Does your dog beg for plastic surgery?
How much is that doggie in the window?
And, if its snout is imperfect, what's the cost of
a nose job?
Nowadays, you can take your pet to a veterinary plastic
surgeon and get him a real rhinoplasty. The trend
seemed to pick up steam in 2005 when Dr. Alan J. Schulman
of the Animal Medical Center of Southern California
told MSNBC that, as an orthopedic veterinary surgeon,
he was perfecty willing to perform any kind of legitimate
plastic surgery for an animal (to improve breathing,
for instance, or fix broken teeth or eliminate diseased
skin folds). But, he insisted, no liposuction.
A nose job at that time would have cost $2,000.
The future, darlings. How far can you go with cosmetic
surgery for your pet? Well, as Fox News reported recently,
a Missourian named Gregg Miller claims that more than
200,000 animals have been equipped by his CTI company
with his patented "neuticles" - artificial
testicles designed to make neutered pets (usually
dogs) look more "masculine."
Of course cats, horses - even bulls - also can be
so endowed. The going price for the "neuticles"
is $79 to $400. They're sold in pairs. Just make sure
you order the right size.