Target: Founder and CEO of Big Dog Boutique
Goal: Ban the sale of potentially harmful animal fur dyes that may cause allergic reactions, increased anxiety, pain and severe itching
Online pet supply company Big Dog Boutique has continued the promotion of its “puppy paint” and glitter fur gels despite the fact that these products could be potentially hazardous to pets’ health. While the company claims that its dyes are non-toxic and formulated for sensitive skin, Big Dog Boutique still recommends keeping the fur dyes and gels off dogs’ paws if they are prone to licking.
Dyeing your pets’ fur is a frivolous and unnecessary trend that can be potentially hazardous to their health and overall happiness. As with any color dye, animal fur dyes contain toxic chemicals that can be incredibly irritating to animals with sensitive skin. If the dye comes in contact with the animal’s eyes or mouth—a common occurrence for cats and dogs who regularly groom themselves—they will become severely irritated and may require immediate veterinary care.
Even if the dye is not ingested, pets can suffer allergic reactions, severe itching and pain. Not to mention, the act of dyeing a pet can be quite traumatic and could damage the pet owner’s relationship with their furry companion.
By signing this petition, you will be urging Big Dog Boutique to discontinue the sale of its fur dyes and gels and help save animals from unnecessary physical and mental trauma.
Dear CEO of Big Dog Boutique,
I am writing to urge you to discontinue the sale of your “puppy paints” and fur gels. Dyeing your pets’ fur is a frivolous and unnecessary trend that can be potentially hazardous to their health and overall happiness, resulting in allergic reactions, increased anxiety, pain and severe itching.
Although Big Dog Boutique states that its dyes are non-toxic and formulated for sensitive skin, all color dyes contain potentially hazardous chemicals that can be incredibly irritating to animals’ eyes, mouths, and skin. Even if the dye is not ingested, pets can suffer allergic reactions and painful itching. Not to mention, the dyeing process can also be quite traumatic for pets and may lead to added stress and anxiety.
No animal should be forced to endure even minimal suffering for human entertainment. Please help protect pets by removing all fur dyes and gels from the Big Dog Boutique product line.
[Your Name Here]
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