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    I was reading about sunblock for dogs. I was wondering if people think that its necessary. Bentley is a yellow lab so I could see putting it on his nose and belly area. I guess my main question is does it need to be 'dog' sunblock or would adult or baby sunblock be just as efective, considering he doesn't ingest it.

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    No sunblock necessary. Your dog appears to have black pigment, right?
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    We bought dog sunscreen for one of our dogs last summer, we never used it tho. We got it because he had one side of his body shaved after surgery so he had very little fur. We just threw a t-shirt on him until some fur grew. I did use bug spray lots while camping in the woods.
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    Just to add to the sunblock not needed. Our DD is a Dermatologist and happens to specialize into skin cancer removal. She has commented to us when we were with friends of mixed racial background that darker pigmented skin is its own sunblock. She and I have had this discussion with regard to our dogs, and she feels the fur cover protects the buld of their body, and dark noses would be like black skin.
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    Hunterchrome... did you just use normal, people bug spray, or was it special. I didn't think of that, but would make sense for this summer when we go camping.

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    Sammi's nose got chapped and appeared sunburned last year when we were out on the lake several days in a row. Since then she has a very small smooth white spot on her nose. I was wondering about this myself with summer approaching. I haven't a clue in heck what you would use to protect their noses or how you would keep them from licking it off. Not to mention it coming off because she spends 90% of her time in the water

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    I use a dog sunblock on the wee pink spot on Gemmas nose so it doesn't burn. Can't remeber, but think you can use a kids one without zinc.

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