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If you have ever been told you can not naturally reduce or shrink your dog’s fatty tumor and surgery is the only option, this is for you! The truth is you CAN reduce lipomas!

Since writing my last blog, the cancer blog, I have learned some new information from a pet health seminar that you have may have never heard of before!

Why should you believe me?

I know lipomas can shrink because I saw my dog’s lipoma shrink to almost nothing while I saw my furry friends grow (pic featured in this blog). Look at my cancer blog, do you see a lipoma on my dog, the black lab? I’m guessing no because it was impossible to see and sometimes I had a hard time finding it by touch.

Additionally, I am continually reading pet health information, attending seminars and watching documentaries in order to share what I have learned with you. Finally, I researched many of the products I suggest to ensure quality products.

Please note: buying something similar to what I recommend may not produce the same results. Not all supplements are created with quality ingredients which is why I suggest certain brands! Furthermore, some contain ingredients I don’t like which is why I will not recommend them.

Dog Lipomas: a fatty tumor that is a non-cancerous lump

Lipomas are fatty growths or masses also known as benign tumors or non-cancerous lumps and bumps. For many dogs, they may not appear until later in life. However, I have known a dog who had one appear at 2 years old.

The bigger question is why is this becoming so prevalent now when it was not years ago or even seem normal and acceptable? Here I will discuss the causes and how to shrink or prevent lipomas.

Why you should NOT surgically remove k9 lipomas

At the first sign of a lump and bump, go to the vet to have it aspirated. Aspiration is a simple procedure where they insert a needle in the lipoma to draw out some fluid for testing.

I Do NOT recommend letting them cut your dog, biopsy it or do surgery, right away and only if necessary. The ONLY time surgery should be done is if it poses a health issue! Furthermore, some vets have reported that after the lipoma has been removed, another lipoma or several more appear. Why is that? I think of Lipomas like weeds in the respect that if you don’t remove the roots and change the environment, they will come back.

natural ways to stop lipomas

8 natural ways to stop lipoma growth.

What causes canine lipomas?

Vets who look at pet health from a holistic point of view believe lipomas appear because of all the chemicals they are exposed to from vaccines, environmental toxins, and processed food. I tend to agree and feel the first two are the biggest contributors. That’s not to say diet isn’t important because it is but we will cover more on that later in part 2. Finally, some vet’s have associated vaccines and microchips with lipomas. Yes, microchips have been found directly under lipomas and ingredients from vaccines have been found in lipomas and tumors.

Reduce toxins to decrease your dog’s chances of benign tumors

I covered this in my cancer blog in good detail. A quick summary is to give them filtered water to remove things such as fluoride and arsenic, utilize eco-friendly cleaning methods, get lead free bowls and use chemical-free flea treatment.

1) Outdoor chemicals: While we can’t control all chemicals like the ones that are sprayed in the air or those that come to your property because of neighbors using them, we can do a few things to protect our pets.

1b. If it’s possible to try to learn the schedule of when the community will be spraying so you can keep your pets indoors and out of any areas that have been freshly sprayed.

1c. Limit the time you allow your pets to walk on community grass. For example, I taught my dog “potty or off.” When you bring your pet(s) inside, you can wipe them down or soak their feet to reduce some of the chemicals they may have picked up during their walk or roll in the grass. *I have seen clients dogs chew their paws after walking on the grass. Not everyone has a bowl or washtub designated for paw soaking so I have used a wet paper towel to wipe their dog’s paws. This has always reduced or completely stopped their chewing.

2) Clothes: as it turns out many of our clothes are treated with chemicals like formaldehyde and other cancer-causing chemicals. This makes me believe it’s possible our pet’s shirts and sweaters may be as well. Even if your pet does not wear shirts, your clothes could be a source of exposure. Try to wash any clothing before wearing it.

3) Furniture and bedding: wash bedding and pet blankets before using. For furniture, try to buy it without stain repellants, air it out before bringing it inside, wipe down furniture and put a blanket over it.

3 herbal remedies that reduce lipomas

As a reminder, I suggest certain brands because many products are not made with quality ingredients.

