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Canine lipoma is a fatty-cell tumor usually found on older dogs. However, sometimes puppies or young adult dogs can get them as well. This common condition is typically benign, meaning that it is not life threatening. The lipoma can be single or multiple tumors on a dog's body. Treatment is not necessary unless the tumor causes the dog problems or if the owner wants to remove them for cosmetic reasons.
This tip is standard. I was hoping to find out more information on the "rumors" circulating that Lipomas are more dangerous than most vets will admit. I have heard of Lipomas rupturing causing death in only a few hours.
This information helped me relax about my dog's mass on her cheek while continuing to monitor it. I won't be rushing to the vet to incur a possibly hefty treatment bill.
This is helpful info although I had read the salient facts in Dog Watch. Lipomas are a bit frightening-my 11 year old lab mix has one the size of a small football-fortunately in a location that does not interfere with movement.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|