Cosmetic Surgery For Dogs Increasingly Popular In UK
Written by Rupert Kircz| Monday, 29 August 2011| There is 1 comment
If you think that people living in parts of America like Miami and California are crazy for having too much plastic surgery you are going to think that they are even crazier after reading this!/p>
In the United Kingdom the dog health insurance company Petplan dealt with £1.5m worth of claims for dog and cat rhinoplasty and the trend is on the way up. Petplan claim that the surgery is never done for cosmetic reasons but only for health reasons. For example they argue that rhinoplasty for a dog is necessary in order for it to breathe better, but that is what loads of people say about their own nose jobs, when everybody knows that the truth is the opposite.
Another very popular plastic surgery operation for male dogs are fake testicles. When a dog is neutered the owners can opt for fake testicles to be surgically inserted to give the impression of normal sexual organs.
In Brazil where everybody has plastic surgery and there is a massive emphasis on looking good, there is no doubt that surgery is done on dogs purely for cosmetic reasons. Some of the surgeons argue that their work is perfectly ethical because a good looking dog will have a better relationship with its owner, and therefore a happier and more fulfilled life.
What do you think? Should owners be allowed to make their pets look better using plastic surgery or should it be banned? Many of the surgical procedures on dogs in the UK happen because breeders are creating dogs which might look good but have problems with breathing and seeing. Maybe these breeders should be regulated and fined for producing dogs which are unable to function and live normally without having plastic surgery operations?