1) This herbal remedy helps with lipomas, getting rid of UTI’s, assists with Addison’s and increases flexibility. General guideline/dosage recommendations for dogs and cats are on the bottle! 😃

2) This herbal remedy is helpful for arthritis, oral health, shrinks tumors, is an anti-viral will help prevent the dog flu aka canine influenza! Dosage guidelines are on the bottle.

Update Jan 2018: This remedy has multiple ingredients in it including turmeric, which is the most common recommendation by 30+ holistic vets for cancer. Also, I tried this remedy myself and it doesn’t taste bad at all. I thought I would share in the event anyone was worried their pet would not take it.

3) This herbal remedy is anti-viral, helps the immune and lymph system and last but not least can be applied topically to lipomas.

5 vitamins that may lessen the odds of fatty lumps in dogs

A good nutritional foundation will boost the immune system which should help prevent lipomas from forming or stop them from getting larger.

1) Vitamin C: is helpful in preventing and fighting lipomas, is essential for wound healing, good for heart health and cleanses the lymph system, blood and liver.

2) Blue green algae: is an algae which pulls out toxins that may be contributing to lipomas and prevents cancer. I confirmed with a vet that cats can have this too. Dosage: 1/8 tsp per 10 lbs. REMINDER: start slow to make sure they like it and no “reactions” occur.

This is a dog-specific version. Bonus: If you have you used several of his holistic dog products and are seeing good results, you can enter to win a monthly contest to win free products.

3) “Green juice”: it takes ahold of other toxins not grabbed by #2 and expels them from your pet’s body. It also helps with gut health and kidney (renal) issues, is a good way to introduce “greens” to your dog or cat and address any deficiencies. Administration: You can add some to their food or water bowl!

4) Probiotics: most known for gut health but also thought to contribute to immunity. Here is a liquid formula for cats and dogs.

5) B-12: great for thyroid, anxiety, helps heal the neurological system and aid in recovery from physical injuries

Keep in mind, this did not happen overnight and will not go away overnight. Consistency will be key!

In part two, I will discuss diet, herbs, and spices known to shrink or prevent lipomas.

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Hello, just bought all three herbal remedies that you had listed….first one to arrive is the selfheal….it states to water or juice…but if I put a dropper full in her water….it may sit for a while, don’t know if that is optimal..can I administer in her food?..She currently eats Taste of the Wild grain free…kibble..I add warm water. What are your suggestions? 6/7 year old female Stafford pit mix…thanks, Leslie

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Stef

I have a 5 year old Dachshund, he’s had 2 surgeries to remove a very large lipoma that’s growing under his muscle on his left side. It grew back both times before he was even finished healing… I am not going to put him through another surgery, it’s clearly not the answer. I do have an appt tomorrow with the vet because it’s causing some noticeable discomfort. He is my emotional support dog and means the world to me. I will try anything! Please help me, I don’t know where to begin with this. But would like to go to… Read more »

Eva
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Eva

Hi, my dog has lipoma, so I decided to try your diet . He’s been on all supplements for some time now ( approximately 5 months) but the tumour hasn’t shrink at all. And today I discovered another lipoma on his chest. I really do not want to put my dog through the surgery, so I would like to ask how long does it take to see some effects of those herbs and supplements?

Angie
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Angie

I recently did the simple thing of switching my dog’s water to filtered water with the faucet filter and I changed nothing else. I swear in a few days I noticed her lipoma shrinking. I was on here wondering if there was any mention of water.

Erica
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Erica

Thank you so much for this blog! I have a 9 year old Lab that has multiple fatty tumors that are growing so fast. In the last year one has grown from the size of a grape to the size of a lemon. He has one on his chest that is now the size of a grapefruit and has grown into his armpit and is impacting his movement. We have scheduled surgery to remove it in June. I really do not want to have to do surgery but the tumor is impacting his movement. He is on filtered water, a… Read more »

Valeria
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Valeria

Hello I unfortunetly have a very old shitzue who has this problem I would like to know if a wheelchair will help, it makes me sad to see him try to jump but he is not able to . My vet told me if i got the wheelchair he would never be able to walk without it and its not a good idea, i would also like a second opinion on this. Sorry to be asking so many questions, but do you know and herbel remedies t make a home for my dog? Please anwser quickly, thank you 😊 🙏🏼

Nina Baehr
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Nina Baehr

How would you dose the vitamin C to a dog?

