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My german short haired pointer has tumors. Local vet biopsied

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My german short haired pointer has tumors. Local vet biopsied and said they were fatty tumors. Said there was nothing short of surgery to correct the problem and that they would come back. I understand the surgery is quite invasive and takes a long time to heal. Is there anything to slow the growth?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.
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Dr. Andy :

Well, I can't vouch for the diagnosis (if correct or not). However, if they are lipomas, I would personally not do anything with them.

Dr. Andy :

Surgery, in this case, would be only cosmetic and serve no other purpose.

Dr. Andy :

The only time I generally do a surgery to debulk a lipoma is if it is so large it is compromising the pets quality of life, or if it is in an area of high motion (inside an arm pit or inside a hind leg) and it is affecting the way a pet is walking.

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Otherwise, I leave them alone.

Dr. Andy :

Slow growth? No. Although, keeping him at an ideal body weight and not overweight can help.

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