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Lisa Vanderpump responds to ‘animal abuse’ claims about dog grooming show Pooch Perfect US: ‘They were treated like royalty’

Lisa Vanderpump retweeted a statement setting the record straight about how animals are treated on Pooch Perfect US (Picture: Christopher Willard/ Getty Images)

Lisa Vanderpump has set the record straight about how the animals are treated on her new show, Pooch Perfect, following ‘animal abuse’ allegations from viewers.

The 60-year-old stars as a judge on the series hosted by actress Rebel Wilson, and it came under fire last week after dogs had their fur dyed and were dressed up in costumes.

The Bravo star retweeted a statement defending the series, as one of the show’s professional dog handlers, Loran Morgan, explained that the animals are only ever groomed with ‘nontoxic dye’.

Loran wrote: ‘It’s all non toxic dye I promise you! It washes out! These dogs had the time of their lives on this show. They were treated like royalty! I treated them like they were my own.’

‘And be assured @LisaVanderpump would never put her name on a show that didn’t treat animals like royalty.’

Considering Lisa chose to retweet the message, it’s safe to say she approved of his comment.

Viewers were concerned about the fact dye was being used on (Picture: ABC/Getty Images)

Pooch Perfect is a dog grooming reality competition show that premiered in March, and it was immediately met with outrage from concerned viewers.

One Twitter user wrote: ‘Anybody else think this is kinda animal abuse? I’m uncomfortable.’

‘It hurts my heart. I have many questions, but overall it boils down to, how unhappy are those poor dogs going thru all that makeover stuff?!’, one viewer commented.

Dog handler Loran Morgan explained that the animals are only ever groomed with ‘nontoxic dye’ (Picture: ABC/Getty Images)

Another wrote: ‘You can’t convince me dogs like being poked, cut, bejeweled, and dressed up like this.’

The eight-episode series sees 10 top dog groomers from across the country competing with their assistants.

Contestants must pull off big transformations on their pups using their dogs’ manes to create intricate looks.

Credit: Original article published here.

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