A woman who dyes her dog\u2019s fur red has spoken out against critics who accuse her of animal abuse.TikTok user Chloe regularly shares videos of her dog Dandy with their 335,000 followers on their page @danthebigreddog.The lovable dog\u2019s vibrant colouring and massive 130-pound frame have led to him being compared to the iconic hound Clifford the Big Red Dog.Despite using pet-safe dye and the pooch looking healthy and happy, however, Chloe has received backlash on the app.Sign up to our free Indy100 weekly newsletterResponding to critics, Chloe has made several videos explaining why she dyes her pooch\u2019s fur.[tiktok_embed https://www.tiktok.com/@danthebigreddog/video/7029442248945372463 expand=1]Chloe said dyed dogs are less likely to get stolen, less likely to get hit by a car, and the special dye is good for his fur. She said her videos also educate others on how to use pet-safe dye on their own furry friends, and of course, his distinctive appearance makes people smile.[tiktok_embed https://www.tiktok.com/@danthebigreddog/video/7046066725200071983 expand=1]This isn\u2019t the first time she has addressed viewers\u2019 negative comments. In November she uploaded a video showing Dan looking happy along with the on-screen text: \u201cThis isn\u2019t what abuse looks like\u201d. She first gave Dan the makeover last October for Halloween and liked it so much she kept the look.Since then, the pair has garnered a substantial following on the app, receiving almost 10 million likes and amassing 335,000 followers.It looks like Dan may be claiming Clifford\u2019s place as the world\u2019s favourite big red dog.Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.