Neutered Pet Tricks
Fido has fake balls. And so do the more than 100,000 other pets in 37 countries who have had the artificial implants called Neuticles surgically inserted in their scrotums. The realistic-looking testicle implants are bought by dog owners who want their pets to retain a macho swagger after being neutered; but they have also been implanted in cats and other animals including rats, bulls, prairie dogs, and even a rhesus monkey in Pocahontas, Arkansas.
Neuticles inventor Gregg Miller says that the main reason people implant his product is because “they want their dogs to look natural. With Neuticles it’s like nothing ever changed, and that’s very soothing for a lot of people.”
Jenell Sausser, the owner of Frodo, the purebred Neuticled pug shown here, is more blunt about getting cosmetic surgery for her dog: “I wanted him to be whole. I wanted my expensive dog to look like the expensive dog I paid for.”