The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University Presents Pet Day!

 

Several graduate students and faculty in the Environmental Health Sciences Center staffed a fun, interactive booth for humans and pets alike. The main activity was making bracelets and dog tags out of ultra-violet reactive beads. Like humans, animals can also get sunburnt. Of particular concern are their noses, especially for light-haired dogs, and bellies, as the rays can reflect off pavement onto the sensitive skin there. Avoid using zinc oxide-based sunscreens, or purchase sunscreen made for cats or dogs. There was also a guessing game, where children and adults tried to rank common household and garden chemicals in terms of their toxicities to humans. 

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Diana Rohlman and Steven O'Connell work at the EHSC outreach booth on May 4th, 2013 helping make bracelets and handing out information on keeping your pets safe from household chemicals. Steven O'Connell helps some children guess which household and garden chemicals are least toxic to pets.

From Left:  Anna Chlebowski (Grad student in the Tanguay and Simonich Lab) and Diana Rohlman (COEC Program Coordinator)
shared about protecting yourself and your pet from UV and chemical exposures at Pet Day 2014.