I just had to smile at a news item on this evening... where they put implants into a Great Dane (and large they were too), so that he wouldn't "sag" after neutering. At around $1500 for the op, done at the same time as the castration, it is an expensive choice, but I did get to do a few when I was in practice in Auckland... and that was in the early 80's.
This dog had plastic ones implanted, but you can get silicone ones, and yes, they do come in a range of sizes..
Check out "neuticles for pets"
Stuck for xmas presents? Then don't go past these beautiful neuticle ear rings... what every woman secretly yearns for... hmmmm - there are lots of lovely hats and t-shirts there too...and no, I don't need any of them thank you.
There is certainly no question that some male clients do struggle with having their dogs neutered... their own virility seems threatened and they act as if it is them going under the knife. If neuticles mean they get it done without having to admit it has been done, then I am all for it!
For some years, I occasionally filled in for my boss who was a weekly feature as a Radio Vet... as usual I agreed to cover while he was away, but didn't think to ask what the pre-arranged topic would be that week. It was only as the date drew close I realised just what the station was running as the promo ads for my show;
"Is your dog humping and thrusting ???"
It was certainly an interesting hour live on air and made me appreciate the size of the listening audience as I received a lot of ribald comments and winks for many months afterwards!
Here are some more of the pictures I got yesterday... just click on them to make them larger.
The tree is up - lights are twinkling...although it is full summer here so we don't get to fully appreciate the look for hours into the evening... but for the first time I realise Xmas is coming. :)