As Bulldog parents know, their pup's skin is very sensitive, and it can be easily irritated and become inflamed. That’s why it’s important to know how to properly care for your bulldog’s skin. In this blog post, we'll discuss the best ways to treat bulldog skin and keep it healthy, shiny and smelling fresh.
General Cleaning Tips
This should be a no brainer but one of the most important things you can do for your bulldog’s skin is to keep it clean. Bulldogs are prone to skin infections, so it’s important to cleanse the skin on a regular basis. When bathing your doggo, you should use a gentle, hypoallergenic soap that was made specifically for dogs. Human shampoos may contain ingredients that dogs are allergic to and should be avoided. The same goes for using harsh detergents or shampoos, as these can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause irritation. Avoid hot baths as it's best to use lukewarm water when bathing your bulldog.
After cleansing, be sure to rinse your bulldog’s skin thoroughly. Leaving soap on the skin can lead to dryness and irritation. Be sure to dry your pup thoroughly from head to toe so that none of the water gets trapped in their wrinkles and folds. Next, apply a topical solution such as 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. 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.
For cleaning on the go or in between baths, use Squishface Wrinkle Wipes, to keep your pup clean and fresh smelling. Wrinkle Wipes can be used in any place your pup needs to be cleaned – wrinkles, tail pockets, paws and toes, faces, tear stains, girly dog bits (the vulva), and puppy bums! They are perfect for those hard-to-clean places. Since there’s no harsh chemicals, you don’t need to worry about stinging or irritation.
Since bulldogs spend a lot of time walking on their paws, it’s important to pay special attention to their paw care. Bulldogs are prone to developing calluses, cracked paw pads as well as redness and soreness. To prevent this, you should regularly inspect your bulldog’s paws and apply Wrinkle Paste to provide much needed relief.
You should also trim your bulldog’s nails on a regular basis. Long nails can cause discomfort and make it difficult for your bulldog to walk. If you’re not comfortable trimming your bulldog’s nails yourself, you can take them to a groomer or veterinarian.
Check out below the before and after applying Wrinkle Paste on a doggo's paws:
The Bottom Line
Consistency is key in keeping your bulldog's skin clean and healthy. Remove any debris from hard-to-reach places as well as skin folds, wrinkles and in between toes. Use Wrinkle Wipes on the go or in between baths to keep the skin clean and smelling fresh and Wrinkle Paste to keep skin folds free of moisture, bacteria and fungus. Additionally, Bulldogs should be kept out of excessive heat or cold as they are sensitive to temperature changes and can easily get sunburned or frostbitten.
It’s also important to brush your bulldog’s coat on a regular basis. This will help remove any dead skin cells and distribute the natural oils evenly. Finally, make sure your bulldog is getting enough exercise. Exercise is important for overall health, but it can also help improve circulation and promote healthy skin. By following these tips, you can help keep your bulldog’s skin healthy and free from irritation.