Sleeps with Dogs
 
With several paw pals recently diagnosed with skin cancer, now is the pawfect time to remind our peeps the importance of using sunscreen, esp. on light colored, short-haired pups, like Piggie. 
The SWD oinker loves to bask in the sunshine, so DogMa slathers her up with protection.
We currently use Aroma Paws *Fur Conditioning Treatment with Sunscreen*
But, there are plenty of doggie sunscreens to chose from.
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Roasted Pork Loin
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Roasted Pork Belly

Here are some pawtastic sun protection products available on the market.

Click on the photos for links to more product information.
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Aroma Paws is all natural and chemical free
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Vet's Best - All Natural Sun Relief Spray
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Solar Rx Sunblock is chemical free and gentle
Slather-up or cover-up your pups this Summer y'all - Let's keep 'em moist and healthy. 
xoxoxo
5/25/2012 11:24:45 pm

I had no idea that dogs could get skin cancer!

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DogMa
5/26/2012 02:30:35 pm

Crazy, right?
I didn't know either till friends experienced it themselves with their dogs.

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5/25/2012 11:41:31 pm

I LOVED this post - thanks so much for sharing this great info! I took have a white, pink doggy and this is such great information for her. I've seen her get pinkier on certain hot days - but never thought of sunscreen...going to the pet store tomorrow!

Dropping by on the blog hop today. I'm sharing an oldie, but goodie video on the use of military dogs in war. It helps us to remember the sacrifice of both types of veterans. Thank a veteran this Memorial Day!

Have a great weekend with your beautiful boy!

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DogMa
5/26/2012 02:32:23 pm

Thanks for stopping by -- so glad you're getting sunscreen for your white-pinky dog!

Happy Memorial Day!

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Noelle
5/26/2012 04:40:04 am

Thank you auntie Rachel for this info. My mommy didn't know, but now promises to keep those UV rays away!!!

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DogMa
5/26/2012 02:12:37 pm

Rowan,
Tell your mom we say thank you for keeping you safe -- oh and that she should get you some new tennis balls too!
xoxo

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Mollie
5/26/2012 06:54:43 am

Hi,
First time here--found your link on Chet Baker's FB page. I do know about skin cancer but in this case my white cat! The vet says if the tips of her ears become cancerous she will end up with mouse ears. Ouch! Do these sunscreens work on cats too? Thanks so much!! RIght now I use baby sunscreen on her, which of course she hates, but I could be putting tuna oil on her ears and she would be harrumphing at me!! LOL.

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DogMa
5/26/2012 01:56:26 pm

Hi Mollie!

Welcome -- so glad you found us. I've been poking around the internet about cats and sunscreen. It sounds like sunscreens for dogs would be safe as most companies often refer to pets and not just dogs.

This is what Solar's RX website says. "Solar Rx can be used safely on pets noses, sores and pets with light pink skin as a sunscreen."

I hope this helps.

Oh and if I put tuna oil on Security's (my cat) ears, he would eat them! LOL.

DogMa

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Mollie
5/26/2012 02:13:38 pm

Hi DogMa,
Thanks for the feedback. Security is your cat's name. Must be a story behind his name! Yes, my Lily cat would probably eat her ears off also if I dared put tuna oil on them.

Do you know of a less expensive online store for Solar Rx than the Natural Pet one that is linked to the Solar Rx photo you posted? I found one site for humans (Solar Rx) but some reviewer complained about the scent, so I'm thinking there are different Solar Rx varieties. And your blog is VERY entertaining!

Mollie

DogMa
5/26/2012 02:28:43 pm

Hi Mollie,

Here are some links for you:

You can buy Solar RX in a trial size for 9.99 -- http://www.organicallyhatched.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KEYSSOL

Amazon has the cheapest price that I can find for full size -
http://www.amazon.com/Keys-Solar-Therapeutic-Sunblock-SPF/dp/B0017JL7IW

And because I am an information junkie (aka geek) - here is a link to Solar RX's website with more info about the product -
http://www.keys-soap.com/solarrx.html

Hope this continues to help.

P.S. So glad you like the website! :-)

Chrissy
5/26/2012 07:03:54 pm

Actually, much worse than "mouse ears". I adopted a senior white cat with cancer on one ear tip. Both were removed and it reoccurred in his ear that had no signs. They had to take our his entire ear canal & it came back again because it has spread further down. Eventually he lost his battle to the cancer. I'd never put a white cat outside because of it, but if you do definitely watch those ears

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Mollie
5/27/2012 01:27:15 am

Chrissy,
I am in a bind with the white cat. She came to me by walking into my backyar in 2007 and prefers the outdoors to the indoors. Plus my 18+ year old cat inside doesn't need another cat in the house (she once did). I will make sure to put sunscreen on Lily's ears.
So sorry you and your cat had to go through what you did.

Hi! We hopped on by from the Saturday Blog Hop and since Teri is a vet tech, she was very happy to see your post today! Very good advice, especially for white pets who are very prone to skin cancer. She posted some info about that on the cat hospital website recently.

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DogMa
5/26/2012 02:34:18 pm

Thank you to Teri! :-)
Thanks for helping get the word out about pets and skin cancer.

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FILE
5/26/2012 11:22:51 am

Had our own pre-cancerous mole scare with Mr. Buddy Rose, 4-year-old Pit Bull. Had 3 moles removed...all caused by...you guessed it - sunbathing. Great blog! VERY timely!

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DogMa
5/26/2012 02:36:17 pm

It is no surprise how much I love our Mr. Buddy Rose! His scary mole removals, along with a friend's dog just diagnosed with skin cancer, are the inspiration behind this blog post.

xoxo

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5/26/2012 09:16:09 pm

Great post! I didn't know you could buy sunscreen for dogs!

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Heidi's Momma
5/27/2012 05:03:32 am

Miss Heidi is a sunbather too. We're going to need to buy her some high SPF for her little nakkid belly.

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