I think anything besides treating your pet as an actual pet, is too far. I understand the need for a small dog to wear a sweater when it’s cold, etc. But to constantly dress up your pet, dye their hair, and holy crap, liposuction??? That’s just madness. It scares me to think what these people would do with children let alone their pets. Just because the pet can’t tell you no and fight back, doesn’t mean you can do what you want with it.posted about 1 year ago
I think a pet should be left as is, I think it’s cruel to constantly do all these whacky things to an animal who has no defense. Also some dogs get embarrassed or depressed when they wear clothing and you can tell they are noticeably uncomfortable. I think people need to realize that a pet is an animal and not a doll.posted about 1 year ago
i definetly agree with all of you! Pets don’t have a voice to stop their owners from doing crazy things to them. And I’m not sure what would be the point of a dog tattoo or even liposuction. Just feed them better!posted about 1 year ago
don’t mind me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t liposuction be for medical reasons? I mean, if a dog’s so overweight that it has to be lipo’d, chances are it’s because it was morbidly obese. I’m just guessing, since vets are really anal about having your pet in the correct weight range.
but yeah, tattoos and dyeing? that’s ridiculous. if that’s how they treat their pet, imagine how they’d treat their children.posted about 1 year ago
Dogs are exactly that, dogs. They aren’t baby dolls and don’t like being dressed up. Beyond trimming the fur in the summer and clipping nails, any kind of frou frou behavior is too far. Your pet would be much happier running around outside than getting squeezed into a sweater.posted about 1 year ago
I can understand a sweater when the dog needs it, or a little raincoat. But to dye their hair and get liposuction? That’s taking it too far.posted about 1 year ago
Wow, I didn’t even realize people did such things to their pets!
Tattoos sound cruel to me, since they are painful and the dog doesn’t get a choice in the matter, nor does s/he understand the purpose or appreciate the result. And liposuction just sounds ridiculous, unless it has been recommended by a credible medical expert. Of course, if my vet told me to do that to my pet, I’d definitely get a second or third opinion first!
I’m a little more on the fence about dye, since if care is taken to use safe dye it doesn’t actually hurt the dog— but it also just seems unnecessary to me. As for pet clothes, I don’t mind as long as I can tell the dog doesn’t mind. Some dogs seem cool with it or even appreciate the warmth of a sweater, etc, but others look uncomfortable. I think you just have to know your own pet and pay attention to how they feel, keeping their comfort above your personal whims.posted about 1 year ago