My Havanese mix was just diagnosed with a lipoma (a tumor of fat cells, non-malignant). The vet doesn't want to remove the tumor unless it grows to twice its current size, because it's located on the groin and close to vital organs. I trust our vet and I'm fine with that decision.
Smokey is at a healthy weight and only two years old. I'd like some suggestions on supplements I could add to his diet to, well, supplement his health. I'm finding a lot of conflicting statements, as well as a lot of herbs, so I thought I'd ask some pet owners what they use.
I think with a good, healthy diet, you don't need a ton of supplements unless there is a specific problem you are targeting. All my dogs get probiotics, because it is good for their digestion. Kodi and Panda also get a joint supplement, Kodi because he is older and still competing in obedience where there is some jumping, Panda because she does agility.
There really isn't any supplement that will have any effect on a lipoma. They just happen. They are more common in overweight dogs and older dogs. YOur dog isn't older, but keeping him at a good, slim, healthy weight is the best thing you can do for his health in general, lipoma or not. But there is no "supplement" for that... That is totally a matter of managing calories and providing adequate exercise.
Kodi has a lipoma too. It has been biopsied, and we know for sure that's what it is. The vet will not remove it until/unless it gets big enough to be bothersome for him. But he is almost 10. When I first felt it, it was smaller than a pencil eraser. it is on his ribs, behind his scapula. in the beginning, it was hard to find, because if the skin moved, it would go between the ribs and you couldn't find it. I actually had to mark it with ink so the vet could find it! LOL! Now, about 2 years later, it is easily 4x that size, that that means that it is still fairly small. I can easily find it, and the vet checks it every time she sees him, but I doubt many people, even handling him quite thoroughly, would notice it. I have learned not to worry about it. And I worry about EVERYTHING!!!