Can I Put Vaseline on My Dog's Face?

As a pet parent, you may be wondering if it's safe to put Vaseline on your dog's face. After all, humans use it for everything from keeping skin soft to protecting minor cuts and scrapes.

Vaseline is actually a brand name for petroleum jelly, which is a blend of mineral oils and waxes. It forms a barrier on the skin that can help to lock in moisture and protect against external irritants.

So, can you put Vaseline on your dog's face? Read on to find out the answer.

The Dos and Don'ts of Using Vaseline on Dogs

When it comes to using Vaseline on dogs, there are some important things you need to be aware of:


  1. Never put Vaseline inside your dog's ears.
  2. Don't use Vaseline as a way to treat hot spots or other skin irritations on your dog. If your pet has any kind of skin disorder, always consult with your veterinarian first.
  3. Never put Vaseline on a dog's face if he is showing any signs of respiratory distress, such as heavy panting or difficulty breathing. This could be a sign of an allergic reaction.

What Should I Use instead?

If you're looking for a safe and healthy way to keep your dog's skin moisturized, consider using a product that is specifically designed for wrinkly dogs such as Squishface Wrinkle Wipes and Squishface Wrinkle Paste.

Squishface Wrinkle Wipes contain limited ingredients such as chlorhexidine, which is great at fighting against bacteria, yeast, and fungus. They're super convenient to add to your daily dog care routine and can be used on wrinkles, tear stains, paws, and even tail pockets. Intended to rid dirt and debris, these wipes make the perfect addition for a wipe down before applying Wrinkle Paste.

Wrinkle Paste is a wrinkle cleaner and tear stain cream for dogs created without water or alcohol and with a limited, only absolutely essential ingredient list. Wrinkle Paste uses calming shea butter and protective avocado oil to soothe sensitive skin, specifically in the areas between squishy face wrinkles and tail pockets. Wrinkle Paste also removes tear stains, helps soothe itchiness and is easy to apply on your doggo.

French Bulldog before and after tear stains


For your dog's ears, use Squishface Ear Wipes for effective results. Our alcohol-free formula is gentle enough for even the most sensitive and allergy-prone dogs. Our Ear Wipes also have phytosphingosine in them. Phytosphingosine is a pro-ceramide with anti-inflammatory and microbe-repelling properties. It helps rebuild the natural ceramides found in the skin barrier that are critical in helping keep the skin healthy. With Squishface Ear Wipes, you have an easy solution to keep your dog's ears free from dirt, debris, and wax buildup - ensuring clean ears and a happy pup! So, use these dog care tips and swap out your vaseline for Squishface Ear Wipes.

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