Fatty Tissue Tumors on Older Dogs – Part II

I cannot complain about this week, well maybe I could, but I am not going to because I got a call from Alex’s vet with great news: Her two little lumps are nothing more than fatty tissue tumors, which according to her vet are quite common in senior dogs.  What a relief!

She did tell me, though, to keep an eye on them and that if they grew at a fast rate to take her back to her office.  She is also going to keep measuring them each time I take Alex for an appointment, which the next one is in about 6 months.

This weekend I’ll take her for walks, as usual, but I’ll get a movie and let her sleep next to me on the couch, since it seems to be what she enjoys a lot.

Thanks a million to all the people that wished Alex well.  You are great!


 My girl, Alex

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Zara C says:

    Thankss great post

  2. brandbayla says:

    BEST NEWS EVER!!! Congrats – weekend snuggles on the couch are one of MY favorite things too!!! licks & wiggles – Bayla

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. Thanks a million:)

  3. hello alex its dennis the vizsla dog hay dont feel bad my brother tucker and sister trixie both hav fatty toomers too and it seems to happen a lot to old dogs duznt it??? fortchoonatly i do not hav enny yet but i am only abowt siks we wil see wot happens wen i reetch the ripe old aydj of forteen!!! ok bye

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. Thanks for the info. The vet said that it is very common for senior dogs to have fatty tissue tumors. Thanks for stopping by:)

  4. That is excellent news! So glad Alex doesn’t have to have surgery. Dudley sends his best.

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks. A big hug and kiss from Alex to Dudley:)

  5. I’m glad, that Alex isn’t in danger. I’m always unsure about this kind of tumors – should we remove them or better not? (too much different informations on the internet – maybe we let decide this our vet?)

    1. Marcela says:

      Thanks. Per the vet, they should be removed only if they are in a place where it is unconfortable for the dog, but other than that no. Why? I asked the vet. Because my girl, Alex, is already 10 1/2 years old and although they will check her blood and heart prior to surgery to make she is ok. there is always the possibility that the anesthesia would kill her. I’ll keep my eye on her 2 fatty tumors, and I’ll have them removed only if it this is uncomfortable for her. I hope this helps, but you also should talk to your vet. Have a great weekend:)

  6. My senior dog has two of these on her and we have been watching and testing for a couple of years now. Will be having them removed soon. These fatty tumors scared me something horrible. I guess just like people dogs can grow odd things on their bodies.

    1. Marcela says:

      I know how you feel. The vet told me that unless they grew at a rapid pace or it made Alex uncomfortable, to leave it alone. But, just like she suggested, I’ll keep my eye on them. I wish you the best with your dog, but don’t worry, ok, try not to worry about it. I worried so much I think some of my black hair was turning white:)

      1. Donkey Whisperer Farm says:

        The vet has taken a little sample and each time it turns out to be fat. Thank you for writing this post on your blog. Nice to meet you via WP blogging world. Melody

      2. Marcela says:

        Same here. Have a great weekend:)

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