Plastic Surgery for Pets

There are lots of crazy products for the over-the-top pet owner, but one of the craziest (and saddest) has to be the new trend of pet plastic surgery. Droopy eyes and wrinkly coats are character attributes for most people owned by a dog, and your average family pet-owner wouldn't dream of putting Bowser under the knife without a health reason to do so. Sure, sometimes a pet needs surgery to repair a medical condition, but the big money isn't in procedures to keep your dog healthy:
Botox for wrinkles, tummy tucks, nose jobs, braces, and eyelid lifts, which are common for breeds like the bloodhound and bulldog. There are also implants such as "Neuticles" — bean-shaped silicone implants to replace the testicles of neutered dogs. They have little to no health benefit for the dog, and vets aren't too keen on the procedure. Still, more than 425,000 pets around the world now sport such implants.

Proponents of the cosmetic pet surgeries say they allow pets to lead  "healthier and more active lives." Personally, I find the trend as cruel as suggesting your kid get a tummy tuck, but you can decide for yourself. There's more from The Week: Link

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