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Giving essiac to a pet isn't always easy. However, it's totally worth the hassle, because so many animals have had miraculous results. In many cases, these results came when the vet said there was nothing left that could be done.
It's ideal to give essiac to your pet on an empty stomach with an eye dropper or turkey baster. The empty stomach allows the essiac to work best. Read this tip from Trisha Giallella:
For my Cat....I simply fill an oral tsp. syringe. I put it down the side of her mouth and slowly let her drink it as I empty the syringe. This is a syringe for children and their medicine. It does NOT have a needle. It works fantastic.
....but sometimes the cat, dog or other pet simply won't take it.
Your other option is to add essiac to broth, gravy, or the run-off from wet food--something the pet will want to eat. This is far better than skipping the essiac altogether.
If that doesn't work, try this tip from Tina Manole in Romania:
"I mix 30 ml of Essiac tea with a bit of cottage cheese and a teaspoon of yogurt, twice a day. The dog loves it!"
Putting essiac in a dog's water bowl can work. However, this technique won't work well for cats, since they don't drink as much water and they tend to be fairly finicky.
This tends to depend on what the problem is. We have heard great stories about cats and dogs who had tumors on the skin and they would flake off pretty quickly (within days in some cases) after beginning essiac. Many pet owners report increased energy and appetite in their animals almost immediately--sometimes on the first day. They comment that the animal acts like it did years ago, rather than the lethargic pet they had on their hands before essiac.
However, some animals take longer to respond--or the response isn't something you can see. This might happen in the event of something like colon cancer. We suggest sticking with essiac for the full six months so that you and your pet have the best chance. Giving essiac to a pet is one of the best things you can do as a caring owner. The side effects are not an issue for just about every animal, which means it is a very humane way of attempting to help them.