OK - I admit I have had a glass of wine, and am probably not thinking too straight. But, here goes...
Rosie is a 10 year old shih-tzu/poodle mix (shitty-poo). She once was white, but now has ugly brownish-pink areas wherever she licks herself - feet, armpits, lower back, etc. And her beard is almost black. She goes to the groomer regularly, but she just isn't really pretty anymore. I just thought about hair coloring - if I dyed her, the discolored areas would not show so much. I don't think I would want to use people hair color chemicals - I was thinking of henna, or maybe even food coloring. If she were pink or purple, well, I just think it would be fun! I don't suppose coloring would be good for a dog, but would it really do any harm?
I could be bringing her to work with me, at least one day a week, but frankly, I am embarrassed at how scraggly she looks now. I think people would think I am neglectful when they see her now. If she were pink, they would just think I am weird, eccentric. They think that already! (They are probably right) Many of my co-workers bring dogs to work, and she would have a great time! She is perfectly behaved, and would really love the people and doggie socialization.
So that's my question: why not? And if it is not cruel or deadly, how would I go about it?