Do you color your dog's or cat's hair?

United States
October 18, 2008 2:17pm CST
I have seen on Television that some folks are now coloring Dyeing there pets hair. Have you ever colored your pets Hair?
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@ellie333 (21018)
18 Oct 08
Hi Louise, Absolutely not, I wouldn't even consider it. Why would people want to make their pets suffer in this way? Beats me. Huggles. Ellie :D
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• United States
18 Oct 08
All I can think about is the poor dog being restrained while the color develops.. if it is irritating the skin, the poor dog can not say it...
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@ellie333 (21018)
18 Oct 08
If I was a dog I would bit the hand that dyes it. Huggles. Ellie :D
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• United States
18 Oct 08
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@CanadaGal (4304)
• Canada
18 Oct 08
Although it doesn't surprise me that people would colour their pets' hair, it also disgusts me. Why would they want to do that? If colour was THAT important to them, then they should've chosen a pet with the colour of fur they wanted in the first place. I have never coloured my pets' hair, nor would I ever. Not even those temporary Hallowe'en spray colours. You don't know what's in that stuff that could be toxic and harmful to animals when they wash themselves.
• United States
18 Oct 08
Very good points! We have no idea if they are allergic to the color.. The one that I saw was a Pink Poodle .. Hard to find a pink haired Poodle.
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@ellie333 (21018)
18 Oct 08
Hi CanadaGal, Agrre with you 100% on this one. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Your kidding??? What are they using, store bought chemicals? I would never put that stuff on my animals, in fact I am looking for alternatives for myself because I am no longer going to use chemicals on my hair again..
• United States
19 Oct 08
I really can't argue the fact that the chemicals are harsh. And very smelly. At least we know what is happening and why it is happening. I really feel bad for the dogs.. I think it is so unnecessary!
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
18 Oct 08
One time I put red dye on the very tip of my grey cats tail!!! I have no idea why I did it but it was funny as h*ll!! She had it for months that way till the fur basically grew out. She didn't lick it so don't anyone worry at all. I took it off her tail before she got anywhere near it!!!
• United States
24 Oct 08
I havnt but I wanted to...just a small spot or maybe his whole bottom white half (referring to my boy cat) mom said no...It was after I discovered you cant dye synthetic hair, I was using kool aid anyway, so other than the normal chemicals that are considered "safe" to put in are body, it wouldnt of harmed him, but I dont think he would have liked having that nasty stuff on him...so Ill just hold onto the funny thought of half my cat being green P.S. I really dont think I would have even if mom has said yes, just for the record :P
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• United States
25 Oct 08
I am glad! I love green I would never color on of my cats green
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• United States
25 Oct 08
You gotta admit, it would be kinda funny to see a green cat walking around but what I've really always wanted to do, is dye a cow purple...I'm a major purple cow freak, So I always thought it would be cool
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
18 Oct 08
not me - heck, I don't color my own hair - tho purple sounds like a good color to dye my hair
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• United States
19 Oct 08
I am glad that you would never do this to your pet!
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I rather doubt my crazy cats would be amused if I tried to color their fur - heck, what color could I color them anyway - I have all kinds of cats now
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@stormyz (23)
• United States
24 Oct 08
No! I don't think I ever would either. It doesn't seem safe for the animal and it really isn't necessary.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
Why would anyone do that? Is dying your pet's hair a current fad? If it is, I hope it doesn't last too long. I suppose it's clear that I don't color my cats hair, nor ever will.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
me either! I hope that it is a fad that does not last at all!
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@quinnkl (1667)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Ummmmm, no. I really don't understand why people would do this. The expense alone boggles my mind. I think it is really silly, personally. And, of course, I worry that the dye will hurt the animal, but that is just me worrying.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
Cost, smell,, the look when it is done.... skin irratations ridiculous !
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Nope, I haven't colored our dog's or cat's hair. I wouldn't even consider doing something of this nature until I talked with their vet and get his professional opinion. Cats in particular are constantly licking themselves and wouldn't think that would be healthy. I know some pet owners do this especially around Halloween.
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• United States
20 Oct 08
Lots of people are allergic, I would just think that animals are too!@
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@Annmac (949)
19 Oct 08
I'll never understand some people! It's bad enough that they put stupid outfits on their dogs but to dye their fur is just insane! Having had allergic reactions to hair dye myself I'd never use chemicals on my dog. Nature has provided her with a beautiful coat and although she's very pale for a German Shepherd I wouldn't change it for anything. Why would anyone think a PINK poodle or a BLUE pomeranian could be more attractive than a beautiful white one is beyond me!
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• United States
20 Oct 08
I totally agree with you!
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
19 Oct 08
I don't like anything artificial on humans let alone in dogs. It's artificial. I hate it. It is unnatural and make them look ugly. I have seen a poodle dyed pink. Yuck! © ronaldinu 2008
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• United States
19 Oct 08
Yes, the fur looked like cotton candy. PINK!
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Dying their pets hair? I've never seen that, no I don't think I would dye my pets hair, I don't see what the reason would be to do that...lol.
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• United States
19 Oct 08
Me either I do not want o have a designer dog.
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• United States
18 Oct 08
I do not have any cats or dogs right now. Although, in the past, I have had my share and love them. However, if I did, I would not color their hair. If you really love something, why change it?
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• United States
19 Oct 08
Very good point. They are alive not toys...
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Oct 08
No I don't. Never have and never will because the dog has no idea what's being done to it and dog's skin is so much different from ours and the ingredients may burn it's skin. I think it's an attention getter for the person who'd doing it to their dog. Sorry, my opinion.
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• United States
19 Oct 08
No, Need to apologize, You have a voice and they don't someone needs to speak up for them! I don't think that folks should do this!
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• United States
21 Oct 08
it started at dog show where owners try to make the pets look as perfect as possible(most shows frown on it at least and for many it results in disqualification) Once it started the Hollywood types had to primp their pets designer style. My Great aunt used to use nail polish on her dogs nails. It made clipping them without nicking the vein very difficult. Sweaters for some small dogs are a necessary health precaution but some of the costumes people force their pets to wear have got to make the animals wonder how they got a master with an IQ lower than theirs. ON THE OTHER HAND. after our recent fiasco a noen pink and orange cat might make me rest a bit easier.
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• United States
24 Oct 08
I am nor going to dye Tony's fur so that he is easier to find... LOl LOL IQ lower then the dogs!
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• Philippines
19 Oct 08
We once dyed our pet dog's fur. She originally had light gold color then we highlighted her with black dye from my dad's hair dye set. Our neighbors actually thought that we had a new dog. She did look different and revamped actually! Her fur lasted for about 4months I guess.
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