Heading to the beach this weekend? Don’t forget your sunscreen…or your dog’s!

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Sunscreen for dogs isn’t a new idea, but it seems to be one that is gaining traction with pet owners.

According to a press release, Epi-Pet’s K-9 Care Sunscreen has been on the market for over 15 years, but the past few years have shown tremendous sales growth for the FDA-authorized sunscreen for dogs.

Also according to the release, even though dogs have fur, dogs can still get sunburned on parts of their body without fur, with muzzles, ears and underbellies being vulnerable.

K-9 Care Sunscreen helps prevent sunburn and skin cancers such as Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Basil Cell Carcinomas and Hemangiosarcomas.

Dr. Michael Fleck, a licensed veterinarian for over 30 years and the product’s developer, states, “Pet parents love their pets and want to do the best possible for them. It’s important that when they look at choosing a sun protector, they choose one that is safe for their dog and is FDA-authorized.”

Fleck also advises pet parents that human sunscreens have questionable ingredients that are not compatible with the pet skin and may be harmful to pet skin.

For more information or to order K-9 Care Sunscreen, visit www.epi-pet.com

For more about dogs and sunscreen, check out this article at: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-need-sunscreen/

Featured photo: Screenshot from Epi-Pet video at https://mms.businesswire.com/media/20220701005439/en/1503578/5/EP_Intro_Video.jpg?download=1

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