Graphic photos show dog near death after owner uses hair dye

27 January, 2018, 16:42 | Author: Wilson Dawson
  • Animal Services

A United States animal group is warning pet owners about the dangers of using human hair dye on pets after a dog suffered life-threatening injuries from being dyed purple, reports Newsweek.

While Violet survived her ordeal, the Pinellas County Animal Service said the incident should serve as a warning to pet owners not to use human hair dye on animals.

The post detailed Violets extensive injuries, including an eye swollen shut and severe chemical burns.

"Pain medication, antibiotics, IV fluids, honey treatments, scab removal, anesthetizing, bandage changes, sleepless nights, worrying, hope, worrying, hope and finally the silver lining", the post said.

The centre said that Violet soon became more confident and started coming out of her shell.

"We began the arduous process of shaving off her hair to really measure the damage - to our horror her skin began to slough off. Let's all say that together-Do NOT, under any circumstances, use hair color intended for humans on your pets", the post warned.

The shelter spent months caring for the white Maltese mix, whose owner had abandoned her after the dye job. "It was clear - Violet was on the mend and she wanted everyone to know it". Would her hair ever grow back? Dogs can't have human hair dye put on them as it causes them great pain and can even kill them.


Staff were not sure if Violet would make it through the night, but after going home with one of the vets, her condition improved.

Rescuers feared that she may go blind but months after her ordeal Violet is recovering and has a new home.

Although in very bad shape when she was brought in and all the odds against her, Violet managed to make a complete recovery.

"When the final bandages came off we breathed a collective sigh of relief - Violet was handsome", animal services said.

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. Well after the proper bandaging and treatment, the dog starts working perfectly.

Violet is also getting along well with Andersons other dogs, Mushu and Sushi, who are both shih tzus.

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