As dog owners, we want our beloved pets to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, due to their wrinkly faces, English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs are predisposed to skin wrinkles that can lead to redness, itching and inflammation. Fortunately, there are many ingredients that can help reduce the effects of these skin wrinkles. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of those beneficial ingredients that can help keep your pup's wrinkles in check.
Key ingredients like shea butter, phytosphingosine, and omega-3 fatty acids have been scientifically proven to reduce the itching, redness and inflammation associated with wrinkled faces. Let’s take a closer look at each ingredient so you understand how they work to reduce the effects of these skin wrinkles.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
They are best known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with skin wrinkles. Omega fatty acids found in fish oil or krill oil supplements for dogs can be a great way to provide your pup with much needed nutrients and essential fatty acids. They also contain antioxidants that help protect the skin from free radicals that can cause further damage.
This natural ingredient is packed with vitamins A, E, and F. It is known to be a great moisturizer for skin wrinkles as it helps soothe and hydrate the skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory properties that make it useful in treating itching and redness associated with wrinkled faces.
This is an active ingredient derived from plants that helps reduce inflammation and improve hydration of the skin. Studies have shown that this natural extract can help reduce redness and itching due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, phytosphingosine has been found to be beneficial in promoting healthy skin barrier health which can help protect against further irritation of the skin caused by external factors.
These ingredients can be added to your pup's grooming routine to help reduce the effects of skin wrinkles. You can also look for products that feature these ingredients in their formula, such as shampoos, conditioners and moisturizers specifically formulated for dogs with wrinkly faces. Or, you can use products that combines the power of all three!
Squishface Wrinkle Wipes are pre-moistened wipes that are perfect for between baths and help deodorize your pups. 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.
Our wipes have phytosphingosine in them to help rebuild the natural ceramides found in the skin barrier that are critical in helping keep the skin healthy. So, not only do our wipes rid the skin of the bad stuff, but also actively help to rebuild the skin.
Squishface Wrinkle Paste also contains calming shea butter and protective avocado oil to soothe sensitive skin. Wrinkle Paste is a wrinkle cleaner and tear stain cream for dogs created without water or alcohol and with a limited, essential ingredient list; and that creates a water-repellent barrier on the skin surface which keeps moisture, yeast, fungus and other bacteria at bay.
With proper care and attention to your dog's specific needs, you can keep those wrinkles looking healthy and happy!
The Bottom Line
Skin wrinkles can cause discomfort and irritation in dogs, especially those with wrinkly faces such as English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs. Fortunately, there are key ingredients that can help reduce redness, itching and inflammation associated with skin wrinkles. Omega-3 fatty acids, shea butter and phytosphingosine are all great natural ingredients for helping maintain the health of your pup's wrinkles. Always consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet or lifestyle.