As the proud owner of a wrinkly dog, you already know that 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.   Certain dog breeds with wrinkly skin require some extra care and attention including English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Pugs, to name a few.  If not properly taken care of, wrinkly dogs can often develop dermatitis, a medical condition caused by moisture buildup in skin folds that leads to irritated, sore skin. 


It can be particularly difficult to keep these folds dry if you live in a humid area or if your pup is near water, for instance. Preventing skin problems in your wrinkly dog can be easy with proper care and attention. Keep your pup healthy and comfortable by cleaning between their skin folds every day and making sure their wrinkly skin stays dry.  


Pet Care & Tips for Keeping Your Dog's Wrinkles Dry


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 doesn't mean you'll have to bathe your dog daily. Instead, all you need are Squishface Wrinkle Wipes and Squishface Wrinkle Paste.  


Squishface Wrinkle Wipes are perfect for cleaning between wrinkles and skin folds to prevent bacteria and germs from breeding. The alcohol-free wipes are great for sensitive and allergy-prone dogs and won't irritate the skin. 


After the dirt and debris are removed, apply Squishface Wrinkle Paste. The hypoallergenic paste creates a water-repellent barrier that helps prevent moisture, bacteria, and fungus from collecting in your dog’s skin folds and wrinkles.  Use Squishface Wrinkle Paste daily for 7 to 10 days at minimum for best results.


Another great pet care tip for wrinkly dog owners is to keep a towel handy when you’re out so you can dry off your pup if you happen to encounter rain or splash around in some puddles. If you don’t keep those abundant skin folds dry, bacteria and yeast can grow in your dog’s wrinkles, which can also lead to nasty skin infections and a lot of pain and discomfort for your pup. Simply cleaning and keeping the area dry will help prevent skin issues for your dog, so be sure to bring a towel and a pack of Squishface Wrinkle Wipes to keep your furry friend clean and dry when you are out on an adventure. 


Pet Care After Bath Time


Regularly 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 very important to thoroughly dry off your pup’s skin folds. Use a towel to gently pat dry your dog’s wrinkles, then apply some Squishface Wrinkle Paste when you’re all done to further protect your pup with its protective water-resistant barrier. 


You could also try blow-drying your pup if you really want to make sure everything is thoroughly dry. If you do this, however, place your hair dryer on a cool setting so you don’t overheat your fresh and clean wrinkly dog. Pay attention to your puppy’s skin after you’ve used the blow dryer because it can lead to dry skin for some dogs. If your dog has flaky or dry skin after blow drying, switch back to towel drying so you don't further irritate your dog's skin. 


Pet Care if You Live in a Humid Area


Hot, humid climates are not the most ideal setting for wrinkly dogs. The excess moisture easily gets trapped in their skin folds and can cause irritation. However, we know squishable pups are hard to resist, so if you own a wrinkly dog and live in a humid climate there are a few steps you can take to keep your pup happy and healthy. 


First, as already mentioned, daily cleaning is the best way to prevent any serious skin issues or infections from occurring. Second, if possible, limit your dog's time outside on really humid days. Less exposure to overly hot and humid conditions will keep your pup from getting overheated and will also provide fewer opportunities for bacteria to collect in skin folds. 


Also be sure your dog is drinking plenty of water, and consider frozen dog treats on those really hot and humid days. Finally, regularly grooming your dog to remove loose hair helps keep your pup stay cool and keeps their coats cleaner and healthier. A clean coat invites less dirt into wrinkles, so your dog will be cleaner overall and less prone to developing any skin issues. 


Conclusion

Whether you already have a wrinkly dog or are planning to get one, it is important to know how to properly clean and care for those skin folds in order to prevent any serious skin issues from developing. Squishface Wrinkle Wipes and Squishface Wrinkle Paste make pet care for your wrinkly dog as simple as can be, so get some for your pup today!