Lypos for Dogs™ has an Earthy – Spicy – Fresh Citrus fragrance in a 10% strength dilution using organic virgin coconut oil as the carrier. I created this blend of synergistic essential oils for lipomas to assist in reducing growth of these benign fatty tumors. Formulated with six fat-dissolving essential oils to assist fatty tumor treatment without surgery, including Grapefruit (of course!) and Patchouli among others, to support the body’s ability to heal lipomas naturally.
All Lypos™ purchases include an email with PDF about essential oils in the blend you’ve selected along with usage suggestions.
What Are Dog Lipomas?
Dog lipomas are soft fatty tumor masses, usually harmless, that grow under the skin. They are often movable, not painful to the touch, and seem unattached to the muscle underneath or skin above.
Do Lipomas In Dogs Need To Be Removed?
Lumps on dogs need to be assessed by a veterinarian to make sure they are not serious. Most lipomas are not, unless they invade connective tissue between muscles, tendons, bones, nerves, or joint capsules. Called infiltrative lipomas, these usually occur in the legs, but can affect the chest, head, abdominal body wall, or perianal region. Infiltrative lipomas can cause pain, muscle atrophy, and lameness by interfering with movement. Unlike normal lipomas, infiltrative lipomas can be difficult to remove completely and often regrow. Infiltrative lipomas are most common in Labrador Retrievers and Doberman Pinschers.
What Dogs / Dog Breeds Are Prone To Getting Lipoma Lumps?
Any dog can be affected, but dog breeds like Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, Doberman Pinchers, Poodles, Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Miniature Schnauzers, Terriers and some mixed-breed dogs seem more prone to developing lipomas.
Causes Of Lipoma Fatty Skin Tumors In Dogs
Overweight, female, and older dogs over 8 years old are also more prone to one or multiple lipomas. Though the exact cause of these fatty tumors is unknown, the greatest risk factor may be genetic.
Surgical Options Are Available For Lipoma Removal In Dogs.
Yearly about 1.7 million dogs in the USA are treated for lipomas via surgery at an annual cost of $635 million. American veterinarians average 2 lipoma removals a month. According to some Pet Insurance records, fine needle aspirate diagnosis costs between $20 to $100 dollars.
Surgical removal of a lipoma is more expensive with each mass costing between $200-$500. If the mass is in a difficult spot or connected to tissue, the removal cost may be $1000+.
Some vets require blood work before surgery and there may be additional vet visits for any post-op issues.
Liposuction, the same procedure that vacuums fat out of humans in cosmetic surgery, is in many cases less invasive, less painful, and faster healing than surgical removal.
In a retrospective study published in July 2011, the Journal of Small Animal Practice reviewed the use of liposuction on multiple lipomas from 20 dogs. The treatment successfully removed 73 of 76 lipomas (96 percent). Simple, encapsulated lipomas measuring less than 6 inches in diameter were the easiest to remove and resulted in minimal risk of complication. Giant lipomas contained fibrous material that interfered with the removal of fat and had a high risk of bruising, hematoma, and seroma (fluid-filled swelling), especially in the groin area.
Regrowth occurred nine months to three years later in 28 percent of the lipomas. Liposuction is not recommended for infiltrative lipomas.
Home Treatment Options For Lipoma Removal For Dogs
We get periodic inquiries from concerned dog owners asking if Lypos, our essential oils blend, is safe for use on dogs?
Is Lypos Safe To Treat Dogs With Lipomas?
YES! According to Kristen Leigh Bell, author of “Holistic Aromatherapy for Animals” (2002), all the essential oils in Lypos are safe for use on dogs.
Some Helpful Essential Oils Are Safe For Dogs
Dogs tend to respond well to essential oils, but as with any individual not all products (or foods, or medications, etc.) will work for every dog. I always suggest trying one jar of Lypos to see how the dog responds.