Should I be concerned about my dog's sun exposure? Can I use sunscreen on him?
Dogs are definitely at risk of sunburn and sun cancers, some more than others. Those hairless breeds or those with thin hair are particularly susceptible, as are white dogs which often have fair skin underneath their fur. You can use a sunscreen on exposed parts of their body but it’s important that you use a sunscreen that’s designed for dogs. This is because these products take into account that dogs are likely to lick and potentially swallow some sunscreen, whereas human products don’t.
Other options to protect your pooch from excessive sun exposure are to exercise them early in the morning or late in the day and provide them with plenty of shade. It’s also possible to purchase specially made sun suits that are made of fabric that blocks the sun’s rays. This is a great choice if you need to protect larger areas of your dog’s body.
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