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Want to take your pet out and help him enjoy sunny weather without having to worry so much about skin damage or health? Check out our expert tips to keep your four-legged companion skin healthy while enjoying the blooming environment out in the sun this summer.

During the hot season, both dog skin care and cat skin care are crucial to protect them and keep them healthy. It is every pet owner’s duty to provide the best what they can do to safeguard their pets’ health during the days of blazing hot.

1. Sunscreen to Block damage from sun

The best way to ward off sun damage is to protect your pet’s skin from sun all the time. The most sensitive parts of a dog need the most. Particularly, when you are taking them out on a beach, a vacation or he just spends a lot of time out enjoying the sun. Pet sunscreen helps to protect pets’ skin from harsh sun rays. Branded pet sunscreens are highly effective for dog skin care in summer. Parts like nose, rim of the ears, area around the lips and hairless bellies should be covered properly with a layer of sunscreen.


  • It protects from sunburn and bruises that happens to light-skinned and thin-haired pets.
  • Practically reduces exposure to harmful UV and UVB sun rays.

2. Grooming

During the hot season, due to sweat and dirt, long hair of dogs and cats get matted and tangle more. Proper brushing with a wide pet comb help in dematting and detangles your furry friend hair. Moreover, if you are thinking to shave your dog or cat, avoid doing this especially in summer and winter. Their coat protects them from extreme heat and cold conditions. Therefore, in place of shaving their hair, brush your Fido or Lucy regularly.


  • Increases blood circulation in the body.
  • Daily brushing add shine to their hair.

3. Natural Shampoos

Keeping your pet’s skin clean is a part of daily health regime. Giving your dogs and cats, a proper bath with natural shampoo works well. Remember do not bathe your pets too often because that can result into dry skin and deplete healthy oils from the coat and skin leading to scratching and itching.  Moreover, use of natural shampoo does not wash away all the essential oils that act as a layer of protection during the hot weather. Use natural shampoos that are paraben-free and do not contain any lauryl/laureth sulfates.


  • Removes dirt, bugs and debris from the skin and keeps skin healthy.
  • Shampooing avoids excessive scratching and itching caused due to dirty hair.

4. Pet Goggles

Specially designed goggles for dogs called as doggles are available, which protect canine eyes during summer. It safeguards your pooch’s eyes from a bundle of problems arise of being in the sun. These goggles can fit to all breed dog head shapes and sizes.


  • Protect dog’s eyes from direct UV rays.
  • It keeps at bay all harmful damages caused due to exposure to the sun.

5. Fresh Water

Water is an essential component that keeps the skin healthy and supple. Your pet skin dehydrates due to loss of water and can become dry. Dry skin causes itching and irritation in cats and dogs. Provide fresh and cool water to your Fido and Lucy every day. This keeps them cool and hydrated.

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  • Keeps dogs and cats skin hydrated.
  • It helps to avoid the problems of dry skin.

With these few simple tips, prevent sun damage caused to your pet. However, in case your furry friend has severe sunburn or existing sun damage, talk to your vet for effective skin care treatment.


Jesse McDaniel is an animal activist that raises concerns and spreads awareness regarding pet health issues. She is also a self-proclaimed pet lover who tends to support many pet shelters, assisting them with supplies and medical aid on a regular basis.