The Dog Bun Trend – Is It Safe?

dog walkThere’s a new trend on social media that’s all to do with coiffing your dog, but it’s not something you’ll find on offer from the best dog groomer Norwich has on its books. No, it’s the #dogbun trend that’s been sweeping the world’s dog owners.

If you’ve been keeping an eye on men’s hairstyles of late, you might have heard about the rise of the ‘man bun’ – a top knot worn by men that’s been all the rage for the last year – and now it seems that pooch owners have decided it’s a good look for their dogs too.

For many long haired breeds such as the Shih Tzu or Maltese terrier, tying the hair back in a ponytail or sorts has long been a way to allow them to have long hair, without it interfering with their vision – so in that regards it’s nothing new. For those owners of long-haired dogs who are posting photos of their super cute-looking dogs with their hair tied out of their eyes, it’s great – who doesn’t like a Instagram photo of a pooch after all.

However, there are some owners of short-haired breeds who have also jumped on the bandwagon, tying their dogs ears up to create the dog bun effect – something condemned by animal healthcare professionals.

According to the Refinery29 website, Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of the Animal Medical Centre in New York said: “Pet owners should never use rubber bands or hair clips to pull back dog ears– as these could interrupt blood supply and cause serious damage to the ears.”

So if you’ve got a long-haired lovely at home, then by all means embrace the dog bun, but perhaps leave your pup’s ears out of the equation.

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