Why Dye Your Dog's Fur?
Dog Hair Dye
People do it... They really dye their dog's hair. Crazy colors too- pink, blue, orange, purple, whatever... But, you have to remember that you can't use people hair dye on your dog. Dogs are not build the same way people are. I mean, they can't even use our shampoo, so there's no reason to you human hair dye on them.
But, anyway. I'll start off by saying, if youchoose to dye your dog's hair, use cool- aid, food coloring, or find a pet- safe hair dye. I haven't seen any in my local Wal- Mart, Target, Petsmart, or Petco, not any of my drug pharmacies, so I'm not quite sure where you'd find any.
Well, I have heard that Japan has a pet safe hair dye, but I don't know if it's FDA approved, or even sold in the U.S. They've actually, dyed a dog the color and markings of a panda, and well, they did a good job. Although, when at a distance the dog looks more like a panda cub, than in a close up view of him, but even still it's pretty nifty looking, if you ask me. (I have a picture of the dog below, if you were curious.)
So, anyway, the question is "why would you dye your dog's hair?"
Ok, here we go: ;-)
- You're just plain bored and have nothing better to do besides harass your dog.
- You saw a dog with its hair dyed, and thought it looked "cool."
Honestly, I can't even begin to fathom why someone would dye their dog's hair. I knew a girl who dyed a heart into her APBT's hip. Small, little heart. It was barely noticeable. Cute, rather, but it's something I wouldn't do to my dog.
Dog's aren't people. Dying their hair can:
- Irritate their skin.
- Stress them out during the process.
- And, yes, believe it or not, cause them to be a little self- conscious, making them hide more.
Ok, it sounds stupid, but dogs really don't get self- conscious, but they know when something's different. When my dad and his brother's were kids, my grandmother would shave the dog every summer (it's the south, it gets hot), and after getting shaved he would hide under the porch for days, until he relaxed enough to come out.
Do you want your dog to hide from you? I don't.
There's no reason to dye your dog's hair.