Bulldogs are one of the most popular breeds in the world, and it's no surprise why. They are loyal, loving, and make great family pets. However, they do have one unique physical feature that sets them apart from other dogs- wrinkles. Bulldogs have folds of skin on their face and body that can be both cute and problematic. While many people think of these wrinkles as simply part of the breed's charm, they can actually lead to a variety of health problems if not properly cared for.
One common concern for bulldog owners is whether or not they can use diaper rash cream on their dog's wrinkles. After all, diaper rash cream is designed to soothe and protect delicate skin, so it seems like it would be a good option for treating bulldog wrinkles. However, there are some potential dangers to using diaper rash cream on your bulldog that you should be aware of before you start applying it to their skin.
Diaper rash cream uses potential skin irritants often found in diaper rash creams such as: beeswax, lanolin, aloe & added fragrances. These ingredients can cause irritation and inflammation if they come into contact with your dog's sensitive skin. In some cases, they can even lead to an allergic reaction. Instead of opting to test a small amount of diaper rash cream on your doggo's skin in hopes that they won't develop any adverse reactions, we offer better alternatives to keep your bulldog's wrinkles clean and healthy.
There are a variety of products on the market that are specifically designed for bulldog wrinkles. When selecting the right product for your wrinkly dog, it is important to pay attention to the ingredient list and stay away from water and alcohol-based formulations as they can dry out your dog's skin. Instead, opt for a product that contains natural ingredients, is free of harsh fragrances and that uses naturally soothing agents such as calming shea butter and protective avocado oil to soothe your wrinkly dog's sensitive skin.
Squishface Wrinkle Paste uses only absolutely essential ingredients that are free of water and alcohol as well as lavender, aloe, lanolin, fragrances or any other ingredients that are known to be irritants to allergy-prone wrinkly dogs. Wrinkle Paste forms a water-repellent barrier on the skin surface which keeps moisture, yeast, fungus and other bacteria at bay resulting in happy, protected and fresh smelling bulldog wrinkles. While developed for bulldogs, Wrinkle Paste is not breed specific and will take care of dog wrinkles, tear stains and tail pockets for any breed.
For even more protection, use Squishface Wrinkle Wipes instead of soap and water and before using Wrinkle Paste. Our wipes have phytosphingosine in them and no other dog wrinkle wipes have that. Phytosphingosine is a skin lipid 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. So not only do our wipes clean the skin of the bad stuff but also actively help to rebuild the skin. Wrinkle Wipes come in an enclosed package so you can use it at home, in the car, at the dog park or anywhere else your dog goes with you.
The Bottom Line
Wrinkly dogs like bulldogs require a little extra care to keep their skin healthy and free of irritation. Diaper rash creams are not recommended for use on bulldog wrinkles. The potential irritants in the cream can cause inflammation and irritation of the skin. Using products that are specifically designed for use on Bulldogs such as Squishface Wrinkle Paste and Squishface Wrinkle Wipes will be a better and safer alternative to using diaper rash creams. As always if you have any questions or concerns, be sure to talk to your veterinarian.