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It’s likely you’re protecting yourself and your human family from the sun’s harmful UV rays during the summer, but what about your dog?
You may be surprised to learn that dogs need protection too. Dogs naturally have protection from their fur, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be burned and those sunburns can be painful. Sunburn can also increase your dog’s risk of cancer.
So when should your dog use sunscreen?
Your dog is losing hair
If your dog is suffering from allergies, coping with hormonal changes, or undergoing chemotherapy, he may be losing a lot of hair, leaving areas without protection. Also, some dogs, such as hairless Chinese Crested, naturally have bald spots. These areas are vulnerable like human skin, so they need protection.
Your dog is a sunbathing enthusiast
If you have one, you know. These pups love enjoying the warmth of the sun’s rays and may do so to their own detriment. The areas that need protection include the space between their back legs and their snout (if it’s pinkish).
Your dog will be spending a lot of time outdoors
If it’s just a quick walk around the block, your dog is probably fine, but if you’re heading out for a day at the beach or a camping trip, then your dog needs extra protection, just like you do.
Provide shade and freshwater
Make sure your dog has a place to escape the sun’s rays in your backyard or in any other outdoor location where she spends time. The best way to stay safe from UV rays is to avoid them entirely.
Remember, it’s also important to keep your dog safe from the heat.
Make sure your pup always has access to fresh water.