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Neuticles are prosthetic testicular implants for neutered dogs and other domestic animals.[1] The implants may be made of polyprophylene or silicon.[2]

Gregg Miller developed the idea for Neuticles after his bloodhound, Buck, was castrated to stop his wandering.[3] Miller, along with a veterinarian, patented the procedure for implanting Neuticles.[4] To sell his idea, Miller established CTI (Canine Testicular Implant) Corporation,[3] and the first commercial Neuticles were implanted in 1995.[1] Miller won the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine, a parody of the real Nobel Prize, for the invention of Neuticles.[5][6]

In the UK, the regulatory body for veterinarians, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, states that the use of testicular implants in dogs is unethical.[7]

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References

  1. ^ a b Anthes, Emily (2013). "Chapter 6: Pin the tail on the donkey". Frankenstein's Cat. Oneworld Publications. pp. 132–134. ISBN 9781780742168. 
  2. ^ Martin, Douglas (8 August 1999). "If dogs could talk, they'd say, 'Are you crazy?'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  3. ^ a b Sparks, J.D. (30 October 2003). "Vanity plates". Houston Press. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  4. ^ Fernandez, Don (16 March 1997). "Has Fido lost his, um, doghood? Here's help". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2017-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Penguin poo wins Ig Nobel prize". BBC News. 7 October 2005. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  6. ^ "Man wins award for creating fake dog testicles". Fox News. Associated Press. 6 October 2005. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  7. ^ "Neutering myths debunked". Blue Cross. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  8. ^ Campbell, Andy (25 April 2013). "Neuticles: dogs 'need' testicle implants, says inventor". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-01-20. 
  9. ^ Tyrrel, Rebecca (5 October 2012). "When Kim Kardashian had her dog castrated, she replaced the orbs with fakes". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-04-01. 

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