A Labrador who lost his nose to cancer is now a doggy model for pet accessories and brands. Fudge, 12, had to have it removed in a £6,000 operation after his owners spotted a growth in his left nostril.At first a vet thought something was stuck but a biopsy showed a rare, aggressive cancer.
Owner Ceri Jackson, 35, said: “I was crying my eyes out in such shock that he was going to have such a serious procedure.“It was devastating. We didn’t really have concerns about what he would look like, we were just so worried about him having such surgery.”
Fudge was referred to The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital in Cambridge where he had surgery earlier this month.Ceri and teacher boyfriend Karl Shaw, 28, managed to raise some of the cost on social media.
She added: “Some people said, because he was 11, why did we want to put him through it but Fudge is a puppy at heart.
“He is so full of love and character we had to give him that chance to have more time and adventures with us.”
Three days after the surgery Fudge was back home. Amazingly, vets say he can smell as normal. Ceri, a marketing manager for her hometown football team Boston United FC, Lincs, said: “At first we had to guide him around the house and feed him by hand until he learnt how to move his mouth in a new way to eat from his bowl.
“Fudge is a very pampered pooch, and because he has a few allergies we have to tailor his diet.
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