Signs of sunburn in dogs
Symptoms of sunburn in dogs are similar to those in humans and include red, tender skin that is particularly noticeable on their nose, ears, and belly. Dry, cracked skin and slightly curled ear edges may also be visible. Watch for signs like frequent scratching accompanied by whimpering and your dog shrinking away when touched. Severe sunburn can even lead to a mild fever.
Treating sunburn in dogs
If you think your dog has sunburn, place a wet, cool towel on the area to soothe it and contact your visit. Medicated creams may be prescribed, along with pain relief medication. If the sunburn is severe, your dog may need fluids, especially if they are also suffering heat-related issues.