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Announcing - Epi-Pet Sun Protector Sunscreen Spray for Dogs: The Only FDA Compliant Sunscreen on the Market for Dogs!

Sun protection is an important component to summer safety, says Michael Fleck, DVM, of the Animal Medical Center of Bradenton, Fla.

Dr. Fleck, also a human esthetician, recently launched Epi-Pet Sun Protector Spray, the first pet sunscreen that complies with U.S. Food & Drug Administration standards.

Fleck worked with the FDA for two years to bring the product to market and continues to work with the FDA to determine a SPF similar to that of human sunscreen. However, Fleck says the product probably is about 30-45 SPF human equivalent.

The sunscreen, which is pH-balanced for pet skin, is designed for dogs and horses, and a cat product is in the works.

Pet owners need to be aware that hairless dogs or dogs that are light colored, have short fur or have white or pink skin are susceptible to sunburn, Fleck says. Also, some breeds have a higher propensity to skin tumors, such as boxers, Weimaraners and Dobermans.

Sunscreen is important year-round and should especially be applied to the muzzle, around the eyes, ears, chest, armpits and groin areas, Fleck says.

Available at $17.95 per bottle.
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