How do you know if a dog is sunburnt?
Symptoms of Dog Sunburn
- Dry, cracked or curled edges of a dog’s ears.
- Hair loss.
- Skin ulcers.
- Skin infections.
- Skin cancer (malignant melanoma) which can present itself as abnormal tumors.
Can dogs get sunburn through fur? Regardless of color, coat or breed, all dogs sunburn. Dog sunburn is especially common in areas with little to no fur, such as their nose, belly, around the mouth, eyelids and ears. Dogs can also sunburn through their fur; especially white or light-colored dogs with fair skin.
How do I protect my dog from sunburn? Preventing sunburn
Use a non-toxic sunscreen formulated for dogs or children. Most dogs will lick the sunscreen after application, so find something that won’t harm your canine if he ingests it. Look for a product that is free of fragrances, PABA and zinc oxide.
What happens if my dog gets a sunburn? Symptoms of Sunburn in Dogs
The most common symptom is reddened skin that may be painful. In severe cases inflammation and blistering may be seen. The areas most commonly affected are the ears, nose, skin around the eyes and the back of the pet.