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Q: Does the sun bleach animal hair?

June 2, 2009 | By Kavykeeper | 5 answers | Expired: 1922 days ago

Kavykeeper

My hair is ash blonde. By the end of the summer, it's REALLY blonde...my hairdresser asked me where I had such natural looking highlights one time. :-) Does the same thing happen to animals when they are in the sun?

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jackie
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Jun 11, 2009

yes just like us the sun affects are pets to it can also over heat them. So id be careful

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Jillian
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Jun 03, 2009

it can, but i wouldn't do a test run. animals, especially light haired animals, also can get sunburn. i use to pet sit for a white cat that would sit out in the sun all day and the poor boy came in w/red skin.

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Michelle S.
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Jun 12, 2009

Horses tend to get discolored in the sun light. Most of the time the black fades into a deep chocolate brown. They also can get sunburned on their pink bits. My horse is black and white and his muzzle sometimes gets sunburned. I actually put childrens sunblock on his nose because when he was a baby it burned so badly that it became inflammed and peeled. In some parts it was ulcerated. I was so upset with myself since I can totally empathize with him since I am very fair skinned. We now make the sunblock part of our grooming routine along with the fly spray.

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