digest the tumor mass slowly. Here is some studies on this cancer issue when tested against a fast growing HeLa cancer cell culture links: http://ojas.ucok.edu/04/paper/asingh.htm The summary in case the links are blind is:

------------------------------------------------- "HeLa cells are a type of cancer cell lines and are immortal. All HeLa cells are derived from a woman who had cancer in the cervix. This project was done to see response of HeLa cells against fresh extract of garlic, ginger and onion. It was hypothesized that these compounds would inhibit or slow down the growth of the HeLa cells. Research done prior to the experiment suggests that these compounds may inhibit the HeLa cells growth. To experiment on this project, extracts of garlic, ginger, and onion were added in 12-well tissue culture plates containing HeLa cells. They were incubated overnight in the tissue culture incubator. The next day MTT was added to the cells. After the MTT was added, the plates were incubated back at 370 C cell incubator for 3-4 hrs or until the purple product was formed (MTT is a substrate for mitochondrial enzyme in live cells) in the wells containing live HeLa cells. The purple product was dissolved in SDS solution. The solutions in each well were placed in cuvettes and put into the spectro- photometer. The intensity of the purple color was recorded by reading the absorbencies of the purple solution at 570 nm. Also the extracts treated and untreated cells were checked under the microscope and photographs were taken. The results show that garlic, ginger, and onion all slowed the HeLa cell growth. The average spectrophotometer readings (absorbencies) for filtered 100ul garlic, ginger, onion, positive control (HeLa cell not treated with extract), and negative control (medium only) were, 0.208, 0.699, 0.700, 1.102, 0.000, respectively. The average readings for 100ul non-filtered garlic, ginger, onion, positive control (no extracts), and negative control (medium only) were 0.279, 0.177, 0.860, 1.102, and 0.000, respectively.

This gives us the percent growth inhibition of HeLa cells incubated with non-filtered extracts of onion, garlic, and ginger as follows: 22%, 84%, and 75%, respectively. For the filtered extracts of onion, garlic, and ginger the values are: 36%, 81%, and 37%, respectively. This research study is unique to show the inhibition of HeLa cell growth by the herbal compounds mentioned above. The results obtained from my project suggest that use of fresh garlic, ginger, and onion may help in fighting cancer."


Still whatever you alkalizing pH (baking soda), magnesium, borax, H2O2, b complex should help your dog the most. Thyroid problem should go away if fungus is taken care of, and perhaps some iodine painting is used on the dog twice a week, on the dog's belly or other appropriate areas. There is a lot more information I have here, such as anti cancer properties of selenium, and other interesting things, but time limitations aside, this should take care of most issues, and I also didn't tell you why cancer cells are immortal. They are immortal because it is the viruses which tells the cancer cells to produce themselves as the cells also divides. This is just a layman's opinion, of course.