5 DIY Dog Hair Dye Methods Using Food Color..
If you ever feel like turning your cat a beautiful, rich, dark purple, I can tell you how to do that safely! When I was a kid (long, loooong ago), we had a solid white tomcat (in those days neutering was something done by rich folks) who frequently battled with other feline romeos and returned home bloody but unbowed. At the time, we treated everyone - kids, cattle, dogs, cats, etc. - with a product called Gentian Violet or Blue Lotion. Wonderful stuff - dried up any open wound, sealed it off from infection, seemed to numb any exposed nerve endings, and didn't sting like iodine. Unfortunately, it also dyed anything it touched a rich, deep purple which was just about permanent on many things, like clothes, skin, and hair.
It's important to be cautious when dyeing your pet's hair. Pets, especially cats who are fastidious groomers, will lick their fur. Your pet can ingest harmful chemicals if you choose your hair dye products poorly. Never use a hair dye product on your pet that is intended for humans. These products contain chemicals that can be harsh on your pets skin and fur, and can be dangerous if ingested. Certain sugar free products, which may otherwise seem natural, such as colored gelatins, can be dangerous to cats because they contain xylitol, and henna, which may cause anemia in dogs.
We have been voted two years in a row by Time Out NY, and AMNY as Best Groom Spa in NYC. Our head groomer, May and her team have a combined experience of over 25 years and love each animal as their own. May, who has been noted in many groom magazines, is known for her superb skills and temperament with the animals. This is what has put her above the rest and help put The Salty Paw on the map. Our groom team have mastered all show breed cuts on both dogs & cats right down to the basic puppy cut. With her own unique style and her flawless finish, our clients come from all over the tri-state area to see her and her team. She is also known for her fun and funky hair cuts like mohawks and full body mowhawks. She uses vibrant colors to dye the dogs ears & tails, or to turn them into pandas or lions.Frankly, SqrlCub, I was surprised that this hadn't become a major fad, with groomers everywhere dyeing dogs and cats unusual colors. I can see someone who is coloring their hair 'bright aquamarine' wanting their dog or cat to match, just for fun. A lot of people have probably done it, but God only knows how many dogs or cats have died or become seriously ill from it.Is it safe to dye your cat’s fur? This has always been a controversial topic among animal lovers, and with Halloween right around the corner, it seems to be spurring quite a bit of disagreements on social media. There are pet-friendly dyes out there, made specifically for your pets, however it is NEVER okay to dye your cat’s fur with anything you would use to dye your own hair.In September 2010, a cat with dyed pink fur was discovered in . The RSPCA called the dyeing a "sick prank" and were unable to wash the colour out of the cat's fur, though no side-effects were observed. The event made worldwide news, before the owner came forward and said the cat had been dyed pink using because she was a fan of the colour. She said the act "seemed like a good idea. I always wanted a pink animal – a bit like my hair" and insisted she read the instructions carefully, knowing that the colouring could not be toxic as it was intended for human consumption. The RSPCA later confirmed they would not press charges.The hottest new trend in pet grooming! Top Performance Silver Shimmer Pet Hair Dye Gel is a professional, semi-permanent, nontoxic formula for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens over 12 weeks old. When used as directed, color will last 4-6 washes.The hottest new trend in pet grooming! Top Performance Tango Turquoise Pet Hair Dye Gel is a professional, semi-permanent, nontoxic formula for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens over 12 weeks old. When used as directed, color will last 4-6 washes.