Asked by mermaidsebum
It’s a shame people keep dying them pink and purple then, isn’t it? :(
I would just like to point out to those of you planning to dye your dog - this is not a happy looking dog. I have never met a dog that enjoys a bath, nor a dog who would particularly enjoy the dying process (and I dye my hair with similar, vegetable-based, bright colour dyes) Dog’s can’t see in colour, and they don’t understand what you’re doing to them. Humans can make the decision to dye their hair - dogs cannot. Please, consider your dog and avoid dying their fur.
If you do feel the need to dye your dog, NEVER use bleach or box dyes. And please, just please don’t make them look like a walking fruit basket.
Because this needs to be said.
Dying your dogs fur IS a bad idea.
Yes, yes, it’s all funny having a good laugh at people’s dog dying experiments on here, but the reason I set this blog up in the first place was to bring attention to just how damn awful and ridiculous most of these dyeing experiments end up. I dye my own hair, a lot, but I’d never do that to an animal, as that animal cannot make the choice for itself. Sure, there’s some people who will be thinking to themselves ‘but my dog enjoys it’ - well, yes, I agree, if your dog didn’t, and you knew your dog, then I’m sure you’d know when it was unhappy - but not all dogs are like that.
If you’re thinking about dying your dog, then please, please reconsider. And definitely DO NOT use Bleach or box dyes, as they WILL irritate your dogs skin - and please, don’t use the Kool-aid trick, because the chemicals in that will cause your dogs fur to become sticky and uncomfortable, and your dog may not be able to tell you so.
So please, be considerate to your dog.Just avoid doing this. No-one is going to look at your natural coloured dog and think it looks bland - but parading around with a multi-coloured rainbow dog with a unicorn shaved into it’s side is probably going to get some laughs, heckling and probably some not-particularly-pleasant comments, as well as one very confused dog. Be fair to your dog - let it just be a dog.