Can I put Coconut Oil on My Dog's Wrinkles?

Coconut oil has become a popular natural remedy for humans and animals alike. Its purported benefits range from improving skin and coat health to reducing inflammation. It is also known to help prevent yeast or fungal Infections in dog's wrinkles and pockets due to the natural properties of the lauric acid contained in coconut oil. Some people even use it as a dietary supplement for their pets.

Tips on How to Use Coconut Oil on Your Dog's Wrinkles

  • Start by cleaning the area around your dog's wrinkles with cleaner that contains non-irritant properties such as Squishface Wrinkle Wipes. Wrinkle Wipes offer are a great alternative to using soap and water, which can cause skin irritation. Wrinkle Wipes are gentle enough for even the most sensitive and allergy-prone dogs.
  • Pat the area dry and then apply a small amount of coconut oil to your fingertips or fingers.
  • Gently massage the oil into your dog's wrinkles in a circular motion.
  • Be sure to avoid getting any coconut oil into your dog's eyes and nose.
  • After massaging the oil into the wrinkles, you can either leave it for a few minutes on or wipe it off with a clean cloth or wipe. 

General Precautions

While coconut oil does offer some health benefits, there are some precautions to be taken to ensure that you are safely using it on your doggo.

Coconut oil is known to be generally safe due to its natural moisturizing, protective, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, but it could cause an allergic reaction in some dog's wrinkles because the skin in that area is typically very sensitive and prone to irritation. Even though one of the main uses of coconut oil is to soothe and moisturize irritated skin, some dogs may still develop a reaction to it and Bulldogs are particularly prone to allergies! Play it safe by using coconut oil on a small area first and watch for any adverse skin reactions.

If you are unsure whether to use pure coconut oil on your dog's wrinkles, consult with your veterinarian beforehand to make sure it is safe for your particular pet. Additionally, ingesting coconut oil, while generally safe, may cause greasy stools, diarrhea and also cause weight gain in dogs that are prone to gaining weight. 

A Balanced and Complete Solution for Your Dog's Wrinkles

Wrinkle Paste is a wrinkle cleaner and tear stain cream for dogs created without water or alcohol and with a limited, only absolutely essential ingredient list, including coconut oil. Our Wrinkle Paste formulation also includes calming shea butter and protective avocado oil to soothe sensitive skin, offering a complete, enhanced solution to soothing dog wrinkles as compared to using coconut oil alone. We know the allergy-prone nature of many dogs and with that in mind we excluded many common allergens such as lavender, aloe, lanolin, fragrance, etc., found in other products. Use Wrinkle Paste as a protective barrier on your dog’s nose rope, wrinkles and skin folds, toes or tail pockets, and to remove stubborn tear stains in bulldogs. 

The Bottom Line

Coconut oil generally offers some great benefits for dogs, including dog wrinkles. However, it is important to use it sparingly and only on specific areas at first to ensure that your dog is not allergic to it. If unsure, it is best to consult with your veterinarian beforehand to make sure it is safe for your pup.

Squishface Wrinkle Paste's all natural and essential ingredients are combined to create the best possible solution for your dog's wrinkles. The coconut oil in our Wrinkle Paste helps to soothe and moisturize the skin, while the other all-natural ingredients work to reduce inflammation and redness. Click below to learn more about our Wrinkle Paste and how it can help your wrinkly dog. Don't forget to also check out our before and after pictures.

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