Most of us will look to outdoor activities first when thinking about ways to enjoy the summer season. It seems like we spend the entire winter indoors, and then as soon as the weather improves, we rush outside to enjoy it. We take reasonable measures to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. What you might not know is that the sun poses a threat to our canine companions as well.
Yes, you should take precautions to shield your dog from the sun this summer as well. Without proper sun protection, they risk getting a painful sunburn. This is the information you require.
We found that dogs can get sunburns, and that these burns can be very serious, if not fatal, if not treated. While all dogs are susceptible, some breeds are more likely to develop this issue than others. Take special precautions with the following dog breeds.
-Cresteds in China
-United States Staffordshire
-AKC-registered German Shepherds of the white variety
Be especially careful if your mutt has lighter fur or bald spots. Having so much skin out in the open increases their risk of sunburn.
This is frightening information, but there are things you can do to keep your pet safe when you go outside.
This is helpful for guarding the nose and paws, two of the dog’s most delicate spots. Sunscreen should be applied to any exposed skin that is not protected by fur. You should use non-toxic sunscreen and watch out for areas your dog can lick.
Second, apply your kid’s sunscreen.
Dogs can safely apply most kid-friendly sunscreens. Consult your vet before using a sunscreen with an SPF of more than 30.
Thirdly, Avoid the Busiest Times
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., shade is especially important if you want to keep your dog safe from the sun. You should be especially vigilant during the midday and early afternoon, when the sun’s rays are at their most intense.
Animals also benefit from wearing protective gear. You probably shouldn’t put your pit bull in a polka dot dress, but there is dog-appropriate clothing available that offers protection from the sun’s rays.
5.Keep an eye out for signs
Sunburn in a dog causes signs that are similar to those you would experience. Redness, blistering, touch pain, and a chill factor are all possible symptoms.
When taking your dog outside this summer, keep in mind the risk of a burn and take precautions as needed.