Veterinarians seeing more pets getting liposuction

pet liposuction

(WTNH) — A new study shows more and more pet owners are getting liposuction for their four-legged friends. But, it’s for health reasons instead of cosmetic purposes.

The liposuction helps treat benign, fatty masses called lipomas. They’re common in older and overweight animals, especially dogs.

It’s a non-invasive procedure currently being performed in an Ohio animal clinic. A previous method used to mean a long-recovery for your pet, but with the new procedure, the animal is back to normal within two days. It also uses less anesthesia, which is better for older animals. The downside is that there’s a 23% chance the fat could return.

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