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FAMILY pets are susceptible to sunburn and skin cancer and need protection when spending time outdoors, Cancer Council Queensland is warning.

Spokeswoman Katie Clift said dogs, cats and even pigs needed pet-safe sunscreen applied to areas at risk of burning including the tips of the ears, nose and anywhere else with sparse hair.

She said sun safety was paramount to reduce a pet's risk of sunburn and skin cancer.

"We all know it's important to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide before heading outside, but it's just as important for our little furry friends," Ms Clift said.

"SunSmart behaviours are especially important if your pet has regular visits to the groomer to keep cool in the warmer months.

"When you're spending time outdoors with your pet, be sure to seek shade and apply pet-safe sunscreen to sun-sensitive areas like the nose.

"Seek the advice of your vet to find out more about the best method of sun protection and reduce the risk of skin cancer for your whole family."

More information about Cancer Council Queensland, and being SunSmart, is available at www.cancerqld.org.au or by phoning the Cancer Council Helpline 131 120.

It's important for our furry friends to slip, slop, slap.
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