Can my dog get sunburn?

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Do you own a Boxer, Dalmatian, white German Shepherd, Greyhound or Terrier? If you do, chances are they have a high risk of getting sunburn. Yes, that is correct, dogs can get sunburn!

Although, dogs can’t get sunburn as easily as people, it is still important to protect them from the suns harsh rays.

Areas of the dog’s body prone to sunburn are;

  • Nose
  • Ends of the ears
  • Belly
  • Inside of the leg

The signs of sunburn are;

  • Red skin and/or looks like leather
  • Hair loss
  • Sores

To prevent your dog getting sunburn, follow these tips;



  • Keep your dog in the shade if possible
  • Use child-safe SPF 30 to 50 sunscreen and apply to sensitive parts of your dog – check with your veterinarian to make sure it’s safe to use on your dog first
  • Limit your dog’s exposure to the sun during peak sunshine hours

To soothe sunburn, use Aloe Vera, it will reduce infections and scarring. If your dog’s sunburn is severe, follow up with your local veterinary.


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