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your complete guide to using essiac tea for dogs

Are you wondering how to use essiac tea for dogs? Well, you're in luck! Essiac for pets has become increasingly popular in recent years. This is because it works - and because there aren't side effects like there would be with lots of other options. Many people wonder if the essiac for dogs is different than the essiac tea for people. The answer is no, but you will have to adjust the dose depending on how much your dog weighs. 

essiac tea for dogs: dosage

The dosage suggestion of essiac tea for dogs is dependent on the animal's weight. Click here for the Dosage Recommendations: Essiac for Pets. The essiac tea will be brewed the same way it is for people. 

essiac tea for dogsThe dosage of essiac for dogs is dependent on the animal's weight.

essiac tea for dogs: how much to make at a time

If you have a dog that weighs 85 lb. or more and/or there are people in your home who will drink it too, you can use these brewing instructions on essiac tea for dogs. For a lighter dog with no humans also drinking the tea, check out these brewing instructions on essiac tea for dogs. The reason for the different brewing sizes is that the tea keeps only for 2-3 weeks in the fridge, so you don't want to make more than you will use in that time period.

essiac for dogBrewing essiac for dogs is the same process as it is for people.
Click here to learn best practices on how to administer essiac tea for dogs.

essiac tea for dogs: tips for getting your dog to lap it up

  • Some dogs will lap the essiac up with no problem. For others, you may need to trick them. 
  • We suggest adding essiac to some low sodium chicken broth. Be sure to use the kind with no onions or garlic!

Potential benefits of using essiac tea for dogs

Along with a well-balanced diet, appropriate exercise, and lots of love, providing essiac to dogs may be beneficial to their immune system.

  • A dog's immune system can be sensitive to viruses, bacteria and other pathogens that are encountered on a daily basis, which means your pets may be at risk to develop cancer, arthritis, and other health problems.
  • No one is 100% sure what causes cancer in dogs, but the causes are probably similar to those that cause humans to develop cancer. Environmental pollutants are a likely source. Humans and dogs are both put at risk to develop illness by pesticides, secondhand smoke, poor diet, and lack of adequate exercise. Preservatives found in pet food can pose an additional risk for animals.
  • If you talk to any dog owner, chances are they've worried about cancer. Studies indicate that 50% pets over the age of 10 will develop some type of cancer during their lives! The good news is that it is one of the most treatable and curable of all veterinary diseases.
  • Essiac tea for dogs offers a variety of benefits. By boosting the immune system, it may play a role in preventing cancer from developing in dogs. The boost in the immune system can also help promote the animal's ability to heal if tumors do in fact develop.
  • Essiac boosts the immune system of dogs by increasing antibodies which then promotes the breakdown and elimination of tumors. Essiac also generally protects and strengthens the bodies of our dogs.

For a list of the benefits of essiac tea for both humans as well as dogs click here: Benefits of essiac tea for dogs as well as for people! 

This blog is a great resource for helping your dog with cancer via dietary changes.

Essiac tea for Dogs: Testimonials

featured testimonial

My testimony is of my 13 year old fur baby. He had a tumor on his tongue and life expectancy is 6 months for this cancer. Pretty sure he had it for a couple of months before we found it.

dog tumor tongue essiacThis is the tumor that ended up falling off.

This is the tumor that was on his tongue and it is completely gone. The vet had said in January of 2022 that he had six months to live.

dog essiac cancerHere is the dog today, happy and healthy!

He was put on steroids for 3 months and started essiac tea in February. He is still on it but as a maintenance dose. The tumor fell off in June. Hubs was playing with him on the bed and it was gone. We never did find it. Vet was unbelievably happy. Needless to say we were thrilled with the results. The tea works and I am so very grateful for it.

Karen Taylor-Nielsen

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"We will be ordering more when we get low. 

My wife and our three dogs take it regularly now. We can already see improvement in our old pups. I am so glad I found out about essiac tea for dogs!"

Thank you, 

The Greenways 


"Good day all...My 13 year old Border Collie Mix "Hershey" developed a serious breathing problem about 3 months ago. I thought maybe it was asthma. I have taken her to the vet twice and they want to do extensive testing before treating her.

We have already spent close to $700 and the only recommendation was to give her Claritin once a day. Well the Claritin wasn't doing anything and she has been getting worse, so bad that my husband can not sleep if she's in the room with us at night. Trying to watch TV was a challenge too because her breathing was so loud, you'd have to turn the TV volume up.

