As a pet owner, it is important to maintain your dog's hygiene. While all dogs need to be groomed regularly, this is especially true for wrinkly breeds such as English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, and Pugs. These breeds are particularly prone to dry and flaky skin and other skin conditions, so keeping them clean and dry is crucial for their overall well-being. Just like you have a self-care routine, your dog needs one too. Keep reading for quick tips on how to keep your wrinkly dog clean and healthy.
Bathe Them Regularly
Wrinkly dogs can get dirt, debris or moisture trapped between their wrinkles and skin folds. Give your dog a bath regularly using warm water and a mild, dog-specific, hypoallergenic shampoo. Be sure to avoid getting any soap or water in their eyes, nose, or mouth. When you're finished bathing them, use a clean towel to gently dry their wrinkles. You may also want to use a hairdryer on a low, cool setting to help dry them off.
Before you start the bath, comb or brush your dog's fur to get rid of any knots or tangles. This will make the process easier and help prevent their fur from matting.
In Between Baths
Although bathing is an important part of keeping your wrinkly dog clean and healthy, bathing too often can actually strip away essential oils on the skin and leave their skin dry and flaky. To keep your doggo clean in between baths, use Squishface Wrinkle Wipes as a regular part of its self-care routine. Wrinkle Wipes are alcohol-free and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive and allergy-prone dogs.
Keep Them Well Groomed
In addition to cleaning regularly, you'll also need to groom your wrinkly dog's fur and nails. Use a comb or brush to remove any knots or tangles in their fur. You should also trim their nails every few weeks. If you're not comfortable doing this yourself, you can take them to a professional groomer or vet.
Moisturize Their Skin
Wrinkly dogs need a lot of moisture to keep their skin healthy. While water and sweat can get caught between wrinkles and skin folds leading to skin conditions like yeast infections, proper hydration is essential to prevent dry, itchy skin. Squishface Wrinkle Paste is a great option for keeping your wrinkly dog's skin clean and protected. Wrinkle Paste keeps the skin from getting dry while forming a water-repellent barrier on the surface which keeps moisture, yeast, fungus, and other bacteria away.
Clean Their Teeth
Just like humans, dogs need to practice good dental hygiene to avoid gum disease and other dental problems. Brushing your dog’s teeth regularly with a vet-approved toothpaste will help to stop the build-up of plaque, tartar, and calculus. Be sure to get your pet's teeth and gums checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem. You might also want to use a chew toy or treat designed to help clean your dog's teeth.
The Bottom Line
Setting up a regular self-care routine for your wrinkly dog is important to keep them healthy and happy. Be sure to bathe them regularly, use Squishface Wrinkle Wipes in between baths, keep them well-groomed, moisturize their skin with Squishface Wrinkle Paste and brush their teeth regularly.