Fatty Tissue Tumors On Older dogs

A couple of days ago, while brushing Alex’s hair after one of our daily walks, I noticed two small lumps.  One on her undercarriage and another one on the right side of her ribs.  Since I had to take her for a booster shot, I asked the vet about it and I was told that most senior dogs develop fatty tissue tumors, and that they are not malignant, but to make sure the vet recommended doing a needle aspiration, which involves taking a sample of cells from the tumors and looking at them under a microscope.  As you can probably guess, Alex was not pleased with the possibility of having this procedure done, but I want to make sure that she is fine, therefore as she was walking away from me, she threw me a glance that told me, “Mom, I don’t like this”, and the brave person that I am turned around and let the vet take her while I had guilt written all over my face.

Anyway, I’ll find out in a couple of days if these are only fatty tissue tumors or not.  Alex is a very healthy dog, therefore I am counting on her amazing genes, her diet of premium food and food I cook, yes, I don’t cook for myself, but I do cook for Alex, and all the exercise she gets on a daily basis to see her through what I hope is something related to old age and nothing else.

I am going to try and live in the moment and enjoy my girl, sleeping on the couch right next to me without a care in the world while I finish writing this post.  Carpe diem.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. brandbayla says:

    ALEX … our dog crew of 5 sends licks, wiggles and tail wags your way —- keep us posted!!!

    1. Marcela says:


  2. Dudley sends slurps, slobbers and noxious farts in hopes of excellent test results for Alex. That is one thing that happens as dogs age, all kinds of stuff grows on them. Keep us posted.

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. Thanks a million for your wonderful wishes:)

  3. fostrickson says:

    Mylo’s got one of those, it doesn’t bother him at all, we just have to be careful when brushing so we don’t poke it. I hope your pup is alright.

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks a million. Most of the dogs I pet sit have them, but I just want to make sure that it is nothing more than some fatty tissues. Agains, thanks:)

      1. fostrickson says:

        No problem. Keep us posted!

  4. I will cross my paws for you and your Alex!!!

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks a million:)

  5. She will probley be fine. My dog had the same thing and she is fine.

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks. I keep telling myself that, but I’ll know for sure in a couple of days.

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