Pugs are one of the most popular dog breeds and they have many unique quirks. One of these is their wrinkles. Unfortunately, these same wrinkles can also be the site of skin infections. In this post, we will discuss why pugs are so prone to winkle infections and how you can treat and prevent them.
What Causes Wrinkle Infections in Pugs?
The wrinkles on a pug's face are deep and moist, which makes them the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. These organisms can then infect the skin and cause an infection. In addition, pugs often have different allergies that can cause their skin to be irritated. This can lead to secondary infections as well. Eating certain foods, being exposed to certain environmental allergens, or taking certain medications can also all lead to skin irritation in pugs. An inconsistent dog care routine can also lead to skin infections in pugs, this includes not cleaning their face wrinkles regularly after meals, or after intense outdoor play sessions, not drying them properly after drinking water, or not using grooming products that are specifically designed for wrinkly dog breeds.
How do you Treat Wrinkle Infections in Pugs?
If you suspect that your pug has a wrinkle infection, it is important to take them to the vet as soon as possible. The vet will be able to prescribe the appropriate antibiotics or antifungals to treat the infection. They may also recommend special shampoos, changing your dog's diet or cleaning routine to help keep the area clean and dry.
How Do You Prevent Wrinkle Infections in Pugs?
The Squishface Wrinkle Wipe formula was created specifically for sensitive skin dogs prone to allergies, and intentionally leaves out common and unnecessary irritants such as essential oils, aloe, fragrance and lanolin. Allergy prone dogs such as pugs can react to many different environmental and food allergens so using products with a limited, clean ingredient list is important in maintaining their health. After cleaning their face wrinkles with Wrinkle Wipes, use Wrinkle Paste to create a protective barrier on your pug's wrinkles and form 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 pug wrinkles. For best results, we recommend using Wrinkle Wipes to clean the area of debris and apply fresh Wrinkle Paste once daily for 7 to 10 days.
Other preventative measures include trimming the hair around your pug's face wrinkles to prevent dirt and debris from getting trapped, avoiding allergens that may trigger a skin reaction, limit their exposure to heat and consider a visit to your vet to discuss changes in diet or supplementation.
The Bottom Line
Wrinkle infections are a common problem in pugs. However, they can be easily prevented by keeping the wrinkles clean and dry. If you think your pug has an infection, it is important to take them to the vet as soon as possible for treatment. Help prevent infections by creating a consistent dog care routine with the help of our powerful cleaning and protection duo.