Coffee Enema. Dr. Carol Osborne has seen first-hand the effects a coffee enema can have a dog – and in one particular case, the effect was nothing short of miraculous. When a friend and client’s dog suffered acute liver failure, other veterinarians recommended euthanasia. Unable to part with her pet without at least a second opinion, the pet’s owner contacted Dr. Carol as her last resort. In addition to the administration of intravenous fluids, Dr. Carol gave the small dog a coffee enema. Not only did the dog improve, he began to thrive. Could a coffee enema save your dog’s life?
Coffee, when administered via enema, stimulates the production of glutathione by the liver. Glutathione is required by the liver to function properly. When the liver fails, glutathione production ceases. By stimulating production of this vital nutrient, the coffee enema helps the liver to once again perform.
Coffee enemas also work as a detox.
Think of your dog’s intestines (and yours, for that matter) as a long hose that is several feet long. As years go by, the inside of the hose gets caked with all sorts of residue and debris from material passing through the intestines over time. The walls of the intestines, once thin and clean, will become thicker over time with the debris that sticks to the walls preventing the body from digesting and absorbing vital nutrients.
If something is not done to counteract the thickening of the intestinal walls due to residue and debris the pet or person will gradually begin to lose their energy and the ability to function normally. And we all age – pets and people. And we become afflicted with many of the diseases and degenerative disorders that occur with advancing age. Reducing the build-up of debris within the intestines can help to slow-down the natural aging, and detoxification with a coffee enema may be just what is needed.
Hi, I have seen lots of flack about the dangers of coffee for dogs. I did give my dog one small coffee enema and no problems. We live in Costa Rica where there are lots of ticks. He seems to have Ehrlichiosis or Lyme. Up and down. Was getting really better with IV Ozone, but then today lethargic and not wanting to eat much. Has not defecated today. Another enema?
What do you say to those who warn that the caffeine is toxic? Is it different because of the route of administration?
With Tick Diseases, Ehrlichosis and/or Lymes, your dog needs the antibiotic “Doxycycline”, given by mouth twice daily and dosed at 2.5 mg per pound for 21-28 days, to kill the ticks.
If your dog is having trouble defecating he may be dehydrated. This which might be a secondary issue due to kidney damage, which is also caused by ticks.
Perhaps consider discussing this with your vet. Giving your dog some subcutaneous fluids and adding a little extra virgin olive oil to his meals might be a valid consideration to promote normal defecation.
My recommendation is to see your vet, document hydration levels, kidney function and liver health.
Once the exact underlying cause of the defecation issue is detected, then you and your vet can address this issue appropriately.
Please note that we NEVER recommend this type of enema for constipation, or to promote defecation in pets, EVER!!
I am glad to review your dogs labs, blood and urine panels if you email them to me and then we can have a phone consultation and then I can help your dog with his Tick Disease very, very specifically.
The coffee enemas are wonderful for canine liver damage and the caffeine which is needed in this case poses no problems at all.
In fact we have saved a few dogs lives who were in end stage liver failure in our practice using this these enemas as part of the therapy.
Please feel free to call our veterinary office toll free at 1-866-372-2765
Dr Carol, DVM
My dog has bone cancer, and I was wondering if I should use this to help clean out his colon and liver. Which could help reduce the size of his tumor. He is a lab, 75 pounds. I was wondering if you would recommend it for him? If so, how much coffee should be administered? I think it would help, as the enemas have helped for me. I just want to know if anything could go wrong.
I tried to call you 2 weeks ago. but never got a response. I am running out of time, so if you could answer as soon as possible, that would be great.
Please give us a call. We can do a phone consult with you. Sorry for the confusion in getting back to you.
love to know if this treatment is indeed recommended for dogs with bone cancer as a way to detox. thank you
Hi, I use coffee enemas myself and would like to try this with my dog. She was recently diagnosed with a sarcoma in her lower cervical spine which is causing pressure on a nerve root. We are using a variety of other treatments … beta glucan (mid morning), Artemisinin (400mg at bedtime 4 hours post meal … 10 to 10.30pm), B17 (apricot kernels 3 at a time during the day up to 12), Budwig diet for breakfast (cottage cheese, flax seeds and flax oil blended), barley grass supplements (for alkalinity), Protandim (for pets at lunch time). This is a combination of therapies from http://www.cancertutor.com with advice for humans with cancer. Her medications are gabapentin, prednisone (am and pm) and tramadol (4pm and 10pm to manage panting) from our neuro vet for pain. She is eating well (steroids?) and happy to take short walks still. She is digesting food well and has 2 to 3 healthy bowel movements each day.
Questions: Do you have any cautions for trying a coffee enema with her? If so, should I use the same strength that I use (3 tbsp coffee in 32 oz of filtered water? What volume should be used? Frequency? Timing relative to her other treatments?
Thank you in anticipation.
We are happy to help you. Please give us a call 440-247-5901. We can discuss further.
I live outside the US so calling can be quite expensive… I’ve been looking into the Gerson Therapy to help my dogs’ breast tumors. A VERY important part of that therapy is regular coffee enemas to help assist the liver and eliminate toxins before they are reabsorbed into the body…. Yours is the only site I have found online talking about giving coffee enemas to dogs. I know how to do it to a person and have an enema kit at home. My question: is it possible to give a dog an enema without having to put her under anaesthesia? How does one go about this practically? How much water-coffee should be in there? My dog weighs 16kg and is a 10,5 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. If you cannot answer here, could you please send me an email? You are the only vet I have found with experience in this…
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my dog is 15 year old dachshund,he has been healthy untell now,he can,t poop he tries and tries and it breaks my heart,l took him to vet when this first happen then did cbc blood work and she did not say there was a reason to be concern l give him cbd oil,l have try organic coconut oil ,nothing seen to help l try mucil ,l know he has live a long life ,l don,t want him suffering ,he is my best friend ,my child
Please see your local veterinarian for treatment. I wish your pup a speedy recovery.