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Is Dog Sunscreen Helpful?

3 weeks ago
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Key Takeaways

  • Dog sunscreen is helpful, especially if you adopt certain breeds.
  • Do not apply human sunscreen to a dog because they should not ingest those ingredients.
  • Make sure you’re aware of any skin irritations or rashes prior to application.
  • Dogs’ noses can burn so, at minimum, it’s wise to invest in some sort of nose balm.
  • If sunscreen isn’t an option, consider a sun shirt or cooling vest.

Beach Day with Your Pup? Don't Forget Dog Sunscreen

Dog sunscreen isn’t talked about nearly as often as it should be. But the answer to, “Can dogs get sunburn?” is most assuredly yes. They can get sunburns and skin cancer, just like humans.

Anytime you have plans to go for a hike, take a long walk in the park, or stroll on the beach, you should apply sunscreen to your dog after applying some yourself.



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