13 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to Protect Your Small Dog From the Sun

It's important to protect our dogs in the summer from the sun with products like sun block. Follow Me on Pinterest

It’s important to protect our dogs in the summer from the sun with products like sun block.

“This sunshine feels good! Woof!”

If your fur baby enjoys sunbathing or goes outdoors a lot this summer then there are a few safety tips you need to keep in mind. Find out how to protect your small dog from the sun, which can include using the right sunscreen. This is especially important for senior dogs and those who have fur loss on their coats.

 

 

How to Protect Your Small Dog From the Sun

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. Those sunburns can be painful, and they can also increase your dog’s risk of cancer. Read more about Dogs and Sun in Your dog needs sunscreen too! here.

Some of our canines love to lay out in the sun! Just because they have fur doesn’t mean they don’t need the same protection that we do. As you learn how to protect your small dog from the sun keep in mind to also maintain their hydration and to avoid using zinc products as this is toxic to pets.

What about you?

How do you keep your dog safe during the hot summer months?

Share your tips below!