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Indi loves to lay outside in the sun, but she has minimal hair on the area right above her nose and her skin their is not pigmented, it's pinkish if you will. Her one eye is black rimmed, but one is pink. Today I noticed her nose and eye were pinker than usual. I don't want to coop her up inside all day, but I think she got a little burned and I know animals can get skin cancer. What could I put on her nose that would be safe? I don't think there is anything that I could put so close to her nose. I was think of using some of my almay face lotion that is SPF 15 since it goes on human faces...but then I know human soaps and stuff aren't good for a dog. Is there any dog sun lotion out there?
 

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hmm I didnt even think of that. Ill probably give it a try! thanks
 

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I use children's sunscreen. It comes in a stick and most bands are non toxic and the stick kind is easy to apply. yes dogs can get skin cancer and if you have a light pigmented dog sunscreen is a must. I also like the children's sunscreen because it is a higher SPF.
 

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They get sun burnt and there is a chance that hair will not ever grow back also in those spots, doesn't happen up here where I live but in the southern states, this can happen very easily.
 

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ya I didnt really think about the sun burn thing until I saw a cat with it on animal cops south africa...poor little kitty had to have some of its ears cut off cause they were so badly burned from over exposure.
 

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im glad i read this thread. my boy Chino has a very light colored face and turns pink if he goes out in the cold even for a couple of minutes. It just shows how sensitive their skin really is. Im going to try both the chapstick and the childrens sunscreen and see which one he likes better. Im hoping the chapstick.. as floorcandy said, its edible! GOOD LUCK!
 

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I tried just the plain chapstick and even tho indi doesnt really enjoy the application her tongue can get close to it so I prefer using something edible..the nose looks good so far and she was out in the sun today:)
 

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Brutus is predominantly white and has unerlying freckles on his skin which get darker when he gets sun.

So I guess not only can they get sun burns, but they can tan too ;)
 
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