Carrie Witucki
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Carrie Witucki

Can I put this in her water?

Reyna A Trevino
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Reyna A Trevino

My maltese has a benign mammary cyst… she is now 13 yrs old. When she was 2 yrs old she had a few taken out along with breast tissue. I want to try your remedy. She currently has a small heart murmur and on lasix and vetmadin..can she take these supplements with her heart medication?

Nicole Zimmerman
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Nicole Zimmerman

Hi, I have a dog that has a large splenic mass. He got a large lymphoma removed which ended up putting him in the hospital from having underlying heart disease. Needless to say he needs another surgery to remove the splenic mass but I don’t know if he will make it. He is almost 13 yrs old. I have him on CBD and turkey tail mushroom. I am hoping we can get the mass to shrink so it doesn’t rupture. Have you heard of the products you suggested helping with any internal masses? I believe it is non cancerous but… Read more »

Denise Shropshire
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Denise Shropshire

I have a 9 year old Havanes she has had a fatty tumor removed before 3 years ago. It has come back and now she is unable to walk on her front right leg because it’s wrap up he muscles. So I just found out that my vet. Suggest to having her leg removed. I’m so confused to what’s best for her. She is in no pain but it’s hard to watch her hop around. I have tried everything on the market. She is due for surgery on feb.26th how long doe s it take to see results from the… Read more »

Debra Neria
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Debra Neria

I’ve been researching and researching just like u..and I’ve got many years myself in the medical career..And a corgi that has a fatty tumor and arthritis. .turmeric and homade food low fat diet is helping her arthritis and I sprinkle turmeric and basil on the chicken. . I Order CBD Online legal Hemp treats for dogs to help natural with pain etc…CBD even tho has the healing priorities of canibus oil..Does NOT have the hulucinegine in it and don’t need medical card to order it. .this has Really helped my dog..hope this helps someone’s fur baby

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thanks for sharing this blog. My dog have same problem and also try many type of product but at the last i use this product which is really effective. so i say thanks again for sharing this blog.

maggie pepe
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maggie pepe

My mixed breed 10yo 80 lb dog developed a lipoma near her neck. Otherwise healthy in all areas. We want to do a holistic detox. What medications do u suggest. thanks, maggie

Jim
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Jim

My dog has a golf ball size lipoma on her side chest area . I have been reading your artical and I would like to know if all these herbal remedys
are taken at the same time or 1 at a time to see if they work ? Please help
Thanks ,Jim

Nikki
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Nikki

Hello and thank you! My Maltese has a huge lump on her stomach, we just got one removed last year and this one popped up even larger. I am so glad we found you so we can try some natural remedies before having her get surgery AGAIN. I am wondering what foods you would suggest to shrink the mass?

Thanks again

Nefesh
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Nefesh

Thank you for this post! Love your enthusiasm and passion for Pups! I am a holistic animal specialist and rather frustrated and exhausted trying everything out there and even Vet shopping to get my sweet Beagle Boys’ mass to shrink!! No luck yet, somethings they’ve recommended have actually made it larger 🙁 it’s on his right chest…. Like a breast and due to the size it is now making him walk and stand like a bulldog. Could you please respond if you have posted the follow-up, as the teaser suggested you would be posting soon. The only thing new to… Read more »

Erin
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Erin

Thank you for this article. I noticed a small bump in the rib area on my dogs right side a few weeks ago but it seems to come and go. He is a 10 lb Toy Fox Terrier and I would like to try some of these natural remedies but I am concerned since he is only 10 lbs the dosage I should use on these remedies. I noticed a few other people asked this also, but what dosage should you go by?

Alexa
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Alexa

Would you recommend a combination of the lipoma reducing remedies? My dog is an 8 year old small mix breed.

