Mouth Tumors in Dogs
An epulis, is the most common benign oral tumor in dogs.

Homeopathic Treatment

Once epulis lesions have formed they are usually removed surgically, with the normal homeopathic precautions being taken as with
oral surgery to control bleeding, bruising and pain of traumatized soft tissue. A wide margin (large portion of healthy tissue around the tumor, possibly including some bone) is usually taken to assure all of the epulis is removed. If a portion remains, it will often re-grow. The teeth next to the epulis are sometimes removed.

Thuja 6c twice daily, can be given after surgery, perhaps for several months, in order to dissuade recurrence of the epulis from growing back.

If surgery is unacceptable, the following remedies should provide a suitable alternative:
Homeopathic Remedy Thuja
Hecla Lava 30c. This is a most useful remedy for the treatment of bony tumors affecting the upper jaw especially. It may be necessary to proceed through rising potencies to achieve best results.

Calc. Fluor. 30c. Indicated for the more fibrous and less bony tumor. This a a very deep-acting remedy and should not be repeated too frequently. One dose per week for two months should be sufficient to obtain favorable results.

Calc. Carb. 30c. A good remedy for the fat or obese pet, especially young subjects. There may be a generalised skeletal weakness when this remedy is needed.

Silicea 30c. This remedy has somewhat of a reputation in the treatment of bony tumors and should be considered if Hecla fails to yield satisfactory results.

Symptoms of Epulis in Dogs

  • A slowly enlarging mass positioned along the gingival margin
  • Displacement of teeth
  • Facial deformities
  • Excessive salivation
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Difficulty eating
  • Weight loss
  • Bleeding from the mouth

The information in this article has been written with animals in mind. However, the same remedies can be used to treat these conditions in humans too.
For detailed treatments and dosing instruction in veterinary homeopathy, we recommend using Pet Remedy Charts, 'Homeopathy to the Rescue' for dogs, cats, horses or birds.

Please Note: Any information given in this website is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Anyone with an animal with a medical condition requiring veterinary attention should consult a qualified DVM practitioner or veterinary emergency care clinic.
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