Sun Protection Tips for Your Dog

Did you know that your dog can get sunburnt, just like we can? It’s particularly likely on areas of exposed skin, like that on the nose tip or ear edges. Below, a Savannah, GA veterinarian gives you a few tips on protecting your pooch from the sun.


When your dog spends time outdoors, make sure he or she has at least one shaded area to cool off under. If there aren’t shade trees in your yard, try making your own shade by setting up a hammock, sheet, or awning structure. Your pooch will thank you!


Try using a specially formulated canine sunscreen if your dog is particularly sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays. These products are widely available at pet supply stores and certain retail outlets—ask your vet to recommend a good brand.


Of course, with sun comes the danger of dehydration. Combat this by providing a bowl of cool, fresh water for Fido to drink from at all times. Be sure to place a water dish outdoors if your pooch will be spending time there. Check the bowl periodically to see if it needs refilled.

Call your Vet Clinic Savannah, GA for more health tips.