Virginia
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Greetings from Downunder (NSW Australia) I have my beautiful 16yr old Kelpie girl Abbey with rather a large suspected (by the vet) lipoma right on the top of her shoulder and I am always about natural remedies. She is already receiving Tumeric in her food daily to address arthritic issues and I am happy to do whatever is necessary to reduce this situation without putting her through the trauma and chemicals that surgery would impose upon her. Other suggestions that I have noted are adding green tea to her water, Vit E and Yoghurt – all great additives. I look… Read more »

Michele
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Michele

I have two Golden Retrievers and I give them supplements daily. My 9.5 year old has never had any problems but he does now have a few very small fatty lumps. I was going to try Frankincense Oil as my sister puts this on her Boxer’s cysts and they disappear. Any experience with this oil?

Thanks so much! Good look to everyone with their furry babies.

Jets
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Jets

Green juice” does not open the link. Please help. Just found a small mass on my Lhasa’s breast bone. Taking him to the Vet in an hour. Desperately need help to reduce the growth. Will ask the vet too if okay to use these!! Please help with the doses of the 3 herbs and 5 vitamins – thank you

Jets
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Jets

Can you please suggest the doses? My Lhasa is 24 pounds.

C Shigenaka
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We just lost our oldest dog, to severe lipomas, which restricted his movements, causing deformation of his front legs and vet refused to remove them as he’d already had 5 large ones removed previously in two separate surgeries and they came back with a vengeance, we changed his diet, even putting him on a diet to try to cut back and shrink his tumors, sadly it didn’t work, he also suffered from severe arthritis and hip dysplasia with bone spurs in his sockets…I wish we’d found your site sooner 😢 Now I am concerned for my younger, smaller dog as… Read more »

JOHN
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JOHN

I have a 9 year old black lab with a golf ball size Lipoma. I saw on your blog a few things to try. The herbal remedies. I’m confused on how much to give her and how to give it to him. She weighs 60 lbs. Thank You for your help, John Mitzel

Kathryn Wilson
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Kathryn Wilson

Please help! My Pitt/lab has a mass on her chest. I have been giving her Salman and pumpkin abound Superfund dog food and giving her teaspoon of garlic, applecider vinegar 2 to 3 my and yogurt with turmeric and coconut oil in it. Also treat her every evening with castor oil rubbed all on the entire mass. Have not seen decoration of the mass yet, it has been 3 weeks now.

JoAnn
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JoAnn

My dog has a tumor on her neck beside her ear and it’s gotten biggest. at frist her vet said don’t worry that’s was a couple of years ago and it wasn’t cancerous but now her wants to remove it for 700.00. I’m on a limited income so do you think you products can help shrunk her tumor?

Shaleen
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Shaleen

Hi! Thank you for this wonderful article. I took my dog to a Holistic Vet back in October, because I noticed a small bump on his gums right above his last molar. The Vet said it was a gum overgrowth and he didn’t know what had caused it. He followed with that he could easily remove it surgically. He told me I should try and get it done within 4-5 months. After lots of reading. I decided that I would really like to avoid the surgery, especially since reading that for many dogs it can come right back. I have… Read more »

Angela
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Angela

My girl has a huge tumor on her inner thigh. It was surgically reduced in January 2017, but is back to the same size now. She’s been eating Taste of the Wild for years. Anyway, the herbal remedies and nutritional supplements mentioned above – could you provide an example of a daily regimen? Should I add all, or one of each? And do you have a sample menu of a raw food diet?

Melanie
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Melanie

Hi Angela, my girl a 10 year old black lab has the same fatty tumor on her back left leg (inner thigh & putter thigh) it has been aspirated and benign. It is very tight and beginning to make it hard to get up stairs. Our vet sent us to a surgeon to get the test done because they weren’t sure they’d be able to get the actual results due to it being around the muscles etc. If you would please update on how your girl has been doing and what you have been doing for her. My girl is… Read more »

Nadene
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Nadene

My dog is 13 year old springer spaniel 80 pounds has lipomas can’t walk real well due to lipomas and is blind. I want to know amounts and how often to give if with every meal yes he is in a diet lost some weight but I just do not want him to suffer

Michelle
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Michelle

Great article! Will this help my dog Rico with an abscess he has on his gums? It hasn’t hinder with his eating or playing with toys, but I’m concerned that it might get worse.

Deena
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Deena

Very helpful and informative article.

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