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MOST lipomas are benign but each should be examined separately to ensure that this is the case. This can be done with a fine needle aspiration in which the vet withdraws some cells from the lump and examines them on a slide under a microscope.
The bad thing about fatty deposits is that the dog will normally get more if they have one and you see more and more as they age. They are generally harmless but can leave a person with the willies after you rub your dog when they have them.
The only dietary change that will help to stall the growth is a change toward a low fat diet. Lipomas are fatty deposits so lowering the amount of fat in the diet and getting the dog down to a healthy weight can help slow the growth and stop reoccurance.
You should also get the dog started on a supplement that contains omega three fatty acids, vitamin A, C and E. This will promote good health from the inside out.
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