Causes of Tumors in Labrador Retrievers
- Labs tend to be prone to fatty tumors or lipomas.
- Poor nutrition throughout life can contribute to tumors in Labs.
Symptoms of Tumors in Labrador Retrievers
- A decreased appetite may be present in dogs with tumors.
- Lethargy can be apparent.
- Read more symptoms of fatty tumors in labrador letrievers and symptoms cancer in labradors
Treatment and Home Remedies for Tumors in Labrador Retrievers
- You must get nourishment into your pet. He needs proteins, fats, and low carbohydrates.
- Try giving more pungent foods like tuna fish and sardines to tease the appetite. Warm foods help too. The aroma may spark the appetite more.
- Use broth and sports drinks to hydrate your pet.
- Baby food meats are excellent to give a dog with a poor appetite. Meats are excellent protein and build muscle.
- Many of the nutrients the dog needs are missing in the economical brands.
- Treatmentinvolves adding specific nutrients and minerals to your dogs diet regularly.
- Get away from dry food as a routine diet for your dog. There is proof that these foods can literally dehydrate the dog over time.
- Add the good fatty acids from the Omega 3 oils, digestive enzymes, antioxidants and the trace vitamins required to prevent medical problems later in life.
- Cut down on carbohydrates and other sugar products for your pet. Carbs break down into sugars. Cancer cells will feed off of sugar and it will accelerate the cells growth.
- It is thought that if lumps are taken out with surgery when they are little, it will prevent tumors from growing.
- Surgery is not indicated for removing fatty tumors unless the tumor is in a spot that causes extreme irritation to the dog, such as the armpits or on the breastbone where it is constantly rubbed by getting up or laying down.