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In part 1 of natural remedies to shrink lipomas, I discuss some alternative treatments for dog lipomas such as a few supplements that will stop lipoma growth, herbal remedies that can help shrink fatty masses, possible causes of lipomas, and why you may not want to have surgery to remove benign tumors.
In part two of this blog, I’ll discuss some diet do’s and don’ts and some herbs and spices that are thought to shrink or prevent lipomas.
Eliminate these 3 foods to stop your dog’s lipoma growth in its tracks!
1) Dairy: Ice cream, Puppucino’s, cheese, and any other dairy made from animal’s milk should be avoided. TIPS: Try making dog-friendly ice cream by cutting a banana into slices and freezing. Put the frozen banana slices into a blender or food processor and serve. My alternative to using cheese to hide pills is to cut a hole into a chunk of chicken or banana to hide the pill.
2) Eggs: Once I learned eggs feed viruses and promote cysts, tumors, and calcifications, I made sure eggs were not in any food or treats. *Taking them out of my diet also stopped my mysterious knee pain that grew up into my thighs.
3) Grains: Going grain-free can be beneficial to all dogs but especially for dogs dealing with benign tumors, dog eczema, and Spondylosis. Why? Many grains, such as wheat, are no longer the same grains from decades ago. Today’s wheat is often referred to as “frakenwheat” and is a contributing factor to gut health issues such as IBS or colitis and may be GMO.
Anti-tumor foods for dogs
1) Celery assists kidneys, flushes the liver, helps with acid reflux, heartburn, high blood pressure, blurry eyes, and it reduces lipomas and cysts.
Celery juice for pets: My dog drank 1-2 ounces of celery juice with me daily, sometimes he ate a celery stalk as a snack and it was generally a part of his meal.
Celery juice Tip: if you don’t have a juicer to make celery juice, you can use a blender. My old Cuisinart glass blender struggled with celery so I bought this USA made high-end blender with an 8-year warranty. ?The blades are squared off so I no longer worry about cutting my hand while clean the inside of it. It handles blending celery much easier than my old blender and I get more juice out of the celery! It’s not just any blender, I use it for many other things like smoothies, hummus, and soup and they all turn out fantastic.
After the celery is blended, I run it through a nut milk bag or something similar to get the juice. *Please Note: If your dog has never had celery juice before, please start slow or with a very small amount. Straight juice vs. the food with pulp, gets into the bloodstream much faster.
2) Wild blueberries: I covered this amazing fruit in my dog cancer blog and it is worth repeating again since it will also help with lipomas! These berries are little powerhouses that have the capability to repair cells and are great for eye health. If you can’t find wild blueberries, you can use this blueberry powder.
Fruit Tips: If your dog is not good at keeping food in their bowl, stick them in the blender to make a smoothie for your dog to lick it up. Additionally, keep fruit separate from protein for the best results. Fruit 1 hour before protein or 2 hours after protein.
3) Raspberries prevent benign growths and malignant tumors.
4) Sweet potatoes are anti-cancerous, great for digestive disorders, and help relax nerves and muscles.
5 Herbs and spices that help fight canine benign tumors
1) Chaga can be purchased as a powder that can either be mixed in food or brewed as a tea. Tip: I did not like it straight in the water, I steep it in this. Chaga benefits: helps bring the liver out of stagnation (meaning it’s a gentle liver detox, which most dogs & people need), helps skin issues like eczema, nerve pain, strengthens red blood cells and bone marrow. It is considered anti-cancerous and fights tumors. Cats can have Chaga too.
2) Burdock root has anti-tumor properties, is a top cancer remedy being as it stops cells from metastasizing, and is an ingredient in Essiac tea. It also helps with skin issues like eczema, is an effective painkiller, is anti-inflammatory, and helps with urinary and bladder infections. This herbal remedy is similar to essaic with one exception. The traditional recipe includes Turkish rhubarb whereas this herbal remedy has Organic Chinese Rhubarb.
3) Turmeric dosage, additional benefits, and any contraindications are explained in my dog cancer blog. *Please note, dogs who “run hot” may be better off NOT taking turmeric. Instead, Violet is an alternative to combat inflammation and lipomas since it will have a cooling effect on “hot” dogs.
4) Parsley neutralizes acidity in the body, fights multiple myeloma, is great for your eyes, is helpful in preventing tooth decay, removes herbicides, removes pesticides, and will counteract grains. This organic dog supplement contains BOTH herbs #3 and #4!
5) Cumin is great for digestive disorders, has anti-cancer properties, anti-tumor properties, and helps boost kidney & liver function.
Canine Lipoma diet: food tips for healthy dog food
Doing a canine liver detox combined with the below foods should help speed up the process of shrinking your dog’s lipoma.
1) Meat: feeding grass-fed meats will be best because it will help your pet avoid ingesting other toxins. If your dog’s diet is heavily based on animal protein, lowering the amount of animal protein a bit can be beneficial because it can stress the liver and kidneys. A few ways to accomplish this is to do a liver detox, or swap your meat-based treats like bully sticks or chicken jerky for treats like this! If you prefer to make your own dog treats, you can try this 5 ingredient dog cookie or 3 ingredient cat treat recipe.
2) Grains may be something you want to avoid altogether when fighting fatty tumor growth. However, if grains are part of your pet’s diet, the better choices are GMO-free quinoa and brown rice. TIP: Grains don’t “mix” well with animal protein so it’s best to keep them separate.
3) Vegetables: There has been some information claiming cruciferous veggies like broccoli are goitrogenic but one of my trusted sources says no. There are some pet cancer diets that use this vegetable as one of the main veggies in their pre-made meals. A few other vegetable choices are leafy greens like kale or spinach and another favorite is a sweet potato. Avoid GMO foods such as corn and canola oil.
4) Going organic will reduce the number of chemicals you are introducing into your pet’s body. If you can’t afford to go 100% organic, then use as much organic food as possible. A good guideline is “The clean 15” and “dirty dozen foods.”
I hope this information helps you achieve the success I had in shrinking my dog’s lipoma. I would love to hear what strategies you implemented to reduce your pet’s non-cancerous lump!