Saturday, July 07, 2018

Supporting your pet

Some people do a lot for their pets - and spend $69.5 billion on their pets, according to the American Pet Products Association. Petplan, an insurance company, estimates that pet parents dropped $62 million in 2011 on plastic surgery for their little angels.

Some things that are done for pets in America: 
Provide prosthetic testicles for neutered pets. Altogether over 500,000 animals have been surgically implanted with the silicone testes, according to Gregg A. Miller, who invented them in 1995.
Replace a diabetes-ravaged eyeball with a fake eye that cost roughly 15 times the price for the do in the first place.
Tummy tucks
Nose jobs
Eyebrow and chin lifts.
Hip replacements
Heart surgery
Gender reassignment
Tresses colored, straightened, curled and waved
Chill session at the spa
Mud baths and detox wraps, hot oil treatments and blueberry facials. 
There are even pet hotels where four-legged guests can sprawl on wrought iron beds and watch DOGTV on flat screens. Stay Dog Hotel, in Chicago, has riverfront suites and a lap pool; Oh My Dog!, in Scottsdale, Ariz., offers dog yoga (“doga”) and a retail boutique with handmade, locally sourced apparel.)

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