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Pet Dye Jobs: Cool or Cruel?

I was kind of at a loss when I saw this pic of a Westie outside of the Republican National Convention – talk about a serious dye job! I'm hoping that the owner of this pooch used a pet safe dye on his dog, since using human grade hair color, or even food coloring can be super harmful to your pets' skin!

Although I would never do this to North, what do you think about dyeing your pet's fur?


Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 8 years
There is no reason why there should be a need to dye your animal, regardless if the dye is pet safe. The picture above is just ridiculous. I mean, you adopt the animal because you want to take care of him or her and love him or her, not to have another "object" for you to toy with.
Bksuga Bksuga 9 years
that is so cruel, i can understand if its not hurting the dog but i still wouldn't do it to my doggie.
MaIIaya MaIIaya 9 years
I feel very sorry for that dog!
kia kia 9 years
I accidently dyed a cat blue when I was a kid with excessive bluing when I was giving him a bath. I felt bad about it even though the cat wasn't hurt. Here in Boulder a salon owner has dyed her poodle pink with beet juice for Breast Cancer awareness for a while and was fined $1,000 this past year. You apparently can't dye critters here.
Cucucita Cucucita 9 years
i dont think coloring dogs hair is bad but that pic is a HORIBLE job lol at least do it classy
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 9 years
what the fk?
JessiShaye JessiShaye 9 years
that is so awful
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 9 years
dzymzlzy - I love you. ...but then, I think it's fine. Dog looks cool and if it were my dog she'd LOVE all the extra attention she got. Course, she's a boxer so it'll never happen. crystal tomlin26 - even if it's vegetable dye?
esthersim esthersim 9 years
WHY?!?!?? >:|
baltimoregal baltimoregal 9 years
For some people, I could see a temporary, wash-out, for a costume or something but NEVER around the face. My dog's coloring is so pretty though, I could never do it.
ladyr ladyr 9 years
I don't think it is cool or cruel (if you use pet safe dye), but I DO think it's RIDICULOUS!! I would never do this to my pet!
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 9 years
Cruel. It's like dyeing you child's hair to look cutesy and, in this case, patriotic. Find a new way to make a statement about yourself and let it involve YOUR body!
dzymzlzy dzymzlzy 9 years
"what heartless person would do this to their dog?!? seriously..." The same kind of person that would advocate invading a country that had never attacked us, and would let thousands of people drown in a hurricane. Obama/Biden '08
couture-yourself couture-yourself 9 years
Although I would never color my dog's hair, as long as it doesn't harm them, I don't really see a problem with it. But, the whole body & face is a bit much. I can see like, tips of the tail or ears, but not the entire body.
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 9 years
It's OK if it doesn't harm them. But I don't really see the point and that dog does not look too happy.
crystal-tomlin26 crystal-tomlin26 9 years
this makes me ill. I have a westie and their skin is VERY sensitive. I think people like that should have their pets taken away from them.
Jabbadoo Jabbadoo 9 years
Hey, a dye job could be better than some of the stupid outfits that people make their pets wear...
NdHebert NdHebert 9 years
No, my dogs red merle fur is beautiful.
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