Hong Kong fad of dyeing dogs’ fur could prove fatal

They’re pampered, they’re preened, carried around in the street or pushed in prams to save their little legs the effort of walking. They have their own clothes shops, gyms and even cafes.

Now, Hong Kong’s ranks of mollycoddled pet dogs are being subjected to a further well-meaning indignity to make them less like animals and more like their human owners: they’re having their fur dyed in lurid shades.


Animal trainer and behaviour counsellor Rosemarie Tang said: “If you use human dye products which contain peroxides and ammonia they can be very harmful to human skin, so I am sure it will not be good for a dog.”




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