Dogs with pink skin and white hair are most susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun. Skin that is visible through the hair is also at higher risk of burning. The nose and earflaps are commonly affected. Areas that are exposed to excess sun will turn red, blister, lose hair, and crust over. Chronic exposure can predispose the nose and earflaps to skin cancers. Sunburned skin should be cooled with
cold compresses and may require veterinary care. Dogs with white hair, pink skin, and sensitive noses and earflaps should be sheltered from the sun during its peak hours and should wear sunscreen before sun exposure.