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Sunning And Bare Bellies

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Our new girl is loving hanging out in the backyard sunning herself...but her poor belly is as bare as can be. Any recommendations to make sure she doesn't get burnt, but is still able to enjoy the sunshine?


Luckily she is black, so she gets too warm in the sun before she's in it for too long, and moves into the shade, but still hoping for some recommendations!




(pardon my awful backyard...we're working on it ;-) )



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Awh, she's working on her tan! I think the same of Ryder when he sunbathes (worried about too much sun), but to be honest I don't consider putting anything on him.


I figure when he's hot enough, he'll visit the shade ;) I do however tend to hose him down if I feel he's been out too long.


Please provide her with plenty of water though, and a shady spot to go to when she's done sunbathing.

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Breeze has a bare belly too and loves to lay in the sun! I started using a spray baby sunscreen on her - SPF50 - I think Coppertone makes it and it comes in a pink spray container. She looks at me funny now when I spray it on, but since we had a scare with a small skin cancer that had to be removed, it is worth the effort now.


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Baby sunscreen can work, I hear. You just have to watch them after you apply it so that they don't lick at it while it's still wet. Dane's belly is pretty bare too, though honestly it's too hot right now to stay outside more than ten minutes anyway ahaha.

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Epi-Pet sells a doggie sunscreen.


Yes, Epi-Pet is the only FDA approved safe sunscreen for dogs. http://www.epi-pet.com/sunprotectorsunscreenspray.aspx


Thank you for thinking to ask about this subject early in your hound's adoption. As mentioned by greysmom, we do see sun induced cancer in Greyhounds. (One of my hounds, adopted at a later age, has sun induced cancer.)

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