During the time that you spend with your dog, you will see the contract and overcome a variety of different ailments. Similar to humans, dogs manage to overcome minor ailments, like a minor cold or a small scrape or bruise but require help with other more serious diseases.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. What is a Lipoma?
2. Characteristics of Lipomas
3. Causes for Lipoma
4. Dogs Prone to Lipomas
5. Metabolism and Lipoma
6. Diagnosing and Treating Lipomas
7. Surgically Removing the Tumor
So as their owner, you have to take very serious precautions and must learn to recognize every small difference and nuance of your four-legged friend.
Most dog owners can relate to the fact that there are a multitude of diseases that pass right beneath their radar, which could possibly be very dangerous for their health. One such disease that often doesn’t get the attention of pet owners is a dog lipoma. One of the major reasons dog owners are not able to recognize a dog’s lipoma is because of their lack of knowledge on the subject matter.
The worrying thing about dog lipomas is that they are very common among all types of dogs and it does not discriminate between breeds. A lipoma can occur at various points of your canine’s body; so, it is not uncommon for a pet owner to not be able to notice a lipoma.
In this guide, you will learn everything that you need to know about the lipomas in dogs and how they can affect their well being. This guide will go over all of the various factors that you must consider while treating it, the symptoms, causes, and the best way to treat the ailment itself.
After reading this guide you will be able to tell the difference between a lipoma and any other type of infection, and you will be more ready to handle such a situation if it ever happens again.
What is a Lipoma?
While reading this, you might have been wondering, “What is a lipoma anyway?” A lipoma is a collection of fatty tissue under the skin of your four-legged friend and takes the form of a small bump or lump. In other words, a lipoma is a soft and squishy bump on the skin of your dog that can make for a very unappealing, yet somewhat safe bump on your canine.
It is the most common form of non-cancerous tumors and is almost harmless in its initial stages. While you may not be able to notice the tumor in its initial stages, at a certain point they will grow to a very large size.
Although they grow at a very slow rate, by the second or third week of this ailment you will be able to notice a relatively big bump on your dog’s skin.
A dog lipoma, by itself, poses no serious threat to your dog or their livelihood; yet it is important that you are able to recognize a lipoma, so that you may not confuse it with a tumor and put the potential well being of your dog at risk.