Summer Pet Safety Tips #1 | The Importance Of Sun Protection

Posted by wadmin on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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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.

There are a few steps you can take to keep your pet safe this summer. The 1st step is to provide adequate sun protection.

SUN PROTECTION:
We protect ourselves from the harmful rays of the sun and should do the same for our pets. Animals can get sunburn, too! Apply small amount of pediatric SPF 30 to pale nose tips and bridges of noses, and ear tips. White animals, especially, are prone to melanomas on their ear (pinna tips) and eyelids when exposed to harsh summer sun for long periods of time. Animals that are coated and are shaved for the summer may need sun protection on their backs until their fur grows back, for at least a month or so.

Bring fluffy family member in for checkups, shots, and vaccines to Gresham Animal Hospital! Call us at 503.666.1600.

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