Canine Lipoma
Fatty Tumors in Dogs

What is a fatty tumor? While a canine lipoma is not life threatening, it is still a sign that all is NOT well. Why do they tend to regrow after removal? Let’s look at cause, prevention and natural healing methods.



Lurking just under the skin, these benign lumps come up slowly and usually continue to grow steadily. They may be the size of a pea or the size of a lemon. While ugly to look at, they are not terminal.

However they are a sign the body is in distress.

What is a Fatty Tumor?

Canine Lipoma on Pit Bull

As the name suggests, it's a tumor made of stored fat. But why would the body store fat in a lump?

A couple of reasons come to mind.

One is the type of fat a dog gets in the first place. Poor food choices often have fats which cannot be fully utilized by the body long term and the organs get stressed out trying.

Another is from toxins. Again once the organs become stressed from an overload of toxins and they cannot get them out of the body, they store them in a safe place. In fat just under the skin!

The problem many people find is surgical removal of these ugly lumps doesn't solve the problem. New ones grow because the cause has not changed.

I'm here to help you ADDRESS the CAUSE of fatty tumors.

Cause of Canine Lipoma

If you didn't catch what I just said, the cause is that the body isn't functioning properly due to toxins and now lacks the ability to purge them.

Where do these toxins come from?


And please don't tell me your dog has been healthy on his food until now. I had a friend come up to me one night at a dinner party with just the same words. (He feeds a medium cost kibble.)

I had to explain it's a cumulative process. You can't see it starting but after time, you see the results.

What he really wanted was to give his dog a pill for a week or two and forget about it. It isn't that easy. If that's you, don't bother to read any more. Just click away.

Those lumps didn't happen overnight and they won't likely go away overnight either. But if you don't address the underlying cause other problems will occur as well.

We are taught cause and effect like it's as immediate as knocking your shin against the coffee table and getting a bruise.

When it comes to health and disease, that couldn't be farther from the truth.

We have to get away from the thinking of treating a symptom (canine lipoma is a symptom) with a pill or a scalpel to get rid of the symptom. Instead we need to give the body the tools to heal itself.


Another cause of fatty tumors in dogs is vaccinations. I know we all want to think we are doing the right thing and protecting our dogs from disease but too many vaccines are given too often.  This is great income for those who make vaccines, but detrimental to dog health.

Just one very toxic component in vaccines is aluminum which is the replacement for toxic mercury in vaccines.

Aluminum accumulates in the body and settles in bones, lungs and brain. The more aluminum (by repeated vaccinations), the less likely the kidneys can eliminate this toxin. While many people don’t see aluminum as particularly dangerous it has almost identical effects on the body as ethyl-mercury which is now banned for many applications.

The Body

Once the body is overwhelmed by the same toxins over and over, digestion goes down, the organs get stressed . . .

This means there is a problem starting with digestion and assimilation of food. Anything the body can't convert to energy or get rid of, it must store somewhere.

And if the digestive system isn't working properly, it is a warning that more health problems are on the way.

After all, the gut is actually the center of the immune system.

Can We Stop Feeding Fat to Cure
Fatty Tumors in Dogs?


Dogs need fat for energy and brain function. However what type of fat your dog gets makes a huge difference .

For instance a common source of fat in commercial dog foods  is from rejected animal parts. Are they rejected for human consumption because they are past their prime or cancerous? Probably both. To top it off, they are cooked into oblivion.

Either way I think of rejected as TOXIC, so obviously this is extremely low quality and coupled with chemical preservatives (also toxins), make a dog's body work overtime until it simply can't keep up.

And that is why this problem doesn't crop up until middle age.

Dog fatty tumor on thigh that we can heal with herbs

How to Prevent and Heal
Canine Lipoma

To support your dogs health, here are three steps. The first two should prevent canine lipoma and adding the third step can cure those fatty tumors in dogs.

One: Stop over vaccinating. The facts are in. Revacinating yearly is detrimental to dog health.

Two: Improve your dog's diet. Learn the truth by doing your homework instead of believing commercials or looking at the pictures on the bag or asking your vet (chances are he doesn't know much about nutrition either.)

There are many good books out there or you can take a class with an audio version if you'd rather listen.  I have one called Choosing the Best Commercial Dog Food.

Three: Add the recommended supplements below. (To cleanse the system, strengthen the organs and get the body working correctly.)

Next, there are ways to help clean up the system and naturally cure canine lipoma in dogs. I suggest all three of the following:

  • All Cell Detox - # 1072-4
    It has 17 herbs that cleanse the colon, liver, kidneys and promote the absorption of nutrients.
  • N-acetyl-cysteine - #509-7
    To defend against free radical damage and to eliminate harmful toxins. Protects cells from oxidative stress and supports liver, cardio function, skin and eyes.
  • L-Carnitine # 1632-6
    The body requires l-carnitine for the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the cells. (It breaks down fat.)

You can order these things at Natures Sunshine

I'm updating this page because so many people are contacting me for dosages, it's hard to get back to everyone in a timely manner.

Use 1 of each per 25 pounds each day in food.

Keep in mind that I choose these specific products for a reason. For more information on why I only suggest Nature's Sunshine, see Why NSP.

To get the discount simply order all three products. YES you need all three working together, simply sign up for free as a member at checkout.

Note: If your dog has a history of digestive problems such as IBS, IBD, pancreatitis etc, the remedies will be a bit different so contact me. Also if your dog has a history of eruptive skin disorders the remedies may vary. Why? We want to support the weakest organs the most.

Understand that they didn't grow overnight so probably won't disappear overnight. While some of my contacts have had incredible results in a very short time, what to expect is more like one month for every year the canine lipoma has been there, plus two months.

Please do not use these with other supplements. We want to cleanse the organs without interference so the problem doesn't come back!

Switching to raw dog food is best but if you just can't do it please take the class.

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I recommend this class if:

If you want to know what all the ingredients are . . .

If you want to know what certain ingredients do to your dog . . .

If you want to know how American made dog food can have ingredients from China . . .

If you want to know how they can put a picture of something on the bag that isn't in the food  . . .

If you want to know what to do once and for all and stop guessing

There's a short video and some great tips on commercial dog food even if you don't take the class which costs about the same as a premium bag of kibble and your dog deserves it, don't you think?

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Closeup of fatty tumor in dog

In the meantime, look around this website some more to understand how the body works. You might start with the dog digestive system, where it explains the difference between dogs and humans. This is a must-read in my opinion.

In Dog Food Comparison, I compare raw, cooked and store bought choices on a scale as I was taught by Dr. Marty Goldstein.

Interesting Note

Every body wants to survive and does its best. Interestingly canine lipomas grow away from the organs to keep the organs safe. Note the tumors in these pictures. One on the rump of the dog and the other on the thigh.

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