Jill Tucker, RN says:

“When dogs look like their owners: it may be more than mutual admiration. Plastic surgery for dogs is a growing business in the U.S.—but while dog show-worthy aesthetics are always a consideration, the surgery is often about improving the animal’s quality of life.”
Cutting-Edge Canines: The World of Dog Plastic Surgery

Businessweek.com  February 11, 2013