Dogs get Sunburn, Too

Dogs can suffer from sunburn.  Light colored, short hair and hairless dogs are more prone to burn.  The signs to look for are red skin, fur loss and even sores. Seek veterinary care for treatment of these symptoms.

When enjoying a day of sun with your fur kids, remember to play in a well shaded area.  Think twice about getting them groomed to short.  The fur can help insulate and protect from the  sun’s UV rays.
Also consider sunscreen specifically made for pets.  Human sunscreen contains zinc oxide, which is toxic to dogs when ingested.  Lets face it your dog will lick sunscreen off.

Be safe and have fun in the sun this summer.