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    Default Do Cavies need sunscreen?

    BB and I are heading to the North Carolina coast for 4 days at the beach - wondering if she needs sunscreen or not? If so what kind? It is still early in the season so the weather should not be too hot and I am not a sun all day kind of gal, we are likely to be walking a lot on the beach and watching some sunsets from the deck.
    Noelle, B.B., & Tucker

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    Not sure how warm it gets in the U.S, but in Australia we tend to have very hot summers down south and especially with puppy hair being finer,
    I use children's sunscreen on Jessie's nose, and use a pure shea butter to moisturise his nose and pads at the end of a hot day.

    Hopefully someone with more expertise can offer better advice.
    But most importantly, enjoy your time away.

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    Wow, we are on South Carolina coast and have not put sunscreen on but he's been in shade a lot. I never did that to Ella in hot summer. I didn't think of it. Interested to find out what others say.
    Anne Proud mother of Elton 5 and Angel Ella

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    Just checked the weather in Emerald Isle and looks like rain - so sad! I would be interested for future but agree with not going out in the heat of summer!
    Noelle, B.B., & Tucker

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    Aled's fur gets very thin just above his nose and I put sunscreen on that if it's the sort of weather that I'm wearing sunscreen myself. Otherwise it can get a bit sore.

    Kate, Oliver and Aled

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    Thanks Kate!
    Noelle, B.B., & Tucker

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