How to clean my English bulldog wrinkles?
A frequent question we get from our clients before they adopt one of our English bulldog puppies has to do with the care necessary to avoid skin infections specially between the wrinkles and tail pocket.
One of the lovable characteristics of the English bulldog breed is the wrinkles they have and part of the love we give them includes cleaning between those wrinkles as well as their tail pocket to avoid any infections. A lot of our clients have told us that while doing the research on the English bulldog breed they found out that English bulldogs have a lot of skin issues. Although they are known to be common among the English bulldog breed, owning an English bulldog puppy does not necessarily mean that you will experience this issues. English bulldogs are very popular and one of the reasons why they are so popular has to do with the way they look and this emphasizes the wrinkles they have in their face and body. Even though English bulldogs are considered to be low maintenance as far as grooming is concern one way to show them our love is to maintain those wrinkles clean. Skin fold in English bulldogs are a perfect place for fondus and yeast to accumulate, grown, and multiply and often cleaning will prevent this from happening.
How often should you clean the wrinkles:
It really depends on your English bulldog and the lifestyle they have… If your dog is mostly inside and has little or no contacts with water or dirt then the care should be less. Usually if they have access to water and like to get wet then the chances of moisture accumulating between the wrinkles are higher. When this happens this moisture will become a fungus and then an infected area if left untreated. We usually recommend to clean the folds as well as tail pocket about 3 times a week. We believe by doing this you will prevent any accumulation of yeast that will start to infect those areas plus just leaving that moisture set will produce a smell that will prevent you from cuddle with your best pal.
If you are one of the people that thinks English bulldogs are stinky creatures let us tell you that they are not. All they need is for you to take a little of your time to make sure all of his fold and coat are as fleas as a whistle.
How to maintain the wrinkles of my English bulldog clean?
This is probably the easiest part. If you take a couple of minutes to do so you have completed most of the work… You can use unscented baby wipes, cotton balls, sterile eye wash, corn starch among some other products to keep this areas clean and dry.
BE CAREFUL . Never use alcohol or peroxide since this will be too strong on your English bulldog skin and will irritate the area causing pain and damage to the skin tissue.
Also do not confuse corn starch with baby powder or other talcum that actually contain chemicals that will harm the skin.
If you have any questions about cleaning your English bulldog puppy and how to maintain the folds clean; please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you.