How Often Should You Clean Your Dog's Wrinkles?

If you are the proud owner of an English Bulldog, French Bulldog or Pug, it's important to know how often and how thoroughly you should clean your pup's wrinkles. The furrowed skin that makes these breeds so adorable can also become a breeding ground for bacteria and odor if not maintained properly. This blog post will cover all you need to know about cleaning these types of breed’s wrinkles, including how often they should be cleaned, how much is too much, and the best way to do it. Read on to learn more! 


How Often Should Wrinkles Be Cleaned?

It is generally recommended that you clean your dog’s wrinkles once a week in between regular baths. Washing them with mild soap or shampoo too often can cause dry skin and irritation, so it’s important to keep the frequency low. Additionally, it’s best to avoid using cotton swabs or any other sharp objects when cleaning your pup’s wrinkles, as this could puncture their fragile skin and potentially cause infection.

For English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs, special attention should be paid to the areas around their eyes. These breeds have deep wrinkle lines that are prone to trapping debris and moisture which can lead to staining and bad odors if not cleaned properly.

Some signs your pup's wrinkles need attention are: 

  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Foul odors
  • Excessive discharge

If you notice these symptoms, it's important to thoroughly clean the affected area.

How Much Is Too Much?

While regular grooming is a must for any dog breed, especially those with deep wrinkles like Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs – it’s important not to overdo it. Cleaning their wrinkles too often can cause skin irritation, dryness and even infections. To reduce these risks, it's best to stick with the weekly cleaning routine recommended above.

The Best Way to Clean Wrinkles

When it comes to cleaning your pup’s wrinkles, a gentle approach is key. Avoid using cotton swabs or any sharp objects on their skin as this could puncture their delicate skin and cause an infection. Instead, in between baths, use Squishface Wrinkle Wipes to keep your doggo clean. Our alcohol-free formula is gentle enough for even the most sensitive and allergy-prone dogs and can prolong the time in between baths. This will help prevent infections and keep the area clean.

After your dog is clean and dry use Squishface Wrinkle Paste to protect their skin and prevent it from becoming dry and flaky. Wrinkle Paste forms a water-repellent barrier on the skin surface which keeps moisture, yeast, fungus, and other bacteria away.

It's very important that you never leave moisture inside of the folds of your dog’s wrinkles after you have cleaned them. This can create an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and potential health problems. It’s best to always ensure that the area is completely dried before allowing your pup to go back to their normal activities.

The Bottom Line

Cleaning your pup’s wrinkles is an important part of keeping them healthy and comfortable. Doing it too often can lead to skin irritation and dryness, so keep the frequency low – once a week should be enough for most breeds. Additionally, use a damp cloth or cotton pad with warm water (or wrinkle cleaner if desired) and always remember to pat the area dry afterwards. When done properly, regular cleaning of your pup’s wrinkles will help ensure that they remain healthy and odor-free!

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