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Reward! Lost: Fox Terrier, white and orange female, named Sara, no collar, went missing May 1, near F.M. 775 and 3432. Call Lindsay at 210-284-0094.
Found: Sheltie/Terrier mix (maybe?), downtown Floresville, small, friendly, young dog. 830-393-8303 or 210-274-6884.

VideoFound: Australian Shepherd/Heeler mix, approx. 3 years old, near Lake Calaveras. Call 210-878-5075.
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Automotive paint and body shop seeking qualified technician. Call 210-912-8266 or inquire at 13740 U.S. Hwy. 87 W., La Vernia.
*Fair Housing notice. All help wanted advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference limitation or discrimination." This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for help wanted ads, which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
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Preventing sunburn




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By Sam Mazzotta

DEAR PAW'S CORNER: Can dogs get sunburned? -- Greg D., New York

DEAR GREG: Yes, they absolutely can. A dog's fur provides only a little protection from the sun, and exposed parts of its skin -- such as the nose, ears, belly and paws -- can get burned as quickly as any human's skin burns, within 30 minutes (or less) of direct summer sunlight. And dogs are at risk of getting skin cancer, just as humans are.

Short-haired and light or white-haired dogs are especially vulnerable to sunburn.

So, how can you keep your pet from getting burned? Preventing direct exposure is the best way -- that means keeping dogs inside during the hottest part of the day. Keeping dogs hydrated also is important, so always have cool water on hand.

When they do go out, especially if it's sunny or you will be out for awhile, put sunblock on those danger areas, like the nose and ears, the tops of their paws and their belly.

Pet sunscreen is available at stores like Petco. In a pinch, children's or baby-safe sunblock is better to use on dogs than sunblock developed for adult humans. It's gentler on your dog's skin and causes less of a reaction.

Don't use sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or PABA, which if ingested can cause health problems like anemia in some pets.

Reapply sunscreen to the dog every couple of hours when outside, and keep your dog in the shade or inside as much as possible.

Send your questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.
 

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