How To Properly Care For Dogs With Wrinkly Faces

Dear parents of squishy pups, flat-faced tail-waggers, tail-pouch pooches, and all dogs with wrinkly faces: we at Squishface are here to rescue you. Even if you didn’t know there was rescuing to be done!

Cleaning Dogs With Wrinkly Faces Can Be Difficult

We all love dogs– that's why they have the nickname "man’s best friend," after all – but, unfortunately some breeds can get the best of us when it comes to caring for those skin folds and wrinkles.

It is most often the case with brachycephalic dogs where their shortened snouts have led to excess skin around their wrinkly faces. However, there are other non-brachycephalic breeds that are also faced with excessive skin folds and wrinkles that require some extra care and attention.  Some of these include:

  • Shar-Pei
  • Neopolitan Mastiff
  • Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Bloodhound
  • Basset Hound
  • Xoloitzcuintli (A.K.A Xolo)
  • Bullmastiff
  • Pekingese

8 reasons why Squishface Wrinkle Paste is the best product out there for dogs with wrinkly faces:

  1. It’s a fragrance-free addition to your bath-time routine

With so many products on the market having fragranced additives, your pup can become allergic or face a reaction when it comes into contact with their skin. Not only this, but a lot of dogs can be quite sensitive to smells; while some may love lavender, it can cause others to become aggressive.

That is why it is always best to use fragrance-free products such as shampoos, pastes, and ointments on your dog.

While Squishface Wrinkle Paste contains no added fragrances or irritants, one of the ingredients used to soothe your dog’s skin and provide a protective layer is coconut oil. Check out our other article “The Benefits of Using Coconut Oil on Dogs” for more info!  

  1. Minimal ingredient list to reduce chances of allergic reaction

Here at Squishface, we love all dogs and want your dog to feel happy and healthy in their skin. That’s why we have worked tirelessly to make a specially formulated wrinkle paste that will not irritate your pup’s raw face rolls. 

We kept the ingredient list as minimal as possible to reduce the likelihood of allergic reactions. Squishface Wrinkle Paste is safe to apply to your dog's face as well as all areas of your wrinkly dog, from tail pockets, to toes, tear stains, and every wrinkle and skin fold in between.

  1. It’s good for the environment

One of the biggest issues with medicated creams or other pastes on the market is their use of harmful chemicals. These ingredients can harm the oceans, waterways, and marine life as well as your pup’s airways. 

So, we wanted to make sure that Squishface Wrinkle Paste loves the environment, too. 

Our ingredients list features mineral aspects and natural oils. This includes zinc oxide, which is the main active ingredient. It doesn’t harm marine life, provides a natural water-resistant barrier, and provides SPF protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Really, Squishface Wrinkle Paste proves to be an all-in-one miracle paste for your pup!

  1. Say goodbye to foul odors

Wrinkly pups require extra care and attention to their wrinkles due to the odors that will sometimes arise between their skin folds.

These odors can come from food, viral infections, yeast infections, sweat, something they have rolled around in, or sometimes their own poop leftover in the tail pockets. Unfortunately, the exciting life of a dog means that these issues often can’t be avoided completely. But, with Squishface Wrinkle Paste, they can be effectively treated while providing preventative care.

With Squishface Wrinkle Paste alongside Squishface Wrinkle Wipes, your pup will be cleaner than ever and ready to conquer the world with their gleaming coats and neutralized odors!

Read on to find out how to use our products!

  1. It has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties

As mentioned, our Squishface Wrinkle Paste is made up of fantastically natural and organic materials like coconut oil and zinc oxide. Both of which have natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

This means that applying Squishface Wrinkle Paste on your dog before heading out on an adventure, will help better guard your pooch against unwanted infections or travelers. 

Not only this, but it will also help to prevent the re-occurrence of any pup’s yeast infections rising from bacterial and fungal growth in the lovely and cozy warm pockets of skin on your wrinkly dog. 

  1. It contains water resistant properties

We all know how fun it can be to spend eternity making sure we clean and dry between every single one of our wrinkly pooch’s love handles. Especially after they have splashed in a puddle or got into the carton of juice you only just bought.

So, to help with the process, we have made sure that the minimalist ingredient list features water-repelling properties. 

One of the main ingredients - caprylic triglyceride – is a binding agent for coconut oil and has many benefits.  These include making the paste smooth for easy application, extending the shelf-life, and its main benefit of creating a water-proof barrier on your dog’s fur and skin. This keeps the right amount of moisture within the skin while repelling any external and unwanted liquids. It is also non-greasy, so your pup won’t have any greasy spots after application.

  1. It couldn’t be easier to use

Number 7: the one you’ve all been waiting for! Squishface Wrinkle Paste is so quick and easy to use-- recommended use is one application per day for a minimum of 7 - 10 days.  Pet parents can decide whether to continue use daily, or on an as-needed basis for their pups.

  1. We’re loved by everyone

Of course, we couldn’t resist this part. The biggest reason, aside from all of the other ‘biggest reasons’ to use Squishface Wrinkle Paste is our fantastic tried and tested reviews.

We made our products with our own dogs in mind. We have Mavis, an English Bulldog who loves to get her nose in things and explore. But, that lead to odors, dirty wrinkles, and more. Meaning we had to find a snout smoother and regularly wash Mavis’ face wrinkles with products we weren’t too happy with.

So, we set out to make Squishface Wrinkle Paste to help our squishface Mavis, and now we’re here to help yours, too! 

With hundreds of 5-star reviews and features on sites like the Modern Dog, we’re positive you’ll love it, too.

Deter unwanted infections, treat fungus, banish bad odors, create a safe water-resistant barrier, and be environmentally friendly all at the same time with Squishface Wrinkle Paste!

How To Apply Squishface Wrinkle Paste

Start by cleaning the affected area with our specially formulated Squishface Wrinkle Wipes. Don’t use water as this will affect the ability of the wrinkle paste to form a water-resistant barrier.

Next, apply a liberal amount of Squishface Wrinkle Paste to the tail pocket, face folds, paw pads and other areas that are irritated.  

Make sure that the paste is thoroughly rubbed onto the skin, not just the fur, and you’re set for the next 24 hours! Repeat the process once daily for a minimum of 7 to 10 days (or more for especially ripe pups), then re-apply as needed. 

For more tips on how to care for dogs with wrinkly faces, check out our other blog post, How to Care for Wrinkle Face Dog Breeds and be sure to get your dog some Squishface Wrinkle Paste today!