What is a good product for fatty tumors for a 11 year old sheltie.
Thanks for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. Fatty tumors or Lipomas are thought to be caused by a high or poor carbohydrate diet. The majority of dog food primary ingredients are corn and white rice. Lipomas can only be removed surgically, but changing the diet to a well balanced whole protein, whole grain (unless grain allergies) and healthy fat (olive oil), should help decrease new lipomas from forming.
Skin health can be supported with fatty acids, Ultimate Skin and Coat by NaturVet or Super EPA-VET by Thorne are both excellent supplements for the skin.* Canine Geriatric Basics by Thorne may also be helpful for your older dog, to fill in the gaps left by a suboptimal diet.
Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA
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