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Dogs and Cats Can Get Sunburned

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by

a jack russell terrier dog on the beach with his sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella.

By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and blogger for dog insurance and cat insurance provider, Pets Best Insurance

Anytime your dog or cat is exposed to the sun for a period of time, sunscreen should be used. Dogs and cats can get sunburned, and they can also get skin cancer.

-Dogs and cats with fair skin and short white coats are the most at risk.

-Protect your pets with a child friendly high SPF.

-Avoid zinc-oxide based sunscreens as they can be toxic if ingested (for instance the pet manages to lick the sunscreen off).

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