Warm Weather Tips

Just like humans, pets are sensitive to extended sun exposure. The symptoms of sun overexposure include peeling skin, scabs and pain. Extreme cases can even result in squamous cell carcinoma, a potentially fatal skin cancer. So protect your pet from the sun's harmful rays.

Be aware that cats with lighter-colored fur are at greater risk of overexposure. Help your pet avoid harmful rays by keeping him inside or in shaded areas during peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and apply sunblock to the tips of your pet's ears and the top of the nose to avoid burns.

For more information, please read the article Summer Hazards.