In part 1 of natural remedies to shrink lipomas, I discuss some alternative treatments for dog lipomas such as a few supplements that will stop lipoma growth, herbal remedies that can help shrink fatty masses, possible causes of lipomas and why you may NOT want to have surgery to remove benign tumors.

In part two of this blog, I’ll discuss some diet do’s and don’ts and some herbs and spices that are thought to shrink or prevent lipomas.

Eliminate these 3 foods to stop your dog’s lipoma growth in its tracks!

1) GMO foods: GMO’S aka genetically modified foods, act like a “fuel” for lipoma growth. Taking out all GMO’S will aid in the healing process. Some GMO foods are corn, canola oil, and wheat.

2) Eggs: Once I learned eggs feed viruses and promote cysts, tumors, and calcifications, I made sure eggs were not in any food or treats.

3) Grains: Going Grain-free can be beneficial to all dogs but especially for dogs dealing with benign tumors, dog eczema and Spondylosis. Why? Many grains, such as wheat, are no longer the same grains from decades ago. Today’s wheat is often referred to as “frakenwheat” and is a contributing factor to gut health issues such as IBS or colitis.

Anti-tumor foods for dogs

Celery shrinks dog lipomas

Celery reduces dog lipomas

1) Celery: assists kidneys, flushes the liver and reduces lipomas. My dog drank 1-2 ounces of celery juice with me daily, sometimes ate a celery stalk as a snack and it was generally a part of his meal.

2) Raspberries: prevent benign growths and malignant tumors.

3) Wild blueberries: I covered this amazing fruit in my cancer blog and it is worth repeating again since it will also help with lipomas! These berries are little powerhouses that have the capability to repair cells and are great for eye health.

If you can’t find wild blueberries, you can use this powder.

Fruit Tips: If your dog is not good at keeping food in their bowl, stick them in the blender to make a smoothie for them to lick it up. Additionally, keep fruit separate from protein for the best results.

5 Herbs and spices that help fight against canine benign tumors

1) Parsley: neutralizes acidity in the body, fighting multiple myeloma, is helpful in preventing tooth decay, removes herbicides, removes pesticides and will counteract grains. This organic dog supplement contains BOTH #1 and #2!

2) Turmeric: inhibits lipoma growth, has anti-cancer properties, helps with pain and is good for heart health. To learn more about turmeric, visit our cancer blog for dosage, additional benefits and any contraindications. *One of the herbal remedies suggested in part one has turmeric in it!

3) Cumin: great for digestive disorders, has anti-cancer properties, anti-tumor properties and helps boost kidney & liver function.

4) Burdock root: has anti-tumor properties, is a top cancer remedy being as it stops cells from metastasizing and is an ingredient in Essiac tea. It also helps with urinary and bladder infections, skin issues like eczema, is an effective painkiller and anti-inflammatory. If you would like to order or learn more about Essiac tea for pets, send an email to my friend.

5) Chaga: It can be purchased as a powder that can either be mixed in food or brewed as a tea. Tip: I did not like it straight in the water, I steep it in this.

Chaga benefits: helps bring the liver out of stagnation, helps skin issues like eczema, nerve pain, strengthens red blood cells and bone marrow. It is considered anti-cancerous and fights tumors. 


Canine Lipoma diet: food tips for healthy dog food

1) Meat: feeding grass-fed meats will be best because it will help your pet avoid ingesting other toxins. If your dog’s diet is heavily based on animal protein, lowering the amount of animal protein a bit can be beneficial because it can stress the liver and kidneys. One way to accomplish this is to have Meatless Monday.

When I make a Meatless Monday meal for my dog, it was made with quinoa and vegetables like kale, spinach, and sweet potato. Another option is if your pet eats a lot of meat-based treats like bully sticks or chicken jerky, trade the meat based treats for treats like this!

2) Grains: above I mention grains may be something you want to avoid altogether when fighting fatty tumor growth. However, if grains are part of your pet’s diet, the better choices are GMO-free quinoa and brown rice. My favorite type of rice is Basmati but you could pick another type such as Jasmine rice.

Grain tip: Grains don’t “mix” well with animal protein so it’s best to keep them separate.

3) Vegetables: There has been some information claiming cruciferous veggie’s like broccoli are goitrogenic but one of my trusted sources says no. There are some pet cancer diets that use this vegetable as one of the main veggies in their pre-made meals. A few other vegetable choices are leafy greens like kale or spinach and another favorite is sweet potato.

4) Go organic: this is to reduce the number of chemicals you are introducing into your pet’s system. If you can’t afford to go 100% organic, then use as much organic food as possible. A good guideline is “The clean 15” and “dirty dozen foods.”

I hope this information helps you achieve the success I had in shrinking my dog’s lipoma!

I would love to see some pic’s of your pets eating their fruits and veggies or hear what strategies you implemented to reduce your pets non-cancerous lump!

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Hi, my dog has a l little Cyst sometimes she scratcher at it and bleeded. So I must reduce and shrink it. I start using a paste of turmeric/coconutoil/lecithin. But I dont like soya lecithin because feeds virus. What do you think?
How much olive for a dog 13 lb?


Well… my dog has had a slow growing lipoma for about 2 years. He is 10 years old and I do not want surgery for fear I may lose him. Will the celery, kale, and spinach concoction work to shrink the lipoma if it’s really big and starting to cause walking troubles? Also, I notice the areas in which the lipomas affect are cold to the touch, and the coldness spreads as the lipoma grows. I have tried vegetarian diet, non gmo foods, and fresh cooked chicken daily. Now the lipoma is big and tight. He is not happy. And,… Read more »

Nannette Enriquez
Nannette Enriquez

I am so very grateful to you for this information. All of our dogs have/do have the fatty tumors. I will be changing their diet immediately! I do have one of my fur babies with a huge one under her armpit. She suffers from pain. Thank you again!!


My dog eats 22 oz of chicken a day with some sweet potato and green beans. How do you suggest doing a meatless monday that would be enough to keep him full? We also cannot do organic. Its already expensive as is. He gets whatever chicken breast thats on sale. Do you think its better to feed him an organic kibble over cooked food?

Cathy E
Cathy E

So how are you preparing/combining these foods for you dog to consume them. My dog generally spits out raw veggies when we’ve given them to him. He has several lipomas and I want to do whatever I can to shrink them and prevent new ones.


very interested in your info