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By Lenore Skomal Erie Times-News staff blogger
Lenore Skomal is an award-winning author and veteran journalist in all forms of media. She is a weekly columnist and daily blogger for the Erie Times-News. She’s authored 17 published books, including an anthology of her columns, Burnt Toast available on her website www.lenoreskomal.net.   Read more about this blog.
Posted: March 6th, 2012
Plastic surgery for your dog?

Have we gone too far, or is this truly one of the best reasons to spend money on plastic surgery?

Apparently, there is a blood hound, a breed known for their multiple folds of skin, with a rare condition that creates even more folds that the average. Junior, thanks to his owners, has undergone multiple cosmetic surgeries, totaling some $16,000 in American dollars.

What? Well, according to Mail Online, the British couple spent the money because their dog was almost blinded by the folds of skin over his eyes, and couldn’t run because of the skin on his underside. That’s a lot of skin.

This nice part for the couple is that their insurance covered all the procedures.

Personally, I am torn about this. I know pet owners who love to lavish their pets with all kinds of extravagances, but this doesn’t smack of that. Having had pets with multiple health issues, I know what it means to spend a ton of money on health care and quality of life. And to me, that’s where this falls.

What do you think? Take the poll.

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Comments

2 comments on “Plastic surgery for your dog?

  1. Harriet on said:

    Since it was done for health, not cosmetic reasons, and the dog ended up with a better quality of life – I’m all for it.

  2. Gloria Mitchell on said:

    “their dog was almost blinded by the folds of skin over his eyes, and couldn’t run because of the skin on his underside”

    I would certainly have had the procedure done if my dog had the above issues, just as I would for any member of my family.

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