Now, we’ve all seen some ugly
ferrets dogs but the good news is, now there’s a light at the end of the dark, ugly tunnel, you can save your ugly dog some suffering and get it plastic surgery! Dr. Edgard Brito, a veterinarian from Brazil, is now offering a variety of plastic surgery for your dog. I know what you’re thinking, your dog’s ears have just never looked right, perhaps Dr. Brito could help you out, well you’re in luck, that’s one of his specialties. Besides being a veterinarian, he’s also a breeder, so he knows just how tough the show ring can be. In fact, he’s willing to make his altercations something a judge “can’t see or feel” which seems perfectly ethical and a great judge of good breeding.
The main problem I have with this guy is that I’ve heard nothing from him specifically about making animals’ lives better. He says, “An ugly dog is an unloved dog, left forgotten in the backyard, without a ride, dirty and mistreated. A clean dog, with bright teeth, is loved by his owners.” I’m all for clean, nice smelling dogs with good dental health, but that’s not really what you’re addressing, Dr. Brito. We’re not talking about a person deciding their nose is too big, their breasts are too small or their chin is weak, we’re not even talking about a possibly life saving preventative surgery that results in reconstruction of a normal body part, we’re talking about cosmetic procedures that sometimes improve quality of life and most of the time satisfy the vain needs of a human. Not to mention the fact that cosmetic procedures that alter things like the ability to breathe or something like a tail amputation because the tail is malpositioned, should be corrected through better breeding practices and not plastic surgery.
The other problem is, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I can pretty much find something to call beautiful in any dog I meet. And there’s something to that “so ugly, it’s cute” thing. This guy should focus more on promoting good, ethical breathing than thinking up new ways to use botox on a schnauzer’s ear set.