4 Summer Dangers for Cats

3.SUNSCREEN


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Although you’re expected to use sunscreen for people, it’s a little more difficult than purchasing standard sunscreen from the store shelf. Human sunscreens can contain substances harmful to cats. Lynn says that because cats are fastidious lickers, items left on the skin should be avoided. But there are sunscreens made specifically for dogs, there isn’t one made exclusively for cats on the market — yet. Check with your feline veterinarian before using any sunscreen on your cat just to make sure your preferred brand is healthy.


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Luckily, the average indoor cat is not at risk of skin damage caused by the sun, and the sunscreen is not a summer requirement for your feline friends (unless he can’t keep away from that spot in front of the window no matter how great he gets). If you are worried about feline solar skin problems, restrict your cat’s peak sun exposure to any window or door where the light shines. Are there any special concerns for hairless cats? Exterior use is not recommended for hairless cats because they lack the protection of sharp leaves, rocks, burrs, other critters, etc.”Speak to your veterinarian about cat-friendly non-toxic sunscreen choices, or cover-up for hairless cats during the summer.

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