The Hair Craze That’s Sweeping The Dog World And Causing Controversy

A dog in a cafe with pastel colored ears and a blouse.

Some need coats that keep them warm, or boots that keep them safe. The one thing that dogs do not need, is their fur dyed.

In the craziest parts of the internet, dye jobs for dogs are the highest returned DIY result.

What if your dog got a crazy Mohawk and decided it was going to be David Bowie for the weekend?

Pink hair and a jean jacket, what's next?
Pink hair and a jean jacket, what’s next?

That’s the controversial part, not the mere mention of David Bowie, but the fact that the decisions of the dog were overlooked. Dogs are cute, and they deserve all the pampering in the world. Some need coats that keep them warm, or boots that keep them safe. The one thing that dogs do not need, is their fur dyed.

If you dye your dog’s fur, you are undermining their will and forcing them through hours of risk to their skin, their fur, their eyes, and even their nose. Without those things, they couldn’t be the lovable companions we adore.

To put things in perspective: if you’ve ever dyed your hair, you know how long of a process that is. Multiply that time by the smell and the heat that envelopes you throughout the process. 

What do you think of people dying their dog’s ears?

I love it!

It’s weird

This is cruel

I don’t really care

For those who have never had hair dyed before: the process starts with applying a mixture of color and bleach to your hair. Then by letting it set, with additional heat, the bleach burns away your original hair color as your hair absorbs the new colored mixture. Throughout the burning and heated step, the bleach evaporates into the air around you, where if strong enough can be tough on the eyes and nose.

They don’t need to look like this:

A dog in a cafe with pastel colored ears and a blouse.
A dog in a cafe with pastel colored ears and a blouse.

Or this:

Greetings from an orange-ear Maltese.
Greetings from an orange-ear Maltese.

Or even this:

Looks like this dog dunked his head in a bowl of Kool-Aid.
Looks like this dog dunked his head in a bowl of Kool-Aid.

If a dog has senses multitudes stronger than humans, I can’t imagine the pain they might be going through. Although dogs are not humans, they should not be succumbed to the same levels of humanity, and inhumanity that we create for ourselves. Dog fur already stouts a myriad of colors, from caramel tan, to marshmallow white.

Their faces house the looks of compassion, respect, and loyalty. Their faces should not be considered creative canvases.

References:

  1. Cesarsway
  2. Animal Mozo
  3. Melstan
  4. Dog-Grooming-Training
  5. Dogs.thefuntimesguide
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