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Summer Sun Safety for Dogs

Happy first day of Summer, Dogsters! According to Tarot.com, "The spinning Earth's North Pole is at maximum tilt toward the Sun today, marking the Summer...

Julia Szabo  |  Jun 21st 2011


Happy first day of Summer, Dogsters!

According to Tarot.com, “The spinning Earth’s North Pole is at maximum tilt toward the Sun today, marking the Summer Solstice at 1:16 pm EDT. This first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere also marks the Sun’s shift into nurturing Cancer, when long hours of daylight warm us and speed the growth of vegetation.”

Your sun-worshiping dog will want to spend more and more time outdoors, feeling warmed and nurtured, andcommuning with all that growing vegetation. Do try to spend as much time out there as humanly possible.

But as we’ve seen here, too much of a good thing can be harmful – especially if the good thing in question is basking in the sun. Your job as the responsible human is to protect Spot from feeling the burn.

For tips on preventing and soothing sunburn in dogs, including expert recommendations from veterinary dermatologist Dr. Heather Peikes, go here.

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