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How Far Do You Go When Grooming Your Pets?

Yesterday we saw pictures of Kelly Osbourne and her dog dressed in similar sweatshirts. Today I came across a product called Pawlish by OPI. These are specially formulated nail lacquers for dogs that come in six colors ($10.95 each).

They are a one-coat, quick drying formula that seem easy enough to use, but the instructions say, "Plan to apply when your pet is relaxed and happy". Hmm. I'm sure your doggie will look chic and all, but doesn't this strike you as a little bit cruel? You tell me, when it comes to grooming your pets, what little extras do you think are reasonable?


phree2b phree2b 9 years
Shampoo and ear grooming with nail clip.
lynnc lynnc 9 years
Don't have a dog but I think nail polish is over the top; perfume, too
dahusb2 dahusb2 10 years
The WORKS! My dog loves to be pampered & she seems to act differently after she's had her nails done & ribbons put into her hair! She won't even get off the sidewalk into the grass after she's had a pedicure!
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 10 years
wash and cut is it.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 10 years
I brush my kitties and that is all they need
dinoslovedonuts dinoslovedonuts 10 years
I work in an animal hospital where we give free baths to dogs that stay with us for several days. We wash them, brush them, blow dry their hair, and use doggy perfume to make them smell super clean. The doggies don't mind and the owners love it. Most dogs are nervous at first but relax because they like getting attention. Grooming is also a way of showing dominance. If I tell the dog it has to sit while I brush it, I'm reminding it who is in charge.
sharpai_luv sharpai_luv 10 years
This is cute but I believe it's totally unnecessary for pets.A weekly bath, brushing of teeth and nail trim is good enough for my pits.
ricarocks ricarocks 10 years
as long as it's not bad for them, i think it could be cute :p
veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
cute collection!!
bellanatella bellanatella 10 years
What if it chips? And how would you remove it?
cubadog cubadog 10 years
Cuba just gets a bath and nail trim. He does wear sweaters and Jackets when the weather is cooler!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 10 years
wash and cut only!
madmoiselle madmoiselle 10 years
omg! I think it's awful!!! how can people be so loathsome? how can they do something like this to their animals??? it's awful!! they have to be in jail right now!!! :@ I think people are going too far with this f***ing fashion!!! just because those dumb celebrities dress up their doggies, other people are doing the same!!! :@ it's awful!!! poor doggies.. :(
mollipop mollipop 10 years
My dogs get baths that include shampoo and conditioner, and occasionally I'll use the hairdryer on them. That's about all they can handle, so I don't think OPI's doggy nail polish is something I'd try.
creepupmytee creepupmytee 10 years
what!?!?! it's insane.
buch1979 buch1979 10 years
The industrial size hairdryer at the pretty pet parlor scares my hunny so much, it is so sad.
jfellows1631 jfellows1631 10 years
I got my dog the dog shampoo and conditioner from Kiehls, but that's as far as I'm going with that! :)
MamaD MamaD 10 years
A bath twice a year and nail trim every 6 weeks. That's it! Maya is a low maintenance girl!!!
Leix Leix 10 years
It's not cruel at all. It's not causing them pain, it's not bad for them. It would only be cruel if your dog was freaking out about it but you insisted on doing it anyways. The nail polish itself is fine. I think it looks dumb, frankly, but if your dog doesn't mind, go for it. I'm more excited for doggy-hair dyes. I saw a pekingese with a pink mo hawk the other day...
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
That's so cruel!!! A bath and a haircut when they need it...
sashak sashak 10 years
My dogs get a bath & thats it. They both have short hair so they don't need haircuts & we just bathe them at home so they've never even been to a groomer. Bodhi is only 25 lbs so she is easy to deal with but Sully is 65 lbs & my boyfriend has to get in the bathtub with him & hold him while I get him all soapy. They'd both FREAK OUT if I tried to paint their nails & my bf would prolly break up with me & keep Bodhi!
terryt18 terryt18 10 years
It's totally not cruel and it's super cute. Like some people said, if the animal will allow it to be done, it certainly is not cruel and provides some quality time together. The pinkening of one's dog by use of Kool-Aid is weirdo. I think that's going a bit far in accessorizing your pet. And I would laugh so hard if the pet and owner were matchy-matchy. Lastly, just because your dog is a boy does not mean he wouldn't like his nails a manly shade of blue or slate or dare I say, even red!~ And I'm sure the other dogs at the dog park would not laugh at him nor would it cause undue psychological harm. I think that's enough anthropomorphizing for now.
just_smile just_smile 10 years
This nail polishes are very interesting, i'd like to try them on Oscar's nails :P
thelittleblackblog thelittleblackblog 10 years
To the people buying crap like this: PLEASE, take that money and donate it. Spend it on yourself if you must but please, have some common sense.
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