Looking for some advise on this subject. Our lab Solar is 12. He has a rather large fatty tumor (already tested at Vet) on his front leg. Below elbow, it doesn't interfere with him walking. Is there any alternative to surgery, seeing how it is too big for that? I have seen info on something from NuVet Labs and even seen it advertised on this site. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated! He is a very healthy male, our Vet says his muscle mass is excellent for his age.
i know a friend of mine, who uses a holistic vet, has tried some kind of treatments. if i find out what they're called, i'll be back.
ok, it was acupuncture with moxibustion. the lipoma shrunk, by 50% and they expected more so they are doing 3 more treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.
As Laura said, leave it alone. Nellie is 12 now and is covered with them with an especially large one just behind her left, front armpit. As long as it does not impede movement it will stay there. 12 is really too old for surgery and the lipomas usually return anyway.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Gandhi
If in needs to come off someone said they had liposuction sp? done to remove a lump, can't remember if it was this board or the other. Less invasive only about an inch long incision that required 2 stitches instead of a large open wound. Don't know if they offer in your area or if you would be open to that but you could always ask about it and see what your doctor says as an alternative if the tumor becomes an issue and needs to be removed.
Coleman - CGC blk lab 6/02/97-2/25/08 adopted
Tootsie - choc lab 10/19/99-8/03/13 adopted
Bailey - CGC newf/fc 7/12/00-07/15/14 rescued
Ginger - BT 11/16/05 rescued
Sarah - blk lab 6/22/06 rescued
rescued felines - AJ - 8/00 - 1/11, Merlin - 5/20/05, Tucker - 8/3/10, Penny - 7/7/13
If it's not growing and not impeding motion, leave it alone.