So I went online and started doing some research and I found a video of a hound dog that sounds just like my Hershey. Upon reading more, I discovered that Hershey has a "Reverse Sneeze" that can occur after getting a Boratella vacine which she had gotten 3 months ago. I was devastated to know that there are many side effects especially for older dogs from the Bortatella vaccine - and many others too.

As I continued reading about the "Reverse Sneeze" I got to the section that recommended treatments for RS. I wasn't surprised to see that one of the treatments was, you guessed it, Essiac Tea!!! 

I have been drinking Essiac tea for years so I started her on it right away and that was only 3 days ago. She is already so much quieter and she seems so much happier and more social. Wow! Only 3 DAYS!!!!

I will continue to give it to her as long as she'll let me. I use a syringe and she's really good at spitting some out. But I'm determined to see her well again. I hope this testimonial helps other pets out there suffering from vaccination side effects! Be well everyone..."


Bone Cancer

"My dog got bone cancer last July & I had her leg amputated. I knew I wasn't going the chemo route. I heard about your essiac for pets & now swear by it. My dog is now 5 and kicking butt! I credit the tea, her diet, some pills I mix in w/ peanut butter, and a positive attitude that I value everyday. 

Whatever is in the tea I love it and than you for it. Knowing about essiac tea for dogs has been such a huge help.

The vets said max 1 year, so we're beating all odds and enjoy life to the fullest. Many people ask what happened to your dogs leg? I steer the direction to the healing of her leg & how people and animals that use this tea swear by it. I'm so blessed to still have my best friend here for more holiday celebrations. Thank you so much! My mom is buying this round of 13 4 oz packets so this will be my 4th order and hope to b a customer for many years to come." 

-My Sincerest Thank You

I" have been ordering the Essiac tea since September for my dog who was diagnosed with bone cancer. We decided against Chemo and instead opted for a holistic approach. She was given 2-4 months but this past weekend we marked 6 months survival and the vet seems to think her health is good. Although we are also doing other things, I believe the tea has been an important part of her treatment. We were giving her 5 oz twice a day. We now give her 3 oz per day.

The entire story behind the tea and the herbs is very interesting. We are a firm believer in using essiac tea for our dogs."

Robert Oberst


"My twelve-year old golden retriever, Charlie, was diagnosed with cancer last year. My vet advised that if I wanted to give him the best chance of surviving I should consider surgery to remove the tumor. However, I was also aware that, due to my dog's age and medical history, he might not survive surgery. I was also told that many times cancer in animals re-occurs, so I was hoping I could do something preventive in nature, whether or not I decided to proceed with surgery for him. 

I was never aware that cancer in animals could be treated with some of the same things people use, but my homeopathic doctor told me that it can be. In particular, he recommended that I give my dog essiac. 

I did some research online and found your site. I decided to start with one pound as I would be giving Charlie 2 oz. two times a day (although I started with just one dose to make sure it agreed with his stomach). Meanwhile, I met with the surgeon to discuss my options. I decided to put off the surgery for the time being and see if the essiac tea made a difference. My main hope was to keep Charlie's quality of life at this stage. 

I am happy to report that he is doing wonderfully! The tumor is reducing in size and Charlie has only been on the essiac for two months. He has begun to play again and his appetite is much better. I am confident that his situation will continue to improve as long as we continue with the essiac tea. This improves the spirits of everyone in my household, as my husband and I are in our 70s and having Charlie around really boosts our spirits. I love how wonderful essiac for pets works. Much thanks!" 

Julie W.,


"I had researched and found you 6 month ago when my dog, 11 year old collie, was diagnosed with very aggressive cancer of the sweat glands. A week later a tumor was removed between his ears, but the doctor said he could not get a clear margin and thought my dog was only going to live 2 month.  Since diagnosis my dog (90 lb) has been on 3 oz 3x daily of your essiac, he drinks it willingly with 1 teaspoon cottage cheese mixed in. Now 6 month later the dog is doing well, no signs of cancer.

Since the time I have started the dog on essiac I myself have also been taking the tea on maintenance dose, thinking it will be good for me as well and it is: at my yearly check up my cholesterol was way down, back to normal, so I now don't have to take the atorvastatin anymore.

Seems to me the Essiac tea is working well!

Thanks for providing quality essiac tea!"



"My dog had cancer and I was giving it to him exclusively.... It prolonged his life by MONTHS!! He was given a few weeks and lasted 6 months until he had a stroke on Thanksgiving 

:-/ had to put him to sleep after that, but I think the stuff is amazing...essiac tea for dogs is the real deal.

