Pets and Sunburn


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It’s not just you and your family that suffer from summertime heat. Your pets can also have problems when it comes to spending too much time in the sun. Although your furry friends have some protection from the sun, they can still suffer from sunburn.

You may be protecting the humans in your family from the harmful UV sunrays during the summer heat, but what about your pets. Your furry friends also need protection as well. Sunburn can be quite painful and could increase the risk of skin cancer.

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If your pets are sunburned, order the Herbal Healing Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE. This remarkable all natural organic skin care gel, only available from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE, can help ease the soreness of the sunburn while keeping your pets comfortable and free from pain.

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Allergies and hormonal changes can cause hair loss, and if your pet is losing his or her hair because of medication or chemotherapy, it is important that you protect those areas when your pet is in the sun. Certain breeds, such as the hairless Chinese Crested pooch, have natural bald spots and are just as vulnerable as you are when it comes to sunburn.

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Some pets love to bask in the sun. They love the warmth and just may enjoy sunbathing; however, your furry friend does need protection, especially on pink snouts and between their hind legs.

Pets that spend the majority of their time outdoors will need extra protection, especially if you are heading out for a picnic, a camping trip or spending the day at the beach.

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The best way to protect your pet against the sun is to choose a sunscreen that is made especially for dogs, your vet will be able to steer you in the right direction. If you are having trouble finding a sunscreen for pets, you can use one that is safe for people who have sensitive skin or one that is made for babies. Make sure that you avoid sunscreens that contain Zinc Oxide, as it is toxic to pets. If you find a sunscreen that you believe to be safe, test on a small area to make sure that your pet has a positive reaction.

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You don’t need to slather your pet with sunscreen. Just apply to the areas that are exposed to the sun. Dog hair doesn’t need to be protected. If your pet has a negative reaction to sunscreen, buy sun protective clothing that is specially designed to block the harmful rays of the sun.

Make sure that your pet has adequate shade when outside and remember to make sure that your pet always has fresh water nearby.

This summer keep your pets happy, and remember if your furry friends do suffer from sunburn, SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE can help with the all-natural Herbal Healing Gel. Order yours today.