Pets Having Plastic Surgery?

News agencies are reporting real stories about pets having plastic surgery – specifically, dogs having testicular implants.  There is also mention of doggie Botox and even doggie braces.  You can read an ABC News.com report here.

The whole thing seems pretty silly to me.  I’ve never operated on someone’s pet, although I’ve heard about a plastic surgeon performing reconstructive facial surgery on a cat who saved someone’s life but got injured in the process.  I’ve also heard about excess skin being excised from the faces of Shar Pei’s. 

I would never consider plastic surgery for my dog Theodore (pictured above).  This adorable little guy doesn’t need a thing!

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  1. I don’t like it when dogs get their ears clipped so they stay up. Nothing wrong with floppy ears!

    Comment by ela on August 23, 2011 at 3:22 am

  2. I have a friend who had testicular cancer in his late 30s. He didn’t want to look lopsided, so he investigated options for testicular implants. He was a bit upset to discover he couldn’t find a human implant, but dog implants, called ‘neuticals’, exist. Although he is a surgeon himself he couldn’t find a doctor who would even consider giving him a ‘neutical’.

    Comment by Laurie on August 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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