Step aside doggy dresses. The latest pet trend has arrived and it comes in the colors of the rainbow.
People across America are dyeing their pets’ fur.
These extreme pet owners use anything from food dye to vegan dyes to the fairly new pet dyes to transform their pets into zebras, panda bears or just turn them into brightly colored pets.
Dr. Marty Becker told Anderson Cooper that if pet dyeing is done safely, it’s fine. However, it is illegal in many states.
Petside.com said that your pet may be “physically harmed from exposure to pet dyes, and the dyeing process can be stressful for your pet.”
If you’re dyeing your pet, keep this in mind:
- Never use human dyes. They can be very harmful to your pet.
- Never dye a cat because many products are “more toxic” to them than dogs.
- If you choose to dye your pooch, try to use food coloring; it’s been approved by the ASPCA.
Before you decide to dye, remember pet dyes haven’t been around long enough to determine their safety, according to Petside.com.
Here’s Anderson Cooper talking about the dyeing your pet.
What do you think of this pet trend? Is it unsafe and unnecessary? Or will we be seeing more colorful pooches on leashes this spring?