Just like humans, cats and dogs come in all different shapes, sizes,colours, and degree of hairiness! For this reason, some breeds of cats anddogs are more prone to sunburn than others, which can lead to more serioushealth risks such as cancer. Read on to find out how to best combat the riskof sunburn so that you pet can still enjoy the outdoors safely!

The most susceptible to Sunburn

Just like humans, cats and dogs with fair skin and light coloured fur are moresusceptible to sunburn. This could be due to their breed, thinning hair duringtheir old age, or even due to having a white nose. Always be on the lookoutfor exposed, fair skin on your pets when they are enjoying the sunshine.

Breeds most likely to need protection


  • Dalmatian
  • Chinese Crested Dog
  • West Highland Terrier
  • English Pointer
  • Jack Russell
  • Chihuahua
  • Beagle
  • Boxer (white)
  • Whippet
  • Dogo Argentino


  • Devon Rex
  • Cornish Rex
  • Sphynx
  • Siamese

__Sun Protection

Sunscreen – You can buy pet-specific sunscreen online or in pet shops andveterinary clinics. It is important to note that human sunscreen is notsuitable for your pets, as it contains ingredients that can be hazardous toyour furry friend.

Protective Gear – You can purchase a variety or sun-protective clothingand accessories, such as hats or sun shirts for your furry friends. Aside frombeing functional, they are also bound to look extremely cute! If you get themused to wearing them from an early age, they will enjoy getting ready fortheir outdoor time and putting on their protective gear.

Provided by Australian Pet Care Association (APCA) – Become a member with usat https://www.australianpetcareassociation.com.au/membership/application/ orcontact us anytime by emailing [email protected]

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