Sunburn advice issued to cat owners as soaring temperatures put cats at risk of skin cancer

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Sunburn advice issued to cat owners as soaring temperatures put cats at risk of skin cancer

Cat owners are being urged to protect their pets from sun exposure as soaring temperatures puts them at risk of developing sunburn and skin cancer.

Cats Protection says cats with white or pale coloured ears or noses are particularly susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays – with some needing drastic surgery to repair sun damaged skin.

Ahead of Sun Awareness Week (May 8-14), the UK’s largest cat charity has issued advice to owners to keep cats indoors during very sunny weather.

Cats Protection’s Education Veterinary Officer Sandra Milburn said: “We regularly have cats coming into our care with early or advanced stages of skin cancer caused by sun exposure. In many of these cases, we need to amputate the ears to prevent the spread of the disease.

“Like many of us, cats love…

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