The fun-in-the-sun summer months have officially arrived, which can only mean one thing: It's time to start thinking about sun protection for your pets.
That's right - furry family members can also suffer from the damaging effects of the sun's powerful rays.The Skinny on Sunscreen
The sun gives off different kinds of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays cause sunburns, while UVA rays lead to sun-induced aging and skin cancer.
At the moment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the midst of revising its rules for regulating sunscreen labels, so until those regulations take full effect (it won't be in time for the 2012 summer season), you need to be a discerning consumer when purchasing the best product for you or your pet.
The type of sunscreen that you want for both you and your pet is the "broad spectrum" variety, which means that it blocks both types of harmful rays.Pet-Safe Products
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