Decorative dog hair dyeing
Sumerians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians and other ancient peoples dyed not only their own hair but also the fur of their pets to demonstrate their high status and wealth. After all, the basma and henna used for this purpose were very expensive. Apparently, little has changed since then.
First of all we should note that such a procedure as dyeing the hair of dogs should be performed exclusively by professional groomers. Why? Because they work with expensive, but safe, specially designed for this purpose preparations and tools. And at home, the dog owner almost certainly uses hair dye or food storage container dyes not intended for dogs.
Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia, often used for hair coloring, as well as a number of other chemicals in some types of dyes, are detrimental to the health of four-legged animals. For example, dogs' skin can be hypersensitive to certain components, and this will cause the animal to have an allergic reaction.
A human dyes only the hair on his head, while a dog is completely covered with hair and the contact of dyes with his skin is much greater. The dog often licks and these substances enter its digestive tract, which can cause poisoning, accompanied by nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
There is also a psychological aspect: the dog simply does not understand what has happened, and this can depress him. However, to be fair, it should be noted that a dog is not a dog at all. Some particularly advanced individuals are very proud of their updated appearance and with a sense of superiority parade at a walk in front of their natural-gray cousins. Such behavior is characteristic of the poodle, perhaps the most prone to creativity. That's why this breed is used more often than other circus dogs: it's unique in its ability to train and understand people.
Five steps to transformation
If you made up your mind, but don't know how to paint your dog, here's a simple five-step methodology. First of all, a separate cup is taken for each of the colors you use. Some people recommend the use of food container colorings. However, the safest are natural basma and henna. They are used both together, mixing in different proportions, and separately. This allows you to receive a large number of colors and shades. You should not dye the coat of a dog who has health problems and who is problematic to bathe for one reason or another. So, let's begin.
Black hair dye for dogs.
- Dissolve a test amount of dye in water.
- Apply the dye to a small area of hair and observe for at least 48 hours: no allergies, no behavior changes, no signs that the animal is in pain, tired or irritable, anxious or worried. If something went wrong, grab your friend and rush him to the vet.
- If everything's fine, get his paint ready and give him a bath.
- Dry his coat and then paint according to your ideas.
- Dry the coat with a hair dryer.
If during the process of dyeing your dog begins to show signs of anxiety, showing that he does not like it at all, stop the procedure immediately. The health of your four-legged friend comes first! Be extremely careful and responsible.
The famous dog Baskerville from the Conan Doyle's story with the same name is one example of a pragmatic approach to the coloring of the dog. Recall that a compound containing phosphorus was applied to the coat of the huge mastiff to make the dog look super intimidating. It is clear that the health of the animal was out of the question.
Haut couture for dogs
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All over the world, hair styling is generally accepted and does not cause problems. Undoubtedly, this procedure is rightly considered the highest aerobatics of grooming and the most radical way of self-expression of a dog owner. And the health of their painted pets their owners certainly care no less than the owner of "sheepdog", sitting on a chain in a cramped kennel and getting his leavened porridge once a day.
Special pet dyes have been developed, such as the professional Pet Este series. Some types of professional dyes wash off in a few baths. Others are so resistant that the original color of the coat they dyed returns only as it grows back.
Who gets dyed most often? Of course, poodles, as well as chihuahuas, maltese, yorks, civets and… The list can go on for a long time – that's not the point. The most important thing – to know the answer to the question "why? Everything else – minor details.