Dyed Hair Dogs: Cool or Cruel?
I’d honestly never heard of dying dog's fur until I saw the photos of Ambrosio’s Bichon Frise. She was primped out to the max - luscious locks of pink fur on all over her body and her ears decked out in purple. Wild! But it turn's out she's only one in a group of trendy eye-poping dyed hair canines. Many other stars have been seen doing the same.
From Emma Watson (claims dog belonged to a friend and was dyed in honor of breast cancer awareness)
to Aubrey O’ Day
to J'Wow and Snookie.
And it's not even celebrity exclusive - hair dying is becoming quite the thing for Asian dogs.
It's undeniably eye-catching, but a big question pops into my mind - is it really safe to dye a dog’s fur?
PETA, for one, is not happy with all these celebs and their obsession with dying pet fur. "What most people don't know is that dyeing a companion animal's fur can cause the animal stress and can lead to complications or allergic reactions that endanger the animal's health. Our dogs and cats love us regardless of how we look; why not extend the same kindness to them?"
Upon further research I've found there have been no long-term studies to conclude whether dying a pet’s fur is harmful to them - but that's not to say people shouldn't be careful if they decide to dye their pet’s hair. Even the “safest” pet dye, can cause significant stress and possible chemical harm.