Dog almost died after owner dyed it purple

Jan 27, 2018, 16:42
Dog almost died after owner dyed it purple

THIS little dog nearly died after her owner chose to use human hair dye to colour her purple.

In a now-viral Facebook post, Pinellas County Animal Services in November told the story of Violet with a series of graphic images hoping to deter pet owners from using human hair products on animals. "Violet's eyes were swollen shut, she was limp and listless, she had obvious burns to her skin - we gave fluids, pain meds and we gently washed as much of the chemical dye off as we could, we bandaged her up".

The PCAS team went on to describe Violet's "arduous" road to recovery which started with the staff having to shave her hair off to measure the damage that was caused.

Writing on their Facebook page the rescuers said: "Express yourself, but please do not use hair dye intended for humans to expres your pet's style".

The Maltese dog was brought in by the Animal Services after its previous owners dyed the poor dog's hair with violet dye.

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Violet was apparently abandoned by her original owner and left to her plight. "It was so much worse than we initially thought", the group says in the post.

For cats, in particular, hair dyes and certain chemicals can be toxic.

Although she still has a pink tinge to her coat, the lovable pet has escaped relatively unharmed.

People can be idiots when it comes to their pets.

But after three months of care - including pain medication, antibiotics, IV fluids, honey treatments, scab removal as well as anesthetizing and bandage changes - little Violet was starting to pull through. But then she found her voice and she never, ever, EVER stopped.

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"When the final badges came off we breathed a collective sigh of relief - Violet was attractive".

Right, listen up dog owners - no matter how cute you think it would be DO NOT dye your dog purple, or any colour for that matter.

He added that Violet has been recovering well since he adopted her roughly a month ago.

Violet is also getting along well with Andersons other dogs, Mushu and Sushi, who are both shih tzus. "Shes really sassy, but shes wonderful".

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