I've given several packets to friends with cancer to try as an alternative to Western Medicine & share my story with others about the benefits of the tea. :-)"

-Elizabeth Lewis- 

"The tea is great. We give it to our dog who was given 3 months to live over 4 years ago. I cook him a cancer fighting diet and he gets the Essiac as well as other good cancer fighting ingredients. 

It actually takes a long time for us to use our batch up, but I refer tons of people your way via my blog and Facebook page Canine Cancer Remedies. Thanks for such a great product and for all the info. about essiac for pets! Have a great week."

Sue Hawks

"I live in England and my order came very quick. 

I'm using essiac tea for my dog's cancer, and he's only about 25 lbs. I give it to him twice per day. He's been fighting mandibular osteosarcoma since 2018, and we treated with surgery and holistic diets and supplements. Since I've stopped treating with surgery, the tumor grows, then shrinks, then grows and shrinks. Right now it is shrinking again since starting this new formula of Essiac. He was on Essiac tea bags since October of last year. This is much more concentrated and so far I'm very happy with it. He doesn't spit it out as much as he did the other one.

Thank you for offering this product at an affordable price. He's on soooo much stuff that's been costing a small fortune, including a raw diet, aside from the Budwig protocol." 


Cancer (Lymphatic Tumors)

"We love it. It keeps my dogs cancer at bay. I don't have to worry about it spreading. One my big dog it took away two of his lymphatic tumors and shrunk the other halfway."

Kathy Bailey

Benson, AZ

My 10 year old Sheltie (Raleigh) was a terminal colon cancer case...diagnosed Mar 30. Today, July 17, he is (almost) in remission, the mass has shrunk past the point a physical exam can still detect vet confirmed it! Used ESSIAC tea in conjunction with other all natural protocols. What a miracle & blessing! Graham 

Congestive Heart Failure

"I have been using it on my greyhound who was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and possibly cancer. She was diagnosed in September 2015 and is 12 years old. She is doing well......"

Denaire Walker

Flat Bone Cancer

"Hi I am from the UK (Swindon, Wilts) my dog was diagnosed in Sept 2003 with cancer- flat bone cancer, hips pelvis & skull, he was seriously ill, I contacted Nick Thompson - Holisticvet in the UK - Bath, where for the following 6/9 months he was treated 24/7 with various non medical "powders & potions", he's still alive today and will be 11 in Nov, he eats chicken and veg (cabbage/carrots etc) nothing processed - also, I do not have a micro wave in the house! Ditched it in Nov 2003. Essiac is still something I give to Ben in a cup with milk and a spoonful of sugar! 2 weeks on 2 weeks off, for a month or so at a time. I take it too as a tonic if I feel off colour. This stiff is a life saver, thank you Rene Caisse!"

Yvette Maxwell-Darkes,

Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.

Mandibular Osteosarcoma in Pug

My pug has been fighting mandibular osteosarcoma since 2018. In the beginning, we were surgically removing it every four to six months. After I started him on this tea, the tumor began slowing it's growth and we lasted nine months before another surgery was needed. His last surgery was in July of 2020, and the tumor started growing quickly, but I upped the dosage of his tea, and now the tumor has shrunk and seems to have stopped growing altogether. It's not red and irritated looking anymore and I have great hopes that we may just defeat it this time. If not, at least the tea keeps it from growing so quickly. It was very tricky getting him to willingly drink the tea and he would just spit it out every time I put it in his mouth, but now he willingly swallows it since it's become such a routine we do twice per day. I'm so proud of him, and I highly recommend this tea if you or your animal companion has cancer.


San Marcos


"I started to use the Essiac herbs right away because of my dog Cupid who has a huge mass in his chest and I think it is helping. Two ounces twice a day. I give it with a 2 teaspoon syringe and a dowel to keep his mouth open. Then I got lazy and only gave Cupid one dose a day for two weeks and he started to get worse. He could not stand up on his back legs and I had to help him a lot for about three days and one leg was swelling which had me worried. So now I’m giving him 2 1/2 ounce twice a day. And he is back on his feet and is doing better. He is 16 1/2 years old right now. So I think the Essiac Tea is keeping his symptoms at bay. I just have to stick to the aggressive dose for him. I can still feel the huge mass in his chest and I do not know how long it will take to get that down but I am hopeful. I do think the tea is holding back his major symptoms and I am very hopeful that it can help him. I just do not know how long it will take. I think it will be a long journey.

