Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Dye for dogs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,388

    Default Dye for dogs

    Does anyone know of safe dye for dogs?

    Ive been told a coloured drink will work (ummm that seems odd to smother them in food), and also beetroot juice (again, wont she then smell or attract ants or something), and was thinking probably a bit of food colouring in water would do the trick?

    I dont really know....does anyone else?

    And if so, do you have any experience with dying a dog?

    MUST BE SAFE AND NOT LIKELY TO IRRITATE SKIN ETC
    Last edited by Lala; 04-09-2013 at 05:57 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SE QLD
    Posts
    2,903

    Default

    Haha why do you want to dye her? I've only seen salons that do it. Maybe they might sell the colour's individually!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Bundaberg QLD
    Posts
    3,301

    Default

    Mulberry's.....get heaps...squish them in your hands then smother over dog and its also good for your skin so lather yourself in the stuff too.

    Works a treat.....promise.


    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Fraser Coast - Queensland
    Posts
    128

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Mulberry's.....get heaps...squish them in your hands then smother over dog and its also good for your skin so lather yourself in the stuff too.

    Works a treat.....promise.
    we dyed my nephews previously blonde hair with mulberry's once.. his mother was less than impressed

    it does work very well though!! ..


    Lala i'm just curious, why do you want to dye your dog ?
    "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion" Author Unknown

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    SE QLD
    Posts
    21

    Default

    ok firstly, very curious on why you want to dye your dog!! but to your question when you dye something, anything at all you dont leave the product on so no beetroot juice wouldnt smell or attract ants, you would leave it on for 10 minutes or so then rinse off, if its not dark enough then you would repeat.. and back to my first question why do you want a pinky red dog?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    12,602

    Default

    I recently heard of an elephant being painted with children's face paint.

    And my brother got covered in food colouring on his 21st with no obvious long term effects...

    And there are heaps of stuff on the net about dogs done up to look like lions or pandas etc. Not sure how safe the colouring is used on them, though as most of that stuff comes from Asia. Some of it is the spray on hair colouring which might be ok so long as the critter doesn't try to lick it off.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,388

    Default

    Dog got her nails painted the other day by a bored teenager while I was at work.

    It was quite funny.

    So tbh, the only reason I am thinking about dying her is for a bit of laugh. And she would look pretty cute pink with black blotches.

    I know, I know.....I am a terrible owner (I am also a horridly embarrassing parent haha)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    SE QLD
    Posts
    21

    Default

    lol no not terrible (well if you were using a chemical dye maybe) ive seen white dogs dyed for shows etc but mainly poodles... would certianly be a talking point to have pink and black dog, now i wish i had a white dog to try it hahaha.
    i think a diluted food colouring would be fine just make sure she doesnt lick it before you rinse it, vinegar is often used to dilute as it will help dyes set, i know when i dye rice and pasta for craft its a few drops of colouring to a teaspoon or so of vinegar, its safe for the kids to play with then and doesnt seem to leave coloured hands and i know some people have cooked coloured pasta without the colour leeching out. if you try you MUST share pictures

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,388

    Default

    Oh I will definitely post pictures if we go ahead with it.

    My sister runs an in home day care so she has lots of "non toxic" crafty stuff around. She was thinking a bit of diluted food colouring too. She has also requested I bring the dog to her house to try it LOL.

    She is mostly white, but has a black path on her back, and a black head. This is her:


  10. #10

    Default

    ‘Lala’ – well - this is a real ‘lulu’ of a question ! Not really – only kidding – heaps of people do it !

    Look to where the ‘show dog’ people go to buy all their stuff – would be my suggestion. They use all sorts of stuff – colour sticks, powders, sprays ……….. If you have never been to a show – it is a real eye-opener as to what is used on the poor dogs !

    Here are a few links for you – but with anything - test first on a small spot on the pup – to make sure there is no adverse reaction.

    How To Safely Dye Your Dog's Fur | MetroSniff

    Dog Chalks and Powders at ShowDogStore.com

    https://www.worldforpets.com.au/cate...e/Dog-Grooming
    Also can't wait to see the results/photos ! smiley-eatdrink004.gif

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •