Crooks in Argentina selling huge ferrets on steroids as “dogs”

// April 9th, 2013 // News

A groomed ferret on steroids

Fresh news out of Argentina – a man who thought he had found a great deal on groomed toy poodle dogs ($150 each), took the dogs to a veterinarian who broke the news to him. “That’s no dog, it’s a ferret. And a really big one.”

As it turns out, the practice is not unusual in Argentina where young ferrets and rodents are started on a chemical cocktail of steroids at birth, then groomed, and sold to tourists as “Brazilian rats”.

After the story broke, another woman came forth claiming she had also been tricked into buying what she thought was a Chihuahua but also turned out to be a giant ferret.

As one Twitter user pointed out, “If you can’t tell the difference between a dog and ferret then you probably shouldn’t own either one.”

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