Dog dies during cosmetic facelift.

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  1. Dizzy

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    well if the skin is THAT saggy, id bet money the dog had exposed eye sockets too, so the surgery WOULD have helped, healthwise, not just cosmetics. i can think of quite a few neos and bassets that could benefit from this sort of pseudo facelift
     
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    sounds pretty similar to the disfigurement humans have already put dogs thru, How many die each year from no hip sockets, can't breath, can't breed naturally, can't digest food, etc?
     
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    Maybe I read the article incorrectly, but my understanding was that the owner was having a skin fold on the forehead removed and straightened. The breed in question is Tibetan Mastif, which is not known for having droopy eyes. The article said he wanted it done so he dog would look more attractive to people potentially wanting to breed their dog to his. This was certainly not a medical procedure to help cure or prevent any health issue. The article also stated that is was abusive to raise a Tibetan Mastiff in urban and city areas, which seems a bit crazy to me.
     
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    Yeah the last part seems a bit cuckoo to me too. Theyre a giant breed... not exactly off the charts on energy levels :rolleyes:
     
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    Aside from the issue of being rather deceptive to the owners of the females he's breeding to (as he's putting the image of a dog with a not flabby forehead...whatever that is...out there.) people have elective procedures done on dogs all the time. We just removed 20 little warts off a small dog yesterday. The issue would be whether the vet was somehow negligent. Anesthesia always carries a risk, no matter how simple the procedure, a fact people often forget.

    What I found more ridiculous was the outrage about dog "tattoos"...coat shaved into a shape is not a tattoo, people:confused:
     
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    Keep in mind that in China they have a big lack of animal welfare laws and at times have 'culled' dogs to prevent disease or banned dogs over a certain size and destroyed dogs over that size.

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-05/10/content_15259411.htm
    http://www.ministryoftofu.com/2012/04/dog-owners-irate-tearful-over-harbins-crackdown-on-large-dogs/

    There is a reason many breeders in North America etc. will not send dogs there.

    It's of course different here, I could see having a giant breed and living in downtown in an apartment. :D
     
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    My thoughts too Grab!

    I just read all the comments on that stupid article. You would think that people were talking about real tattoos. Have they never seen dogs shaved down for the summer, or poodles in any clip?

    I mostly loved the comments saying "Stop humanizing your dogs. If you want a snowflake, do it to yourself. Think of the dog's dignity"..uuhh..what?? :rofl1:
     
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    Every time I see/hear someone talking about dogs' dignity, I think about my dogs eating poop, dragging their butts on the floor, rolling around in stinky things, and licking themselves... yeeeaaaah, dignity. :p
     

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