Here are the top five things dog lovers should never do to their furry best friends.
This little vanity seems harmless, but chemicals in some nail polishes may actually be toxic for your pet. If you're positively itching to paint your pet's nails, check with a vet to make sure your product is definitely safe.
Dying a dog's hair
This pup's fur was dyed so he wouldn't even look like a dog anymore.
And so was this one.
This pup was dyed to match his human's favorite sports team — too bad the team is the 49ers and they were shooting for red.
Yeah, better to skip the highlights.
Dog ear piercing
Ear cropping and tail docking
Ear cropping and tail docking — cutting off the tops of his ears and trimming off his tail — are cosmetic procedures many veterinarians refuse to perform.
While the procedures are controversial among dog enthusiasts, the alterations cause needless pain to a pup who is otherwise perfect as he is. And the American Veterinarian Medical Association opposes the practices, which are also banned in many countries.
If you love dogs and you love tattoos, how about this option instead?
Remember: Dogs just want to be themselves — no alterations necessary.