"Most breeds can get a nose or ear tip sunburn if the dog is exposed to direct sunlight for too long...

"If you use sunscreen, remember that PABA or zinc oxide is toxic to dogs, so look for a sunscreen that doesn't include either of these.

"Always bathe your dog after a day in the sun because sunscreen collects dirt... Look for products designed to protect canines from sunburn" (Land, Babs. "Grooming the Dual-Purpose Dog." Dog World, Feb. 2004: 12-13).

Colby Glass, MLIS