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Some dogs are sensitive to the sun and get sunburned. White dogs are more susceptible to the sun, parasites, allergies, and skin diseases than black-haired dogs. Short-haired dogs should not be left in the sun for long. The collie is especially susceptible to sun on his face and muzzle (see collie nose, p. 267). Suntan lotion is helpful.
Mere hot weather causes itchy skin in some dogs. It is well to keep them out of direct sun and cool. Dirty skin intensifies skin problems. In warm weather, bathing every 2 weeks should be sufficient for the average house dog. Strong flea soaps and disinfectant soaps should be avoided. Combing with a metal stripping comb, getting at the undercoat, is help-
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