Summer time is here! Picnics and beach parties and walks at the park are all great and wonderfully fun activities to do with your pet! But summertime can be dangerous for your fluffy family members too. Between the heat, and the hot sidewalks summertime can be rough on your pets. Always make sure to protect your pup’s skin! Dogs need sunscreen too!
2. Sunscreen, Please
Skin cancer is a common form of cancer in dogs, and even though the fur provides some sun protection, your pet needs a sunblock applied every 3-4 hours on their least hair-covered spots: belly, ears, and nose. Use sun protection made specifically for pets so you know it’s safe: an ingredient like zinc oxide can be toxic to pets.
Keep your pet groomed for the season. Many dog owners trim the fur in the hot summer months, be sure to leave at least a full inch of fur as protection to help prevent sunburn!