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08-10-2009, 05:03 PM
One of our 9 year old weimeraners has developed a number of fatty tissue tumors. Our vet said they are not worth removing, especially due to age of dog and number of tumors developing. One is on the dog's right rear hip. He has just recently started chewing it. He does not allow any bandage to remain on his body. Is there any safe product to put on the sore that will not hurt him, but will taste bad enough that he stops chewing on it? Please help!

08-11-2009, 06:41 AM
Lipomas generally don't cause any problems, but if any of them are bothering your dog, speak to your Vet again about removing the problem ones. I expect he said they're not worth removing because they are springing up all over the place, so you could never be rid of them all. But any that cause discomfort should be, if possible, removed.

You could try putting some Bitter Apple spray on the lump, it's meant to taste disgusting, and is used to discourage chewing. But some dogs LIKE the taste!! :roll: There are also other similar anti-chew products out there.

You could also try putting some nappy-rash cream on the sore spot, to help cool any itch or heat in the lump.

01-01-2010, 04:04 PM
Emily, we have an elderly Scottie with many fatty tumors. He is 15 years old now. And a one or more of the fatty tumors is becoming more firm. Is this normal or is it an indication of trouble?

01-03-2010, 08:43 AM
My shepard lab has had one on the top base of his tail for years and it has always been hard as a rock, but as always, check with your vet to make sure.