Plastic surgery is not unique to just humans. Dogs and cats undergo routinue physical alterations such as tail docking, ear cropping, ear straightening declawing, facelifts, nose jobs, testicle replacement and even braces. Many of these procedures, while effective, are very controversial. Unlike cosmetic surgery in humans which is elective, these changes in animals are involuntary submissions. Are these being done for the benefit of the owners or the animal? There are also issues of changing the natural look of the animal which is usually more for the benefit of the owner in most cases.
Dr. Barry Eppley