Dog With Mast Cell Tumor Is On The Road To Recovery Thanks To Your Generous Donations

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A couple months ago, we posted about a sweet dog named Hudson that was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor on his face. He was in desperate need of chemotherapy to treat the tumor but his family could not afford the treatment- that is where you all stepped in.

Hudson is a 10-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who lives with his family in Cedar Park, TX. Ayanna P. and her husband met Hudson at Austin Animal Center, where he was 30 pounds underweight and heartworm positive. They took him home and rehabilitated him, but little did they know that he would return the favor.


“Hudson has been a great help to my husband who is a veteran and suffers from PTSD and it has come naturally to him. When my husband is having a nightmare Hudson has even learned to get on top of him and start licking his face to wake him up. They both are attached at the hip,” said Ayanna.

The couple was devastated when Hudson started throwing up and his face started to swell. They immediately brought him to the vet. After being referred to a specialist, they discovered it was a mast cell tumor next to his nose.

Because of the location, the vet recommended chemotherapy and believed that six months of treatment would kill the tumor. The last hurdle was to come up with the money for chemotherapy.

Well, thanks to generous people like you, we were able to raise the funds to cover the cost of treatment!


Hudson has started chemotherapy and is doing well. The tumor has not grown any larger and treatment seems to be working. “He still has 2 more months of treatment to go and then we’ll see officially where things are. He’s still living life being a goofball that loves stealing all the love and attention from anyone who he can get.”

Thank you for helping Hudson live life to the fullest.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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