True or False… Dogs should wear sunscreen, too.
The ANSWER? It’s true!
Just like humans, dogs are at risk of sunburns.
Dogs are even at risk of getting skin cancer!
And sunburns can exacerbate pre-existing health conditions like autoimmune disorders and dermatitis, making them worse.
So when we head outdoors to enjoy the summer sunshine with our dogs, we need to be aware—they need sun protection, too!
How Do I Know If My Dog Needs Sunscreen?
Any dog with exposed skin would benefit from the protection of sunscreen.
Dogs who are most at risk are those with less hair, light skin, and/or white hair. These include breeds like Chinese Crested and the American Hairless Terrier. As well as Collies, Australian Sheep Dogs, Whippets, Bull Terriers, Dalmatians, French Bulldogs, Boxers, and Greyhounds to name a few.
Again, though, any dog with exposed skin is at…