As for Lucky (my other dog 14 1/2 yrs) and I; we are taking a maintenance dose. I take 3 ounces twice a day. And 1 ounce twice a day for Lucky (Lucky is still doing very well). Lucky dose not like to take it but he will lick some of the tea half of the time and I do not have to use the syringe as much which is a good thing.  I think it is detoxing both of us. When I first started taking the tea my but got a little sore and I think the dogs are pooping more also but that is a good thing right.

So here is my review. I love your Essiac Tea and am very happy with it. The tea is very easy to make and for the three of us I make a half gallon every five days. The tea is helping all three of us and when Cupid gets better (I mean the mass in his chest part) I do think it will be because of the Essiac Tea.

Thank you so much for your Essiac Tea; I love everything about it."

Yours truly,


Mast Cell Tumor

"I am a HUGE believer in Essiac.  It successfully treated my dog's Mast Cell Tumors." 



"I found my Chihuahua had a node the size of a nichol when I found out about the shepherd and I immediately started putting it on their food. Within a week it went down to the size of a dime. In two weeks it was the size of a pea and then it just disappeared." 

Kathleen Ball

Terminal Cancer

"We are using it for our dog who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She seems to be doing great and we are very glad we purchased this!" 

-Kathy Goodman

"I am so thankful for the samples you provided for my pup Drey last year. He made a speedy recovery after the mass was removed and adding Essiac tea in his diet. He even regained his youthful vigor, long walks, jumping on to furniture and playing fetch again. It's really wonderful. Thank you so much for all the info. you provide on using essiac tea for dogs!"

In gratitude,

-Cristina Rivera


"This is amazing... for the record, I am a licensed veterinarian.

I have a 15 year old dog who could not get a tumor removed because she couldn't withstand even the pre-anaesthetic... and she has a history of seizures and started having seizures. That was may... by August, the tumor was enormous, and I took her to the vet school to a friend to see what he thought. He thought it was not really doable and she wouldn't survive surgery. Knowing about essiac tea for dogs I started giving her essiac, and within about a month the tumor is literally melting... liquefying, losing blood supply, dying. Trying to get pictures as it happens. Of course she is 15, so I hope she lives until it is gone, but she is eating, drinking, and I thought she was a goner months ago... just wanted to say this!"

Christina Sias

Thyroid Cancer

"We have been using Essiac Tea twice a day to treat thyroid cancer in our Black Labrador. In October, 2013 he was diagnosed with inoperable thyroid cancer and given 3 to 6 months. He is still with us. He turned 12 in May, and is just as playful and full of life as a puppy."


I gave the tea to my father who had rectal cancer. He did have surgery and had a colostomy bag, and we have a history of colon/rectal cancer in our family, but he lived for 20 years after the cancer was gone. He didn't die from cancer. He died at the age of 87 from pneumonia. He also had many other issues. I should have kept him on a maintenance dose, but he was a hard headed man!

I also recently have given this to my Australian Shepherd who had thyroid cancer. She did have the tumor and her thyroid removed in February, 2021, but the cancer had gotten into her blood. After giving her Essiac tea mixed with home made bone broth for 6 months I had her blood tested again and the cancer is gone. She is 8 years old and can run 45 miles per hour and plays like a puppy. Her life span is between 16-18 years old. I continue to give her a small maintenance dose because especially in dogs cancer is extremely difficult and most dogs die.

Thanks to Essiac Tea my Aussie will life her full life span happily. She's not on any medication as my veterinarian thought she would have to be for the rest of her life. He is quite amazed. I, on the other hand, knew that Essiac Tea would work. I've known about it for many years and highly recommend it and tell everyone I know about it.

Joyce Ettema

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Disclaimer: Essiac for pets is not FDA tested and has not been FDA approved as a treatment or cure for any health problem, including cancer. We do not represent essiac tea for dogs as such on this site. You must determine whether essiac for pets is a choice you should pursue. We have provided accounts and descriptions that represent the opinions of a variety of experts as well as actual users of essiac and those who have used essiac tea for dogs and have experience with it. We believe that our formula is the best essiac formula being sold in the world, and that our essiac tea ingredients are of the highest quality. However, we do not endorse anything on this site as medical fact. Our essiac tea for dogs page is based on anecdotal accounts only; no studies have been done on the usage of essiac for pets to our knowledge.

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