My thirteen year old standard poodle has been getting a lot of sebaceous cysts. She…

My thirteen year old standard poodle has been getting a lot of sebaceous cysts. She has more than ten with new ones appearing all the time. A lot have been biopsied to make sure what they are.

Our vet tells us there’s not much we can do about the cysts besides keep an eye on them, that over active sebaceous glands are causing them.

But is there anything that can be done about curbing the sebaceous glands themselves?

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Jana Rade
6 years ago

According to Dr. Karen Becker, these things should help: – Keeping your pet brushed and well-groomed will keep the sebum flowing out of the oil gland and hair follicle, which will help prevent the oil buildup and entrapment under the follicle that leads to cyst formation. – Optimizing your dog’s fatty acid intake is another important step. Essential fatty acids are delicate (easily destroyed by heat and processing), and should be replaced especially for dogs eating only dry food. If your dog is fed raw, essential fatty acids can be optimized. – Adding krill oil or another omega-3 fatty acid.… Read more »