Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sunscreen Protection For Your Pets Too!

Sunscreen Protection For Your Pets Too In Carlsbad,CA!

Summer is right around the corner, and if someone knows something about the sun and pets, it's me. One of my two adorable pitbull is white. Actually she is white and pink :)
She loves laying in the sun but sometimes gets sun burnt being that we live in sunny San Diego, we have to be careful year round for those damaging UV-Rays. Carlsbad is a real paradise for endless summer lifestyle!

This little lady loveeees the sun and walks (and giving kisses to all) while cruising in North County San Diego

Here is a great article I wanted to share with you about sunscreen and protection for our furry friends...

Stylin' dog protecting herself from the sun in San Diego

Everyone knows that too much sun exposure can be dangerous, even deadly — but did you know it can be just as bad for your pets??
Animals with light colored noses, or those with short or no fur need sun protection.
Most pets have almost no fur around their groin, inside legs and belly. UV rays can reflect off of snow, water and concrete and burn your pet.
Other pets are beach bums and like to laze around, belly up, under the sun. That's super cute, but also dangerous.
If you're going to use people sunscreen on your pet, make sure it's fragrance free, non-staining and between SPF 15 and 30.
Do NOT use sunscreens on pets that have: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc, Octyl Salicylate, Homosalate and Benzophenone-3.
If your pet tends to lick, as almost all pets do, you should buy a non-toxic pet sunscreen.
Also, remember to reapply every 4-6 hours or after a long time in the water.
So get out there with your pet and go have some safe summer fun in the sun.
[Image via Richard Bartz/Munich Makro Freak/Wikimedia Commons.]



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