With summer rapidly approaching I wanted to do a PSA for all the pet parents out there who have dogs who love the sun.
Those of you who know me remember my Mason.
Mason loved laying out in the sun for hours. One day when we were at an event I was doing I looked at his belly and he had what at first glance looked like ticks all over hie belly. When I looked closer they looked like blood blisters. They didn't seem to hurt him. I could squeeze them and burst them like a blister. I finished the month long event an took him to see Dr. Durkee. ( If you are in the West Palm area and want the best care you can get for your pets, you need to go to West Palm Animal Clinic https://www.westpalmanimal.com. They are an amazing bunch of people who care as much about your pet as you do! )
This is what Mason's bumps looked like
Dr Durkee took a look at Mason and told me what he had was skin cancer, Apparently it is more prevalent in light colored dogs than in darker ones. I honestly had no ideas that dogs got skin cancer. He had surgery scheduled and the bumps he had were gone but how was I going to prevent them?
Doc said use baby suntan lotion.
I now keep a stash at home for the pups and they get sprayed down regularly. It's such an easy fix, but not everyone knows about it.
Hope that this has been helpful Here is an article from Pet Web MD https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dogs-and-skin-cancer#1
Thought I would throw a picture in of Quincy Magoo doing the same thing