Dogs go everywhere with us these days and you'll never see them have more fun that at the beach or in a park. New smells, new textures, new people, and yes, lots of new dogs.
When dogs settle down to rest, they need to get out of the sun and removed from the sand or dirt so they don't overheat, don't get sunburned, and don't get bitten by bugs in the sand or in dirt.
Yes, dogs get sunburned too. It's harder to notice rough, dry, red skin on a dog because he's covered with fur, but sun does negatively affect dog's skin. Though many shave their dogs in summer to keep them cool, it's actually better not to trim them short because their fur actually helps protect them from sun damage. There are several ways to protect your dog's skin, nose, and feet during warm weather, and we have some of the best products reviewed here: 10 Essential Ways To Protect Your Pets From The Sun.
A nice clean, shaded area is ideal, and if you've brought along The Instant Pet Sunshade, your dog will have shade when she needs it. The sturdy powder-coated aluminum frame resists weather, sun, and sea-salt exposure. The ABS plastic awning itself provides a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50+; the mat is made of canvas.
This portable sunshade opens to 31 inches long, 19.5 inches wide, and 23 inches high, large enough for a small to medium dog. Folded, the sunshade measures 28.75 inches long, 19.5 inches wide, and 5 inches high. It weighs 8.5 pounds in its convenient carrying case.
That's the buzz for today!