We’ve had to update Simon’s cancer protocol since moving him to a maintenance dose of Fenbendazole. On May 1st, 2020, a tumor started to grow where the original one had been removed in August of 2019. This tumor was very aggressive, much more aggressive than the original one.
I recall that the tumor started in June of 2020 and at that time, the tumor was about the size of a walnut. We started Simon back on the original protocol but upped his Fenbendazole to 2X daily. This put him at 500 mg of Fenbendazole daily.
A New Weapon in the Arsenal
It was October of 2020 and we were in fear that we had lost the battle. By this time, the tumor had grown to a size that was a little larger than a baseball! Our hearts were breaking! Then my wife suggested we try turmeric in the form “golden paste.” She said she had read some very astonishing results using turmeric to fight cancerous tumors.
I did some research and most people said they were seeing results in four to six weeks. We started Simon on the “Golden Paste” turmeric on October 27th,2020 at a rate of 2x daily.
We started small with 3 tsp x 2 daily added to his food so as not to upset his digestive system. It did not seem to bother him so after one week we went to 5 tsp 2x daily in his food for one week then we moved to 5 tsp 3x daily with food. This is a lot of turmeric, but we were fighting a very aggressive tumor.
In my research on turmeric, I had read that between 2000 and 3000 mg of curcumin daily was used to fight cancer in pets about the same weight as Simon. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and there is approximately 200 mg in 1 tsp, so 15 tsp is the equivalent of 3000 mg of curcumin daily.
Turmeric For Tumors – The Incredible Results from Turmeric
By the end of December 2020, Simon’s tumor appeared to be gone and as of this writing, it has not grown back.
During this time, Simon developed a growth on the top part of his tail. The turmeric had no effect on this. The vet said that the growth was called “stud tail” or a hamartoma tumor. This type of tumor is a benign (not cancerous) tumor.
We had the tumor removed on January 29th. Before any surgery, a full blood panel is always performed. I am mentioning this because the question of 500 mg of Fenbendazole given daily for long periods of time being harmful was always in the back of my mind even though I had read studies that indicated otherwise. His bloodwork confirms that the studies were correct.
I know how difficult it is treating a pet that’s going through cancer and the possible toxicity of long-term use of Fenbendazole is one less thing to worry about. This amount of Fenbendazole given to a 90 lb. dog appears to be safe as evidenced by Simon’s blood work.
We have also been giving Simon Ionic Colloidal silver daily to combat cancer. We give Simon 4 ounces daily of 10 ppm colloidal silver. We make this ourselves. Click here to see how to make colloidal silver at home. There was a study done about a man who cured his cancer with colloidal silver. This was done under the supervision of several oncologists at UT Southwestern in Dallas. Here is a link to the results.
Simon’s blood work was normal and indicated no elevated liver enzymes as would be a result of any toxicity from the Fenbendazole or colloidal silver.
The following information is from Dogs Naturally Magazine. I suggest that you study the information they provide about turmeric before giving it to your pet. I am not a veterinarian and I am only sharing what has helped our dog, Simon.
THE GOLDEN TURMERIC RECIPE AND TIPS FOR BEST RESULTS
The easy recipe for golden turmeric paste from Dogs Naturally Magazine.
½ cup of organic turmeric
1 cup of filtered water
1-1/2 tsp of black pepper – (This is very important as it is needed for absorption as turmeric is not easily absorbed.)
2 ounces of MCT Oil or ghee – (This is very important as it is needed for absorption as turmeric is not easily absorbed.)
(The oil does not need to be organic as coconuts are not sprayed with pesticides. It also not necessary to worry about whether the MCT oil has lauric acid or not as we used one with lauric acid and it still worked.)
Combine the turmeric and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk while heating until a paste is formed. Remove from heat and whisk in the pepper. After the pepper is whisked in add the MCT of ghee and whisk until thoroughly combined. A word of caution, turmeric stains! You may want to whisk this in your sink when combining the oil, Also, it may be easier to add half of the oil, combine, and then add the rest. Refrigerate when done. The past should keep for two weeks in the refrigerator.
Dosing recommendations: The guide below is a preventive baseline for pets WITHOUT SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES. Simon weighs 90 pounds and we are giving him 15 teaspoons daily at 5 tsp 3X daily. This is the equivalent of 33.34 mg of curcumin per pound. Each teaspoon has 200 mg of curcumin. We mix this in Simon’s food which he gets twice per day and for the third dose, it is mixed with mashed sweet potatoes and a bit of boiled chicken.
Turmeric has a very short life in your system, and it is recommended that you split the doses into 3x per day. Start slow the first week as to not upset your pets digestive system, then add more the following week and the third week give your pet the maximum dose.
Below are general guidelines for dosing. We were very aggressive with Simon’s dose as we are battling a very aggressive cancer and therefore giving him considerably more than the preventative baseline dose.
BASELINE DOSE FOR PETS WITHOUT SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES (from Dogs Naturally Magazine)
- Small dogs should start with about 1/4 teaspoon per day
- Medium dogs can start with 1/2 teaspoon per day
- Large dogs can start with 3/4 teaspoon per day
- Giant dogs can start with 1 teaspoon per day
The suggested dosage to work up to is approximately 15 to 20 mg per pound of body weight. An easier way to think about this is 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon per day, for every 10lbs of weight (1/2 – 1 tsp for a 40lbs dog). You can do this over a few weeks.
Potential Turmeric Side Effects
The best thing about turmeric is that it works and it’s safe. But not all dogs should get turmeric.
Turmeric is a “warming” spice, so if your dog is always hot and seeking out cool floors to lie on, turmeric may not be for him.
(For me, curing the cancer is way more important than the possible small amount of discomfort of him being too hot.)
Turmeric can interact with some medications, including anti-inflammatory and diabetes drugs. And it may interfere with some chemotherapy treatments. So, if your dog is on any medications, check with your holistic vet before adding turmeric to his diet.
Chances are, it will only help but it’s always best to check. Turmeric is also contraindicated for patients with bile tract obstruction or gallstones.
*All italicized text is quoted from Dogs Naturally Magazine.
The Products We Used to Make the Golden Paste
I hope this information helps you and your pet; it was a Godsend for Simon and has given us more time with him. Please see the next update: Simon’s Cancer Protocol Update 3