When you think about animal testing, you probably imagine all kinds of different horrors. Maybe you think about how Proctor & Gamble is famous for sewing the eyes of baby kittens shut just to test human beauty products on them. You might imagine lab rats, bunnies, monkeys, and many other animals kept in cages, unable to see the light of day, injected with all kinds of harmful chemicals and diseases just to ensure that we won’t break out by using some new skin cleanser. (Of course, studies have proven this to be ineffective at best and harmful at worst; since humans are not the same as these animals, we often still get sick—even die—though studies showed ingredients safe on animals like pigs.)
But did you ever think that man’s best friend, the domesticated dog, would be the subject of animal testing?