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Fatty Deposit

schnauzers
July 23rd, 2004, 05:58 AM
My Mini-Schnauzer has a large fatty deposit (it is cold to the touch and half a tennis ball in size) between his chest and neck and is quite visible although I do not think it bothers him. Should I get it removed? He is 12.

schnauzers
July 23rd, 2004, 06:04 AM
have you had it tested to be sure it is just a fatty deposit? If it is just a deposit I think I would have it removed... just because it probably looks icky.

Yes, it is just fat and it does look disturbing. I am just afraid to put him under because of his age although he is a very strong dog.

Iggette
July 23rd, 2004, 08:06 AM
If it is a fatty deposite and harmless why remove it? at 12 why bother.......just curious

Goldenmom
July 23rd, 2004, 08:42 AM
Our 12 yr old Lab had these all over her body. I refused to have her put under to have them removed. Other than making her look funny, lumps all over, there was no reason to put her through surgery to have them removed. Sorry, but at the age of 12, cancer or not, I would not have them removed. Surgery and is hard on older dogs and many never recover fully from it.

Our Jasmin was put to sleep at the age of 13, lumps and all! The vet told us that she had them because of living "the good life". She was also overweight. I won't make that mistake ever again!

Heather and her 3 Golden Girls

Princesss04
July 23rd, 2004, 09:27 AM
I agree if they are not hurting her I would not mess with them at that age. She does not care what she looks like! ;)

buriedinfur
July 23rd, 2004, 09:40 AM
I would just leave them too, removal would only be cosmetic. Lipomas are pretty common, and can be left quite happily alone, even my Dad has several ;)

schnauzers
July 23rd, 2004, 10:12 AM
OK. I am convinced. They are staying. He's happy and active, so we'll just treat the big one as a second head. :)

Goldenmom
July 23rd, 2004, 10:13 AM
OK. I am convinced. They are staying. He's happy and active, so we'll just treat the big one as a second head. :)


Great attitude! My girl had a huge one on her side. I just told everyone that it is from the good life and she was worth every bit of it. Funny thing was, we never gave her human food :confused:

Heather

schnauzers
July 23rd, 2004, 01:17 PM
Great attitude! My girl had a huge one on her side. I just told everyone that it is from the good life and she was worth every bit of it. Funny thing was, we never gave her human food :confused:

Heather

The good life, huh? Well, he is the only one (I have 3 mini-schnauzers and a wheaton) who steals food. The other day he took an entire slice of pizza out one of my kid's hands.

Goldenmom
July 23rd, 2004, 01:30 PM
The good life, huh? Well, he is the only one (I have 3 mini-schnauzers and a wheaton) who steals food. The other day he took an entire slice of pizza out one of my kid's hands.


Thus, the "fatty" deposits LOL :rolleyes:

Heather