Has your dog been diagnosed with lipoma? How large is the lump? Does it interfere with the dog’s movement and living activities? If you’re not already aware, a lipoma is the most common type of mass, growth or tumor found in dogs. They are a fatty accumulation which becomes encapsulated between the fat layer and the epidermal skin layer. They are generally benign and enlarge very slowly, believed to be caused by lack of exercise and fitness, poor diet and toxins found everywhere inside and out. They generally aren’t excised unless they impede movement or cause pain to the canine. Improving the health, fitness level and diet of your precious pup are great ways to control or even discourage the development of lipomas. Consider outside activities as often as possible to allow them to breathe fresh air, potentially avoiding environmental toxins.
Do you remember flying a kite on a breezy day when you were a kid? We remember many hours of excited and active fun, expending lots of energy and giggles while we worked to keep our kites flying high! You can relive some of those childhood memories with your furry bestie any time weather permits. Kite flying will provide some great cardio-vascular exercise for your precious pup, working those muscles and helping your pal remain fit. Another benefit for your pup is the availability of all of that fresh, moving air to help clean out the toxins that have built up in their systems since their last outside excursion. The exercise and fresh air can go a long way toward helping to improve the health and level of fitness for your dog, in hopes that lipoma development can be avoided or the size of an existing tumor reduced. Since you already have some expertise in this area, and since the cost of a kite is small, the time spent in the sun with your best friend can only be a win-win situation.
Gardening is such an overall good activity for both man and canine. It gets you out of the house and into the warm sunshine, where you can soak up those rays and breathe in that fresh air while you plant your flower or vegetable garden. And, what a better companion for this enterprise than your best furry friend. Your dog has natural expertise which you can utilize quite easily: digging. How many times have you had to fill holes, chastise or discipline your pet for unauthorized digging or burying bones? Depending upon the breed of your precious pup, this instinct can be difficult to eliminate or control. So, why not make use of it when you're planting your garden? The cost of this activity can vary, depending upon the source of the soil and plants you wish to put into the ground and the "tools of the trade" so to speak may already be in your shed or garage, putting the cost in the cheap to moderate range.
Doggy toy swap is an activity which can be done outside as well as inside. It involves enticing your pup to fetch and return a toy, in return for an exchange of toy.
Shopping for bedding for your precious pooch's bed can be a fun experience. Take your pup to your local pet store and let them walk up and down the aisles, with you guiding them as they choose the bedding items which attract them the most.
Toss and fetch done outside gives your pet the benefit of fresh air and sunshine as well as the ability to move around in greater distances and spaces. A win-win situation for avoiding or reducing those lipomas.
Going for a swim will appeal more to some breeds than others. If your furry family member likes the water, don't be afraid of taking them into the family pool or to the water facilities at the dog park or even to the dog beach. They will benefit greatly from the fresh air and sunshine and the exercise of virtually all of the muscles in their bodies.