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Old 12-01-2012, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi my friend has a 12 year old doggy that suddenly had a outbreak of fatty tumors. He had one surgically removed about a month ago but now the poor pup is full of them! My friend is devastated and is thinking he may have to put her down.Does anyone know of any vitamins or anything to help reduce this outbreak.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My 10 year old has some fatty tumors. The vet says they are not dangerous and we should just leave them alone. Do not remove them, do nothing. They don't bother him. I have one under my arm... The doctor said the same thing to me that the vet said about my dog. Not dangerous, leave it alone.
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I think some dogs are prone to getting fatty tumors. Echo started getting them when he was about 7 or 8, by the time he was 9 they were as big as Idaho potatos so I had them removd since some were interfering with his comfort. I've had other GSDs get one or two small ones over the years, but nothing like what Echo had.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My 10 year old has some fatty tumors. The vet says they are not dangerous and we should just leave them alone. Do not remove them, do nothing. They don't bother him...
This is what my vet said on my last 2 older females. Neither one died from them and I don't believe they ever were ' bothered' by them either. ( No scratching, no pain when touched, etc.)
Vet also said that they may come back if removed so, we left them alone...didn't want to put the girls through surgery unnecessarily .

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They seem to come with age. Our neighbour's lab got multilple ones and the vet would only remove the ones that caused discomfort, i.e. in the armpit when he was running. PTS shouldn't be a consideration!
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've heard turmeric sprinkled on food will help shrink fatty tumors. I also read coconut oil, bloodroot, apple cider vinegar, and castor oil (externally) will help.
Try googling those.
There's some info on earthclinic.com under human ailments (lipoma) and under the pets section.
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Daisy had them and we removed two . I Lucky at 11 doesnt have aby . I think some dogs develop them some dont . No need to consider PTS.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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at 12 i would leave them unless thy were causing trouble with movement. i know of nothing to shrink them or prevent them.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thank you everyone!!!!! My buddy is coming over and I will show him all your comments. Hopefully this will put him at ease!!!
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Keeping a dog lean and free of excess fat will reduce the incidence of fatty tumors. I've never had them on any of my dogs, but I see dogs with fatty tumors all the time. Almost without exception, the dogs that get fatty tumors are fat dogs.

The good news is, fatty tumors are generally benign, and need only be removed if they grow so large that they are getting in the dog's way.
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