My lab has developed fatty masses on her body; side, front, etc. What can…

My lab has developed fatty masses on her body; side, front, etc. What can I do to get rid of them?

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Jana Rade
7 years ago

Hi Lee. First things first, how do you know these are fatty masses? I am not saying they are not, but with any lumps you want to know FOR SURE exactly what they are. This means at least a fine needle aspirate and taking a look at what cells are in there/cytology. It’s always important to verify. Typically, if they really are fatty masses (lipomas), they are harmless and they if are not bothering your dog, or not pressing against anything important (pressing against organs or messing with movement), they don’t need to be removed. If they do start changing,… Read more »