Did you know that Dr. Kelly wrote an article for Precious Pets? Summer is on the way, and we have some tips for you!
Summer weather is here, and our pets are enjoying longer days in the sun. Do you know that there are potential risks to our pets’ health from sun exposure? Dogs and cats can get painful sunburns that scab and peel, and unfortunately, they can get skin cancer. When ultraviolet radiation causes genetic damage to cells and the damage fails to be repaired, cancer can result.
The most common types of sun-induced skin cancer in pets are melanoma, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, cutaneous hemangiosarcoma, and basal cell carcinoma. At particular risk are cats and dogs that have light skin pigmentation or have very short fur. You can help keep your pet healthy this summer.
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