6/10/14

Tuesday Talking - Sun Protection for Dogs

Can you believe it is almost summer ALREADY??
It seems like only yesterday bunches of our friends were snowed in
and it was freezy cold outside!!


Are you all ready for the sunshine???



 Jakey recently went to the V-E-T's office for his annual check up. While we were there Mama asked the doctor how she could protect the SUNBAKER from the sun.....as you see above, 
Jakey likes to sunbathe A LOT!!!



 The V-E-T says Sunblock sprayed on Jakey, especially his tummy area, would help lots.  The best thing to do would be to keep him inside as much as possible when the sun is the strongest. Here in Northern California the sun is way strong between the hours of 10 and 3.




Arty also likes to sunbake.  Mama does her best to discourage him, but he is pretty darn stubborn. Mama sprays his tummy too. 





Not only does Mama spray Arty and Jakey's tummies (and sometimes mine too), but she makes sure our noses are protected from the sun too. She uses sunblock lotion for this.
 
DO NOT USE ANY PRODUCT WITH ZINC OXIDE 
it is NOT good for doggies.

 (Mama uses human baby suncreen).


 Efurrybody knows the number one thing to do to protect against the heat right??
DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!!



 I don't lay in the sun very often, but when I do I am usually wearing protective dresses. We are lucky up here on the Northwest Coast, the hottest it usually gets is 75 degrees or so.


 
How do you protect yourself from the sun??
Check with your very own V-E-T to find out the best method for your Mama to protect you from the sun!


17 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Well done Dory, those are all impawtant things to remember with summer coming fast. Since most of us are indoor kitties we don't have to worry about sunburns even when we are in our sunpuddles. If it's too much sun coming in mama closes the blinds a little. Our outside siblings stay on the cool patio when it hits the triple digits. Mama will turn on the water mist for them and add ice cubes to the water dish.

We love your outfit Dory!

Kitty Kisses,
Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Oh My! Just LOVE LOVE your pink hat, so lovely. In the Summer, Never tried sunscreen for doggie. Golden Thanks for sharing and reminder. Golden Woofs

Whitley Westie said...

All my furs seem to protect me from da sun pretty good - sometimes it pays to be extra fluffy. And dere are nuffin like a pool to cool down on all da 100+ days we get here.

Laika said...

Wow what a nice dress and hat. Love your post :-)

Molly The Wally said...

You look fabulous darling. Great tips for keeping cool. My peeps uses the water method. She chucks it all over me in the park. I hate it but she says it keeps me cool. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Bailey said...

Lots of shade, Mama has been know to use water when necessary.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

lots of shady spots is the key too. You look so adorable in your little pink dress

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dory! You are the cutest girl in your sunglasses! Good tips!!!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Hey Dory - you won our Sojos Giveaway - can you email us your addy please to cowspotdog@mail.com

Two French Bulldogs said...

Very important news. And boy oh boy do you look like a diva
Lily & Edward

The Army of Four said...

First - you look GORGEOUS in your dress and oh, so cool in your shades! It gets so ridiculously hot here, that we stay inside during the heat of the day. We go on our big walkies early, early, way too early to avoid heat. And YES, we drink plenty of water, like you said!
Cammie!

Sketching with Dogs said...

You look such a stylish young lady in your hat and scarf Dory!
Dip and Elliot x
ps, could you do us a favour and take your mini me badge off while Mum isn't making them. Thanks

Madi and Mom said...

Dory OMDs you look absolutely aDoryable in your hat, shades and dress! Good job on protecting all your parts and pieces from the sun.
Lots of hugs madi your bfff

Ruby said...

Dory, you sure are one beautiful fashionista gurl!!! LOVES the hat and dress! It was 95 yesterday..phew!! It was hot gurl!
I am from Wisconsin, so I don't do 'hot'!!! BOL I kept askin' Ma to let me inside so I could put my arse up against the cooly vent!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Millie and Walter said...

Dory you are just too cute in you outfits.

gyeong said...

Luckily, my guys are too worried about making sure the couch and bed haven't moved since the last time they checked, that they rarely lay out in the sun.

Sam said...

Good points for sun protection.