How to Care for Wrinkle Face Dog Breeds

Curious about how to care for Wrinkle Face Dog Breeds? The folds and wrinkles in your squishable dog’s skin trap dirt and moisture in place. This trapped debris can cause skin irritation and infection if not cared for properly. It can be particularly difficult to keep these folds dry if you live in a humid area or if your pup is near any water. Preventing problems is easy but it takes care and attention. Keep your pup healthy and comfortable by cleaning skin folds every day and making sure the wrinkly skin stays dry.

Tips for Keeping Dog Wrinkles Healthy

Daily cleaning and care is an excellent way to monitor the wrinkles on your dog and ensure they don’t get infected. Don’t worry though, this daily cleaning does not include a bath. Instead all you need are Wrinkle Wipes and Wrinkle Paste. Squishface Wrinkle Wipes clear out bacteria and germs from your pup’s folds while also removing any tear stains on your dog’s face. The alcohol-free wipes are great for sensitive and allergy-prone dogs.

After the dirt and debris are removed from the wrinkles, you can apply the Squishface Wrinkle Paste. The Wrinkle Paste creates a water-repellent barrier that keeps bacteria, fungus, and moisture from collecting in your dog’s folds. The paste is also hypoallergenic so your pup’s sensitive skin will love the protection and comfort provided by the cleansing barrier.

Another way to care for wrinkle face dog breeds is to keep a towel handy when you’re out so you can wipe off your pup if you encounter any water. For instance, if it rains or if your dog walks through a puddle you will want to dry the skin folds as soon as you can. Bacteria and yeast can grow in your dog’s wrinkles if you don’t regularly keep them dry, so prevent a lot of pain and discomfort for your pup by carrying a towel and applying Wrinkle Paste on a regular basis.

What To Do After a Bath

Bathing your dog is a good way to get deep into the skin folds and wash everything out with a gentle shampoo. However, after bath time is over, it’s incredibly important to thoroughly dry off your pup’s folds. Use a towel to gently path dry your pup’s wrinkles and then apply some Wrinkle Paste when you’re all done.

You could also try blow-drying your pup if you really want to make sure everything is dry. If you do this, however, put it on a cool setting so you don’t overheat your squishy dog. You should also pay careful attention to your puppy’s skin after you’ve used the blow dryer a couple of times because the warm air can cause your dog’s skin to dry out. Some people also like to put a little baby powder in the skin folds to keep them dry, however, this isn’t recommended. The powder could irritate your pup’s skin.

Apply Squishface Nose Balm

Packed with natural and soothing ingredients such as shea butter, oat kernel oil, and berry seed oil; Squishface nose balm makes the perfect arsenal for keeping your furry friend's sniffer in top shape. As you may know, hyperkeratosis (excessive thickening of the skin) is a common condition among brachycephalic breeds, which causes chapped, crusty, cracked, or dry noses. This balm makes it super easy to keep up with your dog's nose health on a daily basis. So, don't forget to grab your Squishface nose balm and help your pup's nose one application at a time. 

What to Do if You Live in a Humid Area

Hot, humid climates are not an ideal setting when trying to care for wrinkle face dog breeds. The excess moisture easily gets trapped in their skin folds and causes irritation. However, squishable pups are hard to resist, so if you own a wrinkly dog and live in a humid climate there are a few precautions you can take to keep your pup happy and healthy.

First, as already mentioned, daily cleaning is the best way to prevent any serious infections from occurring. Second, do your best to keep you dog inside on really humid days. The less exposure to overly hot settings will keep your pup from getting overheated and will also provide fewer opportunities for bacteria to collect in skin folds. Finally, the last suggestion is to regularly groom your dog. Removing loose hair helps your pups stay cool and it makes their coats cleaner. A clean coat invites less dirt into wrinkles so your dog will be cleaner overall. n


There are many dog breeds with wrinkly skin that need extra attention including bulldogs, pugs, and Shar-Peis. If you have a wrinkly dog or are planning to get one, make sure you’re prepared to properly clean skin folds. If left alone, squishy dogs often develop dermatitis. Dermatitis is a medical condition caused by moisture and heat buildup in skin folds. Symptoms of the condition include red, swollen, and sore skin. Avoid uncomfortable skin conditions by taking good care of your pup’s wrinkles every day.

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