Springtime is an especially important season for taking extra special care of your wrinkly dog. Breeds with wrinkly faces, such as English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs, are particularly vulnerable to skin infections caused by bacteria or yeast. Fortunately, with a few simple steps you can help your fur-baby make it through the spring in tip-top shape! In this blog post, we’ll discuss some key tips for keeping your wrinkly pup healthy and happy this season.
Keep Cool & Clean
The key to avoiding skin rashes on wrinkle dogs is keeping them cool! As the temperature rises, so does the risk of irritating skin conditions due to the build-up of bacteria in warm and damp environments. Make sure to give your pup plenty of water throughout the day, and clean their skin folds with Squishface Wrinkle Wipes at least twice a week. This will help to remove any dirt or debris that has built up in the crevices. Since there are no harsh chemicals, you don’t need to worry about stinging or irritation. Once you have finished, use a dry towel to pat the area dry.
Watch Out For Allergens
The warm weather often brings an influx of pollen and other allergens that can cause your pup to have itchy skin. If you notice any signs of itching, redness or a rash then schedule an appointment with your vet as soon as possible. You may also want to consider giving your pup natural supplements such as omega 3 fatty acids or probiotics for extra allergy protection.
Try to keep your pup’s coat short and neat during the springtime as long fur can trap moisture and heat in wrinkles, causing discomfort. Be sure to trim around any extra long fur near the skin folds using blunt-tip scissors for safety. Also, avoid over-washing your pup as frequent baths can strip away essential oils from the skin, leaving it vulnerable to irritation.
Check For Dryness & Irritation
Checking for dryness and irritation is especially important during the warmer months when hot temperatures and humidity can lead to discomfort. Gently inspect your pup’s skin folds every day for signs of redness or irritation, and if you notice any changes in the skin, contact a veterinarian right away.
Follow Up With Moisturizer
It’s important to keep your pup’s skin hydrated during springtime! Look for moisturizers that are specifically formulated for dogs with sensitive skin, as these products usually contain natural oils to soothe and nourish dry patches on the body. Apply after baths and cleanings to maximize effectiveness. Use Squishface Wrinkle Paste to form a water-repellent barrier on the skin surface which keeps moisture, yeast, fungus, and other bacteria away.
Wrinkle Paste was created without water or alcohol or common allergens such as lavender, aloe, lanolin, fragrance, etc., found in other products. Instead, we use a calming shea butter and protective avocado oil to soothe sensitive skin.
The Bottom Line
Taking care of wrinkly doggos—especially English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs—during the spring months is all about keeping cool, clean and moisturized. Make sure to check for signs of irritation daily, and follow up with a gentle moisturizer after grooming or bathing. With some extra love and attention, you can make sure your pup stays healthy and happy this spring!