Q. My Border Collie female is 11 yrs & has developed some fat tumors. I read online of supplements that will dissolve these but my vet says its a scam.
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Fatty tumors, called lipomas, are benign tumors based mostly of fat that can grow anywhere on the body. They are usually found in older dogs, and become pendulous (swinging) tumors that are not very well attached to the body. The only known working treatment for removal of lipomas is through surgical removal, however, many owners may opt not to remove the tumor if it is small or not affecting day to day life. There is no known working treatment that will "dissolve" lipomas and your vet is correct in assuming it may be a scam.