PDSA tips for pet safety in the sun

  • Limit their exposure to direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day
  • Use pet sun cream on white or thin fur, on the nose, ears and other vulnerable areas
  • See a vet urgently if you notice ulcers or sores on your pet’s skin. Early diagnosis and treatment may save your pet’s life.

If a pet is diagnosed with skin cancer, the most common form of treatment is removal of the tumour. Some forms of the disease may be treated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy which may be used alone or in combination with surgery. Early diagnosis and treatment may increase a pet’s chances of survival.

Read PDSA's summer advice for more information.