A relatively new form of sun care for dogs is to use pet-friendly sun cream. It might surprise you that dogs can get sunburnt and suffer from sun exposure in similar ways to humans. Even more so if your dog has conditions like dermatitis or autoimmune disorders.
Before we dive in, remember the best protection against the sun is to limit your dog’s exposure to it on hot, sunny days.
Can dogs use sun cream?
Absolutely, dogs can use sun cream, they’ll need some help from you to apply it and you’ll need to make sure the formula is designed for dogs.
- Avoid sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or para-aminobenzoic acid
- Ensure your dog’s sun lotion is waterproof and has a minimum protection level of factor 30.
- Ensure it’s rubbed in well to avoid your dog licking it off and ingesting it.
Does my dog need sun cream?