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Joyful, tumor-free dog 'Bubbles' enjoying life to its fullest

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Bubbles, the Neapolitan Mastiff who is recovering from surgery to remove a massive, nine pound tumor from her face, is embracing life to its fullest.

On Sunday, Noah's Arks Rescue, the rescue organization who saved the two-year-old dog's life, released an update on Bubbles' progress to date.

Sweet BUBBLES is doing amazing. She has gained almost 14 pounds since we removed her 9 lb. tumor. All she wants to do is play and run around.

She went to see our Eye Specialist this past week and the stitches around her eye have been removed. At that time, Bubbles could not see anything out of the eye. We are going to give her about a month before we decide if she would be better off having the eye removed or keeping it. It could be wishful thinking but I think she can see a little bit out of the eye.

The last few days, I have noticed her rolling the eye as if she was trying to focus. The Ophthalmologist is far more qualified than me but one can always hope. Whatever is going on with Bubbles eye does not seem to bother her at all. She is running and playing like a puppy. It is amazing how much energy she has now that she no longer has a tumor that is taking all of her nutrients to thrive.

The rescue agency added:

Bubbles will start doing her chemotherapy over the next three weeks. Our first concern is to regain her weight back and be as healthy as possible before we begin this next phase. I am very happy to report that we have a wonderful Family that is waiting to adopt our dear girl.

Because they live in North Carolina, Bubbles will have to go back and forth several times a month from there to Charleston, SC so she can continue with the incredible medical team she has here. Once she is done with all of her treatments, she will only have to come back every couple of months. We usually keep our animals until they are done with all of their treatments.

Because of the tragic beginning Bubbles had, I feel very strongly about her being part of a wonderful Family now. As far as Bubbles is concerned, Life is Great and she is as happy as can be.

Amazingly, Bubbles' veterinarians have determined that her cancer is slow-growing. Although that bodes well for her future, it is astonishing to know that someone allowed her tumor to reach the tremendous size that it did without providing her with some type of help during the time before she was found.

Original story about Bubbles, before she was rescued, here.

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