Do Dogs Need Sun Protection Like We Do?

When we think of outdoor activities to share with our dogs, we don’t underestimate the importance of, say, hydration or snacks. Indeed, their comfort and happiness can determine how much fun we can have together. But among the many things we shouldn’t leave at home is sun block. 

Yep, dogs need sun protection just as much as we do! Without it, they may be over-exposed to harmful UV rays that increase risk of long term illness, including cancer.

Here’s the Thing…

The summer may have a different routine for dogs and their owners, but one true constant is that dogs need sun protection.

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Kick Off Summer Fun with Pets

The sun is shining, your sunscreen is on, and it’s time for summer fun! For most of us, this means summer fun with pets, too. 

Whether you’ve already made your summer bucket list or you’re late to the party, Huntington Veterinary Hospital has some tips and ideas for both lazing around and getting active with pets this summer.

Wet and Wild

Swimming and relaxing is essential to summer fun if you have a water loving dog. And in our area, we have to start off with the beach! Seek out dog friendly beaches, like Huntington Dog Beach or Rosie’s Dog Beach.

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Made in the Shade: A Quick Guide to Summer Pet Safety

summer pet safetyMonrovia may fall short on national averages for precipitation, but our “comfort index” is amazingly high. All bragging aside, we really hit the jackpot with our climate, but that doesn’t mean our high and dry temperatures are safe for everyone. Pets are noticeably affected by the scorching sun, but if you play it safe with our summer pet safety tips, you can avoid sizable risks.

I Spy With My Pet-Focused Eye

It’s not uncommon for a dog to play or work to exhaustion. Often, a pet owner may even be surprised their dog is faring so well in the heat and sun – until he or she suddenly isn’t doing well at all.

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