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Bubbles the Mastiff finding time to play and run as recovery continues

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Bubbles, the five-year-old black Mastiff, continues to improve; a heartwarming update provided on Wednesday by Noah's Arks Rescue shows Bubbles has taken up a special friendship with another rescue pooch named Spencer. The two dogs go to the cancer center together and provide just the right amount of encouragement and "dog play" to each other as their chemo treatments continue.

It's quite evident to see through the photograph of Bubbles how well she is doing. Look how her coat shines!

Neither Bubbles nor Spencer have shown any discomfort with their treatments and are being given supplements to aid in their recovery and to boost their immune systems.

Bubbles is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on her eyelid next month, and during the same time, she will be spayed.

Bubbles made Internet news in mid-November when she was found abandoned walking down a Baltimore Street. What made her situation so unique was the massive nine-pound tumor on her face. Named Bubbles by her rescuers, the Baltimore Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) reached out to Noah's Arks Rescue to help with this heartbreaking case.

Since then the life of Bubbles has continued to improve. Even though Bubbles had been diagnosed with Multilobular Osteochondrosarcoma (MLO), a tumor that forms on the bone, the dog somehow managed to cope with the excruciating pain.

Her story continued with surgery, post operative rehabilitation, and a ton of love and support from humane advocates and animal lovers around the world.

And now almost two months later, Bubbles has made an amazing recovery.

"Chemotherapy is very expensive for these two wonderful dogs. We only do chemo if we feel it is the last resort to give any animal the best possible outcome. Each animal is given supplemental care to support their immune system and to prevent damage that is done by doing chemo. I am happy to report they are both doing wonderful and are healthy and happy. Please, help us with their chemotherapy and medical care during this time."

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