Pet UV Sun-Shirts... Are they a SCAM?

Are UV-Blocking Shirts for Pets a SCAM?

You may have seen me posting about UV-Blocking clothing for your hairless pets, but you may also have heard that many of these supposed UV clothing items are actually scams that don’t protect your pet’s skin at all. 

So which is correct?

 

The Scams

There are plenty of companies out there claiming to have UV-protective clothing, but unfortunately, not all of them are telling you the truth. Scam companies may advertise a regular shirt as a UV-protective shirt because it was cheaper to make the regular t-shirt. However, they will charge you a premium, UV-protective price!

 

Do REAL UV Shirts Exist?

Yes, excellent pet clothing is out there that blocks most of the sun’s rays! The trick to finding the perfect UV-protective pet clothing is to find a reputable company to purchase from. As consumers in an online world, we may shop around for the “best deal” on our pet’s clothing, but sometimes this leads you to a company that may not be the most reputable.

 

When it comes to your pet’s safety and well-being, it’s best to research and vet the companies that you are buying from. It could save your pet’s life, or at least keep them sunburn-free! 

 

Who I Suggest

As a hairless pet parent myself, I buy quite a bit of clothing for my cats, and as a pet professional I know that the company I choose to support is a big decision!

 

That is why I buy from PoloCats.com, a website built just for hairless pet owners! Their UV-Blocking clothing is UPF-rated, standing for Ultraviolet Protection Factor Rated sun clothing. It has been tested and verified with a UV protection of 50, meaning 90% of the sun’s rays are blocked from your pet’s skin when they wear this shirt.

 

A Full Sun Protection Program

Hairless pets are prone to sunburn, just like humans. Without their fur to protect them, it is up to us pet owners to make sure they are shielded from as much of the sun’s rays as possible. That means in addition to UV-protective clothing, your pet needs sunscreen!

 

Apply pet-specific sunscreen, like our ReNewedPet® Sunscreen, to the parts of your pet that are still exposed from the UV-protective shirt. This is especially important on the delicate skin of their heads and necks. 

 

Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!

 

~PetCoachApril

 

April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H