Fur Dying.

Jennifer CJennifer C Member Posts: 4
edited 21 September, 2007 in Grooming
Hello, My owner would like to dye my fur for the holidays coming up. She doesnt want to seem like shes being mean or anything.She just wants to do something different. She\'s read on the internet some ways of doing so. One, grind up chalk and mix it with water to form a paste. And spread it on my fur until it dries. [making sure not to let me lick it] and once it\'s dry,wash it out. She\'s also read that you can add food coloring to the paste. She\'s not sure if its such a good idea or not but she wants to do it. Are there any safer ways to do this? Or is that way safe enough? If not then I guess She\'ll just have to have a brown and black kitty for the holidays :p


  • Tara WTara W St. PaulMember Posts: 939
    edited 28 August, 2007
    Gosh, Kilala, I don't think I would want to have anything like that done to me. Kitty skin can be sensitive and it might be hard to avoid ingesting some residue. Ick. Maybe she could tie a pretty bow or something to your collar instead.
  • Jan AllenJan Allen DallasMember Posts: 2,596
    edited 30 August, 2007
    OH MY - too many toxic things in paint - etc. Tell your mommy just leave you the way you are!!!
  • Sarah HooverSarah Hoover BrantfordMember Posts: 95
    edited 30 August, 2007
    I've seen cats dyed with Manic Panic. Just be careful not to let the cat lick it while it's on and rinse well.
  • Lisa BLisa B Western WashingtonMember Posts: 129
    edited 31 August, 2007
    I saw a toy poodle dyed pink once but it was on TV. They had taken it to the groomer so maybe you should ask your local groomer and see what kind of stuff they use or if they can recommend anything to you.
  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 31 August, 2007
    I have heard of others using Kool-aid. However, since you are balck, you will not hold any color well. Go au natural!!!! http://www.catster.com/forums/Furniture_and_Fashion/thread/346905
  • Shelley CoxShelley Cox CarbondaleMember Posts: 2,752
    edited 31 August, 2007
    This is Delyte. It's highly unlikely that your black fur will hold any color enough to make it worth the trouble. A simple red ribbon and bow looks fabulous and festive on a black cat. [See my page.] Hope your person changes their mind!
  • Jennifer CJennifer C Member Posts: 4
    edited 1 September, 2007
    My owner changed her mind when she bought a certain type of kitty shampoo. It brings out the black in me and makes my coat shinier and much softer. I recomend this to dark coated kittys. :]
  • Karin PruessnerKarin Pruessner DurbanMember Posts: 2,110
    edited 1 September, 2007
    But Sweetie, you have such gorgeous colors!! Why would you want to change that?? I certainly wouldn't like to have that done!! *hisssssssss*
  • rachel brownrachel brown weatherfordMember Posts: 1,299
    edited 3 September, 2007
    actually as i groomer i sometimes dye Riddick. the last time he was a lovely shade of teal. it is not a dangerous thing and only lasts a few weeks on him, not to mention it never gets close to his face. i am able to color his fur since he is a very high white color and takes dye nicely, unfortunaly darker fur colors don't hold dye, just like darker haired humans.
  • Ashlyn LeidyAshlyn Leidy Member Posts: 37
    edited 21 September, 2007
    Oh no!!!!!!!! Just leave the poor kitten alone or just dress it up!:-#
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