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Sun Cream ?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by J&G, Apr 21, 2011.


  1. J&G

    J&G PetForums Newbie

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    This maybe a silly question or may have a simple answer but i was just wondering if you can get sun cream to put on cats,as the fur on 1 of my cats ear is very thin and i don't want her to get them burnt by this nice weather we are having at the mo :cool: and the cat just loves getting out in it :(
     
  2. MoggyBaby

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    Not a silly question because YES YOU CAN!!!! :D :D :D

    The vet nurse was telling me about it last week because I have a white cat.

    Give your vet a call and they will be able to give you more info. :D

    No such thing as a 'silly question' around here!! :D
     
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    My mother- in -law had a white cat who ended up having the tips of his ears removed due to skin cancer, so it's especially important to put sun cream on if they haven't much fur on their ears. As Moggybaby says there isn't such a thing as a silly question where kitty's health is concerned :)
     
  5. IndysMamma

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    you can also use baby suncream/kids factor 50/sunblock - I use it on Indy and Mabel on the odd occasion I take them out in the sun...

    however it needs re-applying every 10-40 mins depending how quick your cat grooms it off :p and I'd try restrict their subathing between 11am-2pm if poss as this is when the sun is at it's strongest
     
  6. MoggyBaby

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    I was warned about this when Merson was a kitten as it happened to a friend of mine.

    I had a word with Merson and told him that he is NOT allowed to sunbathe when it gets hot & sunny and, do you know what.... He doesn't!!! :eek: He goes off to lie in the shade of the fence / shed / table but his FAVOURITE thing is when I open up the spare parasol and lay it on the lawn. He goes and lies under that, all chilled out on the nice cool grass. :D
     
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    We use baby factor 50 on our white moggies ears and bridge of her nose x
     
  8. laurahair

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    i used to use childrens high factor on my white cat's ears-if you use one of the coloured ones you can see at a glance when it needs re-applying (though it does look a little crazy).
     
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    Errm, I don't fancy my chances at putting sun cream on our cat - unless I were to don leather gauntlets first.:)
     
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    Is it just white cats that need sunscreen? We have a tuxedo cat who has a little pink nose that I would just hate to see get burnt:eek:
     
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    any pink/pale skin - ie Indy is black and white but has pink nose and white tips to his ears so he gets dabbed
     
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    Not silly if you don't want them catching cancer!

    Ear tips are particularly vulnerable to burning :) x
     
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