IT'S a cosmetic surgery bill which would make even the most vain blush. Junior the Bloodhound, who has just added a tummy tuck to last year's facelift, has run up a surgeon's bill totalling more than £10,000 in just two years.  But this is no pursuit of the perfect looks for the dead ringer of cartoon pooch Droopy.   The five-year-old dog suffers from a rare condition which causes excess skin to develop. The folds last year came close to blinding him, forcing his owner to opt for surgery.

Now they have had to put Junior back under the knife to remove excess flaps which were dangling around his belly, stopping him from running.  Dog's facelift in 2010 cost £1,200, while the latest op, a tummy tuck cost £1,500.  Further surgery and vet bills come to £6,000 while medication tops £1,000. But owners Denise and David Smart from Selby, North Yorkshire say they had no reservations about getting surgery for their pet. Denise said: ‘It's taken years off him and he does look like a young man again. ‘Before the operation he was fed up and looked like a grumpy old man. ‘Now he's more mobile and he's got a new lease of life.’                  –MOL