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Old 06-22-2007, 02:06 AM
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I've read that turmeric given in high enough doses will, in time, dissolve fatty lipomas. Ilsa has a couple, so I've decided to give it a try. She eats it just fine, it's too early to tell if it's working... but...

one icky side effect. Ilsa smells funny now. Almost like cat pee. It's driving me nuts.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:05 AM
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My last dog had about 7 or 8 removed during his life, the surgety was nothing much at all for him. I don't think the Tumeric will work.
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:07 PM
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Sizzle Dog ~ have you had any luck with the Tumeric?
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:35 AM
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I have *heard* about studies regarding the use of Tumeric to treat and cure cancer...
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:16 PM
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Sizzle Dog ~ have you had any luck with the Tumeric?

I can't speak for Sizzle Dog, but a friend and I were just discussing the "wonders" of Turmeric the other day. She's been giving it to a 10 year old doberman bitch..she said most of the fatty tumours have disappeared, a couple of larger ones are considerably smaller than they once were. So I definitely think it's worth a try.

I've been giving tumeric to a 6 year old doberman male for it's anti inflammatory properties, and have noticed MAJOR improvement with a chronic limp. He also has liver issues, so we've been limited in what we could give him to make him more comfortable-this has been a great alternative for him.
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:24 PM
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I had to stop giving it to her - even the smallest dosage made her smell HORRIBLE! I was giving her a bath every three or four days, she just reeked of what smelled like cat urine... possibly the worst smelling she's ever been... three hours after a thorough bath, the smell would be overpowering again. ICK.

They did change though - they got a bit smaller, and squishier it seems. I just couldn't tolerate the stench.

I may try giving her straight curcumin though - it's the base of turneric - maybe something else in the turmeric made her stink to high heaven!
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I had to stop giving it to her - even the smallest dosage made her smell HORRIBLE! I was giving her a bath every three or four days, she just reeked of what smelled like cat urine... possibly the worst smelling she's ever been... three hours after a thorough bath, the smell would be overpowering again. ICK.
That's weird, Rush doesn't have any kind of odor from the turmeric he's been getting. After hearing that was happening with Ilsa, I asked my friend who's been giving it to her senior bitch-she hasn't had a problem with odor from it, either.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:18 PM
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Does anyone know what the dosage would be? I have a friend that is having the same problem with her Rottie mix. She's about 80 pds.

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Old 08-31-2007, 12:28 PM
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Interesting topic... this may be something I'd like to try also with my 9yr old weim. So if anyone knows the dosage chart that would be very helpful.
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Does anyone know what the dosage would be? I have a friend that is having the same problem with her Rottie mix. She's about 80 pds.

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The dosage I was given for lipomas was 500 mg. twice a day for a 60 lb. dog.

If you look on the web, there's a lot of variation about dosages. One site suggests you load the food with turmeric until the dog won't eat it, then back off.

This was posted on a site for canine cancer. curcurmin is a component of turmeric:

"Recommended dosage of curcumin for treatment of cancer is 80
mg/kg/day (36 mg/lb/day), or 400 mg twice a day for a 25 lb dog.,
administered orally (the highest recommended dosage is 120 mg/kg/day,
or 55 mg/lb/day, to avoid toxicity)."

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