When should I worry about my dogs lipoma? If the lipoma is growing, is in a high motion area or is bothering the pet, surgery to remove it may be recommended. Following surgery, the mass should be submitted to the pathologist to determine the definitive diagnosis.
Are lipomas cancerous in dogs? Although lipomas are benign, meaning they are not cancerous and will not spread (metastasize) to the surrounding tissues or internal organs, these tumors may continue to grow and cause your pet discomfort if not removed.
What do I do if my dog has lipoma? The best treatment for lipoma in dogs is surgical removal, but some vets also opt for monitoring their growth. The majority of lipomas don’t cause a problem. Still, the lumps can begin to affect mobility.
Why do dogs get lipomas? Poor diet. Your dog’s diet can actually lead to the development of a lipoma. Carbohydrates, chemical preservatives, and other toxins found in processed food all contribute to fatty tumor growth. Water is also an important part of your dog’s diet.