What is Recommended for Sunscreen in pets with white or pink noses?

We would like to know what is recommended for sunscreen. My new sister is white with a pink nose! —Thank you, Sadie Wonder Pup

The best way to protect is absence of exposure or a nose protector (shown on the left). However, in lieu of no exposure, baby sunscreen is the next best way.

Essentially the goal is to protect the non-pigmented (white) skin from too much sun exposure because certain types of solar induced cancers can occur in these pets. Cats can also get cancer on their white or pink noses and the tips of their white ears. The use of tatoo ink or permanent marker to mimic pigment on the skin can also help decrease solar damage but are not a guarantee damage won't occur.

Katherine Doerr, DVM Pacific Veterinary Specialists