A British couple has just spent £10,000 (over $15,000) on cosmetic surgery. Though this bill would seem high for any patient, it's actually surgery for their pet dog, Junior the Bloodhound. Over the past two years, Junior has undergone several plastic surgeries, including a facelift and tummy tuck, according to the Daily Mail.
Though the idea of doggie plastic surgery may seem absurd, actually in this case there is a very real medical reason for the procedures. The five-year-old bloodhound has a rare condition causing excess skin to droop all over his body. Extra skin on his belly was keeping him from running, while skin on his eyelids came close to blinding him.
Owners Denise and David Smart say they had no reservations about getting surgery for their dog, and Denise even noted that the surgery had cosmetic benefits, too, saying "It's taken years off him and he does look like a young man again." Of course, the procedure was performed mostly to improve his quality of life; Denise reflected on the results, explaining "Now he's more mobile and he's got a new lease of life." The family's vet referred the case to a specialist who performed the plastic surgeries on their pet in two operations, each taking several hours of delicate surgical work.
What do you think? Would you ever get plastic surgery for your pet?