Dogs Can Get Sunburn Just Like You. Protect Your Pup With a Solardogz SPF 50+ Rash Guard.
How long after your dogs were diagnosed with skin cancer did you launch Solardogz?
Well, I thought about how to protect dogs from the sun's UV rays for about 5 years after my Maltese passed. At that time, I was working full time in NYC and I was doing a Pro-Am sailing regatta in the British Virgin Islands once a year. World class sailors from the Volvo Ocean Race, M32 extreme and Womens' International Match Racing were at that regatta.
The risk of sunburn is one reason to reconsider shaving or close-clipping your dog for summer. But, if you have good reason to keep your dog's coat extra short, a Solardogz rash guard would be something to consider when your dog is out and about in the sun - at the park, beach, paddleboarding or boating.
SPF is not a "thing" applied to our shirts. SPF is made up of UV absorbers and UV blockers that are woven into our shirts, which are 94% polyester and 16% spandex. It's the combination of the UV absorbers and blockers and the tightly woven fabrics that block the sun's rays, protecting sensitive skin from getting burned by the sun. And, Solardogz helps protect your pup's belly from the sun reflecting off the water and sand.
Solardogz block 97.5% of the sun's UV rays. It's important to note that the fabric for Solardogz sun protection shirts for dogs undergoes the same UV testing and rating process used on sun protective clothing and swimwear for humans. This is the ASTM Standard for Sun Protective Clothing and Swimwear
Yes. The white shirt reflects the sun, which helps to keep the coat cooler. Our lightweight rashguard shirts are breathable and quick dry, which is why surfers and sailors wear them. And it's why dogs love to wear them all day - even under their lifejackets. There's also a bit of compression which dogs tend to like.
Have you created any other pet products before this Mary Lou?
This was actually my first pet business. And if all goes well I hope to add new designs and patterns.
Consider using MyDogNoseIt, which is a sunscreen for your dog's nose. Also be mindful of what your dog's paws in the hot summer sun. Sidewalks, sand and boat decks can get extremely hot for a dog to walk on. Try walking your dog in the early morning and evening during the summer months.
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