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Dog on the mend after a dye job that almost killed her

Dog on the mend after a dye job that almost killed her

A couple was slammed for forcing their dog to walk on two feet just to show it off on the internet, and now a pet owner nearly killed her canine when she thought that dying her purple would be a good idea.

The Pinellas County Animal Services captured the devastating effects human hair dye can have on animals after a 5-pound dog named Violet was dyed a purple color.

Staff at the animal centre gave her fluids, pain medication and tried to wash as much of the dye from her as they could before wrapping her in bandages.

The centre said that Violet soon became more confident and started coming out of her shell. The staff eventually had to shave her to monitor the healing process of her skin burns.

"Do NOT, under any circumstances, use hair color intended for humans on your pets", the agency posted on its Facebook page.

Fortunately, the precious dog survived and the Pinellas County Animal Services team that saved her life hopes her story will be a warning to those who do not realize the danger of such seemingly harmless ideas.

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In a Facebook post, one of the vets who tended to Violet declared that on the night when she was brought in, she and her colleagues were astounded by the fact that she managed to make it the night. "Just don't", they said in a Facebook post.

Brightwell said Violet is a unique case as shes been the only one dropped off with these types of injuries stemming from human hair dye.

Staff weren't sure if Violet would make it through the night.

After three months of antibiotics and painkillers, Violet was ready for a new home. Would her hair ever grow back?

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

Three months after the incident, the PCAS has announced that Violet is now barking, can walk freely around the premise and is on her way to recovery. "I am so attached to her because she is the sweetest dog ever, and what they did for her is just wonderful and phenomenal". The dog is also reportedly doing well.