Gregg Miller has struck it rich by selling 'Neuticles,' fake testicular implants for dogs. He sells different styles and sizes, including a "lifelike" silicone version for up to $600. They replace the actual scrotums of male dogs that are removed during castration surgery.
Business Week reports that Miller claims sales of 517,223 in the U.S.and 49 countries. Miller says: "Dogs aren't stupid. They would know if their eye was gouged out, or their foot was cut off. Why wouldn't they know if their testicles are now missing?"
"When Neuticles were introduced commercially in 1995. People thought I was nuts. Generally pet owners think [Neuticles] are genius and non-pet owners think we're insane."
Miller claims the fake balls give dogs a sense of pride, but warns against going too big for a pooch's new privates: "Going larger can create short- and long-term complications and discomfort for the pet."
Here's Gregg Miller with Buck the Bloodhound. Buck was the first dog to ever get phony balls.