Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Those Sunny Daze!
With Summer just around the corner and sunny days ahead we should all take care of our skin and our children' s skin with sunscreen to avoid nasty burns and worse skin cancer! Our doggies need protection from the suns harmful rays too! Even though they have fur which offers some protection, the suns rays can penetrate that fur. Especially at risk are white colored or light colored fur dogs and those with short length hair or fine in texture. Sunscreen for dogs is recognized by veterinarian medicine. Vets do warn however not to use human sunscreen on your dog. It contains PABA and zinc, ingredients that may be harmful to your dog if ingested. There are a limited amount of products on the market. Doggles and Nutrivet do make sunscreens for your pet. Ask your vet what they recommend. Apply to areas that need extra protection like the bridge of the nose, ear tips, belly and groin area. Certain breeds are prone to develop skin tumors ( Bulldogs, Boxers, Dobermans,Bichons, Poodles and Schnauzers ) so lets do what we can for man's best friend when out there enjoying the weather this Summer!