‘Cosmetic Surgery’ For Dogs: Where Do You Stand?

You can pick the size of your ‘neuticles’ too

‘Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is backing away from a call to ban testicular implants for dogs.

The freshman Republican from Staten Island has been drafting a bill that would ban “non-medical cosmetic surgery” for dogs and cats, including tattoos, piercings and tummy tucks.

But she was razzed by colleagues who say an earlier draft of the bill which was written to ban “neuticles,” fake, silicone testicles that dogs sometimes get after they are fixed. This is apparently a thing.’

Anyone for a set of fake testicles?

For the record, I don’t believe that implanting ‘neuticles’ (just love that word) causes any additional pain to the dog as the implantation takes place during the castration procedure while the dog is asleep.

I hear that ‘neuticles’ are very popular in America. Where I work, however the most popular procedure is the implantation of a prosthetic eye after an eye removal. And here comes the big question: If you ban ‘non-medical surgery’ for dogs will that ban eye implants too? Yes, I know that dogs don’t need eye implants but some humans find looking at an eye-less dog too confronting and inserting a prosthetic eye makes dome more ‘agreeable’ to look at and increases their chance of being adopted.

That’s just how Government operates – good intentions can have unexpected consequences.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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