These are prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs, which, according to the website, help your pet to retain his natural look, self esteem and aids in the trauma associated with altering, at $1000 a pair. The idea, says inventor Gregg A. Miller, is to "let people restore their pets to anatomical preciseness" after neutering, thereby allowing them to retain their natural look and self-esteem. "People thought I was crazy when I started 13 years ago," says the Oak Grove (Mo.) entrepreneur. But he has since sold more than 240,000 pairs.
A spokeswoman said: “Every year we see a sharp rise in abandonments at the height of summer. Evidence from us and other animal charities suggests some people choose to get rid of their pets rather than pay for them to be looked after while they are on holiday.”
In Packaged Facts March 2012 Pet Owner Survey, nearly nine out of 10 pet owners said they consider their pets to be part of the family (61 percent strongly agreed). Nearly two-thirds of survey respondents view their pet as their best friend, are spending more time with their pet, and enjoy purchasing products to pamper their pets. And how they pamper! ()
RSPCA Chief Inspector Dermot Murphy, added: “The shocking fact is that even in a nation of animal lovers, there are thousands of people out there who don’t care about their pets at all. In fact, some literally treat them like rubbish.”