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Doggie Sunscreen?

Postby CATCathryn » Mon May 12, 2008 3:21 pm

If you notice my avatar - I have a white dog. He loooooooves bathing in the sun. But with summer around the corner - shoudl I worry about a sunscreen on him? He seems so pink on his belly, etc - I feel we should put something on him - but what?

Anyone have good luck with anything?

Thanks!

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Postby maximusflys » Mon May 12, 2008 3:29 pm

I have a couple of bottles that I will not use because my dogs don't need it. I got some doggie sunscreen at a trade show so if you would like them PM me your address and I will send them out to you.

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Postby FransterDoo » Mon May 12, 2008 3:41 pm

I just use kid sunscreeen on the parts of my dog that burn.

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Postby pblove » Mon May 12, 2008 7:15 pm

ditto on the humam kid sunscreen per my vets, even use it on my horse's white blaze and snip

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Postby Nicki » Mon May 12, 2008 10:59 pm

My dog is white as well, and I am at my wit's end as to what to do about the sun. I put sunscreen on him and a T-shirt before I leave for work in the morning, but no one is home till around 4:00, and sunscreen doesn't last all day. He has plenty of shade outside, and a doggie door he can use to come inside, if he wants. But that is the problem, he doesn't want to. He loves to lie flat on his back in all his glory and bake in the Arizona sun. And the T-shirt doesn't provide enough coverage for his belly and nether regions. I'm thinking maybe some snap-down-the-front toddler long johns. Or maybe finding someone who can sew to make him something custom fitted. I dunno, I got nuthin. :sad:

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Postby ewwies » Tue May 13, 2008 12:33 am

i didnt know they made doggie sun screen. i just use human kind

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Postby hwillm1977 » Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am

I just use human sunscreen on my dogs and my horse... I get non-oily, natural stuff and it's worked great for us so far.

Nicki, if your dog burns laying in the sun all day, why don't you just keep him inside when no one is home?

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ditto

Postby JamisPack » Tue May 13, 2008 8:14 am

My white girl loves the sun as well, I have to keep her inside to restrict her "tanning"

I use the sports formula (waterproof) sunscreen for kids when we are out playing in the yard.

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Postby Nicki » Tue May 13, 2008 9:35 am

hwillm1977 wrote:

Nicki, if your dog burns laying in the sun all day, why don't you just keep him inside when no one is home?


Because he has the freedom to go in and out of the house as he pleases, I've never had to worry about him being destructive. There is no "shade only" part of the yard that we can limit him to, and if he stays inside only, he'll have to be crated. I don't want to crate him for 8 hrs a day, but I realize that might be my only option. It's not worth him getting skin cancer over.

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Postby CATCathryn » Tue May 13, 2008 12:43 pm

Thanks for all the responses.....

I never had to worry about sunscreen, even for myself, or my kids for crien out loud! We're Italian and Greek!

Then I go and get a fair skinned doggie. lol

Thanks everyone! I wasnt 100% sure human was 'safe' for them.

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Postby PitBull-Lady » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:28 pm

There was some discussion today about Dog Sunscreen.
I'd love to use the human stuff but everyone says they use the kid stuff.

Even still, do you have to bathe them after they go out?
Usually sunscreen can be so oily, even the spray stuff.

I'm trying to imagine spraying her
<<<<<<This One
and Capone both before they go out for their afternoon sun bath.
She is such a female pitty, all 3 I've had love the sun!

Any suggestions??????




Here are a couple of other posts:
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... sc&start=0
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... sun+screen

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Postby PitBull-Lady » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:35 pm

oh oops! 2 more discussions

http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... sun+screen
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... sun+screen

seems that no one has found a non-staining god sunscreen.
Ideas?

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Postby jlphilli » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:58 am

Pitbull-Lady wrote:oh oops! 2 more discussions

http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... sun+screen
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... sun+screen

seems that no one has found a non-staining god sunscreen.
Ideas?


Bullfrog brand? It's clear

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Postby PitBull-Lady » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:16 am

jlphilli wrote:
Pitbull-Lady wrote:oh oops! 2 more discussions

http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... sun+screen
http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.p ... sun+screen

seems that no one has found a non-staining god sunscreen.
Ideas?


Bullfrog brand? It's clear
Yeah, I love the stuff for me, but still it is so sticky as the day goes on. you know the typical issues. I guess no matter what a bath would be in their future if I put it on them. That kind of sinks, especially for just letting her romp in the yard and on a walk for a few hours. I don't want to cuddle up next to that all night!lol

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Postby jlphilli » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:35 am

lol I know what you mean


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