Pet plastic surgery? Yep, you bet your sweet neuticles

Okay. We firmly believe in loving your pet. We believe every pet deserves to be loved, cherished and yes, even spoiled a bit. 

An English couple has dropped more than $13,000 on plastic surgery for their bloodhound. Yep, Junior got a tummy tuck, facelift and other surgeries over the past two years. 

Before you scream "No way!", we should say that the dog is 5 years old, and suffers from a rare disease that causes excess skin to develop on the body. Junior's condition left him nearly immobile and unable to see because skin flaps had grown over his eyes.

Denise and David Smart, Junior's people, said some of the surgeries were cosmetic, noting that Junior now looks "like a young man again," and that they wanted him to look more like his dog show champion father. 

Here's the truly weird thing – this isn't an isolated case. Apparently, pet plastic surgery has become a "thing." Performed nose jobs have risen 25 percent over the past three years, and eye lifts are up as well. You can even get something called "Neuticles" – silicone testicles for neutered dogs so they don't feel inadequate.

There are no words.

Published Monday, March 5, 2012 12:05 PM by bulldog
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