Protect your DOG in the sunshine – Do Dogs Get Sunburned?

In anticipation for our special Dog feature in the next issue of Luxury BnB we've been looking into all things dogs.

Protect your DOG in the sunshine - Do Dogs Get Sunburned?
Protect your DOG in the sunshine - Do Dogs Get Sunburned?

In anticipation for our special Dog feature in the next issue of Luxury BnB we’ve been looking into all things dogs.

Whether we’re hitting the beach, taking the field at a ball game, or simply heading out for a walk, we know that during the summer months, wearing sunscreen is key to our health and safety. But what about our four-legged friends?

In addition to providing your dog with access to shade and hydration during the summer months, sunscreen should be part of your warm-weather care routine.

Should I Worry About My Dog Getting Sunburned?

Just like us, dogs can get burned from sun exposure, particularly on parts of the body that are sparsely covered with hair.

Millie Rosales DVM, DACVD, of Miami Veterinary Dermatology, says that a sunburned dog can suffer from red, inflamed skin that becomes irritated and painful. Sunburns on dogs can also lead to hair loss and scaly skin.

Do Dogs Need Sunscreen?

Yes, you should put sunscreen on your dog.

“It’s actually very important to put sunscreen on dogs, especially those with light skin and white fur or hair,” says Richard Goldstein, DVM, and chief medical officer of the Animal Medical Center in New York City. “A dog’s skin can be damaged by the sun just like our own, so they require the same protection against the development of sunburn and skin cancer.”



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